SoCS — Yet Another Political Rant

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill asked us to “find a word that uses the suffix “-ic” or “-ical.”

31F97D82-3C9B-43FD-BBFA-5794C6CA74ADI like to consider myself to be a logical, practical, realistic person. I am also a stoic individual, always keeping my basic emotions in check in almost all things, with the possible exception of that which is political.

In fact, since the election of Donald Trump, I have become quite cynical and skeptical. I can even, at times, come across a bit maniacal, as I cannot abide by those hypocritical, spineless Republicans who, along with that orange lunatic in the White House, are engaging in the systematic destruction of our democratic republic. I might otherwise find our current political climate almost comical were it not so tragic.

Some would suggest that I’m being overly dramatic, but I have to be emphatic. My concerns aren’t that drastic. It’s not that I’m about to panic, but I find these times to be somewhat enigmatic. I’m enthusiastic in my support for those who are sympathetic to the efforts to combat the autocratic tendencies of our diabolical president.

We are at a critical time for our country. The situation we find ourselves in is not a hypothetical one. It’s not metaphorical. It’s very real. I don’t think I’m being hyperbolic when I say that we must be highly energetic and we must be heroic. We can’t afford to be apathetic; it’s our apathy that got us here.

I’m actually more of a flight than a fight kind of a guy, but now is not the time to take flight. It’s time to fight. It’s time for patriotic Americans to stand against the radical extremism and nationalistic, bombastic, almost fanatical rhetoric of the far right.

We must act now to save America. November is coming. Vote Democratic.

Okay, I may have gotten a bit carried away in my political rant filled with words ending in “ic” and “ical.” This is really atypical of me, as I’m not generally this caustic. While I try to be more didactic in expressing my opinions, I fear I became somewhat apoplectic in this post. And for that I’m feeling quite apologetic.

But hey, this is Stream of Consciousness Saturday, is it not? One must go with the flow.

13 thoughts on “SoCS — Yet Another Political Rant

  1. Jordan August 18, 2018 / 3:25 am

    Well done! And, “We can’t afford to be apathetic; it’s our apathy that got us here.” is it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. magnoliajem August 18, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Love how you used this prompt. Not just the political rant, which you know I completely with. In the entire rant, only 5 sentences didn’t have at least one “-ic or -ical”. Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Laura August 18, 2018 / 11:51 am

    Wow! These word endings really lent themselves well to your topic. Well done! (And the perfect amount of rant-y, if I may say so.)

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Sight11 August 18, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    That’s not a rant.. That’s Classic worried Sensei, with as usual good advice.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. pgraysurvival August 18, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    Good post. Yet you suffer from the same as us, a two party system of government.

    Thus the only difference between the rich and the delusional being in power in the UK is the color of their ties.

    One wears blue, the other red.

    SSDD policies, all short term, confident that after 4 years they simply let the other guy try to sort out the mess they left (which they never do) and things carry on as usual.

    Getting worse.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. leigha66 August 20, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Wow! Excellent use of the prompt words! Never knew so many words ended that way.

    Liked by 1 person

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