"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

President-Elect Trump

White people have spoken by showing up and voting and the result is a racist, sexist sociopath will be the next President of the United States. It is official as Hillary Clinton conceded to President Donald Trump. As a middle age, middle class white guy, I am horrified by tonight’s events. Not surprised because I am aware of how truly ignorant the average American is on how government actually functions (“I will upend the ‘establishment’ by voting in all incumbents! That will show that do nothing Congress!”). Having said that, if you do not fit that demographic, be afraid, be very afraid.

The GOP and Trump believe the young are lazy and higher education is something only the elite should have access to. The old just drain the economy with the best solution being the elimination of medicare and social security. Let nature do the rest. The poor (aka the majority of white that voted Trump), forget about it. Best thing they can do is go off and simply die. As for minorities...the US use to know what to do with you and will learn so again. Women...see kitchen, use kitchen. See bed...spread legs. That is all.

The next four year with GOP owning Presidency, Congress and Supreme Court is going to be ugly. Looking at the close states, be sure to thank those that voted third party (the coward’s vote) for that. They surely impacted this election, make no mistake. Not in anyway to help their cause but for sure to help the GOP cause.

Ultimately those that vote third party or the huge swaths of minorities that once again chose not to vote can only blame themselves what follows next or what may happen to them. They were warned what white people were going to do and they ignored the warning. At the very least the non-voters and 3rd party voters gave up their right to bitch for the next 4 years (seriously, I am going to ask and if I hear either answer my response will be: shut up, you lost the right to complain).

In the end, here is hoping that President Donald Trump somehow goes against his long history of mediocrity and failure to actual rise to the occasion of his position. Maybe, just maybe, he turns out to actually be a good President. Its about the only hope we have.

In the meantime, it will be interesting to see what happens when his poor white supporters realize he can’t keep any of his promises (I mean that literally as most are economically or legally unfeasible). The only real lesson to learn from this - next time vote. Don’t assume, just vote and know for sure.

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