I know I'm going to get a lot of something or other for posting this, as it's obviously time for someone like me to "get over it".
So show me your ways. Show me how, in your comments, you can heal those things that were broken.
Broken things don't heal overnight, especially when we really believe in the things that got broken.
Telling us "to get over it" is like listening our parents to tell us the same things, while we're thinking "what do YOU know about how we feel". No-one likes to be told that their feelings and opinions don't matter anymore. That we MUST get over them. Just put yourselves back to the people who told you to do so, and tell me if that rung true with you at that time.
Anyway, here is how I feel right now. And yes, I'm posting a pro or past Hillary diary here, breaking the boycott.
I do so because some subjects, aside from Hillary and Obama, are coming back onto the Recommend List. Things we all should be paying attention to.
But here is how I feel. Knock away at me. I don't care.
I'm 56. I've had decades of a life full of experiences, and my current opinions are based on all of those years and experiences. At this point in my life, I can no longer turn on a dime, like I could when I was younger.
Too much has happened since I was the rebellious youngster I was back in the 60's and 70's, when I fought for the rights many nowadays take for granted. Equal rights for Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, Gays and Lesbians, and any other minority that was being discriminated against. My heart and soul was fully committed to this fight for equality, and still is to this very day.
We did accomplish quite a bit back then, but to a lot of us, right now, it looks like no-one remembers the achievements we faught for back then and act as if they just appeared out of the blue sky. And, against all your denials, Hillary and Bill were on the forefront of these battles back then.
This it's why it's so hard for me to all of a sudden accept Obama. He's done NOTHING to acknowledge the part Hillary and Bill played in raising up millions African Americans, Hispanics, Gays and Lesbians. These were some of their legacies.
To re-paint them as bigots was the most despicable thing I have ever seen in a campaign. How could he?
If I'm wrong, please tell us so.
But, I'm still rebellious, even at my age, and at this point, having watched things for decades, I, as an old-timer, cannot support a candidate that has been sold to us like candy bar on a TV Ad.
Our "preferred" candidate, Barack Obama, gives us nothing to back up his speeches with actions so far. He's anyone's "dream" only in terms that he has NO solid positions (video below). He is the very creation of forces he "supposedly" wants to fight against. I see no proof of him even achieving an inch of that so far.
Who are these people?
New innovators, hope and changers?
Axelrod? Just Google him.
Other long-time establishment people, some of them former presidential primary losers?
Gary Hart, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, John Edwards, Carter, Al Gore, Dean, Nancy Pelosi (current congress, anyone? People with the spines to help bring about change?)
Are they NOT the very old group of people he talks about replacing? While they are the very power players that brought him to where is his now?
The hope and change of at least hoping things will change, and putting all of our trust into it?
Well, this old-timer cannot turn on a dime, like I said. Too much life has gone by. Too many choices have been made: integrity or convenience.
I'm not there, and I'm not sure I can make this transition into an even more idol-seeking, brainless (although hopeful) society. I'll stick to my life experiences for now.
WHAT hope and change has he really brought to us?.
And what are these things he said along his campaign trail? You tell me.