Trump? November 4, 2016Posted by voolavex in Politics & Religion, Social Issues.
He could win.
As we near the day of decision the fear – for me – becomes very much a possibility. I say this because on my FBPage I sing with members of the choir. We are bright, erudite, informed humans with an ability to dig until we have read and discussed all the angles. We have weighed the words and the pantomime and the evasive answers and the performance art of Donald J. Trump.. We are not the folks to whom he preaches. Those folks are scared too – but they are scared of things they have always held in anger and contempt. Foreigners, Dark skins, women, Jews and dozens and dozens of offshoots of these same targets of anger, violence and hate. To be in 2016 and watch this unfold is beyond bizarre to those of us who have lived somewhat longer and have the ability to compare and contrast. But we are heading for heaven’s door and one day the Social Media will name the last Baby Boomer and their end.. We all know that. We are not smarter or better – we just have an ability that only time provides – reflection, experience and for many – plain old common sense. Electronics and Technology have not dulled that. In a sense we are at devolution – not moving forward but – at best – running place – at worst – running amok. If we could run backwards we might kickstart our evolution again. But there will never be another generation that has lived and seen both forks in the road. And the road more travelled is crowded. Trump’s message does not have to have substance. The listeners don’t have substance. He is a brilliant huckster but unlike PT Barnum he is fooling more of the people more of the time. And I hardly need mention that great civilizations rise to glory and fall in hubris and despair. I am fearful that Barack Obama was our last President. I fear for the United States of America – because today – we are anything but.