From my Writing Room
Copyright © 2020 by Uwe Bahr
I am not a US citizen, and never will be. Without my American wife, I would have left this country instead of continuing using reserve assets from Germany in Trump’s America. But now, I am relieved that the messages of hate and vilification coming from the White House will soon belong to the past.
On the other hand: 72 million voters embracing the Trump-lunacy remain a shocking fact – that’s 48 percent diehards running time and again against a concrete wall, head first. It remains a mystery to me how such a large proportion of people are supposed to get integrated into a sound and progressive society in order to heal the country. That is one of the main tasks the new President will have to tackle.
One essential element to achieve progress would be a degree of better education – probably too late and hopeless for denialists of science and reality allocated to the older generation in localities like North Georgia, but extremely vital especially there for young people, of whom too many are left forsaken, unmotivated and without the rational example of generational guidance.