The last two or three weeks have been rather depressing, to say the least. Not on a personal level though. George and I are well and still lovey-dovey as ever, if not more.
The job front, however, looks very dreary. There may be changes up ahead at the company I work for, which may have a profound impact on our lives. The thing is, I don’t know yet. I also don’t know if it will even affect me at all. The waiting game my company is currently playing is also not very helpful to lift spirits or the working morale. And we basically have put our lives on hold, since we have not a clue what will happen in the immediate future. I will know more specifics by the end of this month.
Of course, the current political circus in the United States and the so-called debate regarding the health care reform also isn’t helping much to cure my continually down-spiralling bad mood. I seriously cannot believe what is happening in this country. Have most Americans now completely lost the little bit that is left of their brains?
How did a proposal to creating a health care system, which would be beneficial for the welfare and betterment of a society, turned into this vile, fascist and fear-mongering slugfest. Reasoning and common sense totally went out of the window in the process. All of a sudden the opponents claim this country is now led by a Hitler-like socialist and we‘re basically in the middle of another civil war. Do some of these people even know who Hitler was and what socialism really means?
That’s right, people. It’s starting to look more and more like a civil war. Have you seen this angry mob? People are now coming to townhall meetings armed up to their teeth with hand guns and assault riffles. Because problems are best discussed and solved in a civil manner with weapons in a highly evolved country like ‘Merica. Oh, I’m sorry. Did I use a “evolutionary” word? I meant to say in an “intelligently designed” world like ‘Merica. These aggressive people are not only hurdling insults around and yelling at everyone who dares to have a different opinion to theirs, but also threaten to kill the president, his family and anyone who stands in the way of...well...the American Way of Life.
Democracy and freedom at its best.
Just when you think it couldn‘t possibly get much worse after eight disastrous years of the George W. Bush administration, this happens. The Republicans may not officially be in power on Capitol Hill anymore, but they sure as hell have their grip still very tightly around this country. With dumbshits like Sarah Palin still spewing her venom and the GOP’s minions working their evil brainwashing magic in the media, like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, they continue to spread false facts and hatred to their gullible flock of conservative, uneducated and fanatically religious sheep.
I am so fucking sick of all this shit and all the stupidity. How can a country and its citizen in this day and age be so far removed from reality? This is not the same United States anymore I came to 20 years ago. What happened to the friendly, open and compassionate people? The ones you can reason and have a healthy discussion with without having to fear being shot to death because you said you believe that the sky is in fact blue.
This country has lost its way and I’m afraid it‘s lost forever. And I don’t know if I‘m willing or have the energy to stick it out here much longer. It’s not only the gay issue which has been demonized by the right-wingers and religious nutcases but everything that affects all of our lives: the betterment of a more humane and happier society as a whole which improves the quality of life, health and environment. Which ultimately leads to a stronger economy and more wealth to give back to the community.
I know...I‘m wishing for some utopian fantasy land.
Like a Scandinavian country or something.
Speaking of a fantasy land. Despite the uncertain outcome of my professional future and the fascist developments in this so-called land of the free, George and I will most definitely spend my birthday in Disneyland next Friday. Recession, lost jobs and “socialism” be damned. Disneyland grants me free admission on my special day and I sure as hell will take advantage of that. So, next weekend you will find George and I in sunny and hopefully wildfire-free Southern California, acting like a bunch of silly kids having a gay ol’ time with Mickey and the gang.
Because that’s what we gays do...having a gay ol’ time.
God, we’re evil!