It’s finally here. Thank God. While I can only hope that the ignorance, bigotry, hatred, and other negative things that propagated during this election could be wiped out in one single night, I know that’s not the case. For some reason, America is angry. I honestly wish I knew why.
We’re still the top economy in the world. We’re still the sole super power in the world. We’re still the world’s reserve currency. The only thing that has changed is our demographic makeup. Since we’re a country of immigrants, that’s always going to be the case. There will always be a new wave of immigrants.
My political preferences are generally centered, regardless to whether I lean right or left on something, I don’t venture too far from what used to be the center. Now, I don’t know what the hell to think of my personal politics. I guess I’ll have to recalibrate myself in the morning once I see the results of this election.
Speaking of results, can someone please help me with a question that’s been bothering me. I’ve seen Trump get plenty of pop from the “drain the swamp” statement. People are believing that DC is so corrupt that we need to send someone there to clean things up. That’s all fine and good when you hear that, but if people seriously believe that, then why do they send the same damn people to Congress every election?
For example, Johnny Isakson has been projected to win his third term in the Senate for the state of Georgia. He’s already completing year number twelve, and Georgians (who voted for swamp draining Trump) are sending the same twelve-year Senator back for another six years? WTF people? Seriously? To top things off, Isakson has been in DC for four decades now. If you think DC is corrupt, then maybe it’s because of the voters doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. The people of Georgia who vote this way shouldn’t open their mouths about DC being corrupt. In fact, I think all of Georgia’s Congressional delegation is pretty safe on returning back to office.
There’s some serious mental disconnect between the thoughts and actions of many Americans, and we’re going to end up screwing up a damn good country because of our spastic tendencies. I wish there was an enema big enough to wash out all the fecal matter in this country so we could start fresh, but I don’t think it’s possible to make one. Regardless of who wins, America loses. We’re going to be a polarized angry population with a government to match it. I hope everyone stocked up on alcohol or their favorite vice because the next four years are going to make the last eight seem like a cakewalk.
Bravo America. We’re going to get exactly what we’re asking for.