Today marks a dark time in our Nation’s history. As has been widely reported in news media, some psychologically imbalanced person mailed items that at first look and after more investigations [apparently] are, or were designed to replicate, explosive devices to former President Barack Obama’s residence, former President Bill Clinton & Former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former CIA director John Brennan and Robert De Niro.
Let me be abundantly clear to this point. I in no way whatsoever condone any form of violence or rhetoric of violence, in any form, for any reason (other than self defense.) And especially not when it concerns political views. That is not what we are as United States Citizens. That is not what America stands for, nor has it ever been. We are a nation built on Democracy, not intimidation. We are a nation built on dialogue, and yes, disagreeing views, but solve that using dialogue and our fundamental right to vote.
Or is it? Ever since President Donald Trump uttered that word, nationalist, the social media world, and perhaps liberal and “democrat” minds everywhere, has been afire. How completely horrible that anyone, let alone the President of the United States, would say such a horrible, racist, neo-Nazi, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, word.
Well, not exactly. Calm down liberals everywhere. First and foremost, the very definition, per Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary is, “a member of a political party or group advocating national independence or strong national government.” it lists a synonym as, “patriotic.”
My sincere apologies for the delay of an update to the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. On an off topic point. Hurricane Michael’s name is likely to be retired.
More though to our recovery in Tallahassee. My neighborhood is still without power, which unfortunately has led to the delay in an update, and am now posting from my phone. Ah the wonders of modern technology!