Like most people opposite of the Dark Side, I have been too distraught by recent events to focus on anything else that isn’t absolutely necessary for survival. I’ve done my best to plow on forward and remain a somewhat functioning human being on what has challenged the fact all common sense tells me we are headed for disaster.
On November 8, the Donald tRump was elected 45th president of the United States of America. No, there are no accidental type-os in that sentence.
He appealed to the working class by telling them everything they wanted to hear. He brought out and played to the fears of the conservative working class in America- the financial insecurity, the racial tensions, the libertarian movement that so strongly threatens Christian hyper-sensitivities. He even managed to include the classic immigrant scapegoat maneuver. But, as anyone with an open mind outside of that class could see, he was just selling them what they wanted to hear. And A LOT of people bought it.
I mean, really… people expect a millionaire asshole to have the working class’ best interest at heart? I tell you that they do, because I personally know good-hearted folk who believe tRumpledore genuinely cares about the American people and that climate change really is a hoax. I just cannot wrap my head around that.
Update: It’s December 1, and the tRumpledore has in fact picked Wall Street insiders, corporate billionaires, and Washington lobbyist as his cabinet picks. What’s scarier is that I think a lot of his followers don’t care (like they don’t care that hate crimes in America spiked right after the elections). It is obvious that people are blind. We all believe what we want to believe.