Around Christmas, I was in active contact with my sister, who lives in Florida.
She and I have had a pretty absent relationship, meaning she hadn't actively contacted me in years besides the time that I had to inform her that my husband had died.
So-some background on us..Dad was an decorated Army officer, pretty patriotic, would have died for this country.. brought us up kinda liberal (but we were sheltered..being in Maine does that) but he never liked Republicans, and thought FDR was the best POTUS ever (which I agreed with).
Anyway, I know he would have detested Trump becoming POTUS, and I'm sure he would have voted against all the GOP. Towards the end of his life he became anti-war, too. Vietnam did that.
So, I was always pretty liberal and believed sister was too.
Fast forward to the past Christmas when I was texting with her, somehow politics got mentioned and she wrote "Brandon and his son" in a sentence.
I was shocked.
Those words betrayed her political views far better than anything she could have said.
My own sister is a Trumper. She's possibly a anti-vaxxer as well.
I know she's become a Republican because she lives in Boca Raton, a community in Florida which is 99% white and fairly well off.
I immediately texted back something about Jan 6, and mentioned that "Dad would have been so ashamed of this country" and that was about the time I stopped texting her.
Has anyone ever had that happen, when your own siblings turn out to be completely opposite of what they used to be?
I remember distinctly reading Spy magazine when it was running anti-Trump stuff and my sister loved it.
What the fuck happened to her?
Fox and Friends? Ron DeSantis? Florida itself in baking her head?
Whatever happened to her, I've stopped texting her.
In fact, I've almost stopped thinking of her as my sister.
You never know...