Resisting Numbness


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When did the Germans know their country was turning left?

When the status quo was being dismantled, how many Germans turned the page?

Who stood up and said somethings wrong?

How many?

Time to study history.

The majority of Americans knew a President Trump would be a disaster. An American known for his hyperbole, a man who’s truth is questionable.

 Early on, in his administration, he turned on his lower income supporters who voted for him. His misstatements were irritants, his interactions with world leaders embarrassed us.

His love and devotion to Vladimir Putin is curious.

My Republican friends would say, yes, he lies. The Liberals are overeating, the House and the Senate will keep him in check.  That was last year.

In 2018 the bad news has increased five fold. The Tweets and the lies has overwhelmed my Republican friends. No one is saying be patient liberals or wait and see as they have quietly joined the chorus of what next.

His credibility is nonexistent, his supporters have hope. World leaders know, like Paul Manafort knew, to get into the Presidents good graces was to compliment him. (Nice aftershave) What he truly believes is based on the direction the wind is blowing or who last had his ear.

By the stroke of a pen, he has and continues to damages the credibility of the United States of America.   Our Commander in Chief is dismantling agreements put in other Presidents.  Anyone entering into an agreement with President Trump has to beware of disappearing ink.

The Presidents grasp of the facts or how government works is limited at best.   His single focus seems to based on keeping his small base happy.   To do this, he must keep his promises.   Its not important that he doesn’t know how those problems affects the lives of his base as long as he can check a public box.     One example of this is his proposed tariffs.  Which has the full attention of business, who greatly benefited from resent tax cuts.  They are very concerned about adding  tariffs and possibly creating a global trade war . This frightens Wall Street and business , who have benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement and other Pre Trump Agreements.

This year, the negative news is coming out at such a rapid clip that many Americans have become numbed to the negativity.  There is less outrage to the daily news.   For a lot of us, truth and the facts doesn’t seem to matter.   Despite the outrage, the abuse of power, his children, his businesses. We do not see any form of consequences for this president, and to members of his administration.

Conventional reason says, the Democrats will take over the House this fall. The pundits and polls say’s its possible the Demos could take the Senate. These were the some of the same people who predicted Hillary Clinton would have an easy win over Donald Trump.

I’m not convinced the Demo’s have a lock on the house or a chance to take over the Senate. As they have an history of imploding.. While the Republicans have abandoned anyone under 40. The Democrats are assuming they will get their support. While I hear  that there is movement in Florida, there is little in the mid west and in those red states in the south.

I am encouraged by newly formed grass roots organizations who are registering new and first time voters.   Encouraged by high school students reminding those qualified,to  register to vote.  Discouraged by some patronizing seasoned Democrats who failed to take the temperature of the room of several meetings.   It was more about their agenda and less about the the attendees and needs of  their community.

We know the county is turning left.  What happened in Germany.  Did the citizens slowly accept the direction the county was going on.  What can I do differently?

CityFella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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