The election 

Well as anyone who knows me has probably been able to tell, I have not supported and do not support the president-elect. Therefore my expectations aren’t very high for our culture during the next four to eight years. We will probably be in another ‘intervention’ sometime in the next two years. The folks on the right are going to continue to fight against marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act. They’ll continue to staunchly support closed borders and the exclusion of certain groups. They’ll be cheering on as we send our young men and women to kill other young men and women in other countries. This is not anything new. And it predates the president-elect’s time in politics. So we’ll have to see after January 20th what parts of the president-elect’s campaign speeches he is actually able to implement and what things can be restrained.

I’ll tell you what I’m going to do, I’m going to keep working and looking after my parents and living my life. I’m going to keep following my path. If anyone has a problem with that, well we’ve seen from the president-elect’s rallies that they are certainly not shy about showing it. And if any of that somehow becomes illegal, I’ll deal with that at that time.

The course of America

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People are constantly looking to the president to fix everything, restore the prosperity that they believe was squandered by either Congress or the previous administration, and set right the moral direction of the country. The phrase “turn things around” comes up often. And so we go to the polls. There are always going to be people dissatisfied with a sitting president or a party. We self-identify with the left and dislike and distrust the right. We self-identify with the right and hate the left. Then there are those of us who don’t like either.

Regardless whether you think of yourself as a this or a that, what do you really expect to gain from a Trump presidency? If this man is the one to “turn things around,” just where in Hell do you think we’re headed? Banning any religion is the state establishing religion. Think about that for a while. Let it work inside your noggin for a bit. Muslim, Christian, Atheist, Jew, Buddhist, Taoist, Sikh…it’s all the same from the state’s perspective. And we’re not many steps, once you bar the entry of Muslims into the country, from banning Islam altogether. Now that prospect appeals to some people. There are people out there who’d be quite happy if everyone were just like them. They’re to be pitied. They refuse to see that we’re dealing with demagoguery and manipulation. We’re talking about enhancing the bureaucracy and setting something in motion that cannot be controlled forever by any one group. The state does not care. Once the machinery is in place to bar one it’s very easy to bar another.

You’d better think about the implications of what you’re hearing from this man. This is a weapon you cannot aim and fire without shooting yourself.

The presidential selection myth

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“Anyone can be President.”

 

I find there are still a lot of people who believe this myth. Okay. Fine. Let’s make that our assumed premise. Explain why the majority of candidates elected in the last 35-40yrs were educated at ivy league universities.

After you tackle that, explain why, still assuming the statement above, we may have Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush next November