Election Night 2016

I, like all the political pundits, media folk, news outlets, Washington watchers both aisles of politicians, and probably the Trump campaign, were all wrong. I do not believe that America has spoken, I think that fear and ignorance has and as a result we now have a president who has no political experience, no real knowledge of the world, the lowest content of character imaginable and an immensely questionable background, due to his secretive nondisclosure. This is what America voted for. They closed their eyes & turned their backs not only on a person with 30 years of political experience, but on sensibility; on a person who wanted to heal the worlds wounds, who wanted to bring us together, and put a stop to what separates us. Americans turned their backs on their hearts, and elected their fears…as frightened people often do when they are unfamiliar with taking the highroad. But it’s ok, the people are going to see now what they sold out, as well as what they bargained for…and I am ok with that. I’m a man who has made lots of bad decisions myself, and was left to learn from them, and did. People make mistakes. And in my opinion, a grave one was made last night by millions and millions of people. I have faith that they will now learn just how unfit & unprepared Trump is. They are soon going to understand what so many people said (republicans included) when this was said. But it’s ok with me, because I believe in acceptance. I believe in the human spirit. I believe in toughing things out, and survival. Life does not always deal us as we’d like. We do not always get what we want. But I’m of the thinking that many Americans got what they wanted last night, and I must accept that. That’s something we must all live with. Nothing is over. It is simply a different day. It is a time that we will adjust to just like all the rest. 

There is one very deep sentiment that I must include here however, and that is the breaking of my heart for Ms. Hillary. While I do not believe she was the most ideal candidate, she was and is, my champion. As far as I’m concerned she was the candidate of trust, and it so saddens me that they sold her out on that. She believed in America and Americans, not for the sake of her ego, but because her heart was in her service for four decades. But that was not good enough for Americans; they were so afraid, so foolish & so fooled, that they walked themselves into a potential nightmare of titanic proportions. No, I am not concerned. In fact, I am happy. I am happy because all the fools are going to get what they are today feeling joyous about. I believe in the kind of perfection that says “what must be, must be”. So I am ok. But my heart is so broken for Hillary, there are just no words. I wish I could give her a hug. dwp

Behind Every Dark Cloud…

The more I meditate on what happened last night, I am not so upset about Trump being elected…he was, after all, a Democrat until just a year ago… what is so troubling to me is the decline of human and humane awareness. In this age where our world is so in need of love, compassion, togetherness and understanding, the majority elect a man who promotes anger & hatred. And they are celebrating it. They are proud of it. It reminds me of the days when I was in Rome sitting down at the Coliseum thinking about the times when folks used to sit there and cheer as people ran around the place after being beheaded. They enjoyed this. They thought it was funny, and laughed until the night fell. The reality of what was happening never dawned on them It was just entertainment. This is how I feel about Trump being elected. The people who are celebrating today do not yet realize what they’ve just done.

But I want all my friends here, and around the world, to know that we will all be ok. We are going to survive this. And we will be stronger as a result of it.

Ultimately though, my heart goes out to women. And to all the precious little girls who were so excited about having Americas first woman president. Yes, we are feeling devastated and terribly disappointed today, but fear not. She is on the way. That glass ceiling is going to come down. It’s inevitable. So it is ok. We are crying today because it is a tremendously sad day for those of us who know that it is, but remember…that behind every dark cloud, there is a brighter silver lining, because the sun is always shining somewhere. dwp

Three Statistics…

I just heard three fascinating statistics about last night’s victory: it was not that Hillary’s people did not come out to vote for her, it was that there was three groups that came out in droves for Trump who were not expected to. He was expected to reel in poor White people, because they seemed to be his greatest, perhaps only sub-group. Then all of a sudden educated White people jumped into his column, which was surprising because one would’ve expected their “education” to know better. But the truly jaw-dropping fake out was when tons of uneducated White women starting coming out of the woodwork. That’s right, millions of uneducated White women came out to vote for Trump. Now, I totally understand the people who were uneducated because they are justifiably stupid. And I even get the poor people, because poverty can make people do idiotic, or questionable things. But how women could come out in droves after hearing a pig like Trump say in his own voice: “you can just grab them by the pussy” is beyond me. And that’s only one of many derogatory things he has said about women. And these women came out to vote for him? Were they so afraid of a powerful, educated, articulate, experienced, able woman? Are American women still that catty, that they are more comfortable with an ass like Trump, than their own gender??? dwp

Honestly Speaking

People tend to appreciate honesty to the degree that they agree with it. If you agree with honesty, then you will like it…but if you don’t, then you will not want to deal with it; you can even hate that it came to your attention. So lets be honest, shall we? We are really only interested in the information that appeals to us, that is comforting to our ears, or that makes us feel good. I mean really, think about it…how much do you honestly want to know? dwp