Now there’s a word that ain’t showed up in politics in a long time, if ever. ‘Aggressive, hostile, making war’, is the definition in the dictionary. It’s the mood you get into when you feel yer politicians an’ others are corrupt beyond the limits you can tolerate. When you look across the spectrum of political atmospheres and financial disparities, it’s no big surprise that Americans latch onto a guy like Trump who promises to drain the swamp in Washington. That’s probably impossible to get a handle on, but the rank an’ file will just swallow it up hook, line an’ sinker, an’ the establishment is totally shocked. It never occurs to them that they’ve been doin’ somethin’ wrong all along. Well why would it. They’ve been shovin’ it down our throats for so long they figure we’ll get used to it an’ they just keep on keepin’ on.
Then the establishment retreats into what we used to call “buyer’s remorse” in the real estate business, cryin’ “What have we done! What have we done!” Meaning of course “What has the electorate done to us?” Really! Are they THAT stupid? Had they done right by the rank and file they are elected to serve in the first place, they wouldn’t be in this dilemma. Just look at the atrocities going on at Standing Rock against peaceful and prayerful protestors. (Don’t get me started on that!) Is that a just society? I think not.
There are ways to adjust these attitudes. We only have to look at Iceland. Their president had to resign after tax evasion revelations. But prior to that, the crooked bankers were all jailed – NOT bailed out. I think too, a few years ago women went on strike against their husbands so that the latter could look after households and children all by themselves. It was extreme chaos. Then, to top it all off, they figured out how much time it would take men to earn what working women earned and by their formula, would knock off at 2:30 in the afternoon each day so as to equalize the pay difference. To every problem there is a solution. We could learn a thing or two from them tough, smart Icelandic women, or at least that’s how it seems to me from up here on the top shelf.