Facing the truth can be difficult. I speak from experience.
You and I did not choose to have the complications in life that we have, but we have chosen how we respond to our circumstances.
You and I did not choose to be born into a society with a corrupt and failing political system, but here we are.
How do we handle this?
I have loved ones who support Mrs. Clinton, loved ones who support Mr. Trump, and loved ones who see our actual choice: A criminal or a criminal.
They both lie. They both steal. They both say what they need to say in order to appeal to their intended audience. They both could be in prison after this election is over.
There are people facepalming themselves across the world, going, what the fuck?
Big businesses own our government. The leaders they are proposing ARE UTTERLY RIDICULOUS and should not even be considered for the job of HEADING OUR NATION.
Having a criminal record or impending investigations typically disqualify people from getting jobs, getting loans, and getting financial aid for college, so why on earth would we consider electing EITHER of them?
I would wager that political tensions have not been this high in the United States since the South wanted to leave the U.S.A.
Ask yourselves, who would profit from a civil war?
The military-industrial-complex would benefit after Marshall Law is declared. Private prison companies will benefit. Paramilitary companies would profit. The steel industry.
Then as we build ourselves back up, the major construction companies would profit hugely. Textiles, mass food production.
Is that what you want? Do you want us to tear ourselves apart, suffer needlessly, so big companies can profit off of our pain and suffering?
I imagine a society where a board of educators, social workers, psychologists, engineers, scientists, and medical doctors work together to identify social ills, infrastructure issues, through observation, to make decisions based on evidence and compassion.
I imagine a society with laws and consequences based on evidence and compassion. A society which encourages curiosity, autonomy, responsibility, and respect.
Can you imagine that? A society which lives well and doesn’t exploit others to do so. Wow. Such a novel concept.
But look at our current reality in the United States:
The two party system is literally designed to divide and conquer, and it has worked perfectly in many countries for countless years. Society is aware that there is something wrong, but is not sure what to do about it.
If we choose to elect either criminal for president, we will deserve whatever happens to us. If we choose to act on behalf of ourselves, just think of the possibilities.
The truth is, our system has been broken for decades, but technology has exposed it for what it is. It is a lot to handle.
The good news is this: We can choose to hold ourselves, the government, and big business accountable whenever we are ready.
Don’t be angry, be responsible.
We are all co-creators of our reality. Choose to live the life you want, not the one that is forced on you.