I am seeing more and more post expressing shock and “oh my gosh” outrage over all the things being revealed about corruption in politics, the media, Trump, Hillary, Bill and almost anyone connected to them.
All I have to say is REALLY!!! Seriously, please quit with all the hyped/fake shock and outrage!
Where has everybody been for the last quarter century? Nothing that has happened here has any shock value to it for me. I wrote a book which covers some of these types of trends that I started almost 20 years ago and I blog about this stuff all the time. Anyone who is shocked is either being disingenuous or has spent the last 25 years at Disney World where every bit of dirt or trash is swept up before you have a chance to see it.
Don’t get me wrong, I am disappointed, disgusted, nauseated and saddened by all the lack of integrity and character. But shock? No, not shocked, as I am well aware of the depravity of our society that little would shock me at this point.
There are also choruses of people advocating a no vote or a vote for a third party and you are absolutely free to make that decision. But it might be important history for younger people to be aware of (because it was before your time or while you were still in grade school) that in 1992 we had a viable 3rd party candidate, Ross Perot, who garnered almost 20% of the popular vote in that national election in an effort to make inroads into challenging the corrupt 2 party system – and yes, I agree that it is corrupt. He made a notable showing, but that 20% of the vote is the very thing that ushered the Clinton’s into power. They may not be the most corrupt dynasty we have had (although I suspect they might be), but they are the current one. For 25 years we have been living with the severe consequences which occurred as a result of all those who either by a no vote or a vote for Ross Perot enabling the current levels of corruption we have.
I cannot and will not excuse or defend the corrupt or lewd actions of either candidate or party but neither am I shocked by them. But there is still something that I will be shocked by until the day I die and that is the fact that as a “civilized” society we still allow the mutilation and murder of babies who have either not yet been born or who are in the process of being born.
Perhaps the only thing I have to hope for in this current election season, (and I say hope because in life there are no guarantees) is that several of the honorable pro-life people on the list of 20 candidates for the Supreme Court which Trump has released as being his choices will have a chance to be appointed. The Democrats are afraid of this list and even Hillary acknowledged in this last debate that Trump will put people into the Supreme Court who can overturn Roe V Wade. All you have to do is take note that this issue (Supreme Court Nominees) is of one of the most frequently mentioned platform positions the Democratic party mentions about Trump when arguing against him being elected.
There may be no way to properly express the incredible importance of this power which will be placed into the hands of the next president which will have massive affect on certain aspects of the direction our nation takes over the next generation.
I also understand that some may want to distance themselves from this election and be able to say “I sure didn’t vote for him/her”. The reality is that we live in a secular and frankly evil and corrupt nation and unless you are going to remove yourself entirely from ever participating in the election process, you will most likely be voting for someone who represents very little of your values in the majority of future elections. As Christians there is little we can do beyond prayer, but I believe we must do what we can when there is a window of opportunity to help defend the most defenseless in our midst.
And who knows, Trump could drop dead the day after the election and Mike Pence could become president – hey, it could happen.