"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One of the greatest failings of the human race is not learning from history. The same mistakes are made time and time again. Extremism in politics never worked. On the extreme example of right wing politics we had the Nazi’s, result WW11 and estimated 50 million dead. On the other side of extremism the Communists, estimated north of 100 million dead. The majority of sane people are either slightly right or slightly left of centre. Up until recently in the UK and the US come general election time, some of us got the party we voted for, others lost out. Maybe we had a moan if our party lost, thinking here we go again, another five years of this lot, and then got on with our lives, better luck next time. Above all, we accepted the result and moved on. But times have changed.
Stoked up by the ever increasing lying fake news media, the easily lead are being played like glove puppets. The dullards on both sides are stupid enough to feel they can make a difference, they won’t, end of. Sure they make a lot of noise and cause a lot of trouble, but in the big scheme of things, they are no more than a grease spot on the road. They will learn the hard way, you cannot beat the system, most don’t even know what the system is.
In the UK ever since the day the result of the Brexit vote was announced, groups of people have been fighting noon and night to get the vote overturned. In the US it’s the same, when people woke up to learn Trump was the new US President, all hell has broken loose. In the UK our Prime Minister May ended up PM pretty much by default. The leader of the opposition Corbyn is not many people's idea of the next Prime Minister. In the US the people had a choice, Clinton or Trump. It staggers me to think, with the US having some of the most highly educated and brilliant business minds in the world, and they end up with either one of those people as President.
The truth is, Clinton and Trump are also glove puppets of the system. They are owned by the mega rich and gigantic multi-national corporations. The sort of outfits too big to fail, and without doubt, as have seen, too big to prosecute. The system does not give a monkeys who wins, they have a dog in the fight on both sides. General elections in so called democracies are perhaps the greatest con of all. So many think they have a choice, that they can make a meaningful difference, they don’t and they won’t. The system always wins, it will ever be thus.
Have a great weekend folks.
I always felt we need to take the big money out of politics. All the politicians are owned by corporations and really do not work for their voters. I did not vote for Trump and I hope he either resigns or gets impeached. I hope your weekend is great.
I agree with you. The system is too strong!
Have a great weekend!
Sometimes I feel we have the choice between the devil and the deep blue sea! Hard to know what to choose. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie
True, true, true. They were horrible choices to vote for, and truth be told I think many people would have voted for anyone except Hillary. I held my nose and voted for her, my husband voted, but let the presidential vote empty, he couldn't stand the thought of voting for either of them.
We are often left trying to chose the lesser of two evils.
An interesting and thought provoking post no doubt. Great perspective, warm greetings.
Hmm - makes a change from the usual tasty recipe... There is much in what you say, and it is well said. But I don't accept your conclusion; I believe that history teaches us that we CAN beat the system - though we need to be careful how we go about it. How have we reached a point when we have such scant respect for ANY of our politicians?
President John F Kennedy and his brother took on the system and both died for their attempts. "How have we reached a point when we have such scant respect for ANY of our politicians?" Because most of 'em are lying corrupt people who have been bought and paid for. They promise a lot and back peddle the day after they get elected. As for beating the system I'm all ears, give me a clue where to start. Thanks
I think Hillary Clinton would have made an excellent U.S. President. She has a proven track record for getting things done that benefits the majority of the people, not just the wealthiest businessmen like Trump has focused on. I heard some people say before the election that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the same, but that's clearly wrong if anyone cares to look at the reality of who they are.
How sad that so many won't give President Trump a chance. There is no reason to list what has already been accomplished in his term because those who oppose him have their minds closed and won't acknowledge the good things that have happened. The opposition has group think so most spout out what they hear from other like minded folks. Will those people be happy when our country is completely torn apart. A politician from Missouri actually said she hopes he gets killed and sadly she is not alone in thinking that way. I couldn't stand President Obama but never wished him harm. In fact I prayed for him. Please stop this madness and wait until the next election to voice your mean opinions.
"A politician from Missouri actually said she hopes he gets killed" Yes I read that this morning "A Missouri state senator, Maria Chappelle-Nadal has landed herself in a bit of hot water with with the U.S. Secret Service today after posting, then deleting, a comment on Facebook which read, "I hope Trump is assassinated!"
And this from a senior US politician. Used to be called treason at one time. At the very least inciting violence. I agree Trump was ripped to bits before he took the oath. We know he is no saint, but with Clinton it would have been more of the same, and that has not worked. I had great hopes for Barack Obama but he was a yes man light weight at the end of the day. What did he do for Black people, the racism is as bad as it ever was. The real power brokers play the divide and conquer game, it has never let them down.
i always suspected nobel peace prize winner obama had a hand in the war in syria. my suspicions were proved right when i saw the news recently that trump stopped funding the cia plan started by obama to train and arm rebels to overthrow the syrian president. so many people died, were injured and were fleeing syria. how does obama sleep at night. i would not be able to sleep if i am responsible for even one persons death.by the way the syrian president is much better than the saudi king.
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