THE TRUMP PHENOMENON — EXPLAINED…
We have a person(s) in this group that voted for Trump. `It´(not to reveal sex), is nice, educated, etc., who I consider a friend(s). They are not in any way `bad,´ as far as I´m concerned, although naive. They actually believe that Trump is going to make things better for them. Emma Goldman´s quote: IF VOTING CHANGED ANYTHING, THEY´D MAKE IT ILLEGAL!
Yes, things will shift to the Right for awhile (a la enantiodromia). Yet, as always happens, power corrupting, the Trump Administration., will get coopted, and sell out, as always happens (human nature).
They´re all the same, people who seek such high offices as the president of the U.S., etc. POLITICS, THE LAST REFUGE OF SCOUNDRELS! (George Bernard Shaw). They, generally speaking, are egomaniacs, the unevolved, seeking power to aggrandize their situation. However, we are all guilty, as we vote for them.
The pendulum swings back and forth, back and forth, creating cycles. The Democrats in power for a cycle, then exchanging such with the Republicans for a slightly different cycle — yet pretty much the same. Both parties `ripping us off´ in their own way. The two parties have a monopoly on political power in the U.S. They don´t want to share ´the pie´ with any other group, like the Libertarians or the Green Party. Talk about a conspiracy (unspoken of course)!
My definition of government, be it democracy, monarchy, or dictatorship, the same: ´A smaller group of people, controlling a larger group of people, for fun and profit!´
Winston Churchill said, ¨It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.¨
To work well, democracy has to have an educated and involved constituency. We have neither! Most citizens too distracted to get invovled beyond voting, as either trying to get $ rich or just survive. No wonder they want every one to have children!
We elect a president only to discover s/he doesn´t live up to their promises (the reason we voted for them). We get unhappy, and the next time, vote for the opposition, thinking that will change things. Again, the pendulum swings a little in the opposite direction, but not much changes! Emma Goldman was right!
It´s the ancient, never-ceasing battle between ´the haves,´and ´the have nots!´ One only has to study written history to understand, yet most don´t have a clue. The same thing happens over and over!
What to do, as ultimately I only want to discuss solutions. We´re all Ph.D.s when it comes to defining the problems. But, few have solutions! Why?
We are the problem, every one of us living on this earth! Some more than others of us, which affords us the opportunity to project ´the bad,´onto ´the other!´ Thus, my oft quote from Walt Kelly nee POGO: WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US! Of course, no one wants to hear this, admit this, including me!
So, until we start looking inward and admit some things about ourselves, nothing much is going to change! The Trump Phenomenon will survive a few decades, more or less, and then the pendulum will swing back in the other direction. The problem never really solved, just the cosmetics, that make us feel better about ourselves, superficially. Everything seems superficial to me, in modern life!
Unless, as a species, we learn, grown, change, evolve in terms of consciousness, start taking individual responsibility for what we have wrought (A pile of shit!), we will continue to spiral downward, and with little hope.
But, such is the Nature according to Esoteric Philosophy; Civilizations (races) are born, rise, fail, and then become extinct. This, to make way for another group hopefully better, WITH MORE CONSCIOUSNESS. Why? This is the way of perfecting human kind. We get a chance. If we fail, we must get out of the way, for others to try!
What will it be, this time with us? It´s up to us to recognize that the Trump Phenonmenon, is only a reflection of the problem, us, AND WE BETTER CHANGE, AND CHANGE FAST! Or, the fat lady is going to start singing!