My wife told me, yesterday, that my depression over the election has lasted a long time. “Long time?”, I say. “How about another four years?”
On the good side of my brain, I am thinking that my Blog and my Podcast will have an endless stream of material. I mean, what have we done to ourselves?
I just read the Des Moines Register Opinion page, particularly columnist Rekha Basu (email@example.com). I always like her writing, so I’ll share her thoughts.
“Now appointed to run our country, the posse is all white and very rich. I see no reflection from all our ancestors, white, black, Asian, Latino, native, bringing their respective stories and struggles and experiences to help shape policies. But the rainbow hue is replaced by a monochrome of billionaire men with silver spoons in their mouths.”
“For Cabinet posts, instead of people who have dedicated themselves to public service and study the solutions, we get titans of industry with deep vested interests in the outcomes of public policy on their holdings.”
The scariest aspect of this Wild West White House is that the leader appears to change his mind so often. And he holds a grudge. And he publicly goes after people that disagree with him. I am sensing that we now have a new member of the 6-million strong tribe of Americans that have differing degrees of Bipolar Disorder. Some are very erratic. Some are under control with medication. And some, continue to need help and to continue fighting the STIGMA hurdle of talking about mental illness. It is time!
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