Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Supposedly Great Expectations of the U.S. Elections 2016-2
But can the President-Elect do the impossible and bring hopes to millions of white Americans who have been left out by the waves of globalization and somewhat unfair competition from foreign companies who can get far more profit while not playing by the rules. By rules I mean giving fair wages (read: First world wages) and taking care of the environment while manufacturing goods. I don’t think he would be able to achieve much of what he was preaching because it is not a simple matter of black and white. Many things come into play including the fact that the wages for third world countries would not go up meaning goods will be produce cheaply overseas and in the course of manufacturing the poor countries would look the other way when it comes to environmental and human rights. And it is also the fault of the developed world manufacturers who are ever in search for the cheapest location in terms of raw materials and labor and almost nonexistent regulations that is also contributing to the job losses that we witness in the U.S. The silent majority who could not say things because it was deemed to be politically incorrect found a voice in a person who spoke what the common people dare not to speak in public for fear of offending the sensitivities of people around them. So the great expectations that the President-Elect has spawned will have to translate into actions but with so many competing interests involved in the promises that he has made, I don’t see how he will be able to please everybody who has voted for him. So folks prepare yourself for a bumpy ride for the next four years.