The consequence of Knowledge

Posted: November 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Ten days ago the United States had a presidential election. I found the results of the election quite disturbing. My 17 year old was happy with the election results. He was a bis supporter of the man who won.

I’ve played sports and I know how to deal with loss but this election is a little different. See I am a firm believer in the power of knowledge and education but there is a consequence to knowledge.

In a chess game it is bad form to continue to play when you know that you are beaten and there are points in a game when you know that mathematically speaking you will not win.

In the United States, most presidential candidates make good on 70 % of their campaign promises. If the president elect makes good on 70% of his campaign promises than, the United States will be a poorer, divided and unstable, the world will be unstable as well. See my 17 year old didn’t really know the policies and promises of the candidate so he is not burdened with the consequence of knowledge but I am.  If this were a chess game I would now bow out but it’s not a game and there is the huge consequence of knowledge.

I must now rely on, magical thinking and the compassion of others and that is tough.

I am of course the eternal optimist and it’s Friday so, I will not leave on a low note.

The United States is one of the most giving nations in the world so this tells me that there are some really good people out there and when good people get together mountains can be moved. So I think that it will be hard but I think the United States will prosper in spite of the awful leader I think and I hope and we will all see shortly here

peace

john3c

 

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