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Friday, November 25, 2016

Trump...eting away

The election of Donald J. Trump as the next president of the United States has been viewed as a catastrophe. Pundits, newsreels, journals, especially in Europe are rubbing their eyes in incredulity after seeing the US constituency award such a person with the highest official post in the country and, just as well, the world.
I may or may not see it coming but I was not entirely surprised. I could not see Hillary as the lesser of two evils. They were both quite undesirable, which seems what made a fair size of the American electorate to rather stay home. It's just another way of understanding democracy. That, plus the convoluted system of the electoral votes, so close to gerrymandering. Looks like at the end of the recount Hillary got more than 2 million votes over Trump. So there.

I read a recent article claiming the US contains eleven different cultures (http://www.businessinsider.com/the-11-nations-of-the-united-states-2015-7) that may help non-Americans to understand why things are as they are.

I am not in a particularly optimistic mood, but I had the feeling Donald Trump cannot be worse than Ronald Reagan or GW Bush. He seems smarter than any of them... At the end, you have to judge the man not for what he says but for what he does, and that's to be seen.

So cheer up and enjoy the beginning of the season: Happy Thanksgiving!!

Surfing the web with the word "trump" I cliqued on "trumpet" and I stumbled on this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa2vzx-aNrw

May this be my little gift.


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