I promised you no interruptions for political or social commentary and I’ve been true to my word.
But I can’t ignore yesterday’s disastrous comments from the man occupying the presidency. I just can’t.
I’ll not spend the post reiterating those comments. If you’ve not heard them, you’re clearly not paying close enough attention and if you did hear them, you should already feel what I’m feeling.
I’ll only say this – that it is bad enough to have shirked another critical duty as Commander-in-Chief of the greatest nation on earth, that being the responsibility in fact, if not in heart, to contact the families of soldiers fallen in the service of their country and offer them some consolation and, hopefully, explanation of their sacrifice.
To then try to avoid that shame by speaking nothing more than scurrilous lies (and they are lies, no matter if you are a hater of Obama or Bush and/or a lover of Trump) about prior presidents as an excuse for not fulfilling that sacred and solemn duty.
I won’t even bother to go into the rest of his shame, how it was all about his “difficulty”, expressing no recognition of the loss by fathers, mothers, spouses or children. Oh, how his difficulty must be so great compared to theirs that he could not call them…still…a week later.
Honestly, I can’t go on further because I have no ability to explain this behavior. I’ve never witnessed such complete callousness before…and I’ve worked in upper management in Corporate America, so I’ve seen some reprehensible behavior.
But nothing like yesterday. Nothing.
I’ll return to Halloween and my efforts, however minimal, to spread some joy and fun in a world growing increasingly sullen. I really have no other choice.
Because I can’t understand what type of person it is that currently has the title of president of the United States.
I just can’t.