am i venting? some. here is why....
we now have the most ignorant among us running the country. it's not that we have a democrat running things. people like Bill Clinton were not my cup of tea, but he did not hate the history of the country and want "fundamental change". he was liberal, but in an american way.
now we have someone who wants to punish our success, punish individual success, and redistribute according to far leftist ideology. you are happy that you have a democrat in office, but that's not what you have. you have something that this country has never seen before, supported by the now majority of takers. you (the collective you) don't know what you have done because you are so uninformed.
my anger is not directed at anyone here. it is directed at the last couple of generations that didn't care enough to keep what we had. it's directed at people who do not understand that we now have changed in ways that mean we can never go back to what we had.
every debate in this country, from now on, will be about stuff. how to pay for stuff. how to allocate stuff. how to take enough stuff from those still producing to keep the people who take stuff from rioting.
we, like europe before us, are now at the mercy of whatever super power pops up to lead. since all of the democratic countries are now figuring out how to keep the masses happy, the new power will be china, russia, maybe india. what they want, we will do.
i know...you think this is melodramatic. no, this is what history teaches us.
you think you won, but we all lost.