The Nightmare has Ended or Has It?

Nightmare of Trump

While part of the nightmare has ended with the defeat of Trump, the whole nightmare will never end until we can defeat Trumpism.  It will not end until not a single person will ever vote for someone like Trump again.  A man with no integrity, scruples or morality. 

Over the past 4 years, I have written sixteen articles about Trump and Trumpism in which I tried to explain the dangers of this man and his ideas to not only the USA but to the entire world.  While I can feel bad about the 70 million people who still voted for Trump, it is far better to think upon the 75 million Americans who voted against Trump and his policies.   

Trumpism is a failure to understand the principles of Democracy.  Thomas Jefferson said that democracy is supported by two pillars.  The first is an informed and educated citizenry.  The second is a free press with information relevant to the lives of the people it serves. 

Sadly, we have less of both structures in America today.  Our press is no longer free nor is it a reliable source of useful and objective information.  Our citizens are among the least informed and most brainwashed people in the world.  Our education system does not educate/ 

Biden and Harris have a monumental task ahead of them.   But it is not a task that can simply be delegated to politicians.  Each of the 75 million people who voted against Trump has a responsibility to help build a better America.  Expecting Biden and Harris to do the job for us cannot result in success. 

Success will only come when all Americans are engaged in the process of building a free and just society.  It will take all of us to create a country where everyone has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah
    Nov 09, 2020 @ 10:09:28

    Great to see you again! Hope all is well.
    There is a crisp freshness in the air. We all must do the work to keep it that way!



  2. Jane Fritz
    Nov 09, 2020 @ 18:22:10

    Definitely a very, very good first step! Oh my God, until that vote count started to turn … nightmares all around. But you’re right in what’s needed, John, and I’m not convinced it’s possible in today’s painfully divided US of A. I’ll be rooting for it, though.



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