democracies and bereavement

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« I voted for Barack Obama twice and as much as DC hated him I loved him.  I imagined myself in a country lead by any of the world leaders during Barack’s time, and he was my first choice with Angela Merkel as my second choice.  I finished the Republican debate in Colorado last night, and I am sure the Republicans will nominate a politician, so ciao Ben, ciao Donald, and ciao Carly.  I feel more liberal everytime I see a Fox news vid, because they are the worst . . . . that is until this week in Colorado with NBC, because NBC took the title.  Chris Christie was the best of several good NBC jabs.  The Rubio-Bush exchange over Rubio resisting pressure to quit was the best moment of the night.  Bush looked bad; Rubio looked good.  Carly was awesome in her description expanding government.  No one especially a democratically elected government is good at shrinking.  I learned a personal and intimate meaning of bereavement during my recovery from the death of my late son, David.  In a dark phase my emotion united under the banner, “loss”.  Surviving the death of a loved one, shrinking of status, shrinking of popularity, and shrinking finances are all capable of generating the same emotion, and the process of recovery is called bereavement.  To generate a visual of the intense feelings of loss one only needs to link the word bereavement to the gathering of people who survived their loved ones after a plane crash.  Anyone who remembers the intense emotion at a funeral can think of a funeral hundreds of times larger with many coffins.  All this preamble to prep for one point.  Dear kind readers: If you want join me at this moment of political emotional clarity, then listen to Carly Fiorina describe the escalation of the size of government during the GOP debate in Colorado.  Listen to her grace and fluidity as she describes the dance of corporate and government growth, and then imagine reversing the process including in your image mass bereavement.  Shrinking is emotionally painful.  Democracies are not good at shrinking.  Sincerely, Tom Doody »» about me  302-990-2346  twitter  contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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