Unfortunately, one of the bad seeds we planted upon laying the groundwork for this country of ours was the two party system, a limitation which is more prevalent in this election than any other in American history. Although George Washington and a number of other our more admirable forefathers spoke vehemently against instituting this endless game of partisan competition, by the time we had our first election, we implemented this tool for dumbing down democracy, and now suffer the repercussions in that our inept version of democracy has left us with two candidates that only nine percent of our apathetic citizenry has thus far supported.
Not long ago, I published a request on Facebook of all my friends that support Donald Trump to tell me what they admired about him as a leader. The several immediate responses were vitriolic memes and emotional condemnations of Hillary Clinton and President Obama, but it took several repeat requests to finally receive one somewhat coherent statement about what Donald Trump brings to the table. To be fair, I did post the update on a Friday in the early evening, and it could very well be that the less emotionally volatile Trump supporters were enjoying the first fruits of their weekend and not on Facebook. Additionally, due to what I find more important in life and the circles in which I run, I do not have a plethora of Trump supporters as Facebook friends… or actual friends.
Nevertheless, I think it is fairly safe to say that most Trump supporters are merely anti-Clinton advocates. Because our puny version of mock-democracy only allows for two parties, we are left with two candidates that few of us actually like, and again find ourselves in the pathetic state of having to choose between the lesser of two evils in what we promote to be the most successful version of democracy the world has ever seen. As a man who truly appreciates the freedom which has been granted through the democratic facade draped over the republic that has guided the United States of America through an epic journey of economic development, after 240 years of masturbating to Adam Smith and the proliferation of selfishness as the highest virtue, as entertaining as it may be, I have to say that this presidential election is complete bullshit.
I have to agree with George Washington as he said in his farewell address when he feared the possibilities of political parties, “to become potent engines by which . . . unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.” Here we are at the ultimate in subversion.