The Bumpy Road Back From Political Anger

For the past four years, I have been one pissed off angry SOB. There was a simple reason for that, and it was to help me direct my energy towards doing whatever I could to spread the word that America had made a terrible mistake in electing Donald Trump as their president.

I didn’t really care about the reasons why he got elected. Or that there were literally millions of Americans who felt that politicians were all crooks and scumbags. Or that there were thousands more than had felt that way for quite some time, and had banded together in macho sounding ‘militias’ and ‘paramilitary groups’ to plot the overthrow of the government.

I didn’t care about any of that stuff, because I have been around long enough to know that America is always going to be a divided country in one form or another. I suppose it could be considered the price you pay for living in a true democracy.

No, the reason I was so angry was because these people in the last couple paragraphs allowed themselves to be taken in by a con artist who knew how to play them and had no moral issues with doing just that.

But now, four years later, with that con man gone, but probably not forgotten, people like me, and there are thousands, are in a quandary. What do we do now that our mission, as we saw it, is accomplished?

And that brings me around to the purpose in me writing this in the first place.

I have only been toying with this for a couple of days because I could not let go of that anger until I was absolutely sure that there was no longer a need for it. Now I am in a state of almost complete decompression.

Most of you out there are writers of one kind or another, and so you know about these situations. And you know that sooner or later you write your anger out and you write your new emotions in. And that is what I am doing.

One of the tools I have to help me is the site you are reading this on right now. BizCatalyst 360° has proven to me that there is a life beyond the anger that has been driving me for the past 4 years. I’m starting to read a lot more of you and realize that there is a whole world of positivity that maybe I cut myself off from.

Oh sure, I did my marketing posts, and my lyric posts, and I dug up a lot of stuff that I wrote before 2016. But now, I’m sitting here with a great wide vista in front of me.

One of the ways I will be filling this vista is through the paid work that I do. I have started to re-connect with some of my old friends/clients/associates and let them know that I am now sufficiently recovered from my spinal surgery to be able to go at it again.

The other item in the vista is a new column I have created called Brand New Day, which is really dedicated to showcasing news and companies that are emerging from the world’s need to dramatically reduce CO2 producing energy. I have already done ten of these and just this morning started a meme series to promote the blog. I’m also going through some of my photography and putting together little shows that I can post in another blog series called Muritorial, which is also going to be more observational than critical.

But what I look forward to the most, and what I really believe with do me the most good is writing on BizCatalyst 360°. Because being in the company of so many positive thinkers, I am certain will help me constructively re-focus my political anger now that there is no further need for it.

If you are interested in checking out Brand New Day, you can access the columns here:


Jim Murray
Jim Murray
I have been a writer since the age of 14. I started writing short stories and poetry. From there I graduated to writing lyrics for various bands and composers and feature-length screenplays, two of which have been produced. Early on in my writing career, I discovered advertising. While the other media have drifted in and out, communications writing and art direction have been the constant through a 20-year career senior positions in Canadian and multi-national agencies and a second career, which began in 1989, (Onwords & Upwords Inc), as a strategic and creative resource to direct clients, design companies, marketing consultants and boutique agencies. Early in 2020, I closed Onwords & Upwords and opened MurMarketing which is a freelance strategic development/copywriting/art direction service for businesses working to make a positive difference in the world. I currently write long format blogs in 4 different streams, encompassing, entertainment, marketing, and communications, life in general, and the renewable energy and recycling industries. These are currently published on I have, over the years, created more than 1500 blog posts. I live with my wife Heather in the beautiful Niagara Region of southern Ontario, after migrating from Toronto, where I spent most of my adult life. I am currently recovering from spinal surgery and learning to walk again.

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