Conman, flimflamman–They’ve been there through history, but never has one so vile and self-serving worked himself into the position of president. Shame on you, America.


Befuddled? I think that’s the right word for how I’m feeling. Maybe it’s confused? All I know is that I don’t know what I’m feeling about the world, and specifically my country, anymore.

I’ve gone through so many emotions, sometimes in one day, that I’m exhausted. Shock, sadness, anger, confusion, hope, dismay, sorrow, defeat, defiance, surrender, futility, frustration, grief.

Somehow, a conman has gained the highest elected position in our government and there’s nothing anyone can do to make him play by the rules. At least half of our government is willing to allow the destruction of our democracy to hold on to personal power. The evil that is being perpetrated by these people is so egregious that my mind can’t comprehend the reality of it all.

I’ve looked at historical government rise and fall and see so many parallels to what is happening today. I see the consolidation of…

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6 thoughts on “Befuddled?


    Your tribute to JIM TIPTON had me going to El Ojo Del Lago to read more about him. In that write-up he gave us a hint of what HE would have said about this very “forwarded post” and it is worth repeating here.

    “Our ships wreck,
    and we survive;
    our hearts, stolen by pirates,
    are not ransomed;
    but we cannot weep forever
    for these lost things.”

    Thanks Julia, for the thought,
    thanks Judy for forwarding it, and the introduction to Jim,
    and thanks Jim for the wisdom of helping us face these times~!

    (a post script, I have a relationship with the “El Ojo” magazine paper than what I have mentioned here)



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