I hesitate to use the word depressed. In my late seventies the reality is that I have years not decades to live; and I refuse to let outside circumstances beyond my control distract me from the beauty of the natural world around me. But, the election of Donald Trump is really a downer.
Up until now I have felt upbeat. I have seen the advances of the Civil Rights movement, integration, open-minded sexuality, gay rights, an open discourse of religious ignorance, a black man elected President, a woman running for President, and yes marijuana legalization.
The rabid religious miasma coming from the middle-east I could write off as mankind behaving as usual; but at least it seemed here in this country we were experiencing a reawakening.
Now the yin has been canceled out by the yang.
The human race, I have no doubt, will continue to develop innovations in technology that will be impressive; but the human animal itself will continue to remain, as it has always been: steeped in religious bigotry, warlike and ignorance.
There have always been liberals that have pushed the envelope and always been conservatives who lit the fires to the burning stakes.
In my last years, I hate to see the death of the our small renaissance, and our world moving backwards into the Dark Ages to accommodate the haters, the bigots and the uninformed.
I am some disappointed