I, like millions of others, was stunned by the US election. The "land of the free and home of the brave" managed to elect an unapologetic sexual predator, a narcissistic business mogul who's the darling of a horrifically vicious "homeland" terrorist organization, has the approval of jihadists? With zero federal political experience?
Zero. In short, someone completely unqualified for the position he decided he wanted to assume. If there was any doubt - if anyone needed some further proof that the USA has misplaced its moral compass, it is evident s/he need look no further.
We were given total confirmation of how very lost that compass was. Dubya was hard enough to appreciate, having to watch Carrot Top perform upped the ante to nightmare level. My bias is clear: I'm not ashamed to say I've become one of a large number wishing it were all a terrible dream we could all wake up from, even if I've not yet completely eliminated the waking state's horrendous intent, even if I'm still shuddering at its repeated glorification of violence.
The challenge is to not resign ourselves; not to give up, roll over and play dead.
The news that it might not be a done deal, that (as the saying goes) "the fat lady ain't sung yet" has been pooh-poohed by some but given the evidence, I'll not be surprised if it's revealed there was enough chicanery at the polls to assert we will not have to endure four years of unethical conduct and the immoral outlook of a billionaire who glories in building casinos to aggrandize wealth for himself but remains completely oblivious to the need for affordable housing.
Nope, the only tears I'll weep when Howdy Doody is sent home (in a cage, please!) will be those of relief.