You’ve read about my Dad, he’s pretty much as right as they get. Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Religion (even though he hasn’t gone to church in years). It’s been crushing watching him think that Trump is the greatest president since Ronald Raegan. I thought I understood it for a time, I mean, after the Gas crisis, the economy was super good to a lot of people under Ronald’s leadership, but this led to me realizes the huge flaw in our system of Capitalism.
The crude goal in our system in to amass as much wealth as you possibly can and then die. Now, I get that the system is a lot more complicated than that, I do. This is just a really primitive breakdown of it. This is what I noticed not only with Trump, but with the pandemic. The system is tremendously flawed. Our own Governors and Leadership in our country, would rather kill citizens to keep the economy going than protect its people. They’d rather give out one 1,200-dollar stimulus check and call it quits. I know a lot of people that voted for Trump. One guy, I wouldn’t really call him a “friend” voted for Trump for two main reasons. The first was that he hates immigrants, and doesn’t want to pay taxes for their unemployment, or healthcare. The second and I kid you not, was he got a bigger tax break on his paycheck. “I was getting an extra 400/month with his new deduction changes.” He sold his Morals, ethics and decency for an extra 400 dollars a month. My Dad, also claimed he made more money during Trump’s presidency due to the Tax/Corporation breaks. For an older generation that constantly screamed during Obama’s presidency “All you millennials want is free stuff!” seems kind of hypocritical. Yes, my generation realizes that Healthcare and Education should be staples in our country and that both of those have skyrocket out of control, leaving many people in debt for trying to better themselves or going bankrupt paying for cancer treatments. I’ve heard a lot of mix reasons why people supported and voted for Trump, but it all boiled down to money in the end.
Has our country gone so bad that we’d sell each other out for a cash prize? There has to be more to live and work for, like the economics in Star Trek TNG. We are destroying our planet for profits, selling our humanity and compassion for a quick buck at the expense, of literally anyone else. I understand that life can be easier and more comfortable with money, but we’re reaching the state of no return. There has to be more to life than money, but this country and how people act make me think otherwise. Greed will destroy everything. We have to be better. I leave you with this meme. If you did support Donald Trump, shame on you for selling your values, empathy and compassion for a quick buck.