This time of year- when the candidates are saying what we want to hear and are speaking to issues that concern us- is the saddest time for me. It goes to tell me that my issues and my hurt are known, but ignored. Only spoken of to get my attention, my contributions, my vote and not to have the issues resolved.
I often played this game with my dogs. We'd play catch until she was tired. I then would wave the ball in front of her...touch her nose with it...bounce it so close to her trying to get her to get up and run after it one last time. So much teasing on my part not for her sake, but for my pleasure. I wanted to continue to play catch even after she was too tired, after she was telling me that play had become work...had become hurtful. Yet, I was still there with the ball.
The politicians have my issue in hand. They have studied it and are willing to speak it out of both sides of their mouths, but only for their pleasure. My hurt and fatigue with the issues isn't a concern of theirs. They want my attention, my finances, my vote, and not my well being. Chase it once again, Dave...
Systemic racism is known by them, but they only speak of it in a way that provided something for them and not sincerely to resolve the issue. They all wave the ball in front of me. None seem to care that I'm tired. Vote for me once more...I'll fix it this time...