Monday, September 21, 2020

Don't worry. Be angry.

I need to get something off my chest. Again. Times likes these call for two blog posts in one week. 

A friend told me that somebody asked if I was "okay" last week. Apparently, after reading my latest post ripping the president and asking some legitimate questions of his supporters, this yet-to-be-named individual expressed their "worry" for me because I "seem very angry."

That made me even angrier. 

To insinuate that something is wrong because I don't sit back and shut my mouth while the country goes to hell, is infuriating. I guarantee if I shared the political perspective of the concerned party, there'd be no worry at all. 

Am I angry? You're goddamn right I am. If you're not angry right now, you're either not paying attention or you're ok with how things are. I'm not sure which is worse. But I can assure you, I'm okay. At least as okay as one can be right now. I might say "fuck" and "goddamn" a lot, but I'm good. 

In fact, I'm more okay than I've ever been, because I finally know what side I'm fighting for.  

Worried about me? Come on. Those that really know me, know I couldn't hurt a fly, literally. I see a spider in the house, I scoop him up and let him outside. I'd stop traffic to help a turtle cross the road. Babies and dogs love me because babies and dogs know things. The train station scene at the end of Planes, Trains and Automobiles makes me weep uncontrollably every damn time. I know right? I sound like a guy somebody should be keeping an eye on. Hurry, call the angry-old-man hotline, we got a live one here!

I might be outraged right now, but not enough to raise any red flags. And I'm certainly no danger to anyone else, including myself. For somebody to "worry" about me because I speak my mind and use a few off-color words when referring to the douchebag in the Oval Office, is irritating beyond explanation. 

Whatever. The point of this post is not to talk about my perceived anger issues or point out that I'm pissed off about what somebody else thinks. The point is to fuel others to speak up for what they believe, even if they know it might trouble somebody else. Because it's only gonna trouble those who don't see things the way you do.

(And yes, I'm talking to those who don't think the way I do, too. Go ahead and speak up. I can always just shut you out.)

Lastly, I want to thank the person who voiced their concern. You have inspired me to voice even more of my angst. I appreciate you. And I'd probably stop traffic to help you cross the road, too. Always know that I'm here if you need me. Because if you support the divisive incompetence currently in the White House, it might be you we need to "worry" about. 

Have a great fucking day! Dammit, there I go again with the rage. My bad.  
JS
 

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