It’s a pretty typical Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles …
I’m doing laundry, the neighborhood kids playing outside, and I’m scrolling through all the news, political stories, and everyone’s social media posts. There are some people hating on Trump, others bashing liberals, and others that really couldn’t care less and have somehow managed to tune it all out.
This is NOT the United States that I’ve come to know and love over the years.
How did we end up like this?
OUR GOVERNMENT IS BROKEN mostly because of the divisive nature and radical hatred within the Republican & Democratic machines. There are good people on both sides, but the fear and ego has become SO large that it is literally preventing us from remembering that, while we may not always agree, we are on the same team. We’ve been well trained to eagerly consume our news from the likes of FOX and CNN, we drink the kool-aide of our tribal leaders and their broken party machines (both of them trying to convince us that the other side is the “monster” and that only they have the solutions), and then we unfairly take our anxiety and stress out on our loved ones and the communities in which we live.
This is toxic, to say the least, a vicious cycle that must be stopped.
But do the Republican & Democratic machines really have all the answers?
Considering that the GAP in ideologies between Republicans & Democrats has increased from 15% in 1994 to 36% and growing in 2019, I don’t believe that they do have the answers. The solutions that “The People” seek and deserve are NOT going to come from this broken duopolistic government, not directly anyway. If we have to endure another hate filled election cycle like 2016, then I’m not sure what will be left of our people and our country.
“The People” don’t need a dictator or a savior in The White House, rather they need someone that is truly going to represent their needs with NO strings attached. “The People” deserve a President that is willing to address our Nation’s short-comings without shaming them, rather with the intention of healing and establishing a new foundation upon which to build a home for all of US to live, work, and thrive. Imagine having a truly independent mind in the Oval Office that allows both parties to save face, work together, make reasonable compromise, co-create solutions, and to become the best civil servants that they were elected to be.
I would very much like the opportunity to be that leader, to be “The People’s President”, and to meet in the middle to chart a course for healing, reconciliation, and co-creating solutions.
“The People” have a pretty awesome opportunity in 2020 to fix the system, to be the change they wish to see, to challenge their government, and to take back their power peacefully.