The eighth of November
He played and lied
The day America died
I acknowledge my error in February; there was nobody who could lose to Hillary Clinton.
I still believe that the Media is responsible for this mess – just as Frankenstein’s Monster backfired on him, so did the Media’s Monster. Hopefully they have learned their lesson, but I doubt it. Either way, we have what we have, and we must do the best with the cards we were dealt. I always try to see the bright side (“Every day you see the sunrise…), so I’m reminded of an exercise I was exposed to in Grade 11 Civics more than 35 years ago.
We were given profiles on three “candidates” for president. One was a loud mouthed drunk, another was a crippled rich boy who had never accomplished anything, and the third was a model citizen who had served his country in the military. Of course we elected Hitler. Hopefully our duly elected bigot will rise to the occasion, as did Roosevelt and Churchill. The alternative is not acceptable.
What strikes me more than anything is how divided a nation we have become. Yes, the politicians are corrupt – they have always had ulterior motives. Yes, the economy sucks – until we acknowledge that the fossil fuel economy over, that isn’t going to change much. Yes, we have an immigration problem – we have for over 15,000 years. No, our taxes are not too high – we enjoy a very low tax rate for post war years, especially when you consider the current capital gains tax. I could go on with religion, abortion, guns, etcetera, but I won’t. Our Nation was founded on the belief in Mankind and the sovereignty of a man. We seem to have lost that belief.
I’m not bitter, for I voted neither for Clinton nor Trump. I am anxious, but still hopeful. I’m hopeful that our Monster turns out to be a Roosevelt or Churchill, and not a Hitler. That is, an owl in wolves clothing.
God (or somebody) Bless America!