Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

The Civil War: Neighbor Against Neighbor

Nobody’s Opinion

The Civil War in my little neighborhood has started. I was out sweeping up gumballs in my front yard when my neighbor lady shouted a friendly “Hi neighbor!” and I went over to talk to her and pet her dog. Her dog REALLY likes me.

She voted for Trump last election, I thought I was ‘safe’. When she asked me how I was, I told her how mad I was at Bill Gates, (I had just watched him on CNN) and I could see her fact going red.

Uh, big mistake.

So, we got into a discussion about politics. “I’m a big Trump supporter, you know that.” I said. “Bill Gates wants us to shut down the whole economy just like China did, and save lives. He says it will be painful. But we must do it. Trump wants to open it up as soon as possible. It’s just common sense.”

And then, came the explosion:

“He’s killing people! He said we shouldn’t be worried!” she screamed. Of course, she was parroting Nancy Pelosi’s latest talking points.

“His TWEETS! His tweets are like a little child!”

“Oh” I said, “Right. Like the time he called Joe Biden “Sleepy Joe?”

That pissed her off even more.

“Hey, at least former Presidents didn’t have comedians holding up his severed bloody head.” I told her.

Clearly, she missed that one. She made a “huh?” face.

“Think Kate. (not her real name.) The country is already socialistic. Our school system is socialistic. We have the lowest scores of any nation. The democrats are trying to destroy the economy and have the state take full control.”

Her face got worse with every word I spoke.

“Trump lies!” she screamed. ( I thought a heart attack might be next.)

“Okay, tell me one lie he has said.”

Of course she couldn’t.

“I can’t think of one right now.” she said while shaking all over.

I had to laugh. Which of course, pissed her off more. She was so upset at me she started pacing.

“Kate, this didn’t start with Trump. Think about it. We used to be able to go downtown St. Louis. And we USED to be able to go to Ferguson. Look around. All the shopping centers are now big government centers. Half the country works for the government. ALL the democratic cities are cesspools. When the middle class dies, there will be no more money going into the government. Your social security check will be cut in half, once the economy is gone, so goes America. Sure, you’re okay. You’re on Medicare. But think about your children, you’re grandchildren.”

Clearly, she had gone to public schools and never read a book. Or flunked math. Probably both.

Okay, she finally got so mad at me she just walked into her house.

And I was sad. I know she’s just uneducated. I know she cannot for the life of herself see the big picture. She’s on Social Security, and Medicare, still healthy, and all her kids still have their jobs.

She’s fine. She’s just so worried about Trump killing people. She’s considers herself such a good Christian, and the fact that she can’t eat her communion wafer because of this virus is really bothering her.

And that’s the problem isn’t it? People on SS or welfare are fine. She was even pissed off about the “cure.”

“They don’t know if it works yet.” She spit out.

“Well, go online. There are hundreds of videos by people who recovered with Hydroxychloroquine.”

“That’s not true.” She said. “Besides, you can’t get it.” People that need it are not getting it now.” She cried.

“So, you know they triage right?” She nodded because she had been an EMT for years.

“Okay. So, let’s say you have three patients. One has Lupus. One has arthritis, and one has the virus and will die in a couple of hours. Who should get it?”

She was silent.

I was thinking of all the poor people who might have died on the way to a hospital because of this ladies low IQ. Once she had told me that people who tried to kill themselves were only doing it to get attention.

Yeah. I won’t even touch that one.

Anyway, it ended badly.

As she was walking into her house I yelled, “Hey, would you guys still like the back massager that I just bought and I can’t use due to my bad computer chair?” I had paid $60 dollars for it, it was brand new, and was just going to give it to them. The one sister had a bad back.

“NO!” she said as she ran into her house.

And there you have it. Civil war. Just for the record, I had given them cookies, pies, Christmas cards every single year after they moved in. They gave me…nothing. Except they did start saying “hello” to me. Wow.

Sometimes, you just have to walk away.

Coming inside I thought, “How many of the Trump supporters that voted for him last time have been brainwashed by the countless and baseless attacks?”

And then, I read this…The comments alone are worth the read.

Some people. You can’t cure stupid. But you can, rememberyou are not alone.

And THAT’s what makes them so damn mad.

 

March 29, 2020 - Posted by | Angry Citizens, Uncategorized | ,

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