I can’t help it, I have to share one piece of political commentary from Steve Hilton of Stanford University:
“A shockingly high number of Americans are really struggling financially, and have been for years, even decades. Their incomes are down, they see jobs disappearing, and opportunities for their kids vanishing.
Worse, they have seen this happen, unabated, regardless of whether Democrats or Republicans have been in power.
No wonder they’re angry and want change. No wonder they responded to a political outsider who wasn’t tainted with the failures of the last twenty years. And no wonder that they were even prepared to overlook Donald Trump’s personal flaws and checkered history in order to give a massive middle finger to the political, media and business establishment that made itself richer while they, working Americans, got poorer.
To dismiss all that as racism, sexism and all the other -isms that the politically correct establishment threw at Trump and his supporters (just as the establishment hurled similar insults at Brexit supporters here) is just a cynical attempt to evade responsibility for the failure of the ruling elite’s policies.
For many years, we’ve been living in a world run by bankers, bureaucrats and accountants who have pushed a technocratic agenda of globalization, centralization and unlimited immigration that has improved life for poor countries, and for rich people in rich countries, but which has undermined the economic security and social stability of working people in the west.
The effect has probably been starker in America than anywhere else. But it was almost totally missed by the establishment. They failed to see that policies which they viewed as being ‘cosmopolitan’ and ‘progressive’ were actually causing real hardship in parts of the country they rarely, if ever, visited.
Instead of understanding, empathizing and trying to do something about it, politicians and, vitally, most of the American media simply dismissed any opposition as prejudice.”
Another comment I saw and clipped……
This is what a friend of mine wrote today & how I feel. I tried to get those around me to realize we have to be a part of the change to make this world/country a better place. We cannot just sit around & expect others to fix all the problems…so just thought I would share this:
“Now that the election is over, I’ll weigh in.
We have just witnessed, in my humble opinion, the second American Revolution. Thankfully not as a war, but a revolution where the American people have stood up against those directing the government and said, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not taking it anymore!”
This election was not about Trump vs. Clinton, it was about the will of the American people vs. the will of the political organizations. Trump not only fought Clinton, and the Democratic Party, but the Republican Party as well. The incumbent Republicans made it clear early on that Trump was not their candidate of choice, even though he was the choice of the Republican voters. This demonstrates how broken the system has become. The “NeverTrump” movement did its best to derail Trump’s candidacy, but the true American spirit prevailed. The will of the people prevailed over the will of the political machines.
Now we have the same momentum, opportunity, and responsibility as our revolutionary war forefathers, to build this magnificent country into the best it has ever been, and leave a lasting legacy to our children and grandchildren that we can all be proud of.
God bless the American people, and God bless the USA.”
And another reflection/reaction from my friend in the Midwest…
I’m finding out some things very quickly today:
Those people who buy into all of the Facebook and Internet drama, also cause it and live by it.
They have nothing better to do with their lives, and They thrive on it. their lives have more meaning when nothing goes their way and they have something to cry about. Trump becoming president is in all reality the best thing that has happened to these people. They can cry about that for years to come while attempting to garner sympathy.
They actually believe they are drawing sympathizers by threatening to leave society, move out of the country, prepare for world war three, throw out more false information as if they are blessing us with her not life-changing information we have never heard before. They take everything to the 3rd degree.
They get on here every day and eat up every bit of doomsday bullshit they can possibly ingest, from some of the most ridiculous ‘news’ sites, left leaning or right-leaning, All Out lying, everything is bad, Trump is a racist, Hillary is a murderer, junk you could ever find on the Internet, and regurgitating that the rest of us as if it were the word of God.
I’ve seen some very laughable reactions to Donald Trump winning.
“don’t forget he’s got the rape court date coming up and he can’t be sworn in!” “I refuse to except him because his wife is a porn star!” He’s a Russian spy, and now we are ruled by the Russians!”
And then there is the usual bigot homophobe junk that was created on the Internet for the benefit of these crybabies to whine about, etc.
These People feel like their hatred gives them the right to spew any kind of crap they can in order to change other peoples minds.
They are in deed to slanderers without self-control.
We are doing these people NO favors by showing sympathy to them in the comments section on Facebook. Just tell it to them like it is! It’s The only way to bring them around and stop the whole self-destructive “poor me” thing.
These people are sore losers in life. That’s how they got to be this way.
Also they have been spoiled and coddled, and have never been made to swallow a dose of reality in their entire life!
Don’t feed into it!
And yet another comment made by someone very close to me……
Let us start the healing…
A great start would be to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools each morning – stressing liberty and Justice for ALL. Then followed by the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and then by the preamble to the Constitution and finally by a recitation of the Ten Commandments and then the Golden Rule. Racism, prejudice and inappropriate anger and violence is something very easy propigated from generation to generation. Only intentional instruction in the home and reinforced in the public square will reduce this in culture. Change of heart, followed by the mind.
I grew up in my formative years being called a Honkey, bakkay, white boy, Yankee and told to “go home” and CIA operative by some from a different race than me. I was a minority by a margin of 100 to 80,000. Did I let this effect the way I feel about blacks? Heck no. Why, because I saw in my parents a love for people of all color and nationality. We all bleed red when it comes out of our skin.
May I never lose my love of the HUMAN race. Oh yeah, I learn this from my Heavenly Father!!!
And from my fellow kite enthusiast…..and fellow Texan….
I didn’t write this, but I agree… Simple enough to understand, i think, not rocket science>>>>>>>” I keep seeing people post on how they are terrified, or scared? Well.. what are you scared of exactly? War? Because that’s happening. School shootings? Because that’s happening. Pipeline? That’s been happening. Terrorism? Definitely alive and well. Going broke due to health insurance? Mm yes. Corruption throughout the system? Already there. Police officers being murdered? Yep, that’s happening. Bullying? Check. Loss of jobs? We’ve got that on lock. A tanking economy. Yep. Being discriminated against for your religion, political views, sexual orientation, race? That’s been going on. Rape, murder, violence, riots.. all going on and has been.
So tell me, what are you scared of that is not already happening basically everywhere? This isn’t a Trump problem, this is a people problem. Y’all need to reevaluate your own selves..
Maybe America is a little too scared and a little too easily offended.
Quit being scared, crying around, offended by everything.. step up and do your part as an American, no, as a damn human being. Treat others with respect, help and encourage one another, raise your kids right, be a contributing member of society. Make sure your hands are clean, that’s your job. Burning the American flag? Get out of here with that crap, how about you do your job to make it a better place.
But right now, all I see is hate. It’s disturbing, and the ones with the most hate are being exactly what they claim to be against.
Copy and paste if you agree….this is common sense to me!”
The only thing I am sure of anymore is that God is still on his throne and Jesus is still Lord !!!!!!!!!!!
So we see different view s and common threads!! But the underlying tone is basically ” buckle up, fly right! And God Bless America!!!!