Saturday, November 12, 2016

U.S. Election 2016: It’s Yuge! It’s bigly!

A monkey called Geda, described locally as “the king of prophets,” kisses the cardboard cutout of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Nov. 3 in Changsha, China. The selection is intended to predict the result of the U.S. election. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
Six hundred days back, we laughed our hearts out when Donald Trump made the announcement that he is running to become the President of the United States. The entertainment industry and the media made millions in TRPs by poking fun on The Donald. The political world, including the Republicans, went berserk over the prospect of Donald Trump running for president. But, the guy who is used to “winning so bigly that he gets bored winning,” ran the race anyway. It is remarkable and shocking how a businessman - with absolutely no experience in politics - who perpetrated so much of hate against immigrants (legal and illegal), Muslims, people of color, women, and Hispanics got the Republican party nomination. How could a person with absolutely no support from any Fortune 500 companies, or Wall Street, or any big-time celebrity, or a foreign leader (except for Russia’s Vladimir Putin), win the most powerful position in the world. 

So, how did Trump win, even after he got no support when he needed it the most? His opponent in the race, Hillary Clinton, not only got support from the Beyonces and the Jay Zs of Hollywood, but she also got support from the rich and powerful in America and outside America. How did this happen in an America, where when Beyonce says that Hillary is the one for president, it means she is the one. Jokes apart….the truth is democracy works and the common man/ woman is not a fool. But, then, if the common human is a smart being, why would a smart being vote for a bigot like The Donald. Why?! So many of these questions still remain unanswered. 

Most of the analysts gave a near 99.9% to a Hillary win because according to their polls, it was impossible that a racist-sexist Trump victory was possible. The election result emphasized how the media is so ignorant about the people of this nation. The media is so busy covering the Illuminati, that they just forgot that there is a whole big world of rural-America who never got a mouthpiece to express themselves for years. The media which is supposed to be the voice of the voiceless has turned out to be the voice of the Illuminati. Though, a Chinese monkey proved to know the people of America better than the media. In this experiment, a Chinese monkey – who made awesome soccer match predictions - was asked to use his mystical powers to predict who'll win the election. He was given a choice of bananas beside cutouts of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He not only chose Trump's bananas but also gave Trump’s cut out a sexy smooch. When that happened, I was damn sure that Trump is winning. I trust the Chinese money more than the mainstream media. 

America is beyond New York and Los Angeles. For an outsider, America is a nation of the powerful, the rich, a nation that never sleeps, a nation that is the most powerful country in the world, a nation that inhabits the famous, a nation that has the military and oil power. But the 2016 ugly election campaign runs and the triumph of Trump has opened up our eyes to an America which is deeply divided over race, religion, values, people of color, and the poor. 

Indeed, America is a land of opportunities. It is a nation which has a city like New York which never sleeps. It sure has the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the best universal music is made in America. But America is not only about celebrities, the rich, the paparazzi, music, and movies. There’s a whole part of America that lives in the rural villages, there's a whole part of this nation which is still experiencing racism & sexism, there are religious wars that not everyone is aware of.  I’m personally attracted and fascinated by the immigrants in America. I came to the United States because I wanted to experience a nation where I could meet people from all over the world in one place. Nowhere in the world will you find scores of immigrants from across the globe living in one place. It's an amazing feeling! 

Walk down the streets of Washington, DC and you'll find restaurants serving different cuisines from across the world. People speak different native languages. I mean, there's no place in the world where you can learn the values and principles of people from the rest of the world. Thanks to America, I have met a British, an Afghani, an Iranian, an Iraqi, a South African, a Kenyan, a Ghanaian, a Norwegian, a Russian, a Sri Lankan, a Chinese, a Singaporean, and that list will go on forever. I love America because it gives me this opportunity to meet different people, learn different cultures, different values. It’s beautiful!

I moved to the United States during President Obama’s second term. I love the guy and respect him a ton. America sure is going to miss him. From the little bit that I learned about this country while I'm living here, if I could vote, I would not vote for a person who talked sh*t about the people who look like me. I’d never vote for a person who wants to play protectionist trying to keep off immigrants from entering the country which is built with those very values. I’d never vote for a person who has no respect for people of color. But, I’d also not vote for Hillary Clinton, because she promised a status-quo, she didn’t promise any change, she wanted to fill President Obama’s shoes. And for real, no one wants a continuation of legacy from the previous president. Legacy continuation happens only in a place where the kings and queens rule over the people. A democratic nation needs to change because people change and with people, the nation changes. Donald Trump talked about big change and maybe that is what elected him to be the president of the United States.

Besides, the United States of America is not wholly-and-solely run by one-human being sitting in the White House. Pardoning a turkey on Thanksgiving and inviting the rich and the powerful to the White House for State Dinners, is something which even The Donald can do. Most of the decisions in America are made at the state level, and hence people should not really go bonkers and must respect the decision made by Donald Trump's supporters who felt cheated and ignored for the past several years. The only way ahead is to accept Donald Trump as their president and give him a chance to perform. 

The problem is the foreign policy. The foreign policy of the world sucks today. We are just not getting it right. We continue to bomb and drone the Middle East and we continue to mistakenly kill the innocent people in the bargain. Not that we are doing anything correct right now, the only fear is leaving the foreign policy decision-making in the hands of Donald Trump. We don’t want any more wars. Live and let’s f****g live in peace. 

Canada’s immigration website crashed after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. So, for real, who all are moving to Canada? If you're moving, please tell the sexiest man alive, Justin Trudeau, that I said hi :-)

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