A dear friend in the ‘real world’ asked me how many friendships I have dumped because of Trump and I said one or two.
“That surprises me because you don’t hold back.”
“I have had others walk away because of what I said but that is on them. I didn’t say we couldn’t be friends but I did say I wasn’t going to pretend he is a good guy or that I don’t believe they got conned.”
“You know that is kind of rude to tell people that.”
“Don’t care. It is rude to support a man who is determined to line his pockets and stroke his own ego regardless of the consequences. I can’t and won’t ignore it.
So they can ignore what I write/say and avoid talking politics or they can walk. I still hope they wake up and that 30 years or more will lend weight to my words.
Truth is without those decades and experiences I probably would have walked myself, but I don’t let go of the people worth salvaging unless there are no options.
Friendship Trumped By A Fool
And the honest truth is one or two of them did things last year that define what it means to be a good friend.
When my dad was dying and some other exceptionally difficult things were going on they went out of their way to make sure I was ok and did things no one else offered.
I can’t ignore or forget that.
They kept me going when I had trouble standing and I am grateful.
But there are others who don’t have that and even though we have history they seem to think that they can get away with the same bullshit as Trump.
The thing is they can’t because they haven’t any leverage. I can’t kick Trump out of office, fire him or implement the 25th amendment on my own.
But I can point out their repetition of lies, ask them why his or their hypocrisy shouldn’t be called out and rub their noses in it if they get nasty.
And some of them have so I have returned the favor.
I don’t like it, but I won’t be bullied or let others think bullying is acceptable.
Enough is enough and some lines will always exist.