Happy MLK Birthday. Some of us are working and others are not. I have been doing my usual circling around the blogs and naturally there is a lot of hype about tomorrow. It is very exciting to see true freedom in action and that is evidenced daily here in my country, tomorrow being the pinnacle of true freedom in action. Inaugurating a president is impressive and we have had many of these events - probably no one living ever voted for each and ever president who was inaugurated. There have been many I didn't vote for, didn't agree with and honestly, from a purely instinctive reaction, I didn't like on a personal level, not that he cared. I can honestly say that even those I was disgusted with had my loyalty.
I know Clinton was not someone I would want in my house but the abuse heaped on the man made me uncomfortable. He was our president after all. The past eight years have found me to be embarrassed for our country. Leaders, adult people with great responsibilities, educators, authors, neighbors I thought were grown up, I could go on but I won't, anyhow all of these people spread untruths and innuendos as if they were truths and plain old nasty insulting horrible names about a man they may not have liked but who was their president. (Take all that stupid adolescent "He stole the election " foolish talk which has long since been debunked and by the NY Times at that and zip it) He was our president and it really made me ashamed of a whole lot of people that he was always referred to as "BUSH" with a sneer. Obama by the way has been referred to only as President-Elect Obama and never "OBAMA" and certainly never with a sneer. Nothing but respect is shown and it should be - f0r the office. The man will earn respect as he goes....the office earned that respect many years ago.
I am reminded of the 6th grade when I check in on some of these blogs and see the nonsense they promote. You remember 6th grade don't you? Whatever little girl or boy was better looking or smarter or more popular or seemed to have more stuff, that little boy or girl was fair game. Whatever stories you heard could be spread around...never had to check to see if they were true, as long as they were mean and tore that kid down - then you felt better. Well that's what we have been inundated with for 8 years. Stories that were not true or sort of true or really what we want to hear - we don't care if they are true or not...put them on the front page. At least in the sixth grade we knew that gossip and rumors were to be spread in whispers and secret. We had an inner sense that it wasn't right to do that. In order to be on the front page, there should be some facts and the whole story should be told, not just the part you salivate over because it fits your agenda.
Donald Trump, in the NY Post today said he had seen that Nixon Frost movie and he wondered where Nixon's daughters were. Why weren't they defending him? I have wondered where our voices have been for the past 8 years. Why haven't we defended our country, our heritage, our President. Why have we cheered when horrible things have been said about our country which is our family. Where is the loyalty that Trump is looking for?
I pray that all will be well with this new administration...at least those rumors and smears will die down. The party that promoted all of that has finally got the power seat. I know from the past how they will use it. I will pray for us all.