So, yeah. I initially started this GROUP, just last night, in a fit of pent up rage. I was all fired up about Afghanistan and I wanted a safe place to air my frustrations about clutching to the Left pinion of America's hollow bat wings. I wanted to gauge where my fellow Americans (and especially my fellow writers, whom I consider to be more thoughtful people than the population at large) sat on the international fence of inevitable ignorance. But I bit my tongue at the last second, thank goodness, because what happened today would've made me eat that tongue o' mine raw. Now it's war. All over again. Fuck.
COVID. I got it. Even though I was Pfizer vaccinated. And I caught it while taking my niece and nephew to Disneyland of all places. Had to sit it out for a week, suffering mild symptoms but nothing too devastating, before I could put down the PlayStation controller and go back to work. That very morning a call came in telling our secretary that her father had passed. From the coronavirus. He was a 76 year old Trump-supporting conservative anti-vax QANON cultist living in Georgia and the virus killed him three days after he'd kissed it. It never even let the man get a word in edgewise. Which, frankly, pissed me off a whole lot more than his death could ever sadden me. Mostly because he wasn't able to convince any of his brainwashed brethren (including his daughter) to wake the fuck up.
I dunno. I know I'm ranting and raving. And I guess that's why I wanted to start this forum. As a form of antacid. I need a more intimate place to rant and rave about politics and culture and sex and money than the vast void the internet provides and yet a place that's a little less gut-wrenching. Somewhere between getting shit off your chest and upsetting the precious bonds we share with our personal families and friends and co-workers. Maybe y'all need a place like that too?