I think most of us have wondered what this divisive election year and the ugly environment it has created will bring when all is said and done. Too much has been said and done to simply return to the status quo of a year or two ago. What will our nation look like? How will we mend the fences, fill in the rifts that have been caused by all the hate and rhetoric? I have certainly asked these questions and many more, and have contemplated writing about it, but the questions in my mind had no answers. My blogger-friend, Erik Hare of Barataria, however, has written a very good post about it. He has no firm answers, either, but he has vision well beyond my own. I urge you to read his post and drop him a comment to let him (and me) know your thoughts.
CNN was on in the background, the sound turned off. It didn’t matter, however, because the heat of the discussion came through in vivid colors all the same. It’s all bad, it’s all hot, it’s all gonna burn down.
With the sound off and other distractions around me, however, it was easy to find some kind of hope. People passed by the noise and hardly registered it all in the hotel lobby. Life went on. Life will go on, once this nonsense is all over in a month. What will go down then?
The short answer is that America will be the same, but America will never be the same. Trump and his people more or less promised us all along that they would burn it all down and they will. We live in a different nation now, one which will have to reboot somehow from the ashes of what…
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