HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » One day at a time. Let to...

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 10:29 AM

One day at a time. Let today be a good day.

Without putting too fine a point on it, I think itís safe to say that the situation in which we currently find ourselves SUX.

The USPS is being sabotaged, right in front of our eyes, and it appears that thereís nothing that we can do about it. Weíre in the middle of a global pandemic, and we have no national strategy to deal with it. In fact, our government seems bound and determined to make matters worseóinsisting on opening schools, businesses, and whatever else might aid in the rapid transmission of a deadly virus. Some 30+ million Americans are unemployed, and their supplemental benefits just ran out with nothing to replace them. Some 25+ million Americans are facing eviction, and the moratorium on evictions just expired with no likelihood that it will be reinstated in the near future. A lunatic is in control of the nationís nuclear codes, and he has declared that any election in November THAT HE DOESNíT WIN will be deemed fraudulent and invalid. Our very republic is being jeopardized by the person who is charged with running it. We have widespread civil unrest across the countryóeven in our smaller cities and towns. Weíre in the deepest depression we have seen since the 1930s, and nobody with any power can do anything about it. Congress isnít even in session. Our divided government can not alleviate the economic calamity that any sane person can easily see coming. This just SUX.

And itís taking a serious toll on my emotional health. I suspect that many of you are in the same boat, so hereís what I suggest. Itís not much, but itís something that is well-worth celebrating.

Today, at least, I am just going to focus on the first night of the DNC and celebrate how beautiful the Democratic Party has become over the years that I have been watching it evolve.

When I joined DU in 2004, we were considered the liberal-left fringe of the party. Now, most of our beliefs, our ideals, and our policy positions are considered mainstream. DU didnít changeónot much, anyway. The Democratic Party has changed, and it is a joy to behold.

Enjoy the convention, my friends and allies. Feel free to shed a few tears. I know I will.



-Laelth

5 replies, 530 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply One day at a time. Let today be a good day. (Original post)
Laelth Aug 2020 OP
MFGsunny Aug 2020 #1
Laelth Aug 2020 #2
MFGsunny Aug 2020 #5
crickets Aug 2020 #3
Leith Aug 2020 #4

Response to Laelth (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 10:48 AM

1. Always a good day for both inspiration and aspiration. Bring it! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MFGsunny (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 12:20 PM

2. I am going to be glued to the convention for four days.

Itís about the only thing I have to look forward to, and itís going to be glorious.

-Laelth

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 03:35 PM

5. + 1000 n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laelth (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 12:43 PM

3. You're right, Laelth. The next few convention days are ones to savor and enjoy.

We all deserve a little positivity break now and again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laelth (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 01:18 PM

4. Good advice

Although, luckily, I am housing and food secure, current events are taking a hell of a toll on me & mine, too. I keep hoping that we will have a Roaring Twenties after the pandemic like a century ago without another Great Depression before, during, or after.

I learned long ago to enjoy "the little things" in life - puppies wrestling, a child's laughter, the first bloom of spring. Right now, it's the Democratic Convention. We Democrats will make things better.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread