Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Morning After Thoughts
Regular readers of my articles know I wrote several over the past year about why so many could not accept HRC as the candidate of their choice. In short, it was because she represented the epitome of dynastic establishment elite whom they had come to loathe and distrust. Moreover, she had the temerity to be a woman who would follow a black man. You can stuff a lot into that bag. It also has a lot to do with growing awareness among a very large segment of the population that a society dominated and controlled by white males of a vaguely Protestant persuasion is quickly, inevitably, being transformed into a society where that will no longer be true. Consider the woman who posted on FB that "You leftists think we are all racists and sexists. Well, we're not. We are hard working people who have been shoved around and pushed up against the wall for the last eight years, and we're having no more of it." You can make of that what you will. What troubles me is that they chose a corrupt, cowardly, ignorant, unstable, serial abuser, and fraudster who drove his campaign on a dystopian vision of the present inconsistent with the facts, and promises for a glorious future he cannot deliver, which he shored up with insults, threats, and lies of unprecedented number. It doesn't matter. He's not HRC, and that's all that counts. A number on FB are ecstatic. It's the most wonderful morning in their lives. All their prejudices have been vindicated. That saddens me very much. I don't know what will happen. Perhaps it will be the catharsis that we need. A last gasp of an old age dying far too late. Perhaps it will be our own version of Caligula and Nero. I hope not. We shall see. In the meantime, I think we are in for a very rough ride.