scha·den·freu·de ˈSHädənˌfroidə/ noun
- pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune
nar·cis·sism ˈnärsəˌsizəm/ noun
- extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.
Donald Trump (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
This weekend was a time of great sorrow. Sorrow over the state of our country and the growing adversities which will likely soon confront my children and grandchildren.
Not that I have ever believed Donald Trump is a savior who will address all the problems that have led to our economic and cultural decline. But at least he gave us a shot at slowing down enough to turn the ship around.
At least Trump would give us a few more years before the Supreme Court forced every nun to choose between jail and paying for abortions. At least we might have a few more years before churches and religious schools would have to choose between closing or embracing the secular (pagan) world view on human sexuality. And at least we would have a few more years before the floodgates of taxpayer dollars would be opened to abortionists and Planned Parenthood even more than they already are.
Now, that opportunity seems on the verge of slipping away.
I expected to see many of my friends experiencing the same sorrow. I thought that, even though some of them were #NeverTrump, they would at least be grieved by what a now likely Clinton presidency means for our Constitutional Republic and for our future. Continue Reading