Trump Detox, Zero Contact

I’ve decided that if I can go no contact with crummy and dangerous people in my life, abusive people, people who don’t have a humble bone in their body or who erroneously call you a liar to your face, I can do the same with the characters who show up on my TV and in my newspapers.

I’ve decided to disregard everything that crass, nasty people say and give it no space in my home.

I’ll still write to my MP’s, I’ll be pro many things that my Ecclesiastical leaders would prefer I were not, still be part of Amnesty International, I will still defend in the first person other peoples rights and hold them to their and my responsibilities.

But I will not give place to bullies in my life.

If an issue is big enough, it’s going to filter through my emotional firewalls.  I’ll read a variety of news from different sources but all of it will be focussed away from brash egomaniacs.

I neither care what people eat in bed at 6pm, or that they take most mornings off to watch TV, or that their Military Doctor lies to reporters from a podium in the White House, or that the contempt between husband and wife is palpable, or that the grown children are wholly unqualified for the advisory role into which they’ve elbowed themselves, or that they say “I would apologise if that what you want” and then not apologise for repeatedly sharing atrocious content on the internet, or for admitting on tape that they are a predator, and for constantly referring to them winning in 2016 rather than governing with dignity and grace in 2018, or that as soon as somebody says No that’s not right they try and sometimes succeed in having the person fired, that constant rumours of infidelity abound, that they cannot stay off social media without being vulgar and abusive to other users.

I won’t let that kind of atmosphere in my home anymore.  It’s not happening.

I’ll check on issues regularly, I’ll participate in the legal process, I’ll be an awesome citizen of the country I love.  But I will not let a bully have a foothold in my life.

When people in power are screaming about a non-issue, it is to distract from something very real, important and frequently detrimental to the masses.  I’ll be keeping an eye on the news and not the show.

Enough.

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One thought on “Trump Detox, Zero Contact

  1. Frustrating, isn’t it?
    Liz Crokin, an entertainment journalist, had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade and in all her years covering him she never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president. Keep in mind, she got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for a living so a scandalous story on the famous billionaire could’ve potentially sold a lot of magazines and would’ve been a huge feather in her cap. She said, “I found that he doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs, he’s a hardworking businessman. On top of that, he’s one of the most generous celebrities in the world with a heart filled with more gold than his $100 million New York penthouse.”
    When I watch news on ‘the alphabet channels’ they portray him quite differently. Prior to the election, I was trying to figure out why this was so, and I posted my summary here https://foguth.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/rumors-part-2/ For over a year, I’ve been comparing the news from various sources and I’ve discovered that Fox is the most unbiased. Many liberals despise Hannity, but in the time I’ve been watching him, he has been correct much more often than most others.

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