June 12th, 2020

I didn't want to hijack

kk1raven asked a question about how anyone can support Trump when he makes them sign a non-lawsuit pledge just to hear him.  Rather than hijack her entry I'm answering here:

How can someone (not a skinhead, neo-nazi.. that I understand), an otherwise fairly normal person with above average intelligence support him?  I'm truly baffled.  

Clearly he brings out the inner bully, the slingshot reaction to losing ground in this progressive world that lit up the White House in a rainbow a few years ago, to the loss of white numerical supremacy, the loss of male dominance.  A feeling that 'WE' have lost control.   Of course that does not account for black and Hispanic women who support him.  There is NO accounting for that in any way at all.

And he is glib.  He's got an answer and for the most part it is "you're right, you're better, you should be in charge, you should be dominant, you should be rich, in control, in the majority and I'm the only one that can make that happen and I will".

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Amazon return

I spent an hour of my life today attempting to install a seat cover for the bench seat in my wife's RAV 4.  Turns out that it was basically impossible and the seat cover began to fall apart while I was trying.  Once I saw a piece of zipper lying on the seat I gave up, went back inside and clicked on return.  Voila! Dump it in a box, head to UPS and show them the QR code and it will vanish from my life.  The RAV 4 looks better with just the front seats covered anyway.

Last night on YouTube there was a collection of musicians playing a tribute to John Prine.  It was not great music being assembled from mostly self quarantined people playing his songs without embellishment.  But I was struck again by how much his death affected me.  I listen to Pink Floyd a lot more than I ever will to Prine.  Maybe it was just his humanity, the way he seemed to spread his wings across the country, the gentleness of spirit.  His death will be what I remember from Covid, that it killed him.

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