Publisher’s note: As my readers know, Sybele Capezzutti is a regular contributor. She is becoming more and more prolific and her short essays always grab the reader by the ears and sometimes the short hairs of their neck.
This one is no different. Short, to the point, and spot on. If she keeps this up, I may just retire for a while and let her have at it.
Sybele Capezzutti: The election is over, we have a new President elect, protesters are causing trouble and the media is still in shock.
Trump is not a politician, he is terribly politically incorrect, a horrible debater and speaker so we were all told that...
He couldn't win the female vote, yet he got 53% of the female vote.
He couldn't win the evangelical vote, yet he got 81% of the evangelical vote.
He would not get any of the black vote, yet he got 8% more than any other Republican.
He wouldn't get the millennial vote, yet he got 46% of the millennial vote.
He wouldn't get the Hispanic vote, yet he got 30% of the Hispanic vote.
He wouldn't get the working class vote, yet rural America led him to victory.
He has indeed made history this election yet instead of hearing people analyze how a billionaire with no political background was able to sweep the country and for the first time since 1928 give the Republicans the Senate, the House and the Presidency, the media is determined to make us believe that the reason he won is because everyone who voted for him is a xenophobe, racist, and sexist.
Stick your head in the sand all you want and keep pushing for the narrative that we've just elected a fascist; history is writing itself while the weak either protest or look for a “safe space.”
We've just interrupted the political oligarchy in this Country.
What a beautiful day in these great United States of America..!