You’ve got to hand to British comedian, Jonathan Pie, he did call it. The people of the United States of America have made their decision. Some people might call it the death of Democracy but, in truth, it’s long live Democracy.
Trump’s acceptance speech was far more gracious and conciliatory than people might give him credit for but it’s early days yet and while he’s been elected, he’s not in power, yet.
If this were musical chairs, there’s only one seat left and it’s going to get cutthroat now. Corporate America with either run or buy, it won’t fight. Corporate media has called the race for Clinton, long before it was over. Now watch them crawl.
All bets are off. The future’s full of opportunities, maybe not good ones, but opportunities, nonetheless because in a rigged game with all the odds stacked against him, the outsider’s brought home the bacon and brought all the pigs home with him, too.
While corporate media was writing the Republican party off as a spent and divided force, in disarray behind a misogynist, racist, megalomaniac, it’s the Democrats that look like a spent force today.
Remember the words of the Nobel Laureate,
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slowest now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fading
And the first one now will later be last
Cause the times they are a-changing
Or, should I quote the Nobel Laureate manqué, Laughing Lenny himself,
Things are going to slide …
There’ll be the breaking of the ancient
Your private life will suddenly explode
There’ll be phantoms
There’ll be fires on the road
and the white man dancing
You’ll see a woman
hanging upside down
her features covered by her fallen gown
and all the lousy little poets
tryin’ to sound like Charlie Manson
and the white man dancin’