Yes, we live on a very small piece of land that we happen to love.
Yes, we struggle to get by year-after-year.
Yes, we love it and prefer to stay here.
Now that I have that out upfront let me just say that our new Leaders in our poor nation suck!
They seem to think that people like me do not exist. It’s either that or the second thought I have (which is sadly more likely), they just do not care. This ticks me off to no end. We the people are supposed to expect them to represent us, our concerns, our needs and not their own. It has been decades since I have felt that they represent me, my family, or our little farm.
This article popped up on my browser when I started up my computer yesterday:
$300m Puerto Rico Recovery Contract Awarded to Utility Company Linked to Major Trump Donor.
I urge all of you to read the article before finishing mine. I then encourage you to come back to me and please share your thoughts and feelings. Maybe I am out of line, but I don’t feel I am.
I am concerned, on a daily basis, for our continued existence as we have it. I have worked on farms more than three-quarters of my life. I love it and hope to carry on that love to my grandson. The more time that goes by filled with self-centered, womanizing, liars; the more I fear for this way of life.
Up until this last year, I fully believed that our path of working naturally with Mother Nature was the right direction. Now it feels as if this way of life is being sabotaged. I don’t run around picketing the big corps, but it sure feels as if they are using their good-ole-boy-network to run me out.
Our little community here in Colorado also has its good-ole-boy-network, but they have not ever tried to do the kind of damage our current representatives are doing. I have lived in small communities most of my life, and yes, the word-of-mouth travels fast. If you do something illegal, you can count on the whole community knowing it within a matter of days (hours if it’s good gossip). However, this same wonderful small community continues to come together on things of importance:
- Fundraisers for our Fire Departments.
- Fundraisers for the loss of a loved one.
- Fundraisers for money to cover a serious injury, surgery, or cancer need.
- Toys-for-tots donated to our local police stations to help out at Christmas.
- Extra warm provisions provided to local Charitable Organizations.
- Consistent donations to our local food bank.
- Every one of our local Clubs donates services throughout the year (Moose, Elks, Masons, FFA, 4-H, etc.)
The point is that on the local level, we the people still stand together and for each other no matter what. So what is the point at which our elected officials lose this ability? Because, I swear, none of them have that same mentality when they get to the Representative level. I would love to know at what point they turn from being chosen by we-the-people to help us, into the corrupt politicians that rule over instead of representing their constituents?
I used to believe that it was only a select few of very self-centered jerks that were this way. Now I think it must be something in the water of all the political offices.
(Oops, got on my small farmer, female, soapbox again.)