@NewYorker What “comforting myths”? (I’ll understand if you don’t read this rant)

Naw, it’s not gonna get better. Unless We the People continue to push back against… Against what exactly? Nuttiness is about the only word I can come up with. Scary nuttiness. I’m sorry. I didn’t vote for him. I was “with her”, imperfect person that she is. I am an imperfect person too.

Oh c’mon, I accepted the election results the moment I woke up after that debacle and decided the best thing I could do for our beautiful country was to take my walk and do my chores and roll over to my job. The “her” that I am with now is Lady Liberty. Mr. Trump is not gonna bring coal-mining jobs back and he’s not gonna bring old-skool manufacturing plants back and he will not solve anyone’s opioid drug problem. That’s just to name a few campaign promises tweets.

Coal-mining and old-skool manufacturing have been on the outs since the late 1970s. We have to move on from all of that. This is a paradigm shift. Our country (and world) have made those before. When my grandfather was a very young man, he walked all over Sault Ste. Siberia. I think there might’ve been a streetcar then??? But he did not own an automotive vee-hickle for quite some time, until they were for sale to the general public. As kids, we rode in his Studebakers and the Ford Fairlane that my family ended up with after my grandmother got in the accident that ended her driving career. As karma would have it, my one and only accident was driving that car and it happened in approximately the same location as Grandma’s did. But he did make the paradigm shift and bought an automobile!

I’m losing my train of thought a bit but we are going through some paradigm shifts these days. I think we went through the job shift quite a while back although it seems to be ongoing. I think the press shift began later but we are at somewhat of a crisis point for that.

I dunno. My random thoughts about how to move forward in these times of change are that 1) education is key to finding a well-paying job and an open mind is always helpful. 2) employers *must* step up and *pay* people for a job well done (like enough money that they can buy health insurance) 3) We have got to figure out how to transition low-education people struggling with whatever various problems they have into new jobs that pay well enough that they can be productive tax-paying citizens. I do not know how to do that. I’m sorry but I can’t figure that Trump ever thinks about any person besides himself. Except maybe Ivanka.

One Response to “@NewYorker What “comforting myths”? (I’ll understand if you don’t read this rant)”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I agree 100% with what you’ve posted here!