Switzerland. Not my favorite country.
I suppose I have to live less in the past. The problem is that I firmly believe that one must know history if one is to be on guard against repetition of the wrongs of the past. Sadly, much of the errors of recent years in this country are quite recognizable from our own past. Still, there's a difference between remembering history's lessons and being bitter about them.
This brings me to an article I just read about voting in Switzerland. Aside from their well-known involvement with the Nazis in World War II, helping the Germans hide vast fortunes they stole from people they had murdered, the Swiss did quite well manufacturing weapons for Germany.
So Switzerland hasn't been my favorite country, but perhaps I should set a lot of that aside. It has been a long time since all of that, and I suppose they have made efforts at being good citizens of the world. I've read that, in many ways, their recent human rights record has been better than that of my own country.
Considering that, maybe I shouldn't be surprised at these results. Put to a national vote, about 58% of the Swiss voters "were in favor of increased rights for same-sex couples, namely that registered same-sex couples are treated the same as married couples for tax and pension purposes."
I love my country, but we've really gone astray. Bigots are getting their way today. Eventually, better people will change this. Many of the people supporting the current Administration and its allies are doing so because they've believed lies that were fed to them. Eventually, the better natures of the average people will fix this. I just hope too much damage isn't done to good people before that day comes.