Tuesday, January 1, 2019
I did not do very much last night, as 2018 came to a close.
I have walked this planet for a long time. Looking back on my entire life .....
On my first birthday, June 25, 1950, the Korean War started.
I watched my neighbors build fallout shelters as we faced the brink of nuclear war with Russia over missiles parked in Cuba.
I was taught history about how the Nazis locked up people because they were different, put them in cages, treated them like animals.
I observed our government lie to the people about a place called Vietnam.
I was here for the gas crisis of the seventies.
I was here to watch as our banking system and economy crashed.
I observed as our government lied about something they referred to as weapons of mass destruction.
Loss of respect and trust by our allies.
Loss of respect by the world.
Locking up children in cages.
Brink of war with North Korea.
Destruction of the environment by overturning laws.
Spending money on 4th Century technology to address a 21st Century issue.
Empowering the worst element of our country to come to action against anybody different.
Watching the head of our nation deny climate change and science.
Watching the news media banned from The White House.
I saw new records being set for the lowest points in our economy, surpassing even those of the Stock Market Crash of the past.
I have lost track of the number of now uncountable multi daily barrage of news stories about the President's lawsuits, failed business practices, immoral aspects continually surrounding his life, past and present.
I have lost track of the number of now uncountable multi daily barrage of news stories about the President's staff and closest allies, their lawsuits, failed business practices, immoral aspects continually surrounding their lives, past and present.
I have lost track of the number of charges, allegations, or convictions brought against "The President and his men".
The list goes on and on. 2018 just may go down as the most memorable year in my own life, and may go down as the most tragic year in the history of the United States of America.