Sunday, November 20, 2016
THE PROSPECT OF A TRUMP PRESIDENCY
This is the first time in my life that I have been genuinely ashamed to be an American. Now, I am well aware that this statement will trigger a reflex reaction in Chris and Robert Shore and some others who will tell me just how awful Obama, or Bush, or Clinton, or Reagan was. Don't bother. I lived through those presidencies and I protested all the hideous things they did. I also protested the hideous things that Jack Kennedy did, long before it was the in thing to be against good Democrats. But this is different, at least for me. I am not saying I am angry. That goes without saying. I am saying that I am ashamed. Even though I have a getaway in Paris [and don't get me started on the politics in that country!], I am and have always been an American. For better or worse, this is my place, my identity. And right now, I am ashamed.