Let’s party like it’s 1399 by Robert Wertzler CABBAGESANDKINGS524
It is not too late to nip this cancer in the bud and return to America as the land of freedom and democracy, even improving on what we had before — preferably with some new checks and balances put in place to prevent anything like this from ever happening again. But the hour is getting late and the cancer is metastasizing. One positive effect of Trumpism and the carnage it’s creating is that finally, higher human values like I mentioned in the last paragraph are being given the respect due them again. There is a general recognition by two thirds of Americans — even by traditional Republicans (both Bushes are among them) — that these values have been devalued for so long that they are now are nearly nonexistent in American politics, and demonized where they appear (compassion and kindness are now “socialism”). Narcissism has run amok, ignorance is admired, and greed has been glorified. Sociopathy is now becoming acceptable. Over time, these vices have been turned into virtues instead of the destructive forces they really are. But there’s a painful awareness now, a passion for truth, and a desire to repair or reclaim what has been lost or damaged that I see now among most people. Two thirds of us strive to be rid of the invasive cancer of societal malignant narcissism, a desire that wasn’t evident before 2017. In addition, like the narcissism blogger I discussed in the beginning of this article, some of us have been transformed spiritually in the face of this existential darkness, and in spite of the ominous threat of being silenced held over us, we are finally finding our voices.
I have to believe that good will always “trump” evil (pun intended).
It always does, in the end.
(Unfortunately the above originally appeared in 2017 and we are still struggling to find our voices)