As the year comes to an end a lot of Americans are looking forward with angst as President-elect Donald Trump is taking office. His election marks the end of what was a very difficult election in the USA as some of the worst candidates were pitted against each other making citizens vote out of fear with many choosing what they feel is the ‘lesser of two evils’. Add in corruption, political scandal, and media favoritism and this election has been a political drama deserving of its own book. As time goes by the left-wing politics and right-wing politics become ever more extreme opposites with many reluctant to compromise for the spirit of co-operation.
Many of the people who voted for Trump were desperate people concerned with the ever growing poverty in America but with his election he has already put in top positions more CEO’s and billionaires than any other president in history effectively cementing the control corporations have on the law.
What’s also deeply concerning is the ongoing record high temperatures and drought being seen across the world as climate change continues to progress spelling disaster for the world’s ecology including humans who often seem to think they are above nature. Trump and his political associations are climate change deniers; they deny humans have any role and some refute its existence at all. His team includes people deeply corrupted by oil companies actively fighting against climate regulations put in place to reduce the damage we do to the environment.
Let it be noted that its not just Republicans (Trump’s party) to blame for his victory, blame also lies in the millions who nominated Hillary Clinton to run against him. Many Bernie Sanders supporters (Bernie was Hillary’s opposition in the Democratic primary) knew Hillary was a terrible choice for a multitude of reasons. The DNC ran a wealthy oligarch corrupt with scandal as its nominee and so its easy to see why many simply chose not to back her in the general election. The mass ignorance, cyberbalkanization, disrespect, generalizations and identity politics that were found amongst the majority of voters have sealed America’s fate. Nobody is sure what can happen but common sense says the poor will get poorer and the rich will get richer as civil unrest and climate change intensifies to the point of global economic and social collapse. And America has chosen its fate, the consequences were fully earned by people on both major political fronts. This is no accident.