I’m 63 years old, and my heart breaks just a little bit more every time I wake up in the morning. It breaks for the perils of today, that our current administration is so damn piss poor equipped to handle, it breaks for the future of my children and grandchildren, but it also breaks for the promise of the past.
We used to dream big as a nation, and then we damn well followed through and delivered on those dreams. Franklin Delano Roosevelt steered us through the depression, and for an encore he steered us through World War II. Dwight David Eisenhower won the war against Hitler in Europe, and then came home as a celebrated war hero, ran for president, and instituted the interstate highway program that joined a nation. John Fitzgerald Kennedy dared the nation to give back instead of asking for things, and took us to the moon inside of a decade just to show the Russians who was boss. And President Ronald Reagan helped to bring down the Berlin wall, spoke of a shining city on a hill, and eloquently eulogized the courageous members of the shuttle Challenger after the disaster.
And that is why my heart breaks just a little bit more every time I wake up in the morning. We are now governed by an obsessive narcissist with delusional tendencies, a man who has absolutely no empathy for the constituents that he swore to govern, nor the ability to effectively govern them. We are currently governed by a man whose own self interest far outweighs any responsibility he feels for the very people who elected him in the first place. And we are governed by a man whose desire for self glorification far outmatches his desire to do right by his people.
Make no mistake, we deserve everything we’re currently getting. And I don’t want to hear any shit about the electoral college, we’ve been living under the shadow of that misguided constitutional error for 240 years. We fell asleep, Trump’s voters remained motivated, and the bare number of votes were there to seal the deal in the electoral college. Trump counted electoral votes instead of popular votes, and got the job done. Which is why I go to bed every night praying that we have learned the lessons of the past, because another four years of the status quo is intolerable.
To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen