Democracy Trumped

Well it’s official. Donald J. Trump is now the President Elect of the United States of America. The voters of the archaic Electoral College have not opted to sway fate today. We are stuck with him, for a while.

This whole presidential election has made one thing crystal clear. We desperately need to update our “democratic” system. And, we desperately need a better and more accessible education system in this country. The political “leaders” are just a symptom of a much deeper problem. In a democracy where we are masters of our own fate it is a necessity to have a high level of education across the board. We simply cannot afford to have the levels of ignorance that we seem to have.

I know I sound like I’m ranting, but I’m really not. I am disappointed, but not surprised. I was hoping that maybe, just maybe the electors would put the best interests of their country first. Alas, it was not to be. This just got real.

So, what are we going to do now? Glad you asked. First, we’re going to take it like a Stoic. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to change it, so the only option is to accept it. Then, we are going to reaffirm our progressive values. You know… equality, compassion, love for our fellow human beings, and the unyielding drive to protect the enviroment that we all depend on (even the ignorant ones). Sure, we may have to hunker down for a while, but Donald Trump will fail at destroying this country. He will fail because his ideas (few as they are) are weak and do not serve human needs. Ideas that promote the highest good of all will prevail in the end.

So don’t lose heart. There have always been egomaniacs in power, or so they appear to be. In reality the true power lies with the people as it always has. They can do nothing without our consent. It is those who give it who trouble me more than those who demand it.

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