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I have decided to go into the US election season wearing an over the top, big hat like one might see at the Kentucky Derby. Such things are called “fascinators” in Britain. Also, I plan to have lots of tea parties, not unlike the Mad Hatter in Alice and Wonderland, minus the Mercury contamination of course, since I prefer to celebrate “life and life abundant” rather than the slow erosion of one’s brain.

Alas, it is nearly impossible to observe a US election cycle without slowly eroding one’s brain.

A bit comical, while a lot of women were horrified by the imagery in Margaret Atwood’s, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” I was simply envious of the big winged hats that are much like horse blinders. When it comes to observing human behavior I do prefer to just cover my eyes, in as fashionable a manner as possible. Horse blinders would be most helpful, if only we could make them fashionable and current. As the quote goes, “this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper,” and I hope to at least be properly dressed for the occasion.

Don’t judge me! My goal in life has now become making sure my tombstone says, “she often summed up enough muster to get out of her pajamas.”

I don’t know how to say this but, we are going to lose. We have already lost! We will all be losing. There are no winners here at all, except perhaps for the New World Order and who ever they decide to crown, to officially coronate in our perfectly just and secure elections that we can all totally trust in 120%, which ironically also happens to be the same number of votes our duly elected candidate shall receive.

I am pretty sure fascinators were made for such a time as this, for when one is forced to participate in Bread and Circuses and clap politely every time they announce, “a chicken for every pot.” Just once I’d like them to announce “a pancake for every bunny head,” but we can’t always get what we want.

In case I have not made myself abundantly clear, my belief in the integrity of US elections now stands at about a -5. My faith in the idea that “electing the right person will fix everything,” or really fix anything at all, is even lower, probably a -9.

Part of the issue here is that many huge and glaring problems have been clearly identified, documented, exposed, and yet there has been absolutely no effort to remedy any of them, and certainly no closure. Nor have we even attempted to learn from our mistakes! This is not unlike my rather unsuccessful war on potholes. Since our local county has received millions of billions for pothole fixing, I rather foolishly assumed they might want to fix one particular pothole that could easily house a family of four. Little did I realize this particular pothole is already receiving subsidized housing funds and unless I “hate the homeless,” I will just learn to keep my darn mouth shut about pot holes.

It’s fine, everything is fine. I’m sure things will go right on just being fine.

So I’d like to offer you some wisdom, some hope, perhaps even suggest a moral to this sordid tale, but I got nothing to offer. It just is what it is. The Bible says in Psalm 146,  Put NOT your trust in princes,” which indicates that is exactly what the vast majority of us shall promptly proceed to do. In 1 Samuel 8, Sam and the Lord discuss the problem with people and the problem with Kings. Samuel tries to explain to the people all the potential issues, but the people are like, “No, We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles!”

So the Lord just says, “okay,” and that is that.

There is another way, a better way, one where you honor the Lord and learn to govern your own self but that’s so, so much work and totally uncool these days. We really want a figurehead to go out and fight our battles for us while we all sit home and virtue signal or lament, depending on how much they foul it all up this time.

A friend of mine used to call it the “silly season,” a triumph of hope over experience, which may sound rather optimistic on the surface, but it also happens to the very definition of insanity. Let’s completely ignore the issues, do exactly what we’ve always done, and see if we can get different results…..this time.