Welp, as of this posting (1:00 AM Central Standard Time), it is all but assured that the multi-billionaire real estate mogul and political outsider Donald J. Trump has most assuredly won the Republican (GOP) Party election for the next President of the United States of America. Now the Republicans control all three branches of our federal government: the Legislative Branch (Congress), the Executive Branch (the President and his Cabinet), and the Judicial Branch (the Supreme Court).
Now, I am not one who usually gets political on DeviantArt or YouTube; but I cannot in good conscience support a candidate turned President Elect who has been confirmed as a pathological liar, a racist/xenophobic misogynist/male chauvinist/sexist, and fear/anger stoking demagogue playing on the fears and anger of this country's collective people. That is why I voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton the Democratic candidate to be our next president - of course, anger and irrational fear were strong in many.
I don't know about you, but as a young man I am getting pretty sick and tired of our bleepin' male-dominated power structure and economy. But the silent majority has apparently spoken their minds and hearts about the direction this country is heading in. For a great deal of people, it seems, our country has been going in the wrong direction. To quote Nicholas Meyer on the themes of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, "when you find yourself burdened by a world in which new concepts, liberties and or licenses come about that you don't have a part of, you retreat to a much harder hard-line position against such ideas" (Meyer 2003).
I think a good portion of those who do support Donald Trump and romanticize both the 1950s and the 1980s - to me, they basically are frightened people who are terrified of female authority and potentially losing their very manhood and masculinity. If you want my thoughts on the whole male/masculinity/manliness thing, listen to the great comedian George Carlin's entry "The Male Disease" from his book When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, and exchange what you see in it. Just as with that, I feel children in America from a very young age should all be taught to question authority and not let authority trample over them!
Your mileage may vary, of course. Trump supporters, to me, are frightened of losing their power and masculinity to an increasingly weary-of-masculinity world where their complete childlike trust in male authority rewards them over and over. Frightened of change. They are afraid of a world where women can achieve any level of power they want and don't know what will become of them due to such a future. Maybe they have something to worry about, but the problem is is their solution any better? If your whole power structure is collapsing and being discredited anyway, JUST WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO CLING TO?!?!
To me, probably, the only hope for sanity and reason to return to our government is to not just petition and protest in favor of an overturning of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case ruling; but to argue for Trump to be impeached and arraigned for trial on grounds of his treatment of women and his Trump University scam - leaving now Vice President Elect Mike Pence to take the office of the Presidency on a more moderate ground.
In the meantime, I will be busy getting ready for the 2018 gubernatorial elections and the 2020 general elections so to do damage control on a Republican-held Congress, Presidency and Supreme Court - in layman's terms, doing everything I legally can to make sure the Trump-Pence Presidency lasts only one term and set the ship right. I already got a short list of potential Democratic Party candidates that you should look through and determine whether they can undo Trump's potential damage.
- Amy Jean Klobuchar (Senator - MN Minnesota)
- Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine (Senator - VA Virginia)
- Kamala Devi Harris (State Attorney General - CA California)
- Julian Castro (US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - TX Texas)
- Tulsi Gabbard, Major US Army (Representative - HI Hawaii)
- John Wright Hickenlooper Jr. (Governor - Colorado)
- my local hero, Annise Danette Parker (Mayor of Houston, TX Texas)
- Bill de Blasio (Mayor of New York City, NY New York)
- Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand (Senator - NY New York)
And for a potential Democratic Vice Presidential pick, let me throw my support behind...With that, I must end by saying I have heard and seen too much to ignore the despair and suffering that innocent people who have come to America in search of a better life for themselves and their descendants. Padme Amidala provided the proper quote for a time like this: "So this is how liberty (temporarily, at least) dies - with thunderous applause". But forces of basic decency and justice must remain alive starting at the local level - until we can work our way back in for 2020.
- Elizabeth Ann Warren (Senator - MA Massachusetts)
End Report. PeachLover94 signing off...