Living through History

We lived through history yesterday, and it was for the most part shameful. If you think killing a woman in the Capitol Building is acceptable or, worse yet, heroic, if you can say you love people who would do such a thing, if you call people who mounted an insurrection “true patriots”, then you are a moral reprobate.

A woman died. And she was a Trump supporter to boot. At what point do you admit that things have gotten out of control? At what point do you say enough is enough?

Our transitions of power have always been peaceful until now, even when the results stuck in the craw of the majority. Are you proud of yourselves? Do you have any idea what you’ve done to democracy?

The only reason I said “for the most part shameful” up above is that Georgia, a state I’d long since given up on, just managed to elect their first black senator ever, and also the youngest senator. That’s history, too. I wish that was what I could focus on, because it’s miraculous. But no. Shame on the insurrectionists.

Oh, and then, on top of everything else, protestors blocked my bridge for 15 minutes yesterday, too. 6 cars, blocking every lane of traffic, completely strangling the Seattle evening commute. I have no idea what they were protesting, and frankly, I don’t care. It accomplished nothing but ill will. It didn’t further anyone’s agenda. It was just negative energy. And it stressed me out and caused paperwork.

So, yeah, weird day at best.

I’ll leave you with this wisdom from a meme, in the hopes that it will cause you to untangle some pretzel logic if you happen to be experiencing it:

“You might be in a cult if you believe that:

You can’t trust the votes.

You can’t trust paper ballots.

You can’t trust judges at the polling places.

You can’t trust polling observers.

You can’t trust voting machines.

You can’t trust state canvassing committees.

You can’t trust state recounts.

You can’t trust 50 Secretaries of State.

You can’t trust the National administrator for election security.

You can’t trust Trump’s Attorney General.

You can’t trust Trump’s FBI.

You can’t trust the states circuit court judges.

You can’t trust US district court judges, including Trump appointees.

You can’t trust US Supreme Court judges, including Trump’s appointees.

You can’t trust the last ten Secretaries of Defense.

BUT you can trust Donald Trump.”

Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

8 thoughts on “Living through History”

  1. For my money it’d be just as bad if a man had died, but anyway. There seems to be a security problem, and I fear it’s as many claim, that if it’d been BLM protestors they’d’ve been cracked down on like anything. I said to a relative “You’d think that after 9-11 they’d figure out how to be ready for this sort of thing and nip it in the bud.” And, “Hasn’t Pelosi been thru enough already?”
    Of course I don’t know for sure, but still. I must be in a super-cult, because I don’t trust anybody.
    Except for maybe 3 people, one of whom said “I think we will have learned a lesson from this,” and I said “I sure hope so.” But will enough of us learn it?

    1. Well, of course the gender isn’t the issue. This time, in this particular insanity, the person who died happened to be female. I agree with you about BLM for sure. When will we get it in our heads that the most violent terrorists in this country tend to be while male christians? You’re definitely not in a cult, because to do so you’d have to trust one person despite the million others who are trying to get you to see reason. But no, most people who need to learn won’t learn.

  2. So sorry you had to deal directly with this insanity. We’re all either taking deep breaths or holding them as we ride out the remainder of this sociopaths term. At least many who were riding the fence as to how dangerous he is have fallen off and can’t ignore their broken and bruised loyalties any longer. It shouldn’t have taken such extreme, violent attacks on democracy to open their eyes but, that’s where we are as a country. Hopefully this is rock bottom and we can now start the long climb out of this abyss. Not holding my breath though.

  3. With my trust issues (I question everyone’s motives) no cult would have me so I started a cult of one…just me, because I trust me. 🙂

  4. I applaud your bravery in speaking out on so many of these issues, especially after Wednesday. I have days where I find hope (you are one of those sources) and others I worry what too many people are capable of doing with their woeful disinformation and conspiracy theories. I think a large contributing factor is fear of losing their white privilege/power out of absolute denial and a false nostalgia for ‘the old days.’ Hang in there. I’m glad I discovered your blog and book.

    1. Thank you, Nancy, I’m honored! We are all in this together. I think you’ll like my blog post for tomorrow (Sunday, January 9, 2021) as it will suggest a letter that we all might consider sending to our congressmen. Stay hopeful. Change is coming.

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