Apr. 3rd, 2017

PLAN B

Apr. 3rd, 2017 08:50 am
dalthauser: (Dorie Roo)
When Trump announced his candidacy for president I thought "no way is this happening".  When he won the Republican primary I thought "good, Hillary will beat him no problem".  When he won the election I thought "He will be impeached pronto or will quit because he didn't want this job anyway. Running was just a publicity stunt".

Then I started to see the writing on the wall.  How the citizenry is changing.  Those on the Right are no longer containing themselves - the hatred and racism are coming through even with people that I know personally.  The GOP members in Congress are making their moves implementing the agenda we never thought anyone (even Conservatives) would ultimately stand for.  The new President is using his pen fast and loose doing things that are making people's head spin.

I don't see an end in sight.  Even if #45 finally got Impeached we would have the GOP majority and "Pray Away The Gay" as President.

My only hope at this point is getting Progressives in seats in 2018.  This, and resisting Trump/GOP agenda by volunteering with Indivisible and The Democratic Party.  I'm not a Democrat - I'm an Independent.  I'm not just saying that - Ii really am.  I am Pro Gun/Pro Life (though not to the extent that the Right Wingers are - it's more of a philosophical stand) - so I really can't be a card carrying Democrat.  The Dems are against Trump's agenda and they are organized, and they have the capability to run candidates that will oppose what the Right wants to do in our country.

I've considered a Plan B though, and I've talked to my husband about it who is willing to entertain the notion.
That is moving to Germany.

I adore Germany in every way.  I admire the people, the system of government, and how they interact with the world.

It's a move that can be made because Marcel never gave up his German Citizenship (he is a Green Card Holder here).  The only challenge would be me learning German.  This is a big stumbling block because, honestly, when it comes to languages, I am hopeless.  I learn but cannot retain.  It's always been this way (a journal post all by itself someday).

So, I am willing to wait until 2018 to see if here is any way out of the trajectory our country is on (volunteering to do my part between now and then).  In the meantime, I am going to be researching if there is a way I can learn German in a way I can retain - and start doing that.  

When the time comes to make a choice, at least I will be ready.  I've been suffering from quite a bit of anxiety lately.   Having this gameplan is calming for me.  It also gives me something positive to looks towards. :-/

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