Being that this buoyant blog emanates from the liberal stronghold of South Florida, I’m advised by the FDA, the EPA and my CPA that I must be wary of its effect on the health of residents here.
I’m told I had better warn my readers of possible side effects, particularly the elderly so concentrated under the carcinogenic sun down here and apparently very thin skinned and intolerant of anything remotely nice said about our new President whom I feel is still on a learning curve.
So when I write something that’s only mildly critical of President Trump, I get a tremendous blow back from octogenarians like Barbara Stanwyck (not her real last name, just an actress she reminds me of).
Barbara emailed me shortly after I pondered that maybe it’s good to finally have a President with spunk, referring to his admittedly not-so-well orchestrated ban on people from seven Muslim majority countries, compared to his insipid predecessor’s infamous red lines melting in the Syrian sun. I suggested maybe we should be a little patient as President Trump and his new cabinet learn their jobs.
Hell no, said Stanwyck who blasted me saying . . .
Just read your silly rationalization letter to readers about giving DT a break.
I’m 80 years old. I refuse to normalize everything that I was brought up to believe was hateful, bigoted, discriminatory. So you own a massive PR outlet, and can disseminate your bowing and scraping references to Trump’s ignorance, lying, hypocrisy, sound normal.
Self-serving rationalization will always be scorned by thinking people. For millions of ordinary folks like me, there is no place at this divisive Administration’s table.
So I wrote back to her . . .
Thank you, Barbara. I appreciate a strong reaction, even if negative. I respect passion and at 80 it’s wonderful you still have it. I’m only a few years younger and trying my best to preserve mine. Trump is woefully imperfect, but he’s a doer and doers will always make unsettling waves, but for a stagnant economy and dangers flooding in, waves are better than a do-nothing dead calm. Bless you.
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