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posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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Good morning to the United States. First off, I will tell you that yes I am a die hard Socialist. I am far left leaning with the exception of gun rights. I promised myself that if we lost, which we have, I would come around and give my take on this. So here it is...

I know it's cliche, but mods, I am not sure if this is the right place

Last night, I went to bed after we lost Ohio. At that point with Michigan and Wisconsin leaning right, I knew we were done. We also failed to gain the Senate or House which means ultimately that President-elect Trump will have his way of things for at least four years. I agree very little with him and agree very little with the GOP (again with the exception of a scant few items such as gun rights). HOWEVER...I think what we need as a nation, including and especially us on the left, is to do what I believe is right and that is to either support the government and hope they do best, or grind your feet into the dirt and try to change what you think needs to be changed in the next four years. Either way, we need to do it with dignity.

Yes I am worried. Yes I am upset (though mostly at my own party). Yes I have grave concerns. However, it does nothing for me on a personal, professional, moral, grounds, or as a citizen, to run around and curse, kick, scream, and be belligerent. My hopes lie in this country. I will get involved in local politics and start helping to revert what happened last night. But still...I will do so with dignity and pride. Pride that we have a process that allows us to choose our fate, even if I disagree with said fate.

I am a veteran of the blessed United States Air Force. I am a Staff Sergeant...and NCO. I am a former 2W2 and held my hands on the plutonium pits of our ICBMs. I was a mid level leader of my brothers and sisters in uniform. But there is one undeniable fact about being a solider or veteran. And here it is....

I did NOT join the US military to fight for "some of the rights." I joined the military to fight for all of the rights, even if I am not crazy about them because the ultimate message from the Era of George Washington and John Adams was that the USA was an experiment to see if we had resolve enough to govern ourselves in the manner of representation. We have made brutal mistakes in the past by way of slavery, Alien and Sedition Acts, and many more. Despite all of this, I like that I have the ability to have a say in what happens, EVEN WHEN I LOSE.

To Trump supporters, I have said much in the past in the way of disagreement. I see that ultimately you and I want to better this country but have different routes to do so. And believe me when I say I will only fight harder now to uphold and improve social progress. However, that does not mean I won't genuinely and warmly shake your hand today and share a beer (so long as it isn't that god awful Bud Light BS).

My point is that I am the type of person that win or lose, wants to support our government. I will fight back when they do harm by my calculation, but I will still support. So here is my conclusion.

To President-elect Donald Trump. Congratulations on your victory. Please help us work on this experiment of our fragile nation. Best wishes to you.




posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: KyoZero

Nice. Hope there are plenty more with your attitude.

We are all Americans first.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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I don't think Trump will have as much GOP support as you think. Many will endear themselves to the American public by defying his every move.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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For some reason I am in the other side I feel happy, calm and my worries have eased, when I thought Hillary was to win, I had a big weight on my hart.

I am very good with feelings, when I feel good, is because things are going to be just fine.

Trump may surprised all of us.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: KyoZero

nice post brother. together, we can do some amazing things.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 09:33 AM
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Love your attitude. And for what it's worth: I really believe Trump won't nearly be as bad as predicted. (By MSM mostly)

From what I understand, you don't govern alone, you have people around helping you, your cabinett/staff... Donald Trump might be incompetent or incapable in the practical applications of his ideas, or even his ideas could be flawed themselves (the wall is a bad idea), but he will have (experienced) people around him who do know how to do things in their field of expertise.

Also, because Trump doesn't have a specific policy or political affiliation, it leaves him open to many possibilities. I'm thinking the legalisation of weed (which TPTB clearly want to remain illegal), keeping an open and uncencored internet, preparing for automatisation of the majority of jobs by restructuring wealth destribution away from a wage-based system to a basic-income one, solutions the the Middle-East situation, climate change discussion without lobbying of Big Oil, impact of potential Artifical Intelligence, space exploration, ...

There's so many important issues -and inevitable- in the near future (10-15 years) that need resolution that are currently just being ignored or severely compromised as a result of mindset the Western propaganda machine created the past 40 years (Hypernormalisation). Despite being far from an ideal candidate to discuss any of these issues with, atleast with Trump we have the assumption there's no "foreign interests" at play.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: KyoZero

Good attitude, friend. Keep your voice and ideas heard.

The fears surrounding a Donald Trump presidency were overblown by propaganda. Even so, if Trump does what he said he'd do and tackle the corruption, it will set a better foundation upon which future administrations are built. It's a hard, dry and bitter pill to swallow knowing that a billionaire with a vast amount of resources and celebrity was required to take them on, but it couldn't have been any other way.

Now the real work begins, for people must continue to hold their politicians and the fourth estate to task.




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