There is a serious lack of trust in this country. A lack of trust that is sadly, well deserved.
A majority of citizens don’t trust their government. A large majority don’t trust the media. Most don’t trust other citizens if they don’t think like they do. Unity isn’t possible if there is no trust.
There is ample reason for this lack of trust. Our government has failed us repeatedly. Those elected to “represent” us are venal, dishonest and in far too many cases, incompetent.
We know that they often vote on things of which they not only don’t have the needed knowledge but haven’t even bothered to read. That’s for all those unelected little “aide” people. Doesn’t it make you feel secure to know that the experts who decide how to vote are people hired by the person you elected but is now too busy worrying about getting re-elected to do their damn job?
Many elected officials have no more knowledge of issues they vote on than does the man in the street. That’s just sad because all too often the man in the street, having been ill informed or deliberately not informed, doesn’t know squat.
Either way, from the left or the right they do little except take our money and spend it foolishly or with malice aforethought on things that will not only not help us but will harm us. Then they babble on about how they work for us. Baloney!
The left blames the right, the right blames the left and on and on it goes. Most politicians promise that if elected they will work to heal the divide. They lie. A united citizenry would throw their sorry, incompetent, dishonest butts out of office.
In a way Trump’s inauguration speech was kind of refreshing when he didn’t promise that. In fact according to Bob Schieffer: Trump ‘took the hide off everybody sitting on that platform’. Scheiffer also noted that Trump called out both party establishments in attendance. And that’s wrong because?
Meanwhile idiots at MSNBC, Tingles Matthews and Rachel Maddow heard Hitler in his speech. Because Hitler of course always insisted on “America First.” It was a dark Hitlerian speech.
Trump did not walk to the microphone in front of the Capitol to salve wounds or mend hurt feelings. There were no calls for unity or attempts to bridge the political divide. After being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Trump issued a call to arms and declared war on the ruling class.
Media and politicians will clutch their pearls and exhibit faux outrage that Trump didn’t promise to work across the aisle. The people that voted for Trump will like what he said. His whole speech was an homage to them. Was it sincere? Was he telling the truth? We don’t know. We will see in time what he meant and if he meant it.
What is certain is that the elites and establishment and media that has attacked and continues to attack him will not find him cowering in a corner as most Republicans usually do. I don’t like the man but I do like that. Do I trust him? Not a bit. I am however willing to give credit where and when credit is due.
He basically served notice that if it was up to him the elites time in the sun was over. The problem with that is, can you trust him anymore than all the other political liars? Trump isn’t exactly a model of verisimilitude.
You have to be amused at all the politicians and media types that are up in arms over the fact that Donald Trump tells lies. They all lie. Every damn day. The hypocrisy of people who lie for a living, liberal media and politicians, having the chutzpah to talk about someone else lying is incredible.
The end result of all this lying is that nobody trusts any of them. It appears however that a lot of citizens, millions of them, are willing to trust Trump. Some are willing to see if he can be trusted and some are so besotted they won’t care. Either way, things are no longer the status quo.
The besotted Trump supporters are no better or different than the besotted Obama supporters or the members of the Cruz cult that are still whining about the GOP primary. None of them trust anyone but their hero and then they trust without any reason to do so.
It’s distasteful to see adults acting like love-sick teenagers. Teenagers may or may not grow out of their silliness, people who are infatuated with of all things some politician probably will not. They may in time switch their ardent support to someone else but they chose to grow older instead of growing up. Don’t ever trust these people.
Because we cannot trust the educrats to instruct our children how to think instead of indoctrinating them in what to think we cannot trust our population to know the things they need to know to make intelligent decisions. And so the lack of trust spreads. When if ever it will get better I haven’t a clue. Anyone that tells you they know is lying, don’t trust them.
I don’t think its hopeless. But I do think hopelessness is getting damn close.
I pray every day that God will smite the evildoers and raise up the righteous. No prayer is ever wasted but I suspect that God expects us to do this for ourselves.