The polls open here in six hours. Twenty-four hours from now America will have a new President-Elect. Half of the population will be elated, the other half dejected, and the beat will go on.
Without regard to which candidate prevails we will be witness to the end of this country’s long slide into whatever a representative democracy morphs into when neglected and malnourished by its people.
Roughly half of our electorate is willing to accept openly corrupt leadership in the mistaken belief that endorsing a candidate’s long history of blatant criminal activity does not somehow impugn their own morals and ethics.
The other half will put their trust in an oligarch who claims he will work to overturn the very system that he has embraced for his entire adult life, the establishment that he has worked for his financial gain, all for the good of the people.
Daddy Warbucks without the lovable Little Orphan Annie or Caligula with technology. You choose.
What with low information voters claiming a majority at the polls, massive amounts of money buying politicians at every level, the constitution being shredded by those sworn to uphold and defend its sanctity, even by the Supreme Court, that supposed final arbiter of all things constitutional, our representational democracy has been on life support for many decades.
No matter which lever you pulled, today our democracy dies and America takes her well earned place among the corrupt, self-serving nations of the third world.
To quote Walt Kelly (Pogo Possum): We have met the enemy and he is us.