The “Not My President” Movement

There’s a voter meltdown going on in this country as seen with the “Not My President” movement. Your candidate didn’t get elected? You now can become a 2 year old, stomp your feet, hold your breath, cry incessantly, and throw a hissy fit. You can now cry that the winning candidate isn’t the “legitimate” winner. This is now the norm.
Did we forget? 1. George W Bush wasn’t the “legitimate” President because he was “selected and not elected”. 2. Barack Obama wasn’t the “legitimate” President because he “wasn’t born in America”. 3. Donald Trump isn’t the “legitimate” President because a)he stole the election, b) Russia hacked the DNC server and impacted the election , and c) he didn’t win the popular vote.
Well, my candidate didn’t win and was prevented from fully participating in the election cycle but I’m not acting like a spoiled 2 year old. If I did then no matter which one was elected I could embrace the idea of “Not My President” if Clinton would have won instead of Trump. I’m not happy but someone has to be the adult.
But can anyone remember the last President elected whose election wasn’t doubted as “legitimate”? The last one I remember was Bill Clinton’s. After that, when the Royal Family Clinton highjacked the Democratic Party, the legitimacy of his successors began to be questioned (see above). It became tit-for-tat. Coinsidence?


7 Days Until The New Era

The wait is almost over. 7 more days until Donald Trump gets sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. And the start of a new Era. That new Era is where The Oligarchy does not seem to be in full control. The voters have spoken. Voters have spoken and said “If you don’t want to give us the candidates we want, then we’ll give you on the you don’t want.”
To be honest, I didn’t like either candidate being offered by the Dems & Republicans. I voted for a more decent candidate that presented themselves through words and actions as being more closely aligned to my own values, philosophy, and beliefs.
But if you don’t support the candidate selected by The Oligarchy then you open yourself up to shaming, ridicule, and you are trivialize as is your decision-making process.
Instead of voting for someone that would have looked out for their best interest, even if a third party candidate, voters stayed at home. Now these people wasted their vote. Not those that went to the polls and voted for a third party candidate. The people that stayed home, that bought into the bullshit spewed by The Oligarchy about who is a legitimate candidate and who isn’t, wasted their vote.
As I stated before, I didn’t vote for either Clinton or Trump but voted for someone who was more in line with my own beliefs, values, and principles. I ignore those that tell me I am limited in my choices to those that deemed “legitimate candidates” by the Powers-To-Be. I don’t blindly follow the “the party line” and I definitely don’t put any political party before my country and human beings. I not only vote for who is in my best interest but I also subscribe to the idea “It is best to vote for who you want and risk losing than voting for who you don’t want and risk winning”.
Democracy isn’t just 1 person, 1 vote. Democracy is being able to vote for you feel is in your best interest. Not being forced or limited to the choices presented by a select few. I do not put political parties ahead of my country or human beings.
But in 7 days time we will have a new President that the majority have chosen while rejecting the one anointed by the Powers-To-Be. Will Trump cause them headaches or not? We’ll have to wait & see.


Divisiveness getting worse

Well, the general election has been over for a couple of months now.  At this point you would think that everyone would come together and work toward a better tomorrow. Wrong!!  Seems like The Powers-To-Be (read Big Money) don’t want that and won’t allow it.

Big Money had already decided that they wanted Hillary Clinton in the White House and they didn’t care what the American people wanted. After all, the American voter was only needed to give the allusion of democracy.

They knew that they had a large number of “sheep” (those that vote the way their private political party tells them to and can’t  support their choice without using the political party’s talking points) to give them a good chance of getting their candidate into the White House.

After causing the elimination of the one candidate on the Democratic Party side and pretty much abandoning the opposition candidates (GOP) they were confident of keeping power. With Trump as the nominee they were still comfortable that Hillary would win while Donald would cause the opposition’s “sheep” to stay home.
Well, it didn’t work that way. There weren’t enough Democratic “sheep” concentrated in enough key states to carry the Electoral College.   Large numbers of the expected Democratic “sheep” stayed home. Even if the Republican “sheep” didn’t stay home in sufficient quantities, many voted for Donald voted for him because he didn’t represent Big Money interests. If he will or won’t in the future is yet to be seen. Let’s see what he does with the Congressional leadership, which we know is deep in the pockets of Big Money.
Americans decided to rebel against Big Money interests by voting for the candidate who was only running to insure Hillary’s victory. But their intentions may have been righteous but the results did little to change anything.  The voters should not only rebelled against the Big Money’s choice of candidates, but they should have ignored the rules that Big Money established (i.e. third party candidates were invalid and a waste of their vote, etc.).
The divisiveness in this country got worse after the election. They got the candidate they didn’t want and they are going to use havoc & dissenting in this country to get things back under their control. And they will be using the “sheep” to do the dirty work for them.  Once Donald “toes” the line with Big Money the divisiveness and agitation will miraculously go away. It did for Barack Obama…it will for Donald Trump.
But right now, as with Obama’s initial election as President you have person’s deep in the shadows working to undermine democracy and the will of the people. As with Obama’s first term, The Money is funding and ratcheting up the rhetoric to try to destroy Trump’s Presidency.
Let me be clear, I have no great love of Donald Trump.  The man is a buffoon and performing monkey. He only has an interest in himself. THAT is where he clashes with The Big Money. He doesn’t care to protect their interests, just his own.  Like with Barack Obama,  who was more interested in the first 100 days of his term to protect the interest of the country over The Big Money’s interest, Big Money will divide this country as many times and into as many opposing groups as necessary in order to insure the American voter is completely powerless in order to allow them to do whatever Big Money wants to do.  They would then face little to no opposition because everyone would be too busy fighting among themselves.
As I said, I don’t care about Trump one way or the other.  He’s just a performing buffoon. But I do care about the office of the President. Imagine, if you will, if all those who opposed Big Money, The Oligarchy, The Establishment, and/or Beltway Insiders had put their political affiliations aside and actually talked to each other, can you imagine how different the election could have turned out?  That this group of people could have come together to select their own people that more closely represents their values, principles, and beliefs and not The Oligarchy’s. That this group would not allow themselves to be divided into “us” and “them” and could have stood up to the oppressive Oligarchy.
There is only one “us” vs. “them” scenario…the “us” is the 99% average American and “them” is the 1% wealthy, powerful Elites.
I am neither Republican nor Democrat, I am an American.
I am neither gay, lesbian, or transgender, I am a human being.
And I am a citizen of The United States of America.  And as such I have rights…as do all Democrats, Republicans, gays, lesbians, transgenders, males, & females. The Oligarchy should not be allowed to splinter this country in order to benefit from the ensuing chaos.