sElections 2016… There has never been a better time for a rude awakening.
Observing the presidential elections over the years has been a lot like watching a television series jump the shark. We’ve gotten to that point where you watch it for the same reason you can’t help slowing down and staring as you pass a wreck on the highway. It’s the Jerry Springerfication of politics. A morbid fascination with the decline of western civilization.
I know. Some of you are on the train.
Some of you are actually inspired by the smoke being blown up your collective backsides.
I’m not here to burst your bubble.
Reality will set in on its own time.
No matter who gets inaugurated in January, the American public is going to come to their senses in a ditch, with a hangover and realize that they have no idea where their pants are. That’s an ugly picture, but sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to realize you’ve got a problem.
And there’s never been a better time for a rude awakening. All around the world we are witnessing the early stages of a massive social and economic upheaval.
Large swaths of the population feel angry, disenfranchised and disgusted with the trajectory we’re on. This undercurrent carried Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders to the national stage, it brought Brexit to a referendum, and ready or not there’s more to come. (A window of opportunity is opening.)
I know, I know…
The other candidate is REALLY, REALLY BAD.
Both sides see their opposition’s candidate as a fraudster, a liar and a fool.
And they’re both right.
Trouble is, both sides hate their **opponent** so much that they refuse to scrutinize their own candidate.
Par for the course.
Delusion is the lifeblood of politics.
But with a lineup like this, one has to wonder if the “powers that be” are getting senile.
Must be having a hard time recruiting competent, likable puppets.
The circus tent is collapsing, and America is about to get a new ring master foisted upon them that is disliked and distrusted by the MAJORITY of the population.
You could even call it historic.
This election isn’t going to be determined by who people are voting for, nearly so much as who they are voting against.
They really screwed the pooch with Bernie Sanders though didn’t they?
It was all so well planned and choreographed. The graceful loser. An emphatic endorsement. Great music and visuals. All ruined by the D.N.C. email leaks.
They got caught red handed.
In doing so the establishment planted the seeds of rebellion in the hearts and minds of an entire generation. That generation just happens to be the future.
Therein lies a window of opportunity.
Discontent is the mother of revolution.
Disillusionment the motor of real change.
As America stumbles around in that ditch trying to figure out what went wrong, more and more people are going to realize that it’s time to stop pissing their life away at the RNC and DNC liquor stores.
The solution is not going to come from the same system that created the problem.
It’s not just a few bad apples.
It’s not just democracy that’s broken.
We’re running on a faulty paradigm.
We have a debt based monetary system which requires infinite growth to stay afloat,
on a finite planet, addicted to oil and war.
Time to start working outside the box.
Reforms aren’t going to cut it. Divisive political wedge movements aren’t going to help.
A full socio-economic reset is in order, and in the works.
It is going to be a bumpy ride though, so I hope you have a sense of humor.
We’re probably going to need it.