Let’s start at the very beginning.

It’s Inauguration day.  President Cheeto is being sworn into office. My social media feeds are blowing up and I’m just skimming them. The vast majority of my friends lean a particular direction, making today a very bad day. I didn’t vote for the Master of Bankruptcy. My candidate of choice didn’t even make it to November. The sad fact, though, is that he is our president, as of today, January 20, 2017.  We can be angry, we can be scared, but we can’t change that immediately.

The beginning today is a new chapter for everyone. We are divided into three camps: those who are angry and scared, those who are happy and hopeful, and those who just don’t give a fuck anymore. Many of my friends, family, and acquaintances are in the first camp. Again, no blame to them. They have every right to be angry and scared. Most days I am to. But right now I fall firmly into the apathy camp.

I just don’t give a fuck anymore.

Why don’t you give a fuck, Blythe?

Good question, and I don’t know if I have a good answer. I can say I’m tired. I have my opinions, we all do. I know what I believe is right and fair. I don’t understand how people can hate so much. I have hate sometimes, but not at the level that “these people” do. I don’t understand how people can fear someone they do not know just because they don’t understand. People can throw their own opinions, reasons, excuses at me, and I still won’t understand.  So at the moment I just have zero fucks to give.

I’m going to ride the wave of apathy for the moment while I get a bearing on my own feelings and understanding. I’m going to raise my child to love and care, and hope that I can help him understand what is happening right now. I’m going to hope that when he’s older, he will have more fire than I will and can help make this world a better place.

In ten years (or ten days) I may change my entire outlook, but for right now, I just want to focus on my family and my work.

The Great Orange Plagiarist will hopefully only be a short chapter in this countries history. One that we can all learn from.

But this isn’t a political blog and I’m not sure what kind of blog it is, yet. I thought it fitting to start today because a great many things will be starting today. That led me to think that starting a new blog, and hopefully taking it seriously, would be a good thing for me.

So here’s to Inauguration Day; beginnings, hope, fear, change, fire, passion, and spirit.