The winds of change

“Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.” Genghis Khan

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lady-libertyI am of average intelligence but one week after the facts I still don’t understand…
The last election clearly demonstrated that a lot of people were dissatisfied with the status quo and wanted some change. This I understand.

Their main complaint was about the widening economic inequality between the rich and the poor. This I also understand and agree with.

What still puzzles me though, is why would the downtrodden put their faith in a billionaire who (unlike Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg among others) has been called “the least charitable billionaire in the world.”
A man who likes to mingle with the rich and famous but who has never shown any inclination to share his good fortune with the underprivileged.
How can such a man be trusted to improve the lot of the unemployed, the low-wage earners?

People yearn for a “gallant knight in a shining armor” who leads by example, and saves maidens (and less fortunate souls) in distress.
As far as I know, the president-elect is not such a man.
And the pungent smell of nepotism presently emanating from the new White House does not augur well.

I wish the new president (and especially America) well, but I have great doubts about the new direction of the “ship of state”.
It seems that instead of using a GPS he is opting to use celestial navigation, a more hazardous form of sailing.

Somebody has said this before, but I think it is worth repeating:
“Fasten your seat belts my friends; it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

 Alain

 Flash: The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin. Jay Leno

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