Back Roads

I have not written much about politics lately. Sure I have watched Joe on TV. He is the president. All I see is a angry old man. For me he is the personification racism, hatred and corruption. It is not what can I do about it, because there is nothing I can do about it. It has been how can I deal with it. The easiest way to deal with politics now is to just not talk about politics. I just keep on working, pandemic or not. I work to make the world a better place. At least I try to.

Today I took a break. I took the little convertible out to drive on the back roads. It was a gorgeous spring day. I drove the back roads that I had not drove before. The old Simon and Garfunkel song America came to my mind. I stayed off the dirt roads because of the mud, so I was mostly on pavement. I also tried to stay off the state routes. I had seen most of them before. I wanted to see new things and places. I did, we have such a beautiful country. Simple things can be so amazing. Oh happy day.

Yet, this is about politics. I was really surprised to see so many Trump signs. The must have been a hundred Trump campaign signs along the back roads. I did see one hand made BLM sign, and no other campaign signs. I wondered how so many Trump signs survived the campaign. I had seen so many vandalized. Then I realized that the methodical extermination of Trump signs may have only happened on state routes. That would kind of make sense, logistically.

So how much of America lives on back roads? Probably less than half. Cities are big, with many people. It is probably easier to intimidate people politically in cities. I no longer see any Biden signs in the city. Also Bernie Sanders has completely disappeared. He had a continuing presence after the previous election. Yet now he is gone. Maybe his folks are satisfied with the current regime. I have read that there are more people who vote that don’t work than there are working people who vote. I guess it is only natural that people would vote themselves free stuff.

I do not put campaign signs out. I had numerous signs stolen or vandalized. I live on a dirt road. So I have to wonder if all the signs I saw were put up after the election. Or a new thought is maybe my signs were targeted because my name was used by the Trump campaign as a town chair. Intimidation can be an effective weapon. Yes, I was intimidated. The question is was the intimidation purposeful.

So why does the politically defeated have such a large presence on the back roads? I know everything CNN says is lies. I know unions can be intimidating. Maybe I am not the only one that believes these things. Of course President Biden and his supporters will say all these people are racist white supremacists. I suppose that makes.them feel better. My thought is, unlike me, these people on the back roads failed to be intimidated. Of course I really do not know the answer. All I can say for sure is, I have seen the signs.

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