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Posted by on Nov 2, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 1 comment

“There are no pets in this White House.”

 

White House pets

 

The White House is an entirely joyless and miserable place, engrossed and polluted by a cruel, spiteful, imbecilic occupant.

 

We can learn a lot about a person and their character based on what they think about animals….and how animals are treated….and how animals are part of their daily routine.

This is true even for presidents and presidential candidates

I made this short 4-minute video reveals which candidate in the 2020 election really values animals versus which candidate does not.

I compiled this from exiting footage on YouTube.

 

Unattributed quote (author unknown):

There is no literature or poetry in this White House. No music.
No Kennedy Center award celebrations.
There are no pets in this White House.
No man’s best friend. No Socks the family cat.
No kid’s science fairs.
No times when this president takes off the blue suit-red tie uniform and becomes human, except when he puts on his white shirt- khaki pants uniform and hides on the golf course.
There are no images of the first family enjoying themselves together in a relaxing moment –anywhere.
No moments like Obamas on the beach in Hawaii, or Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport, no Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape.
I was thinking of the summer when George H couldn’t catch a fish and all the grandkids made signs and counted the fish-less days. And somehow, even if you didn’t even like GHB, you got caught up in the joy of a family that loved each other and had fun.
Where did that country go?

Where did all the fun and joy and expressions of love and happiness go? We used to be a country that did the ice bucket challenge and raised millions for charity.
We used to have a president that calmed and soothed the nation instead of dividing it.
And a First Lady that planted a garden instead of ripping one out.
We are rudderless and joyless.
We have lost priceless cultural aspects of society that make America great.
We have lost our mojo. Our fun, our happiness.
The cheering on of others.
The shared experiences of humanity that makes it all worth it.
The challenges AND the triumphs that we shared and celebrated.
The unique can-do spirit Americans have always been known for.
We are lost.
We have lost so much
In so short a time.

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1 Comment

  1. Poet is Elayne Griffin Baker, although it has been misattributed to Bruce Springsteen.

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