Election day has come and gone. Not everyone is happy with the outcome. Too bad. That's history now. The future will soon happen. Worry about that if you wish.
Facebook and Twitter are loaded with woe is me crap. A lot of folks are attacking people and unfriending some because of their political beliefs and how they voted. Pretty extreme. I unfriended one person during the course of the election season, but it was because he told my wife to kiss his ass. Different story there. Yes, a political disagreement led to that, but you can't make things personal over that shit. I hold a grudge. Fault of mine? Maybe, maybe not. At any rate, I don't care what this person cares about or says anymore because I won't be listening to it. He stepped over the line.
This is not a political post. I didn't like either of the two major party candidates for president. The only person I completely agree with is me, and sometimes I can be an asshole. If anything, this is an anti-political post. Take it a step further, and you could surmise it to be a horror post. Actually, that would be closer to the truth. Real life horror.
Do you remember the novel 1984, written by George Orwell? George warned us about the world to come. Look around, folks. It's on the way. Sooner than you think. Big business rules the world now. Not politicians. They are all greedy lackeys to those who control the purse-strings of the world. Do you think that's going to change any time soon? No.
I remember coming back from 'Nam in 1967. The citizens of this country gave me and the rest of us a hard time. To be quite frank, they shit on us. I have never forgotten that. Refer back to my holding a grudge thing above. None of the major candidates served in the military. One dodged the draft on numerous occasions. If you don't know who that was, it's time for you to read a little History 101. The fact none of them served is one of the reasons I couldn't support them. I don't particularly agree with all the shit the military does, but I put that aside and did my job. Yes, I was a maverick when I was in the Service. Following blindly has never been something I've been guilty of. However, being over in 'Nam taught me some valuable lessons, and perhaps gave me more of a pessimistic view on life. I learned to trust me. Sometimes, there is no one else.
One of the biggest lessons learned is that so-called leadership from the top is anything but that. Johnson played around in his White House sandbox at night with toy soldiers to try and figure things out. As far as I'm concerned, he was a total jerk. Many more soldiers died because he and the top brass were totally ineffective. Thanks for nothing, LBJ.
I return to the citizens back then who dodged the draft and other wonderful goodies. I see a decided parallel with the way folks vote then and now. It's not pretty. It's not logical. They vote on emotions and not facts. That solves nothing. Will we now see a lessening of posts anytime soon about this shit? You're living in a fantasy world if you believe that.
One good thing this election did was to show people that politicians on both sides of the aisle are rather foul-mouthed bastards. The language I use in my horror novels seems tame compared to that. How is this a good thing? It shows them for what they are. And, glory be, it means that no one can write to me and say, "Blaze, your language in that novel is bad." If the religious right and left-wing politically correct folk can say it, then so can I.
The main point I want to make here is that I'm not swallowing this coming together as one to solve the problems we have crap. That's not going to happen. It never has happened and it never will. My take on all this is to stop being a sheep. Take responsibility for your own life. Be ready for whatever happens. Don't think positive. Prepare for the worst. If the worst doesn't happen, you're ahead of the game.
I don't believe in leaders. No one is my leader other than me. The president works for me. I'm in charge. Same thing for the rest of the rabble in public office. It's a job. Do it.
Thanks for reading my little post.