Posted by keithosaunders on November 7, 2016
The election season will come to its merciful conclusion tomorrow with the assurance that the outcome will be utterly depressing. The most likely result, that Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman president, provides us with four more years of the status quo – rising income inequality, the continued use of drone warfare, and a government beholden to Wall Street and corporate interests.
Of course a Trump presidency throws us back into the stone age. I don’t believe that The Donald would be more than a figurehead, but when you consider the damage that a Mike Pence and a stasi-esque Cabinet could wreak the mind boggles.
I do not believe that Trump will win, but regardless, the damage has been done. He has exposed the racist underbelly of the United States and it is exponentially greater than was thought. The fact that nearly half of the electorate will cast their vote for a racist, homophobic, xenophobic, narcissistic dullard speaks volumes on the state of the American psyche.
Then you have the effete liberals, practically pissing their pants in fear of a Trump victory. I haven’t seen such pearl clutching since Zabars stopped carrying organic Camembert cheese. Man up! We lived through twelve years of the Bush dynasty and eight years of Reagan — we’ll make it through Trump.
Or not. Who cares at this point? In a country that doesn’t provide health care, wages perpetual war, rewards corrupt, predatory CEOs, punishes its working class, sentences its college goers to a life of crippling debt, and leaves its poor to scramble for minimum wage jobs, what’s the difference?
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.