Bipolar-Fearmongering and Politics Today

I need to say to someone, to anyone who will listen, that the Republican Party and their current platform of hate and lack of content is terrifying me. I tried to watch the Republican National Convention a few times but the rhetoric was so violent and beyond negative that I had to change the channel.

I try to reduce the stress in my life. Any talk of politics today in our country leaves me afraid. I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. I’m female and I’m disabled. What is in the future for me if the man with no plans is elected? He hates so many of us. He says he will make our nation great again, but what does he mean by that? He sounds like he hates most of us. Well, unless you happen to be, dare I say it, a white supremacist? He doesn’t seem to have a problem with them. They are generally white, male and support the rights of citizens to have any kind of gun they want.

I know Obama is just about done, but I feel safe with him in office. Maybe I’m not, but at the moment I feel that way.

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder so it stands to reason that I may react to strong emotional stimuli more than other people I know. But you know what? Everyone seems to be reacting to Trump the same. We worry what his being President might do to us as a Nation, as a People.

Trump reminds me of a big game hunter whose prey is the United States and we’re right in the crosshairs of his giant, killing rifle.

Would Hillary be any better? I don’t know. I know that she doesn’t call for Trump to be put in a firing line and shot. She doesn’t advocate his being thrown in prison. Just that much shows me she has a modicum of common sense.

Is anyone else finding their stress levels rise when you watch political shows on television in these volatile times? Am I alone in my emotional reaction to such consistent hatemongering and the potential of throwing our nation into chaos?

From yesterday I’m in pain from putting my sick kitty to sleep. Today, I’m still in pain, but I’m also afraid. I’m afraid my future freedoms will be taken away from me and I’ll live in a land unfamiliar to me and like a foreign land.

I’d better fill my pill boxes now.

Trump Commentary

I’ve never made any kind of political comment on FB before and I’m saddened that I feel I should do so now. I cannot in good conscience ignore the fact that white supremacists have embraced Trump as their candidate. Now that he knows who they are, he didn’t initially, he says he disavows them. They don’t mind. They think he doesn’t mean it. What really scares me is that the white supremacists have so easily slid in with the rest of Trump supporters. I don’t condemn Trump supporters, but I do urge them to consider who they share the couch with. Does Trump really preach that much of what the white supremacists believe? Who am I hoping to vote for? I don’t know. I’m not sure any of the candidates can be the leader that we need.

Read this article at Huffington Post that prompted me to write this: An Open Letter To Non-Racist Donald Trump Supporters