Despite being an ardent trump supporter, he is a good man; a fervent evangelical who follows the tenets of that group. He had no qualms about altering his faith to support a leader who has a serious deficit in humanity.
His political beliefs meet all the qualifications for a so-called “Deplorable.” I first wrote about him this past November.
I ran into him last week and he told me he is recovering from a serious illness. His doctor recommended more tests and a consultation with a specialist.
He has no insurance.
He is not able to work full time because of his illness.
Due to his reduced income, he cannot afford the extra tests or a visit to a specialist.
I did not ask him if his virulent opposition to President Obama and the affordable care act had changed.
I did not mention that now he has a pre-existing condition which is insurance-speak for you got screwed.
I wished him well and told him I am sorry for his illness.
And I am sorry.
I am sorry, he relied on tribe mentality to define his political views.
I am sorry he turned a blind eye to Trump’s total indifference to the less fortunate.
I am sorry he supports a regime that works against his best interest.
He was searching for leadership that would lead to a better life.
He is not deplorable; he is betrayed.
Categories: Biased, Unbalanced and Politically Incorrect
I am a lifelong Southerner, short story author, and essayist. Home is Dallas, Texas.
My essays have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Writing.