They Should Have Known Better

75 Million voted for Donald Trump for reasons of political standing, policy or party affiliation? No – there is no excuse because it was all too obvious to not know better. Every Trump-voter should have known better – if not with their brain, so with a sense of decency.

Instead, they voted for Trump in an inexcusable combination of carelessness toward their country, mendacious patriotism, hate against any policy different from their own (Republican), stupidity, ignorance, and contempt for truth and decency. And now many of the very same people are praying for the healing of their country? It is preposterous, downright disgusting and the same mendacity on their part as it already was when they went to the polls.

How about taking stock of themselves first, and then turn toward their country and dare to pray? This would be a true step in order to heal a country that because of them is no longer only polarized, but partway even radicalized.

72 Million Voters: A Success for Donald Trump

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.