If I had a lawn, which, living in the city, I don’t, I would be the epitome of that cantankerous old man who would yell from his front door, “Hey, you kids, get off of my lawn!”
It’s a natural byproduct of the aging process. The older you get, the more crotchety, cranky, and cantankerous you get. And there’s a good reason for that. When you have many fewer years ahead of you than behind you, you just don’t have the patience (or the time) to suffer fools, to kowtow to idiocy, and to silently abide by stupidity.
And that is why I have so much antipathy toward Donald Trump and all of the GOP enablers and sycophants in Congress and in his cabinet. We have a president who is mean, vindictive, divisive, nasty, and moronic. He is turning the United States from a representative democracy into an autocracy. Meanwhile, we have Republicans in Congress, the branch of the government that is supposed to serve as a check and balance against excessive president power, sitting by and turning a blind eye at the illegal and unconscionable acts of Trump.
One doesn’t have to be particularly brilliant to see what’s happening. Donald Trump is power-hungry and will stop at nothing to consolidate that power and tighten the reins on those who speak out against him. Every day, it seems, he says or does something that tops the crazy things he’d previously said or done. And it’s so very disheartening.
I may be old and cantankerous. And if I did have a lawn and those young whippersnappers were treading all over my finely manicured grass, you’re darn tootin’ I’d be out there yelling at them to get off my lawn.
But when it come to Donald Trump, I have no blurred thoughts at all. He needs to be removed from office as soon as possible.
Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (cantankerous), Your Daily Word Prompt (brilliant), Ragtag Daily Prompt (hungry), and Word of the Day Challenge (tops). Also for Go Dog Go Café’s Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge (blurred thoughts).