What have we woken up to this morning?
A realisation that the liberal minority has been living in a bubble for the last eight years and that this bubble has been burst. D.J. Trump is now on the decks and is likely to set the stage for unprecedented uncertainty for the world over the next four years. Misogyny and xenophobia while being an undercurrent in the american psyche since civil war times has come to the come to the surface once again. The cult of personality in politics and a media that allowed itself to be co-opted by a parody of the common man has let the anger at several years of polarisation of wealth to be the determining factor in a glorified gameshow host to leading the most aggressive foreign policy driven nation in the world.
The worst possible outcome has become the result. In the aftermath of Thomas Nair murdering JO Cox in the U.K. just prior to the E.U. exit referendum my presumption was that it would galvanise the liberal and the moderate conservatives to at least recognise that hate that fuels the campaign and redouble the efforts of the fact based arguments.
Do we live really live in a post truth world where people presume they know everything because they have access to everything therefore make their assumptions based on their own intuition within narrow information streams and if called into question support their assumptions with attacks on the established modes of knowledge acquisition as being elitist and agendised.
Trump is a morally bankrupt oompa loompa with the Neu Gestapo at his heel …