Do you see the system now?
I'm writing this after surgery yesterday so I may still be fogged a bit. If so, I like the fog for it helps see things more clearly.
Do you see the consistency in the system now? Do you understand that Trump is a logical continuation after Obama? They both won by lying to the people. The difference is interesting. Obama and his rhetoric about hope and change. Trump the ultimate con man in that you know he is yet somehow he can snare you if you are of the right mind (pun intended). They both are tools of a system that produces "leaders" which are suited for their time and serve the system in the way needed at the time.
These are bad times for the system not because some bright human has told the people about it but because it is running its course to a logical end point.
Deny climate change and create still more refugees and persecuted people because authority always wins over rhetoric. The good guys never really had answers but were willing to pretend they did. Pointing your finger at problems and offering good sounding solutions is useless without a very real and concrete plan for getting from here to there.
Bernie Sanders said so many good things but he clearly has no clue about how to really get people involved in the political process in a meaningful way simply because there is none!
History has a continuity to it and this latest phase is just that - a phase and nothing else. Wealth and power have always won and seemingly always will until we get to that point the Native People predicted when we realize we can not eat wealth and power nor use to reverse irreversible changes.
Yesterday's surgery makes it clear to me that I will not see too much more of this saga. As a scientist that disappoints me but as a compassionate human being I'll be glad to end my awareness of the pain and suffering this system is bringing. Good luck to those who will remain.