Conventional Wisdom

I did not watch the Republican convention straight on last week. It was far too frightening with all the threats of interfere in women’s health and raise my taxes so millionaires could pay less and our budget would still teeter-totter
with out going off the fiscal clilff. Now the Dems are having their turn at possibly scaring me to death. They seem a happier bunch. It may not feel like Halloween to actually observe them with out glancing away.
I am still having trouble with all the “God bless America”and “the greatest country in the world” finishes to speeches. First of all God should be unspoken. There are those who think God is not what gives America its blessings, but a happy serendipity of hard work, liberties as definited in the Constitution, and resources of a diverse nation.
I would venture to say most countries think themselves the best in the world — if not now, then in past or future tenses. And you need only to hang out with Native American activists to learn how they think the nation went astray and never returned to the path once the westward expansion started.
But I do love this country. Hope conventional wisdom coincides with my own as to what direction we will take in November. It’s been a long four years with more war than I wanted to see at this point, but then the eight before that seemed an eternity. When will we get back to
counting the hours in a steady and satisfying way?


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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