February 19, 2017

603101_10200262962761274_1667488794_nOk another Sunday is here what to talk about? Well let’s see what went on this week? I got a couple of things I want to say, but first let me explain why I think I’m qualified to say these things. If you have read my blogs and it political comments you know that I hate all politicians equally and the two party system. I do this because I’ve seen the corruption and back stabbing up close and personal. Back in the 60’s I was elected as a representative to something called the Democratic County Committee. Which meant that I, in theory, represented the people of the fourth ward at Democratic Party meetings and meeting involving the ward. I was elected because one I was young and the Democrats were trying to show that they had youth on their side. This was just after the Kennedy assignation and young people still believed that they could have a voice in Government (Yeah Right). Secondly I was elected because they needed another white person on the committee. I really didn’t have to do much more than show up. I believe I was paid enough to cover my gas getting to meetings. So having no real voice because the older men and women really weren’t interested in anything any of the young people present said. We were expected to show up at rallies for candidates and cheer simple because they were Democrats. What I did do was listen and watch something others weren’t doing and since no one really paid attention to me I was privy to things that maybe I shouldn’t have been. I think they and I were both lucky that the internet and smart phones were still years away. I saw people smile at each other then wait till the other left and began plotting against that person. I heard and saw the total disregard for the people that put them in office so after two terms of this during which I acquired not only political knowledge but an appreciation for Cuban cigars and good Scotch. Which brings me to events of this past week? I have a lot of friends on Facebook and this blog is visible there on my page JBBruff. Some of them are constantly talking politics others are quiet or only talk about their families. The ones talking only about their families most of the time are fine so are the one talking politics for the most part. Remember I deal with friends from two countries and politics from both as well. I had one friend who I had to stop following because I couldn’t believe how they had gone from not being on face book for more than once a year to posting some really fake stuff 5 or 6 times a day. We’re still friends but I no longer see her posts unless I chose to do so. I have other friends that complain about seeing nothing but political rants but of course they rant about this. I believe now more that ever it’s necessary for the public to get their heads out of the sand and pay attention to what’s going on in the country and the world not doing so, in my mind at least, removes their right to complain when something happens that adversely effects their lives. I comment because I’m old and have witnessed history longer that most of my readers and can’t be silent. I have heard that since I don’t live in the United States I have no right to complain about its political climate. Well Bull Shit to that its like telling someone that lives next door that they have no right to complain about your choice or the volume of music you play. I am a American citizen who has taken part in al that America is good and bad so I have earned my right to express myself in this blog. Well that was a little heavier then I thought it would be when I started so I stop here till next time this is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


  1. valerie said

    Well I say “Keep expressing yourself Ruff and Tuff Bruff”


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