My Rambling Thoughts from The Day After

The following is a FB post I wrote on the morning of November 9—–

My current rambling thoughts.

I voted. I did not like either choice but I voted. I have voted in every election since I turned 18.

It is time for the name calling to cease. It serves no purpose.

And regardless of what you think, the majority of this country spoke.

If you actually pay attention to this country you could see this coming. At some point the masses will speak. In recent times this has been set up since at least Reagan but the roots can be traced back much further. Maybe to the civil war. News has said for a year that we as a nation are more polarized now than at the end of the civil war in 1865.

Did anyone think Trump would be elected? No. Yesterday morning, by news reports, the Trump camp was leaning toward not being elected. The Clinton camp leaning toward being elected. Based on polls? Probably. As heard news last night say, both conservative and liberal media, maybe its time to throw out the current prediction models.

Several interesting points. Trump may have received one of the largest evangelical votes in the last 100 years. Next is generational lines. I saw one percentage break down last night that had Clinton carrying the 18-44 and Trump the 45 and up crowd. Its seems most comments this morning are along those lines.

Clinton was the politician. Trump was the outsider. I suggest that the DNC and RNC both pay attention to the results.

Founding history can give us a clue here. I believe the founding fathers never conceived of career politicians. It can be said that that is one part of what the American Revolution was fought over. George Washington was elected the first president, then went back home. Maybe a simplistic view but it fits.

Trump might be considered the 3rd party candidate who ran under the Republican flag without the machines support. All thought no one could be elected without the DNC or RNC machine.

Appears that thought discounted the machine called the American people. Those people that I have seen called the uneducated. That comes off to me as elitist. That I am more educated than you thus I can vote better than you.

Clinton has been called an elitist. Obama and Romney both were called elitist. Trump was not whether he is or isn’t. One may make the statement that most of our leaders in modern times have been elitist. Elitism is one thing that is at the root of this. Each group thinking they are “better than” the other. Not just good but actually better than the other group. This may not be you but I assure you it is out there.

And “better than” is based in fear. It is not enough to “be good.” To count I must be “better than”. Chocked full of fear and powerlessness. To be someone and have power I must be more than someone else.

Politics as run now is fear based. Candidates may share a little of why they are the best but they spend most the the time telling why the other guy is bad. Then they appeal to your fears. We need a new system that does play on our fears. As long as a fear-based system is in place nothing will change.

Enough rambling for now.

Politics as run now is fear based. Candidates may share a little of why they are the best but they spend most the the time telling why the other guy is bad. Then they appeal to your fears. We need a new system that does play on our fears. As long as a fear-based system is in place nothing will change.

Enough rambling for now.

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