Personally,I blame Donald Trump. It’s impossible to focus […] when the entire future of Western Civilisation is to be decided within a week.
Elections are bad for your soul, but damn these past few days have been exciting. Will the scammers win? Or will Trump pull it off? It truly is an epic battle.
A small segment of people are very actively involved in supporting Trump. The flailing of the cathedral and the generally unregulated internet makes it so that alt-righters and disillusioned leftists expose and spread many secrets of power which in turn helps them to gain a good amount of power if Trump wins.
On a longterm scale everything bad about democracy is once again confirmed. The drama is fit for a Kardashian Reality TV show, but this is not reality tv – this is choosing the leader of what is still the mightiest empire in the world. Lets see who 300 million people want their leader to be for the next 4 years! Vote now by sending ‘Trump’ to 1234! It’s ridiculous. An insider could have seen this mess coming from a mile away, but democracy does not go by the intelligence of its insiders, it goes by the emotions of its mobs. And the mobs grow more volatile with every passing year.
In games of power it is hard to accurately gauge the strength of your opponent. It takes exposure and experience to know people, organisations and nations. You need to dance with your enemies in order to know them. Oftentimes your opponent will prevent you from dancing with them for exactly this reason. So you go by what you hear about your opponent. Reputation counts. Power often lies in perception.
If Europeans hate on Americans it used to be the kind of hate the weaker dog reserves for stronger dog, or in stronger terms the hate the slave reserves for the arrogance of his owner. The perception of the US was that of a powerful if slightly strange country (‘They are so nationalistic! They have to do everything big!’). But that perception is changing — the FBI reopens investigation into Clinton emails a week before elections, Phillipines throws out US military, Malaysia turns away from the US… This election is turning out to be quite the cataclysm.
Anyways have some election memes.
And of course the timeless classic: