A Few Things I Believe To Be True, Whilst Watching The Bankruptcy King Making America Great Again

Ok, so, from the vantage point of a moderately social democratic country, if nothing else, this administration has fairly effectively opened wide the eyes of many, many Americans to the systemic flaws that they seemed deaf, dumb and blind to.

Now real change can happen.

Change in America is incredibly difficult, as it is akin to changing the course of an oil tanker. Watching decade after decade as Americans fight tooth and nail to deny their neighbours the basic security of not having to worry about losing everything they have because they fall prey to a major health issue, yet… seems so obvious to other wealthy nations, but not greedy America.

Welcome, by the by, to this blog, my opinions are those of an American born, Canadian raised woman whose American born/raised father voted for Trump, as did my stepmom. Both in their 70s, they see their world completely and absolutely different from how I see mine.

So, a Canadian hearted Gen X’r with a Trump votin’ born in the deep south ok boomer dad.

Dads said, seriously said to my sister, that it is the entertainment value he likes from Trump, and I gnash my teeth and respect my elders.

Well, ok, not exactly, but to be honest its just that, it is also that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my gaping silence on that horrible man speaks volumes more than arguing with him. We are both smart, but… always a but… my dad knows that I’m well-read and went to college, and he didn’t even make it thru high school.

The first post (yesterday) on this blog was a repost from my other blog, because I wanted to give this new space I’ve created some context. The opinions I share are of course always my own.

Except, when I quote others.

Anywho, for them, and the rest of the Trump loyalists, I guess all the problems in the U.S. can all just be conveniently laid at the feet of some nefarious other their republican masters have manipulated them into believing exists.

Ok boomer.

Always so satisfying to blame others for all the stuff that may transpire to wreak havoc in our lives. So, so very comfy cozy, lackadaisically continue on as they were, able to just ignore it, not their problem, who cares, whatever.

America is infested with generous amounts of individuals that seem to think these problems are solved with cruelty and border walls, silencing the mainstream media, and bashing snowflake politically correct libtards as the devil incarnate.

Don’t get me wrong, Canada has their fair share, seriously, the last election taught us all that.

They moan about losing manufacturing jobs, yet shop at Walmart and big box fake wholesale chains destroying the beating heart of every town – Main Street U.S. A.

We ain’t in Disney land any longer.

Cheap goods, cheap gas, cheap booze and smokes.

Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor.

Education debt, healthcare debt,

Who benefits from all this… um… greatness?

Askin’ for a friend.

Yea, so, when did this populace of ignorant fools get the idea they can have cheap goods and keep manufacturing in North America?

Bizarre, have your cake and eat it to, by all means, and I gotta a pink and green Unicorn for sale, cheap.

I mean, seriously, companies have been offshoring production of their goods to China for a couple of decades or more, and all to meet the consumer demand for cheap goods, production metrics and rising transportation costs, all the while maintaining plenty of precious profits.

I think probably the biggest problem I have with this disconnect, is that many people just do not appreciate the gigantic leaps and bounds China has made towards automation such as robotics, and other technologies, in order for them to dominate future growth in manufacturing.

This is why Canada and other countries signed on to the Trans-pacific partnership – CPTPP.

 …is a free trade agreement between Canada and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Once fully implemented, the 11 countries will form a trading bloc representing 495 million consumers and 13.5% of global GDP, providing Canada with preferential access to key markets in Asia and Latin America.

To trade not just in goods, but in technology and other precious means towards binding together to have the collective clout to fight the Chinese juggernaut.

China has dumped massive amounts of time, manpower and resources at their dominance, and the U.S. is caught in this antiquated feedback loop of some days of yore and mythical greatness, to their own doom.

There are people out there that really believe just turning around and re-enacting the good ol’days is the way to go.

I mean, who do did they think the robber barons of those good ol’dayz of the American industrial revolution were robbing?

Where do they think unions came from? Protecting the average jo so these cutthroat pirates didn’t blow them to smithereens. Workers are more than just cogs, and governments are responsible for their citizens welfare, not in making sure the CEO of blah blah company can buy is second vacation home in Costa Rica.

I’m no Nobel laureate in economics, but, even I can see that the times they are changing, and manufacturing does not produce the jobs it once did. The production lines are automated, and tally up across the floor a couple workers to supervise each line, well, not to mention these jobs are not guaranteed, subject to change, as the company is always free to leave and go offshore.

Those lifelong jobs with comfy-wumfy pensions are long gone.

Today, in this new world, like it or not, you are dooming your citizens to future failure by making them believe these plants are going to be there for the long haul, because they ain’t. Take your Pollyanna glasses off and wake up.

America needs to re-invent itself.

Though, just recently there is this whiff of hope in the air, and many are beginning to tentatively look past this disastrous presidency, to a democratic one who is seriously going to have a giant mess in aisle 9,10, 11 and 12 to clean up.

Many are waking up to the fact that it is no time for some revolution fuelled by 13% of millennials and GenZers not busy playing games in their parents basement. Rather what is called for is someone who is capable of putting the country back together again.

Biden is a good fit for that. Experienced with that.

Moderately minded, with no attack dog Bernie Bros trolling the grounds, scaring everyone.

Not quite sure why the Sanders campaign doesn’t get it, but everyone has had completely enough. They DO NOT want 4 more years of that contentious us vs them crap, crisis after crisis. Thank you very much, go home and lick your wounds… and see ya’ll once you get over yourself.

More significantly, Biden can surround his White House in a cloak of experience and knowledge, reach out across the aisle, and the globe, heal wounds, and begin the process of making those deep and systemic changes that his country has so sorely needed for a long, long time.

It is about time.

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