I had planned to watch the State of the Union last night and then do a full recap of it today- almost like a “Sharky’s Response” but I just wasn’t into it last night- for a few reasons.
1. I’ve been getting up at 5:30am to do cardio/boxing so, like the old man I am, I’m trying to go to bed by 9pm and asleep by 10pm.
2. Watching what Trump considers to be his primetime special would only give him what he craves so much- ratings.
This morning, I woke up with the intent to watch the full speech and then do a response tonight, but as I was watching some morning news- I got the idea of what the speech was about and it hit me- “what the hell did I think it would be about?” I think we all knew what the speech would be because he’s been giving the same damn one since he rode that escalator down.
Let me cover it really quick-
Immigration is bad and terrible. (Even though it’s at a 15 year low)
He wants laws passed to take more control of women’s bodies and rights.
He doesn’t even know what a Russia is.
He’s the best president to ever exist- believe him- many bigly things have been done.
A threat against unity unless the Dems stop investigation him…you remember…the same speech Nixon gave.
It then hit me- I just don’t care what he says anymore- it’s honestly not worth my time or effort. Almost everything he says is a flat out lie and ignorant people will believe those lies instead of researching for themselves.
I wanted to focus more on positive stuff but I keep allowing this negative shit into my world and I need to stop that- Trump (and everything/everyone associated with Trump is negativity.)
So…not only did I decide to write about something else, I decided to add something to the weekly calendar.
I have some days set aside for gaming or just free days so I’ve decided to use Wednesday as the day I’m going to write about American Reality. We all had the American History class where they didn’t cover much about slavery or the mass murder of Native Americans, where they spent about a day going over women fighting for equality and I’m so old, I had American History back before anyone gave a shit that members of the LGBTQ+ community were fighting for equality and to basically just not get brutally killed in the streets.
You remember it…the American History that taught us how great Columbus was…so fucking great that he got a national holiday….remember??? Yea, that isn’t REALITY and it’s time we start talking about REALITY.
The America Trump lives in and wants isn’t a reality. The America in the “Make America Great Again” isn’t and wasn’t ever a reality. I know a little about history and I’ve done some research and I can’t find a single time- since we stole this country- where America was great or even came close to what it claimed to be.
Now- don’t take that the wrong way- America is an amazing place full of amazing people and we are one of the best nations on this floating rock- but, honestly, that isn’t saying much. We have never been in a spot to be the world’s role model and we are just now learning that most of what we were taught in American History wasn’t reality.
I want to change that.
I’m going to devote the time that I was using for Trump towards researching, learning and writing about American Reality…and, as with anything you read/see, don’t believe anything I say….RESEARCH it for yourself.
Let’s face reality.
Love, Peace and Sharkyness