Watching the crowds of "protestors" in our country's largest cities... I first thought that it could well be
that... Hillary's group instigated it. I expected there to be violence... but, no. I had listened to Hillary
Clinton's concession speech... in her colors of mourning... and her words that could be taken as a
precursor to a backlash... "this consequential election." I can't tell if she really believes the things she
says... she seems to.
If it is instigated... there are still enough followers that haven't reconciled the facts. They must not have
paid very good attention to the Republican Convention acceptance speech... where Mr. Trump mentioned
the gay community and other minority communities. He was bucking the institutional bigotries...
pretty much in their face. These protestors must not have paid attention to reality... how Syrian
refugees are causing a horrific humanitarian problem in Europe... a result of Hillary's bad judgment.
These protestors have been misled... and have judged too quickly... and without the facts. They likely
mention Rosie O'Donnell... who had been invited to Trump's wedding... a bragging point for anyone...
and then can't keep from making fun of his hair and making other insults. Trump just said, "She
sure was eating like a pig at my wedding." Much that these protestors complain about... is explainable.
I have come to believe that Trump built his campaign for President piece by piece. If they showed up
to support him... he embraced them. Then... over time... he taught them... he pulled them into a good
place. As more people showed up to support him... he kept them rallied... kept them hopeful.
When I finally saw this... I realized that... this man was a great leader... and that he could be a great
President. I pictured him in George Washington's place... commanding raggedy untrained troops
in a fight against career soldiers... and saw Washington keeping his troops encouraged.
But... here we have it... people are fearful of what the Republicans will do to our minority communities.
People know that for all the talk about the Constitution... Republicans TAKE AWAY individual
liberties. On the other hand... Republicans are trying to maintain a decent society for our families
to live in. Aye... there's the rub.
And so... it lands on newly elected President Trump to address the mess left behind in Hillary's wake...
the trail of garbage... of lies and deceptions and manipulations. It lands on Trump to address the
crevace between these two factions... how can this be reconciled...
Some of the nicest and gentlest people I've met have been gay. But I'd like to input... that respect should
be expressed by all... in a civil society. Some people have seen "unflattering" behavior by gays... seen
their gay parades, etc... and don't
want to lose a solid moral ground. I'm so glad to see healthy gay couples in public, but I've never liked
having to watch ANYONE make-out etc in front of me... straight or gay. And... I do not like to be
approached by ANYONE... straight or gay... who I do not know... and who propositions me in a
The clash... is in our everyday lives. We have not formed an agreeable social contract. We have not
come to terms... we have not realized... that respect must go both ways. Gays demand their human
rights... to a job... to housing... to marry. Gays do not buy into the premise that they need ANYONE'S
permission to do something. Church-going people, however... believe that gays shouldn't even exist.
They manuever under the idea that gays are choosing their lifestyle... and should be rehabilitated.
Whether gays are gay by choice or by birth... is no one's business.
The only place it is anyone's business... is in the general public dimension.
What anyone does in public... is the public's business. You can be gay or a redneck... and be in
public... but it is when one becomes aggressively gay or aggressively redneck that complaints
can be made. If you pardon the expression... I think of it as... keeping your privates in your pants.
A social contract... among us all... to keep our privates in our pants... to not try to convert others to
our philosophies... our religions... our politics... without a general agreement that... there is a proper
place and time for everything.