When I read about all the people who are giddy today, optimistic and hopeful, I cannot help to think of the cycle of the battered wife. Today, her husband has been behaving, even exhibiting signs of change, buying flowers a few times, promising a vacation, even complimenting the children, but lurking in the shadows will come the beast from the past, maybe not today, not next week, or in the coming months, but the shoe will drop and he will beat and beat and beat again because it is he who has not changed his evil ways, because he does not have to.
Or if she has moved on and met a new beau (this is what happens when repeating the same method) who is charismatic, handsome, knows how to treat a woman, until…….
This is how I see America today. The battered wife hoping things will change only to find out that it is the same ol same ol.