Saturday, December 5, 2015
THE USA IS WALKING ON EGG SHELLS
THE USA IS WALKING ON EGG SHELLS
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge of the topic opined. Opposing views are welcome, but will be ignored. As always, no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid head!
This is not an endorsement for Donald Trump. I like Donald Trump, but I am not sure I like him as President. I do think I know why so many people are supporting “The Donald.”
This country is walking on egg shells.
I know something about walking on egg shells. My second wife had me walking on egg shells. Walking on egg shells is always weighing your words for fear of upsetting someone. It is always weighing your actions for fear of offending someone. It is being someone you are not. It is never being spontaneous. It is censoring your opinions, and conforming to others for rear of being branded as something you are not.
It happened to me in my marriage.
It has happened to me on a much smaller scale in this blog.
It is now happening to our country. Watch any of our leaders or politicians. Their every word is measured. They speak slowly with ahs and ums and pauses while they filter their thoughts fearing any potentially offensive statement or word will be tomorrows headline.
The sad thing is, just as it was in my second marriage, no matter what your feel, say or mean, your words will often be twisted and your thoughts will be misrepresented.
Donald Trump does not care. He does not walk on egg shells.
The disadvantage of this is he sometimes says things that upset people. He sometimes makes claims that are not entirely true. He does not always think things through when he is interviewed.
The advantage of “The Donald” not walking on egg shells is you know where he stands. He is not wishy washy. He does not take one position in Idaho and take another in New Hampshire. He does not waffle or double talk his way around his thoughts. When he is misquoted, or his words misrepresented, he does not back down or apologize, he looks the person in the eye and says,
“Are you kidding me? That is not what I said; I would never say that, you must be a sick person to interpret those words that way!”
Sometimes his denials are not accurate, but it is refreshing to hear someone actually stand by what he says. I didn’t say it is Presidential, I said it is refreshing.
You may not like what he says.
You may disagree with what he says.
But you do know what he says! You know who he is; you know what you are getting.
I’m not saying you should like it. I’m not saying I like it. It is just refreshing to know what a person supports.
This country is afraid to say there is a problem with Muslim violence. This country does not know what to call people of different races and national origins. The politically correct terms are a moving target. There are so many people in this country and it seem like everyone has a reason to be offended no matter what you say. If you are concerned with being offensive, then you walk on egg shells…and you will still offend people.
People may be offended, words may be interpreted unfairly, sometimes opinions are just wrong, but every comment made off the top of your head should not be over evaluated; every statement does not have underlining Freudian clues to a person’s character.
I do not want to live in a country where we are constantly walking on egg shells.
The preceding is the opinion of a cranky old man. No statement should be considered an endorsement for Donald Trump as President. The opinions are not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.