Not sure there are, judging by the overwhelming number of negative, insulting or condemnatory ChicagoNow posts of President Donald Trump.
Endless posts decrying women who betrayed their gender by voting for him, itemizing other things to be done instead of lowering herself to watch the inauguration of this disgusting person; condemning him for appointing so many–ugh–old white men to his cabinet. Someone posted of picture of herself giving Trump the finger. I’m not the exception; I said he was a jerk.*
Do we feel better now? If not, have a seat and a glass of water. Take a deep breathe. Swallow hard. Let’s move on (as MoveOn.org, advised us to do when it was created back when President Bill Clinton was under assault for perjury.)
Apparently the ChicagoNow community is close to a single mind when it comes to Trump, which probably isn’t a good thing. Are we so blinded by our ideology that we fail to see what so many of our hurting countrymen want? Are those selected to blog for ChicagoNow so conforming, so undiverse when it comes to political thought?
It’s hubris to think that we’re going through a period of unparalleled division. Need I mention the Civil War when the fundamental disagreement over slavery led to unimaginable violence? Or during our revolutionary period when serious divisions opened with loyalists, many of whom had to flee the country? Or during the War of 1812 when the differences between the pro-war and anti-war factions led to a convention of New England states to debate seceding from the Union.
So, let’s get the whining out of our system and work out what needs to be done.
*I wrote in a candidate in the presidential race, not being able to bring myself to vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton.
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