When the history of America is written, it will reflect upon a people who were convinced to hate their own government. Citizens who voted against policies designed to protect them from the ravages of economic plunder. People who were duped into trusting their future and placing their faith in an unhinged television personality wearing a red hat. Trumps intent to delegitimize the election with false allegations and refusing to concede is not because of voter fraud. It’s because he doesn’t give a damn about the process or the people. He continues to ignore a raging pandemic that is claiming three thousand lives every day and the worse yet to come.
The reality is even the republican party and their voters don’t care about the system. The only time republicans become concerned is when the fall-out from Trumps incompetence and shameless self-dealing impacts them personally. Take for instance, Gabriel Sterling, a Republican voting official from the state of Georgia, who issued an emotional plea to the nation. Mr. Sterling never appealed on behalf of disenfranchised voters, voter suppression, immigrants, African Americans, or mail-in ballots. When he finally did petition support and sound the alarm, it wasn’t because the system was under attack, it was only because he and his inner circle were under attack.
The last four-years we’ve witnessed the death of shame. A time when people became sicker than they should’ve been, poorer than they ought to have been and less safe than they deserved to be. However, when the history of America is written, hopefully it will reflect on a people who finally got it right and put an end to an ugly insurgency of fear and self-dealing. A people who returned to the ideals of decency and respect that have served the nation well for generations.