Tomorrow is just another Tuesday, but for the registered voters in New Jersey, California, New Mexico, Montanna, North Dakota, and South Dakota it is Election Day. You can tell who the democrats are by their level of enthusiasm. This is an anticlimactic time for the conservatives because their hero has already won by default. Even those who dislike the fact that Trump will be the republican candidate have long since quieted down.
Who would have thought (even a year ago), that our nation would be at such a political impass? One thing is for certain. Regardless of how uniformed the voting public may be, everyone knows that the American standard is about to change. Even the unregistered, non-citizens, and underage residents of our nation long to be a part of the conversation. This will be an election year like no other. EVERYone will have an opinion–and most of them will stink.
There’s going to be a lot of shit-slinging. And when the fight is over, we will all be covered.
This is a time to watch the signs. The decline of a nation (or even a civilization) will not be a sudden occurrence. We watched it decline began hundreds of years ago. It is the rate by which we exchange information that makes this an interesting time to be involved.
Social unrest, moral decay, hypocracy, economic injustice has reached intolerable levels. This is not the time to be in power. There will be no “sudden shift” like the politicos are forcasting. However, this will mark the end of an era.
The ideas of obsconding to foreign lands were revisited when very few countries opened their borders to Syrian refugees. They were being terrorized in their home land by extremist. And still they received little empathy. You think American defectors stand a chance in the eyes of the United Nations?
Suddenly places like Russia and Western Europe seem mildly appealing. It’s time to start traveling–before U.S. passports become valueless. It may time to visit the places that Bernie references (like Finland). It’s not such a grand idea however to make reservations in places like Isreal or China. The close proximity to Iraq and Afganistan does not make Americans any more welcome. The changing faces of American money (alone) is enough to be indicted for Western arrogance. It’s simply not a good look.
Our entire political system has attention deficit disorder. Politics creeps their way into religious sanctuaries as pastors struggle to refrain from interjecting their personal beliefs.
Who would Jesus vote for? Clearly not the same candidate as Muhammad. The social climate is no longer discrete. Americans have become very vocal about their distastes and personal dogmas. Feelings are getting hurt as everyone is openly professing their biases (and constitutional right to be a bigot). Entitlement is at an all time high, but determination to thrive is at an all time low. Who wants to be responsible for a nation of gluttons and theives? For surely if this is the case, the Donald has already won.
Why didn’t Bernie run for president in the 80s? Was Carter so bad that the Democratic Party lost the confidence of the majority. Where was the civil rights movement in the 70s? Were the hippies too hung over on the gonja, or did they have a severe case of dance fever? It seems that once we got some semblance of what we wanted, we became complacent. The yuppies and the buppies (Black Upwardly-Mobile Professionals) had enough easy access to timeshares, BMW’s, real estate, and education that the struggle dissipated.
Now the struggle is real, and there are no more heros. The private interest has gotten very clever in rallying public support. The mules keep hoping to get fed off of the excess wealth that was carved away from the American infrastructure. The public didn’t even see it coming. The few that did were deemed fanatics, socialist, and “liberals.”
Conspiracies are real when they are FACT. Zealots warn of “the machine” just as the Panthers warned of “the man” but the status quo was acceptable to society as a whole.
Tomorrow is Election Day and the fate of America is not sealed. In fact, the republicans who don’t vote tomorrow are also living on borrowed time. How quickly can you change your party affiliation? Quicker than you can sell your home and run away. That’s for sure!
Don’t give up, America! We created this problem, but it’s not too late to fix it. We can take responsibility. We can right the wrongs if only we recognize what we’ve allowed this to happen. This IS your land. This IS my land (too). Let’s not run for the border; because no other nation wants to be contaminated either.