When we get the dark alternate world of Back to the Future 2 in reality… This time, God did not bless America.
I’ve been trying to stay quiet about the U.S. elections mainly because I had lost hope the moment I found out that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were running for presidency and that there wasn’t much of a choice but to choose one of the two corrupt individuals. *sigh* Bernie Sanders was a much better candidate, though him endorsing Hillary Clinton was a bit disappointing and felt a little like him selling himself out to the very corrupt people he spoke against, but I’m sure that he didn’t have a choice.
With the kind of person Trump is… I’m not going to be surprised if WWIII starts (if we aren’t in one already, although I do think we are since the wars in the Middle East started. The U.S. is already at war with 7 countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia). Russia and China are two of the countries I have a feeling would get involved if Trump tried to mess with them.
However, if you think of it this way… at least Trump is transparent about everything that’s on his mind so people can take things into their own hands and prepare for what action to take next, whereas Hillary is more dangerous in the sense that she says one thing, but does something else or contradictory behind the public’s back.. Her actions don’t match her words. In this type of situation, people can’t be given a heads-up or prepare on what to do next.
…but I still can’t believe or fathom that Donald Trump is president. Everyone around me is asking, “Why?” and “How?” Many people at my work were all tuning into the U.S. elections using this site and checking every now and then hoping that Donald Trump wouldn’t win…and we’re all Australians.
It’s my first week on the job at a corporate company, so I didn’t want to talk about politics knowing that it’s a topic that should be best avoided by newbies ESPECIALLY, but with everyone else in the office talking about it… I really had to try hard to control myself. It probably gave off the impression that I wasn’t interested in politics (I was asked if I was and in my mind I wanted to say, “You have no idea how much I’ve talked about this topic since I was a teen…” xD). It made one of my colleagues even question if I was supporting Trump and that’s why I was quiet…hahaha, but I replied, “No, not at all! Actually, I was rooting for Bernie Sanders, but there isn’t much else to expect now that he’s not running for presidency.” She agreed.
This is the first time I’ve seen Australians incredibly interested in U.S. politics. Aussies have generally been known to be indifferent… but not this time. This just wasn’t people at my work, but even people getting off work and waiting in the rain for the bus to come and who were looking at their cell phones reading the news. One lady waiting next to me was on the phone speaking about the elections too. When I got on the bus, someone had put on the news at a high volume to hear of the announcement of the elections and some were quietly listening.
I knew that by the time I would get home, social media would have already exploded on the topic. My FB Newsfeed was FLOODED, some with jokes on how Trump can become president with no experience and how we commoners need 5 years of experience and a Masters degree for an entry-level role! xD That puts things into perspective of how much of a mess our world has become.
Not sure if I should be mentioning this, but I really do wonder what people would think if they knew that my family was family friend’s with one of my country’s ex-President’s family and that my relatives in the U.S. have met Obama in person and have taken photos with him…not just once, but twice (my relatives that have met him are VERY wealthy, by the way)? Even so, I don’t support any leader and that’s why I keep quiet. =P So many stories to share, though! From spies in 2 different countries (1 in my neighborhood that was a spy for the government and whose house I’ve been to since I was a friend of her daughter’s, and 1 that was my teacher, who was a spy for the British army in the Middle East and had mysteriously left in the middle of the year), to political groups, etc…but the Internet is not the safe place to do so unfortunately.
In general, I’m one of those people that come from a family that had ties to foreign affairs and politics, but none of those ties have lasted since nobody decided to go into politics after my grandfathers retired (its due to how corrupt politics is and that the good don’t last for long). So now we’re just commoners with the same struggles as everyone else. Funny how things turn out, from people with connections and privilege due to the status associated in being in foreign affairs to none at all. This is proof that nothing lasts forever, but I’m okay with it. We get to feel how the general population feels, or understand them from the same perspective, and at least we can go to sleep at night peacefully.