Yes, I am going to feel elite to many, and why, because I read and study. I keep trying to learn. I am a student of history and all things. I have been a student and a learner all my life. I will not stop until I die.
I know some history. I know who led America to a period of prosperity and a strong place in the world during and after WWII. I know which president helped build a group of democracies allied against Hitler. I know which president helped to bring NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to become an effective wall against the world domination plans of the former Soviet Union (Putin’s predecessor). I know which president tried to destroy NATO and ruin our relationships with our European allies. (Ask yourself, who would have benefitted from this – a Mr. Putin maybe?) I know which president launched the Marshal Plan to rebuild a destroyed Europe after WWII. I know which presidents stood up to the so-called “evil empire.”
So, yes, I do feel elite. I know which presidents built something that would make the world a safer and better place. I know which presidents stood up to autocrats and did not take the word of a cold-blooded killer over the American intelligence community when he met the thug to thug in Helsinki. I know which president asked for a political favor from the Ukranian president in exchange for military aide already appropriated by our Congress without any political favor strings attached. I know which president deserved impeachment twice. I know which presidents helped to build an American middle class, and not golf courses and high rises so Russian oligarchs would have a place to hide their dirty money.
I know which presidents fought racism and bigotry and did not make their presidency a bulwark of racism and bigotry. I know which president called out the 82nd Airborne to make sure kids of color could go to a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. I know which president said, “There are a lot of good people on both sides…” marching in a Charlottesville, Virginia white nationalist rally. (I never knew there were any good white nationalists and Nazi idolizers.) I know which president fought the lies of Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn. I know who Roy Cohn later mentored and tutored – think #45 folks. I know thugs and thug wanna bees when they are there for the world to see. I know you are not a good businessman when you bankrupt several times and then you pay off porn stars to keep quiet during your presidential campaign.
I know which president used every day as an opportunity to fan the flames of political warfare and division. I know which president never saw himself as president of all Americans. I know which president coached us to be a divided nation. I know which president wanted us to be divided and acted to do this with every opportunity. I know which president used his office to accumulate power and money every day he sat in the White House. I know which president was a complete stranger to the truth. I know which president was really unfit to serve as his recent Attorney General, William Barr has said.
I am not a Democrat, and I am not a Republican. I am a student of history, and I am proud to be a life-long learner. And most of all, I know the difference between right and wrong. If I can learn and know, so can’t the rest of you that send your money to a conman and buy red baseball hats made in China. By the way, what ever happened to Trump’s trade war with China?
So, I will continue to feel elite to those that do not learn and study our history and take the world of a conman over and over again. Dance on the head of a pin and be a fool, it suits many of you.
If I can know all of this and continue to learn, then so can you. I will always feel superior to ignorance and stupidity. Those are chosen character traits.