My presence, or lack thereof, in their lives is their reward or punishment. If they choose to want to help the working middle poor class instead of making life harder then they get to stay in my life. If they don't then they get nothing from me not even a recognition that they exist. I know it isn't much of an incentive or punishment but it is the only one I can control absolutely. There are too many people going through too many hardships this and every moment for me to ever forget what the republican party and their ignorant voters are making to happen. I am principled that way. I know many like me who know in our hearts that living a more virtuous life is not some dream but whatever reality we can make it. Sure the cynics out there know that they can get away with things instead of being honorable people but that is their choice, not mine nor like minded folks.
We are the best of what humans can be when we see ourselves as all equals in whatever path we choose to take. The idea that some of us have the gall to place objections on others or obstruct their lives simply based upon their own unreal personal concept of reality, is despicable. This is what the republican party does. It takes it's own concept of reality which is not real and attempts to make the rest of us a supplicant to it. Whether through hardship or hate, they don't care. So if you choose to continue to support the worst of what humanity is by voting for republicans then don't ever expect to hear from or see me.