It's November. Now that the General Election is over and all the dust has settled, I have resumed blogging from within the unified land of peace and tranquility that is our sedate American nation. Gone is the old America, Obama's America, the land of vague and largely unfulfilled promises of nebulous "change" and "hope," blown away in its entirety by a raging storm of disaffection that grew from within the nation's heartland and which surged across the country as an electoral hurricane of epic proportions. The existence of the storm and its aftermath are both things the slanted liberal media failed to predict, for in the eternal left turn that is the mainstream media, a rightwards twist is accountable only in the form of navigational error. Yet happen it did, and America is now facing a plethora of "What Will Donald Do?" (WWDD) questions regarding every functional aspect of our Federal Government and the affect to be had on each and every nuance of American life.
One of the early concerns is that of President-elect Trump's selection of mostly white people for positions within his administration. His choices reflect his political affiliation, as is proper, and they also reflect the dearth of minority representation across the political spectrum. To be blunt, minorities placed their eggs in a basket marked "Democrat Donkey Poo," and given there is ***almost*** no minority representation in the GOP, there are less than a handful of individuals with darker skin tones at the kind of senior and nationally-respected levels necessary to be viable candidates from which Trump can make a selection. I know I will take much flak for this, but minorities have only themselves to blame for this situation, for this is what happens when only one political party is engaged, embraced, and entered into.
Politics are a means to an end, just as a ship is a means to travel. When you want to take a cruise, do you select only one cruise line? Assuming an attempt to book a cruise on a Carnival ship is unsuccessful, isn't an attempted booking on Disney Cruises or Royal Caribbean a logical alternative action? I would think so. In the case of politics, black Americans have booked passage on the SS Democrat for decades, and the ship largely sails with a severe list to port and to unwanted destinations such as Higher Tax Harbor, the Sea of Spending, Undocumented Island, and the Desert of Unemployment. Year after year, the same trips are booked by minorities, and year after year the same results come about. It's like knowing that the Titanic is going to sink, but expecting a safe, uneventful trip despite the advance warning. My fellow minorities, it's time we looked to sail on another ship, and it just so happens that Donald Trump's Ship of State is still taking on passengers!
I know defenders of Pres. Obama will note that the Democrat eventually stopped the economy from shedding jobs in 2009 via increased stimulus efforts, but I must note that it was former President George W. Bush who started the economic stimulus efforts in the first place. It must also be noted that Obama largely sat on his hands for the first two years of his first term, and America made him and the Democrats pay quite dearly for that gross inaction by handing control of Congress to the GOP. Other things that angered America included the "Cash for Clunkers" fiasco, the mishandling of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, and the cancellation of the Space Shuttle program which resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars being sent to Russia in order to place American astronauts into orbit. Again, the SS Democrat goes to places where sanity is not found in abundance.
I now close this blog entry by asking you to read about Violet Constance Jessop. She sailed aboard all three of the true White Star Lines' "Olympic Class" ships, all of which were pretty much identical, and all of which suffered tragedy at sea. Ms. Jessop survived horrible incidents that included a collision of the RMS Olympic with another vessel, the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the wartime destruction of HMHS Britannic. Three times she sailed aboard White Star vessels and into danger, and three times she nearly died. As one would expect, Violet Jessop eventually stopped working for and sailing on vessels of the real White Star line. My fellow minorities, let us learn from Violet Jessop, and let us switch ships and lines to keep our own heads above water.
All the best,
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