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Day 39 – 04/20/2020

Happy 420 Day, boys and girls… thought I’d start with the GOOD news.

No diary entry yesterday… feels like I’ve run out of words.

Here’s the thing… Moms are… moms. You really need to know only one thing about us – don’t fuck with our kids. Mine’s an RN in Atlanta, where they’re expecting the virus to peak sometime this week, and the venom being displayed toward the medical community has ended me.

I’m done. The cruelty of the MAGA movement has helped me to kill my darlings:

  • a naive belief that if people just hear the truth it will change them
  • Midwestern guilt that makes me leave the door open to people for too long
  • any remaining misconceptions about what Christians stand for
  • a deluded impression that when required to suck it up and deal, Americans knew how

As John (my kid) said to me this morning, “It’s hard to tell how or when a shift will occur in anyone that will turn them into the very creation they once abhorred” … but I’m watching it happen in real time.

“All logical arguments can be defeated by the simple refusal to reason logically.”–Physicist Steven Weinberg

This short column by John Pavlovitz says it perfectly. I hope you’ll read it…

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Patricia Ahern
    Apr 20, 2020 @ 17:46:53

    I, too, think we DO understand them and it’s time for these abhorrent people to shut up and crawl back under the rock they have been under all these years.

    VOTE.

    On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 4:48 PM Playing for Time wrote:

    > Judy Smith posted: ” Day 39 – 04/20/2020 Happy 420 Day, boys and girls… > thought I’d start with the GOOD news. No diary entry yesterday… feels > like I’ve run out of words. Here’s the thing… Moms are… moms. You > really need to know only one thing about us – ” >

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