So here we are, 3 days after the election. There are those on the left having a temper-tantrum like spoiled, petulant children and those on the right smugly proclaiming we told you so. Hillary gave a nice concession speech that more than likely hints at a 2020 run where she’ll likely say I told you so. Americans are either extremely upset or extremely happy. The press is in utter shock and disbelief and questioning itself. Some have came to the conclusion that there may be more racist and backwards Americans than they first thought, and our country isn’t heading down the liberal path of socialist enlightenment. Those who supported Trump seemed to have done so thinking he was an outsider not under the influence of Washington beltway politics as normal. What if I were to say they’re all wrong.
First, Americans for the most part aren’t racist or backwards people. They’re just tired of being told what to think and what to believe. They’re tired of being ridiculed for their beliefs. Women and minorities voted in record numbers for Trump. However, to believe that Trump is an outsider is also wrong. We have words from his own mouth talking about how he has contributed large sums of money to campaigns, mostly Republican, but not all. He has spent years as a lobbyist, seeking to gain influence through cash. To call him an outsider is far from the truth. We had a choice of Hillary and Trump, and some third party candidates who’s take on things was laughable at best. Those on the left seem to think that Hillary would have been the better choice, those on the right think it’s Trump, but in truth, they’re both terrible choices because they really aren’t any different. Despite claims to the contrary, I honestly feel both candidates have only their own interests at heart.
It’s a subject I have discussed before, but we shall return to it. I think regardless of who won, they would have supported the Dakota Access Pipe Line. The silence of the current administration on the subject is enough to make one think that way. I also think regardless of who won, the Keystone Pipe Line will now become a reality. The oil industry is a very cash loaded industry who throws very large quantities of money at the elected to get them to vote how they want. Hillary has proven that she’s all about the money, and Donald has made the big bucks his life’s goal. Regardless of the outcome, indigenous people get screwed over. For those on the left, please keep crying over things you can’t change. Please keep claiming to be open-minded and tolerant while attempting to silence those who share a different opinion than yours. Those on the right, please keep being smug, narcissistic assholes who have no compassion. You’re all hypocrites who tout values and ideals you hold dear while failing to live up to those values and ideals. To the lame stream media, please continue to disparage the working class and ignore the real stories. Please continue to think you shape and influence history, as recent events have proven you so wrong. We have become a society that gives trophies simply for showing up and that needs safe spaces simply because words hurt. We run from confrontation when thoughts and ideas challenge our beliefs, and ignore the plain truths that show us to be wrong. We want the nice things without having to work for them, and we walk blindly by when our neighbors need help. We claim to be compassionate while doing so. We have those who claim America has always been great, and we have those who want to make America great again. They’re all missing the point. What we need is to be neighborly, show some compassion to those who need help, and to deal sternly with those who violate our laws and rules. It is a difficult path to walk.