You know, I should be as happy as a clam today about the Republicans gaining control of both Houses.
I’m white and American due to a happy accident of birth, and white people are now free from oppression.
I’m not a woman, and won’t need an abortion ever, unlike the terrified-of-telling-her-parents 16-year-old who has as much business having a child as I do having an aircraft carrier.
I’m retired, so I don’t have to worry about the system being gamed for big business and against people who work for a living.
I have insurance, so I don’t have to worry about going into bankruptcy to pay for a hospital stay.
I have a nice 401K, and the stock market is booming.
I’m a man, so I also don’t have to worry about being paid less for my work, or treated like a second-class citizen and being told to go make someone a sammich.
I’m not gay, so I don’t have to worry about being told who I can love and marry, and who I can’t.
I’ve got it pretty good.
One would think I would be a Republican, if I was only in it for myself.
But I’m not.
I’m in it for all the non-white, female, working stiff, uninsurable, living paycheck-to-paycheck, LGBT, stabbed in the back by “Right To Work” people in this country.
And I don’t feel like I have to get mine by stepping on the backs of others to get it.
See you good people next Monday.