The American Election – some thoughts

What happens in America affects the whole world.

The establishment will still control everything whoever gets in, but that does not mean that nothing changes. These two candidates represent radically different views on many issues.

It seems to me that if Trump gets re-elected he will continue to:

trash the environment

pollute for profit

undermine science

undermine experts

promote neo-nazi groups

promote guns

reduce women’s rights

promote evangelical christianity

feather his own nest with tax evasion, nepotism and corruption

continue his war scapegoating immigrants and muslims

cosy up to tyrants

break ties with allies

continue his trade wars

interfere in other country’s politics

foster division and fuel hatred

empower racists, xenophobes, misogynists and white supremacists

and continue to lie

Biden may be old, and he may represent the establishment (just like Trump does) but he might just begin to heal the massive wound that is tearing America apart. The wound that Trump is deliberately ripping open for his own ends. He will bring back some Presidential decorum and raise the status of America from out of the sewer Trump has put it into.

That’s how it looks to me. What do you think?

4 thoughts on “The American Election – some thoughts

  1. No, Opher. If Trump “wins” (whatever that means) there will be major riots. If he loses, expect Republican states to start to secede. And let’s not even think about the lawsuits. Whichever way, the USA is gone. Not a bad thing in the longer term.

    1. Neil – I think there will be riots. The right-wing has been whipped into a fury by Trump.
      For good or bad we need a strong USA. China is flexing its muscle and so is Russia and Korea.

  2. It is an interesting scenario described above, Opher. I honestly don’t think Trump has a chance to win. I expect violence from the far-right, but I seriously doubt that Republican states (those with a Republican governor and possibly a Republican majority in their legislatures) will secede. The only real nutjobs in America are the Trumpers. They won’t be happy and may try to raise holy hell, but I’m sure they will be dealt with quickly and firmly. If Trump wins – America is dead. That makes me very nervous as a Canadian who lives close to the border.

    1. I can imagine that John. I feel very nervous and I’m the other side of the pond. What worries me is that the poles in some of the key states are narrowing despite the national trend being so anti-trump. In places like Florida it is neck and neck, It is still possible for Trump to steal it.
      But, if the polls are right, Biden will get a landslide and those Trumpists can holler but they will be dealt with. Hopefully, it will be a chance for the country to heal.
      Who knows? We may find out about Trump’s tax evasion and other illegal shenanigans.

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