So, the election is finally finished! You casted your vote on Nov 8th. Probably awoke a few hours earlier than usual to go and stand in front of some school or community center to get there as early as possible to make it into the booth before heading to work. Or you may have even left work a little early to stand in line for a few hours to cast your vote. You are such a patriotic American that you should clap your hands for fulfilling your duty you’ve been told all of your life is your one true weapon of power as a citizen. You voted. You chose your candidate and pulled the lever.
Did the person you desire to be president for at least the next four years win the election? If so, do you have a sense of security about your life and the lives of your neighbors? Will the person that you helped elect inherently make your quality of life better? Did the candidate you support lose? If so, is your life inherently worse off today because of that loss? Will the so-called rights of you, your neighbors, family and friends now go down the toilet? Is America now more doomed than ever because the person you supported lost?
I don’t know who may be reading this article right now but I’m going to go out on a limb here and speak for you. The more likely conclusion is that no matter what side of the spectrum you’re on, the answer is more than likely an unequivocal “No.” If that is the case, just stop and think for a second. “Did I get so caught up in believing that one candidate was really more morally pure then the other? Why have I allowed the talking heads in mainstream media on both sides of the equation to convince me that one candidate or the other was really bad for the future of this country?
Are we even being given the full story on what the plans of those who sit high in the halls of power are planning? Are things that we see today really the result of plans that have been worked over the last century? Does a person who has four to eight years at best supposedly being the most powerful person on the earth, really have all the tools to just change the direction of the American plan to suit their own personal vision as a politician? Are we being duped into thinking that these national elections are a byproduct of our deepest desires as the American mass? Are “we the people” really in charge of this place and will the electorate do what we say?
Americans have a lot of soul-searching to do and while that search is happening the power elite are driving the bus on some course with a GPS destination that has already been set and we have tickets to get on that bus but they are tickets that have just been given to us without a clear destination. We didn’t purchase them. How comfortable are you with being on the bus?