Thoughts on the Elections

Americans are grateful for everything Trump has done, but like that primitive, tribal Afghan, they had to vote Democratic because the voters have always handed the sitting president a defeat in the first midterms.

by Thomas Wictor

Wed, November 7, 2018

I was 100 percent certain that the voters were smart enough to reward Donald Trump for all he’s done, but I was wrong.

Here’s why the Republicans lost the House. It took me a while to figure it out.

Two years was not long enough to undo the brainwashing of the past fifty years. Americans have been conditioned to rebel against any form of order. At the heart of leftism is hatred of Daddy. Since leftists control the press and our entertainment industries, they have made Americans associate success with Daddy telling them what to do.

This is why Americans have embraced failure for decades. Since the Democrats said in plain language that they would stop Trump’s agenda, Americans without question chose failure over success.

The good news is that this was a knee-jerk choice, a tribal tradition. The voters only half-heartedly chose failure, which is why the Republicans didn’t lose the Senate. A large number of Americans have thrown off their conditioning, but 2017 and 2018 were a false start. Not enough Americans have changed.

We’re going to have a lot of backsliding. I overestimated the average voter’s desire for improvement. It reminds me of a news story I saw from 2002. The reporter was interviewing Afghans, who are traditionally xenophobic. A young man said—without understanding the contradiction—that he was grateful for the continuing help from all the foreigners, and he wanted them to immediately leave his country.

Americans are grateful for everything Trump has done, but like that primitive, tribal Afghan, they had to vote Democratic because the voters have always handed the sitting president a defeat in the first midterms. We weren’t ready to defy history. That would require the ability to see the big picture, understand cause and effect, and throw off the mental chains.

Now, the Democrats will punish everyone who voted for them. But the voters are not able to understand that. You’re going to hear them bitching that things aren’t getting done anymore. This is because even though they HEARD Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters promise to stop Trump, the voters didn’t make the connection between the Democrats’ actions and the impact it will have on the voters’ lives.

Giving the House to the Democrats is as irrational as that young Afghan man wanting foreigners to simultaneously help him AND leave the country. I recently saw a documentary about Christine Blasey Ford.

Ford lives in a milieu in which women are merciless slave masters AND helpless little girls who weep and speak in croaky whispers. This dualism cancels itself out. You can’t be a strong, independent woman and a trembling preadolescent at the same time—except that in Palo Alto academia, you CAN. Nobody perceives the inconsistency.

When I watched the documentary, I realized that things are far worse than I ever imagined. The same can be said for the general population. People are simply much more limited than I knew.

The country will get where it needs to be, but now I know that it will take much longer than Trump’s two terms. Jared Kushner will need two terms, and maybe Donald Trump Jr. will need two terms.

At any rate, Trump was able to retard the traditional, tribal midterm backsliding that should have happened, which shows that Americans are at least TRYING to improve. But they have a long, LONG way to go.

I’ll speak frankly: I have no patience whatsoever for this. Americans shouldn’t be acting like children. To me, the choice is binary. Either you want to improve, or you don’t. My father bitched endlessly about what a stolen-valor liar John Kerry was, and then after my father died, we learned that he had VOTED for John Kerry. My father was obsessed with Social Security. He didn’t need it, but he demanded it.

So my father voted for a liar because the liar promised the most benefits.

I would’ve preferred my father to have been honest. We never asked him who he was going to vote for. He enthusiastically volunteered the fact that he hated John Kerry, and then my father secretly voted for him.

That’s how I see most American voters. They talk a good game, but they lack the brains and guts to follow through.

As I said, we’ll get there eventually. However, don’t be under any illusions. We are NOT the people who we once were. Today’s Americans are confused, afraid, and weak. They are conflicted about improvement, so they will continue voting for the party that ruins their lives. Making America great again requires that Americans make THEMSELVES great again. Until they do, we will continue to stumble.

“I’m grateful to all the foreigners for helping us, and I want them to leave my country immediately.”

Said with a puzzled smile.

About the author
Thomas Wictor was born in Caripito, Venezuela, and has lived in Texas, the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain, Oregon, Japan, and California. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and has worked as a stevedore, library archivist, conversational English teacher, editor of the world's first online newspaper, voiceover actor, delivery driver, process server, field representative for a document-retrieval service, and music journalist.


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