Vote for Yourself

People vote for who we see in the mirror. This is a comment a coworker said the day after Trump was elected and I keep coming back to it with expanding connotations.
Trump is an angry man that is thin skinned and attacks without thought to decorum. This person is reactionary with the absolute belief that he knows best. People are trying to figure out how he got elected. How his tactics work.
The answer is look around you. Look at you. We have become a nation of road ragers and trolling internet comment makers. We….let’s be clear WE love to get into it on Facebook and post things just to get under people’s skins.
In our defense, we are good people and in our hearts we are gentle. We are loud because the whole room is shouting. And the thing of it is, we worry about the manners of the youth. How they do not have any social skills. Which sure seems accurate. But perhaps we are singling them out when they are just one of us.
We elected a reality star. Because we love those sons-a-bitches. Back-stabbing and hair-pulling fights really puts a kink in our collective pants.

Replace previous paragraph with this one?
I am not objective. I do not believe that a democrat could or would get elected by making fun of a handicapped reporter. However, I suspect we elected Barack Obama because he had the right slogan (Obama turned out to be a great leader).
Trump might be many things to this country. He might be its destroyer. Typically, I believe in balance and he might cause a swing back to a reining in of just saying whatever you want. As much as good as bad comes of events.
However, he might be the validator for vitriol. This is dangerous. Especially for those people targeted for hate already. But he is not creating a wave of ego-eccentric callousness. He is is just riding the crest of one created by conservative and liberal alike.


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