Today, and the next few weeks and months will be telling and it’s a time from introspection. As you read your Twitter timeline, your Facebook feed, Instagram, watch the news, listen to the radio, consider for a moment that there are over 318 million Americans each with their own history, troubles, values, talents, and aspirations. Then consider what you read and hear with that in mind.
To those wondering why America couldn’t elect the first woman President this year – have you fully considered all sides or are you fixated that it really does come down to sexism?
To those wondering how someone so crass could be elected President this year – have you thought that maybe there were other factors to some of those 58+ million voters?
To those that wonder what to say to your children this morning because your candidate didn’t win – have a honest conversation and explain the civics behind this, the reason why we have an Electoral College, the reason why we have separation of powers, the reason why we have elections every 2 years for various positions…and be honest.*
To those that wonder what to say to your children this morning because your candidate won – do the same and understand that 58+ million other voters disagree with you, they have that right as an American, and they are still our neighbor, friend, and family member. Treat them with respect as you would want to be respected.
To those that wonder what to say to your children this morning because you supported neither candidate – do the same and pray that your reasons and opinions are recognized by those elected.**
To those that are bewildered by the outcome – have you considered what has transpired over the last eight years, the baggage (real or perceived***) your candidate has, and what that means to others in the country or are you turning a blind eye to that and wearing rose colored glasses?
To those that are excited by the outcome – have you considered what this means for the next two to four years – this is a monumental opportunity and one that will have lingering ramifications. Do the right thing for the country – not you, not just one party, but the whole country.
To those that follow the Gormogons on Twitter or faithfully read this blog – keep on reading and engaging with us. We’re all still here in the Castle and will continue our mockery, analysis, and fun.
* Civics is not well taught in this country and it is a shame. The executive branch (except by Executive Order) does not create laws or things that govern us. They enforce and execute those.
** To be honest, this is GorT’s camp – those who have read my stuff will recognize that I am disappointed by our country’s reliance on “professional politicians” and was excited to see non-traditional candidates this year…granted many flamed out.
*** As the saying goes: perception is reality
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.