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Gluing the Cracked Pot of the American Dream Back Together

Reader comment on item: Does "#NeverTrump" Still Hold?
in response to reader comment: Cheer up! Trump isn't the problem. We are simply dying.

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 28, 2016 at 18:49

The solar year of 2016 has shaped up as a year very few have expected; even those of us who suspected all was not going as expected had moments of anxiety about an outcome we could live with. But from this observer's perspective, there were/are clues. All one needs to do is get away from prefabricated political misconceptions of life in America and realize that the quote attributed to Lincoln was right: you can fool some of the people some of the time, etc., etc., etc.
America did not get to where she was headed until more people were willing to be hustled by sentiments of familiar sorts, that secular democracy was the path more politically sensible, so long as those who promoted such things did not have to pay for it. And that taxpayer largesse was getting too big for the invested interests to keep their hands off. The people of Israel had been through the same things before being evicted from the land promised to Abraham.
How long for America?
There is a big distinction between America and Israel: American does not have a Biblical promise like Israel does, a distinction that most anti-Semites are willing to overlook in their hatred. That in some other respects there are similarities to America and Israel and America is blessed because of this, America will exceed her usefulness as a separate nation and be consigned to history as the most successful democracy in modern history, until iniquity is rampant and no further repentance is found.
Is the election result placing Trump ahead in the remaining sentiments of a former world class society still troubling for some; look at Michael S's observation: "...we are dying." The resurgent middle class has made this election worth noting; half of America is in a euphoria with conservative notes of elation wafting in and around those conservative centers of red leaning constituencies and for a awhile this might lend to president-elect Trump actually accomplishing something...even if only one thing.
But remember this; those that lost are not going away anytime soon and if there is any desire left for continuing a recovery for all that was taken away until this time, politics as usual cannot be the game plan to move this country back to a place of self-respect. If the conservative movement does not get it right, then Lincoln's observation will play itself out; that we have played the fool and most of the people wasted their time chasing an empty dream; you know which one-the American Dream.

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