11/8/16 – Sad day for USA and the World
“The people have spoken. The bastards!”
That might sound like a quote from Hilary Clinton on the news that she lost the race to the White House to Donald Trump. But it was someone else who said that.
The race did not start and did not end well for Clinton. And while the mainstream media editorials and polls had her leading almost up to the end it is now clear that their methods were askew. They should have listened to William Faulkner’s advice: “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
Actually, Faulkner borrowed that line from Arthur Quiller-Couch who, in 1914, suggested “Murder all your darlings.”
2016 United States presidential elections
Like most politicians do, Clinton borrowed a lot of lines but there was one line that she herself created in a moment of hysteria and it probably cost her the race. She claimed that half the Trump supporters are a “basket of deplorables…. racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”
Needless to mention, #deplorables – along with #whitetrash, #whitelash, a bunch of other mostly anti-white sentiment and insulting references to class – quickly became favorite hashtags to attack Trump supporters – who responded with #AdorableDeplorable.
(It should be noted that most of the far-left and far-right comments and tweets were/are made by people who do not even reside in the United States.)
Responses during the United States presidential race were almost an exact copy of all the name-calling during and after the United Kingdom Brexit referendum. In short, somewhat of a class war. [The “United” sounds a little strained right now.]
The Brexit referendum had a 72% turnout. But in the United States, almost 50% of the eligible voters didn’t bother to vote in the the presidential election, thus massively outnumbering the Clinton and the Trump supporters respectively and thereby making the strongest statement of the election.
Even so, at the end of a most exciting election day in which Clinton won the popular vote and Trump won the electoral votes, Clinton called to congratulate Trump. The “deplorables” had the last laugh.
Good news on election day
On this historic day, November 8, 2016, voters in California and Massachusetts approved Proposition 64 and Question 4 respectively to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. It should perhaps not be construed to the fact that their preferred candidate lost the presidential race.
Sad news on election day
The sad news of the day for the United States and the rest of the non-Muslim world? The worldwide wine output is at its lowest point in 4 years and vine harvesting is at its lowest in 30 years!
Wine spill image by MasterTux, PixaBay
However, it won’t effect Donal Trump. He’s never had a drink of alcohol in his life!
Of course, all is not lost for the Adorable Deplorables either. Beer production is on the increase. The editors of the battered mainstream media should also take note; after getting is wrong so badly yet again there might not be enough left in the kitty to afford non-deplorable luxuries. Cheers!
Oh, and that famous saying, “The people have spoken. The bastards!” That was made by Dick Tuck during his concession speech in 1996 in California.