I have spent my morning trying to reboot my laptop computer when it petulantly decided it didn’t like moving cursors, and then decided to throw a fit about being rebooted which I had to do about three times. I was successful, or this post wouldn’t be here.
I have spent most of the week trying to reboot my devastated finances. Yesterday I was given longer to make that reboot succeed.
But I also wasted considerable time trying to reboot the opinions of friends from Iowa who are livid about Southern States removing statues of Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson. That reboot has sadly failed. It’s odd that there are Iowegians who now side with Southern issues like this. Our State, the State we grew up in as boys, fought the armies of Lee and Jackson. There are veterans of that war buried in the Belmond, Iowa cemetery, the town we graduated high school together in. There were no black people or Jewish people there when we did that. Maybe it is vague fear of people they really don’t know and understand. If they had only been able to teach children of other such cultures the way I did, then maybe they would understand that people are people and we should love them all. Even the ones who want to argue endlessly about State’s rights and not letting poor folks have food stamps and why Confederate monuments are not monuments to traitors to the American government. But what do I know? I’m one of them long-haired, hippy-type pinko freaks who believes in all that kumbaya crap that “real Americans” are supposed to hate (unless, apparently, they use their communist computer wiles to help a Republican win the presidency). I’m tired of arguing. I don’t hate anybody. But I will not hesitate to throw a mighty shield to defend people I love, respect, and admire.
So, I posted an old picture and whipped off an angry rant because Facebook still has me steaming. I promise to do better tomorrow.