As the day of Donald Trump’s swearing-in looms ever closer, constituents across the country are still firmly divided in their support, or hatred, of the president elect. January 20, 2017 is a date that will go down in infamy as the day that the only snake oil salesman in recorded history was elected to fill the highest office in America.
Electing Trump has managed to roll back the country’s founding fathers’ dreams and aspirations with one blow from an Electoral College vote based on a political party’s rabid quest to get “one of their own” back in the White House.
Republican politicians were so desperate to have the GOP back in charge that they ignored Russian interference with what many consider an almost sacred event; the American election process.
The GOP has always been about the elite, the rich and that small class of American’s who inherited their wealth, quite different from the rich. (Trump, who started with a massive fortune falls somewhere between the rich and the wealthy, he has maintained his lifestyle by refusing to pay for service’s rendered.)
The spoon-fed potential oligarch owes billions and refuses to release his tax returns. All the while telling the gullible what they want to hear, while simultaneously setting the country’s lower and middle classes against one another. He attempts to control the media and lies on camera. This will continue until he and his cronies can rape and plunder their victims like ham-fisted marauders.
America wrenched itself away from Britain because of taxes and, truth be told, a social class system that saw more misery and starving people than ones who were “well off.” The new country was built on the idea that everyone could get a fair slice of the pie.
If there was ever any doubt that the Republican Party was behind the “common” man, this election has removed any question of what and whom the politicians, and their supporters, are looking out for. There is an old saying: The rich get rich while the poor get children. It could have been coined for the GOP.
The political system and ideals have been corrupted. Elected officials, regardless of party affiliations, have all become more concerned with personal wealth than the people who voted them in office. Officials now spend more time on party issues than looking out for the constituents they represent.
The American system has become sour, not for the people, who still respond fervently to a message of hope, but for its politicians. It is time for the two-party system to be dissolved or, at the very least, dismantled and rebuilt.
A system that enables a reality television “star” to take the reins of control over one of the most powerful countries in the world is clearly broken. A man who has illusions of grandeur and who clearly believes that the presidency is an autocratic position, will soon be in charge and sanity, like Elvis, will have left the building.
In England, there was an advert for Orange (a mobile phone company along the lines of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, et al) the company’s tagline was “The future is bright, the future is Orange.” It is beyond tragic to look at the 2016 election results and realize that the future is not bright, but it is certainly orange and full of stubborn belligerence.
The end of America as a superpower has been, as Russia once promised, brought about without one shot being fired.
The election of a man who clearly does not hold his own country’s well being over his narcissistic need for fame and control has killed a once great nation.