Sunday, October 8, 2017

Respect is earned, contempt called out

Over the past few weeks, my readers may have noticed my language has become more salty. Using “fuck” and “shit,” or similar words are not cursing, by the way. I don’t really owe anyone an explanation or an apology for such language, but my using those words conveys a message I’d like people to understand.
Civil discourse would abhor the disrespect conveyed in the use of those words. But, in relation to politicians — especially Republicans — my using those words is a sign of disrespect. Given how the entire Republican Party has sold out our democracy to the corporatists and other traitors, including Trump and his family, I can offer no respect. None. Even those with whom I had gotten along before and had cordial relationships no longer have my respect and therefore no longer deserve the language of respect.