Requiem For A Nation

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

The masses have spoken and what they have said is that they no longer wish to live in a democratic nation, a nation that respects all people, not just white male people. They have said that they do not respect the rights of others, but care only about themselves. So be it.

So many of us worked so hard to save this nation from itself, to open the eyes of the citizens of this nation, to show them what kind of person Donald Trump actually is, to deter them from making what is almost certain to be the biggest disaster this nation has ever seen.  All for nothing.  I and many others have spent 10-12 hours a day researching and writing well into the wee hours of the night for months, for a cause we believed was the most important one in not only our nation, but across the globe.  All for nothing.

Rather than listen to facts, rather than think for themselves, the majority in the U.S. listened to the lies, rumours, gossip and propaganda spread by one man and his minions.  To those who voted for Trump, let me just say that you deserve what you get.  I predict that one short year from now you will be kicking yourselves and asking “what the Sam Hell did we do?”

Tonight, as I write this, financial markets across the globe are plunging.  This, my friends, is the result of the folly of those who voted for a madman.  The world understands that he is a madman.  Those of us who are thinkers understand that he is a madman.  Those who cannot or will not look beyond the nose on their face, those who only consider their own personal comfort, think he will ‘make America great again.’  No, friends, he will make America, and perhaps the rest of the world, bleed … and for a very long time. Hillary Clinton is not the only one who lost tonight.  We all lost … more than most people realize.

Meanwhile, I and people of conscience will continue doing what we do, we will not be silent, for those of us who care about the greater good cannot sit by and let our nation self-destruct at the hands of a madman.  I hope that someday we succeed, for I am sad to say that today, I am not proud to be an American.  I am ashamed of the people of this nation and I no longer want to be a part of the madness.

And now, please forgive the somber tone and the brevity of this post, but I haven’t the heart to write any more right now. Filosofa will return soon, but for now I am going to bed.  Good night.

28 thoughts on “Requiem For A Nation

  1. Dear Jill and friends, Remember when DT was complaining about rigged voting systems. I discounted this out of hand as his paranoia based on the far rights conspiracy theories.There did not appear any facts to back up his fear.

    Meanwhile, I have licking my wounds just like everyone else. Last night I went to a celebration party for electing HRC which turned into a Wake.

    In Hillsborough County where I live, HRC won by 10 points but the Supervisor Of Elections is a straight arrow who is very competent.

    For a few days, I was bragging away about how there was such a huge increase in Hispanics voting in 2016 v 2012 and that this was a good sign for HRC.

    Get this, after I reviewed the vote breakdown today, it indicates that DT won with 29% of Hispanics voting for him which is a higher percentage than what Romney got in 2012 at 24%, and he didn’t threaten mass deportation etc.

    There is no way that that 29% of Hispanics voted for DT. This does not pass my smell test.

    Then, I read a lot of research compiled in this PDF; pdf Ballot-Scanner Voting System Failures in the News … –
    Nov 8, 2006 – Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines have been … revealed over three times as many problems with DREs as with ballot scanners during the 2006 general … the equipment in 2006, the number of problem reports, the number of …… Fayette County, West Virginia. …… Ripley County, Indiana.

    Then I watched the following film:

    HACKING DEMOCRACY follows tenacious Seattle grandmother / investigator, Bev Harris, and her band of extraordinary citizen-activists as they set out to answer one simple question: How does America count its votes?

    No wonder DT was worried.

    Yes, I have gone off the deep end! Hugs, Gronda

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  2. Dear Jill, Remember when we were discussing how worried history was repeating itself from around 1932. Well, here we are! I am heart broken but we have to face reality. Right now I will be taking time to get my bearings.

    Hugs, Gronda

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  3. As soon as England voted to leave Europe I knew Hillary Clinton had no chance of becoming the first woman President of the United States of America. And she lost for pretty much the same reason England voted for Brexit. In England, the media and ‘sophisticated’ political establishment despise the ordinary Englishman in the street and denigrate us / them as homophobic, racist, backward, uneducated, and unsophisticated. In true, time-honoured, English fashion the man in the street stuck two fingers up at the political establishment and told them to get on their collective bikes. It struck me that Hillary Clinton despises red neck America, and they in their turn told her to sling her hook and disappear into the wilderness.
    However, just as in the United Kingdom the media and political establishment are refusing to accept the will of the people, and are demanding all kinds of concessions and caveats to Brexit ~ up to and including a second referendum, in America there will be a collective media and political refusal to accept the fact that Donald Trump is going to be the next President of the United States of America.
    As is the case in England, the only answer worth giving to the left / liberal / Democrat faction in the United States is; ‘Sorry you lost, live with it’.
    To some it’s all a bit of a shock. How odd that I saw this rejection of conventional politics from miles away.

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  4. After ‘we’ voted for Brexit, I felt bereaved, shocked, the wind knocke dout of me. There was a beautiful poem, after Housman, written by Blake Morrison which I quoted in my post that made me cry. Forgive me for putting a link in here but the poem is worth a read. Perhaps all I can say at this time is, ‘we’ left Europe for good – you have four years to turn this around… it seems hopeless now, but it’s not. The tide can and will turn.

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    • Thank you for your understanding comment and for the poem. Yes, I am heart-broken and devastated today. I truly wanted to just stay in bed all day, but I wanted my coffee … so, I guess some things are the same today as every other day. Thanks again … I really appreciate your kindness.

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  5. At least you can say you tried everything you could…
    Here everyone is in shock, and a bit angry too. I guess Europe now has to grow up and take care of itself, as looking over the Atlantic for guidance is not really an option anymore.

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    • Hello, my friend … yes, tried and failed. At what cost? Only the future can answer that, but I awoke this morning feeling as if I was living on a hostile island. Remember when I asked what I might write about after the election? I was assuming that the results of the election would have been different. Now I know I will not have to look for things to write about. Sigh.


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