As an optimist I went to bed last night believing that regardless of what happened overnight, the sun would come up the next morning.
We’re still waiting….
I follow you from Sydney and am currently in New York and I simply am horrified that the American people have voted this way. YOu reap what you sow. GOD help us.
Amen to that.
How horrible I cannot wrap my mind around this tragic event. Psychic shock.
It’s 3.15am here in Melbourne the Sun will hopefully rise in a couple of hours I hope 🌞
I feel your pain.
I have the same feeling of stunned disbelief that I felt when the towers were attacked. God, someone, anyone … help us all.
It’s there somewhere my friend!!
Dear Gabrielle, I am guessing if outside of the United States, where we remain stupefied/in shock, it must be mind boggling for half the locals. I am also assuming the average worker/former worker must be hurting so much they are seeking a difference of the kind offered by the President elect. I listened to a BBC reporter who toured the swing States around/near the Great Lakes and he predicted a Trump win because he could not find one worker there who supported Clinton. He reported the agriculture and industrial communities felt betrayed by globalisation that for them was accompanied by lost exports or reduced prices and reduced wages from lost manufacturing jobs and if lucky picking up service industry jobs on a lesser income and often not permanent. It seems from afar on this minimal analysis many of the citizens there felt they had no choice but to vote for Trump. There must be a reason that you may more clearly see to explain the result because from afar it is difficult to understand how anybody in their right mind could possibly vote for someone with his reported behaviour and unethical background. On the Clinton side, I feel it was her election to lose. She reportedly accumulated nearly half a billion donation dollars. Given that war chest, why was there not a tactical campaign run in the swing States to circumvent the negative view of Clinton being part of the establishment, being associated with corruption and being untrustworthy? When George W was elected I felt angry that Gore may have been dudded in Florida, but this time feels so shocking, but perhaps not if we would could understand how this occurred at a structural level. Best wishes, Peter.
Unfortunately another democratic revolt. Where & when is the next one?
The Trump victory is like the world trade centre terrorist strike all over again. But this time it is self inflicted by Americans. I will never feel the same towards America again. It is like if you scratch the surface there are barbarians underneath. But I guess New York is like a haven of reason in this new American civil war. I hope the city and state are able to keep the savages at bay.
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