"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


I have made a determined effort not to think about the American Presidential  Election.i content myself making comments to Facebook. 

People are appalled .
Protests are being held
Nought can be done about it. 

I think people should just be quiet and watch how the story evolves. It's not over yet and It's certain, with the motley crew part-time in the White House, things will not go according to the plan advanced. 

I watched a protester with a rainbow flag and felt exasperation. Why do they always think it's all about them .

First it was about right to marry the love of their choosing. Then it was about adopting children. 
Now it's about bisexuals and transvestites and non-gender specifics and the use of public washrooms. 

 How many more permutations are they  likely to present ? 

I thought about my childhood in Scotland . Admittedly  a long time ago. Boys who were different were called Jessies or Mammy's big tumshies. In England, Nancy-boys or Mamma's boys. Girls  who were different, dressed in masculine style, trudged about like boys and were referred to as Tom-boys.

Not much was made of it. No connection to sex. Sex was a very private matter. People blushed in those days at an inadvertent reference. 

It's now  fifty years since the sexual revolution that came with the birth control pill. Women became stand-up comedians. Parents put  fourteen year old daughters on the pill. Nothing  remains that can't  be openly discussed. A person can choose to have one child or none ,according to a personal schedule. 

The Pill messes with hormones. Only girls take it. After a while problems emerged. Children were not be so easily begotten as once thought.  Young women suffered sudden death from blood clots. Cancer shows no sign of disappearing.

Homosexuality , lesbianism, bi-sexuality,transvestisism and who knows how many permutations in between, are held to be the norm. 

The drug industry Is unlikely to make a connection with the lucrative, hormone shifting birth control pill
and the last several generations of humanity know nothing different.  

The scientific community recently pondered why Neanderthals became extinct after inbreeding with humans. 

After the recent election, I'm not sure there's  any weight whatsoever to the veracity of that theory. 

Until the new president's supporters realise the advanced plans are not likely to be realised ,I recommend we all just lie back and think of Scotland. 


Anonymous said...

"I watched a protester with a rainbow flag and felt exasperation. Why do they always think it's all about them ."

Maybe because the Vice-President-elect believes that homosexuality is something that can be "cured"?

Anonymous said...

Whenever you refer to LGBTQ issues, I detect a homophobic vibe.

Anonymous said...

Forget Scotland. She will have her hands full with Brexit and a role within the EU.

If there are any Americans with decency, hope and character, they are going to be in for a far ruder awakening than that which has occurred since November 8.

The man who lives in a gilded tower in New York City, and is likely to spend more time within it than in the White House, seems intent on ruling via executive order and Tweet. So far that is the order of the day.

His initial appointments, Chief of Staff, Chief Strategist, Attorney General, CIA Director and National Security Advisor are enough to blanche the skin off an almond. They are all photographed with mouths agape.

He still has a few more surprises with which to bomb his citizens and the world.

There are 640,000,000 acres of federal land that might be slated for fossil extraction or other desecration, complete ignorance of climate change and the environment even though parts of Florida recently flooded with the advent of the great moon.

His overtures to Russia are childish. That country and its "muscular" president are a game. What is Reality TV in international geopolitics is China, a country with four times the population of the US. The Chinese president has made some statements in the past few days about honouring the massive agreement recently reached by some 200 countries relating to global warming and greenhouses gases. This is the only country with the raw power to force Trump back into his cage.

In the meantime Twitter trembles.

Anonymous said...

17:20 - because you are correct. 'tis but one of the realities that most do not know.

Anonymous said...

Pleez! Give your heads a shake. I've been reading this blog for years. Never once has Evelyn given me the impression in all that she has written anything of the sort. Go cast your stones somewhere else!!

Anonymous said...

So, 19:35, because you didn't happen to get that impression it can't be true? "Pleez!" is right.

Anonymous said...

You must selectively read then.

Case in point....

"Homosexuality , lesbianism, bi-sexuality,transvestisism and who knows how many permutations in between, are held to be the norm."

This statement alone oozes homophobia.

Anonymous said...

19:35, we can't help it if you're oblivious.

Anonymous said...

Can we stop with all the Trump talk already.
Here in Ontario we hear stories everyday of people having to choose between eating
and paying runaway Hydro costs. A Premier who condescendingly says I take responsibility and oh yes the previous PC's and NDP Govts left hydro a mess.
As a former Education Minister to boot, Wynne doesn't mention buying hydro (Green Energy) at 80 cents and selling for 10 cents max is an issue. Closing hydro plants mid construction is another situation she takes responsibility for and wad billions. So the Libs give us a 8% tax break. Big whoop. Come Jan 1 when the Libs carbon tax comes into play we will be paying a lot more for gas, natural gas and hydro at a time more and more people live pay cheque to pay cheque. Now that's a pending apocalypse nobody in these parts seems to care about.

Anonymous said...

Can we stop with all the Wynne talk already?

Anonymous said...

Obviously you are not the breadwinner or pay the bills in your household so jan1 is irrelevant to you