So, Trump has won the election… OK, it’s official. An electoral landslide, a close decision by the popular vote.
I am very surprised.
I guess, me being an American, I should weigh in on it. Although I’m not sure how much good that will really do. What can I say?
If you didn’t vote for Trump, well, I’m sorry for your loss. I know that the elections this year were very intense and you are probably not feeling happy about it right now. I get it. You fought for some ideas but the other people won and now you feel hurt.
If you did vote for Trump, then you are probably very happy. Your guy won and that’s reason enough to make your day bright. Maybe your disenfranchised with America and I can definitely see your point.
I did vote, but I am not going to talk about that here. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that it seems we as a country have been bamboozled by the media and led astray from, let’s say, more important issues.
In truth, it doesn’t really matter who is our president that much. My opinion, I know, but just think about how many people are in the country and how many governing bodies we have. You expect that all to change because a black man steps down and a white man steps up? No, I don’t expect too much will change.
In reality this whole election process was and is a bit of a sham. People getting passionate and disappointed and jubilant about things that actually don’t effect them too much at all.
It kind of reminds me of how everyone in my hometown is always cheering for the Patriots. But what has Robert Kraft done for you recently?
The things that can help us like reading, exercise, nutrition, being there for friends, well, they don’t have a CSPAN channel.
In some ways this whole thing was good. It made people, not excluding myself, wake up and take the time to more thoroughly understand the role of politics in society.
But in other ways it’s distracting us from the stuff that actually matters, in our world. For example, I let myself get distracted today at work. My productivity was probably cut in half.
Remember all those old adages they tell you about politicians? That they are liars and thieves just like teachers that work for the love, not the money? Well, guess what, those adages are more or less correct. It didn’t matter who won today, the fact is that each candidate was running for a political office and a politician was going into that seat one way or the other.
Thats the deal. It’s not necessarily a bad thing either. It’s just the way it is. Business people make money. Writers write. Politicians smile and kiss babies. Whatever it takes to please their constituencies.
Mr. Trump won, fair and square. He played the game and he won.
So, if your an American reading this, understand that I too share you confusion and fear of the future. Not because of Trump, but because of these greater underlying problems. It’s a dark and scary world out there.