Here ya go folks...a quick update and a few political notes.
I saw my Radiologist a few days ago and he gave me a clean bill of health! I am cancer free!!!! And we hope to keep it that way. The next step is check ups and blood tests every three to six months to make sure I am healthy and then...well...it's a new life for me!
What an ordeal. I am so glad it is over. My body is still healing though and I still feel the effects of the radiation and, apparently, will for a few more months. No problem, though...I am cancer free and that is what matters.
Now then, on to a few political observations. I have received a few emails asking for my opinion and thoughts on the recent US election...so, here goes. (And be forewarned...you may not like it.)
I have never in my life been so glad to be Canadian. All that violence and craziness down there in the US is just so foreign to me, and to much of the world I would suspect, that all I can do is watch as America slowly and steadily destroys itself. So very sad. So very ugly.
What Americans don't realize, or perhaps are simply too frightened to admit, is that they have lost their country forever. Forever. They have given it away. Donald Trump will separate the government from the people and run the country like a corporation...a corporation that benefits him and no one else. America will be 'rebranded' and will soon be an openly fascist, militaristic nation state. He will use the judicial, military, economic and legislative wings of the American political structure to protect and maintain his power. The poor will get poorer, the middle class will quickly fade, the rich will become insufferable, hidden and even more vicious and a great economic plague will soon grip the land.
Donald Trump will completely isolate himself from the media and, in fact, create his own 'media' for propaganda purposes. That is precisely what 'Trump TV' has always been intended to be, in my opinion. To me, it seems so obvious and so transparent and, to tell you the truth, I am amazed that the American media and news reporters haven't even seen it yet and continue to blather on about 'who voted what way, how they missed it and why this happened'. The Americans need to get up to speed with how life really works and see that Trump played them all for fools. He fanned the flames of bigotry, hatred and sexism and rode that wave to power. As any fascist dictator does, he emotionally manipulated a country right out from under itself.
Clearly, Clinton was the only choice. She was more than qualified and in no way a 'criminal' or a 'crook'. All of these 'charges against her and her charitable foundation are lies...and everyone knows it. But, in all honesty, I don't think Americans could or will ever elect a woman. Too much bigotry down there...too much hatred. Even now, the media is still rattling on about how if Sanders or anyone else had run, they may have won. How insulting and dismissive is that? Never underestimate the stupidity and selfishness of the American people or the hatred American men have for women.
A shocking election? I don't think so. We tend to elect leaders who represent who we really are as a people...or who we want to be. And, for all intents and purposes, the US election was all about 'the little white American boy wanting his privilege back'. Donald Trump simply promised to give it to him. He, of course, lied...but that is what you have to do to get power in the US, I guess. It's certainly what the American public fell for.
This will get ugly. Very ugly.