Opinion from Canada
“What happened to that person? What happened? What happened to that person who always used to smile? What happened to that person who was sweet and caring? What happened to that person who was always happy? What happened? I’m sitting here with all these questions on my head and I know that they will never be answered! I just have to accept that, that person who I used to laugh with and play with and talk to is dead! That person who was so nice vanished! And that person who was my Friend went to hell forever!”
Attributed to America Santillan
Consider this scenario. Pack up America! Start considering what country will accept you as an asylum seeker. Frightening isn’t? Look after yourself.
We Canadians observe much more of you outside of your goldfish bowl than you do swimming in circles inside it! It certainly won’t get appreciably better with Biden. Yet, your young people have a say in the outcome. As it’s been said, not just a moral voice but a moral responsibility. If indifference rules you won’t come close to correcting the upheaval. Too many in opposition. Too many pathetic Trumptwit followers with personalities right out of a Thomas Pynchon novel. Remember, we Jews know all about these things. Compared to your 244 years, we have a DNA instinct regarding hate and intolerance going back thousands of years.
Our Canadian border with the US has been closed since March 18, 2020. Can you just imagine that? The terrestrial boundary, the longest in the world between the two countries is 5,525 miles (8,891 kilometres) long. In just four years look at how quickly things have happened to you. What does that say about American society? Make America Great Again? As compared to whom? Just change the colour of the baseball hat from red to blue and Biden’s popular vote margin over the Trump might have exceeded the current seven million.
And that brings me to the provocation used by the Trumptwits to negate your election results. A classic reversal procedure overcoming the terror of being wrong and as in some cultures, losing face. Being provocative is also useful in helping the Trumptwits from looking absurd within their peer group led by their one-term Emperor. For the non-Trumtwits, this may all seem utterly ridiculous. But, it really doesn’t matter to the provocateurs. And that’s here where it can become precarious, living in such a society, neighbour pitted against neighbour.
As Albert Einstein once said: “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”