Here’s what I think
These are confusing times, at least to me. Here’s an example. Recently saw a post on FB, from a friend, supporting Trump and trying to establish, he’s not a Racist, which in even good times, not possible and now, impossible(Steve Bannon). I was totally unprepared to see this and surprised, had to look twice, before I was sure, this was the same person that I thought highly of and liked. What’s a person to do?
Trump isn’t some Mitt Romney or John McCain, or John Kasich for that matter, but a new breed of “politician” that lies, gets caught and then continues to lie, throughout the Campaign and then WINS??? We’ve come to this point in America, where actual truth doesn’t matter, just that a “celebrity” can win the White House, by any and ALL means and half the Nation is OK with that.
Of course, I could blame the 100 Million or so Americans that didn’t vote, too busy, didn’t like either candidate, etc.,etc. But the blame really falls on the Democratic Party, Hillary, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the entire DNC. But I’m not here, right now, to blame anyone, now. I’m here to discuss what has happened to America and how we’ve just been pushed back 50-60 years.
It seems that there is a segment of our Country, that wants things like they used to be, back in the 50’s-60’s, when PEOPLE knew their place. “people” being blacks,women, gays,immigrants,etc., those people. Trump and his buddies are now putting together his “staff” and we’re beginning to see what that portends for our collective future. So far, not so good.
Seeing lots of surrogates, supporters and Trump voters, coming out to declare “I voted for Trump, but I’m certainly not a Racist!”, and here’s that conundrum, and the easy answer is “Oh Really!”. The difficult answer will take a bit longer, but I’ll give it a try.
Let’s make this simple, for the Trump people. Here’s an example of what I’m saying. Let’s imagine that you have a great friend, buddy for years, do stuff together, have them over for fun times, etc. One day he shows up and while having a beer or two, asks you to sign a petition he’s got up on Moveon.org. You say sure! He tells you what it is. He’s trying to make “pedophilia” legal, since he’s a pedophile and thinks it should be easier to do, you know, change some laws and stuff.
There is a seismic shift happening, while you’re sitting there and wondering if this is actually happening! This changes EVERYTHING about how you see this guy and where this relationship is going! He’s 90% still the same guy, after all, just this little thing about kids. BUT that little 10% thing, REALLY effects your total image of this person and how you will see this guy, from now on!
Sorta the same thing now, with me and finding out friends, family and others, have voted for Trump and how that changes, forever, your relationship with those people. Can’t “unhear it”! Can’t really accept it. Can’t understand it! They voted for this pathological liar, racist, sexual assaulter, bigot,etc. ? Maybe only 10% has changed but it’s a really BIG 10% to you.
HOW do you EVER reconcile that thought, that your friend,family member, neighbor, can even THINK that Trump is the right guy? “CHANGE”, is usually the answer. “I voted for him, not for all that other silly stuff, but for the CHANGE he’ll bring!”. Yeah, like McCarthy in the 50’s kinda change! Like Mussolini brought some change to Italy.
Bottom line to me, is this, Republicans, want lower taxes, which implies less services for those in need and of course, less taxes, which benefits the rich and super rich, much more than the Middle Class and those below. Democrats, typically want MORE stuff for the Middle Class and those living in Poverty, more services and the RICH being taxed more, to enable that. Seems basic to me. That’s why I’m a Democrat, mostly, much more left than Bernie, since the damage done, will take much more to get America, back on it’s feet.
Anyway, this Country is now divided, more than anytime before, well before the Civil War broke out and I think we’re headed in that direction. Trump supporters are on a path that will lead them into major disappointment, since Trump made “promises” that will never be put into law and they will rebel. Our Military will NOT follow Trump’s direction and then THEY will rebel and Americans, losing more Freedoms, will not accept that and rebel! Not a pleasant FUTURE.
I’ll try and post some more, but just tired now,