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We Are the Circus

“Without the circus he is just a lonely clown.”  – Bill Maher

Trump is our President.

We did this, and it is a reflection of us. At least a good part of us. And that is the rub. For those of us who don’t see “us” in him, this is a painful and reluctant realization. But, it isn’t an option if we want to live together in the future.

Obama was our President.

For those of us who can’t fathom the previous 8 years, we did this, and it is a reflection of us. For those of us who don’t see “us” in him, this is a painful and reluctant realization. But it isn’t an option if we are to live together in the future.

Us:

  • We are bigots/racists.
  • We are violent.
  • We are arrogant.
  • We are driven.
  • We are greedy.
  • We are consumers.
  • We are dreamers.
  • We are industrious.
  • We are persistent.
  • We are great.
  • We are hopeful.
  • We are idealists.
  • We are diverse.

We are/it’s complicated.

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