Well the would-be Don anyway. He’s not smart enough to be the Don, he’ll always be the one taking orders, being ‘advised’ on what to do. All he does is keep an eye on the money, or as he likes to say, ‘make deals, huge deals’.
When I started this blog, I was clear about my motives. It was mostly about the money. People who know me will recognize that that was a reaction to the way I’ve lived; I have always been an outsider, caring most about things that most people consider unimportant and not caring at all about what those same people most esteem. I had come to a point when I was beginning to think that it was time to put some cash together so that I could better help my children and do some things that I’d always wanted to do. Then the people chose an ignorant misogynist to be the President of the United States of America.
This is not a joke.
Comedians make fun of him and people laugh but this Presidency is reversing the progressive course we have been fighting so long and so hard to steer. He is dismantling every institution that reflected our humanity and our decency. If you are religious, he is destroying all traces of charity and brotherly love, installing a crew of monsters and encouraging the uninhibited pillaging of the country’s wealth and the unregulated exploitation of it people. And as long as he can use the mass media to propagate lies and stoke the fears of the most vulnerable, he will continue to prevail.
I’m not laughing.
I’m back at my writing desk, and this time, it’s not about the money. To hell with entertaining people. Who cares if they don’t buy my book? I’m going to write something that I can be proud of, and that my children can be proud to read and talk about. I’ll do the best work I can, and let it go where it will.
La lucha continua.