The Saddest Part of Political 2016

The one thing that saddens me the most out of all the idiocy this campaign cycle is this. People are suffering and dying due to political decisions made by our government and others, yet we can get all lathered up over speeches and candidates we know are full of lies.

I am not just talking about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. We now know that Clinton and the DNC conspired against Bernie Sanders, using the most vile and underhanded topics like his religion. We now know that the RNC conspired against Ted Cruz at the convention, just because Trump wants to make him look bad and manufacture fake unity.

There are no longer any political boundaries or chivalry. Spouses and children are not off limits. This is nothing new in American politics. But somehow it seems worse this cycle. Maybe it’s because we have a completely unqualified self-interested unprincipled candidate trying to lose the election to an equally unqualified criminal.

Politicians and candidates use tragedies for their own gain. A mass shooting means a few more points in the polls for Trump because he “predicted it.” How awful. President Obama leaves no tragedy unused in his quest for the transglobalist holy grail: the unAmericanizing of America.

Trump was right about Hillary in his speech. She oversaw the “Arab Spring” where Islamic extremists turned the Middle East and North Africa into a hive and refuge for ISIS. Then she turned around and sold influence and access for just a few million dollars for her and Bill. The worst kind of whoredom. Hundreds of thousands have died because of it. It’s no longer safe for Jews in many parts of the world (including Europe) because of it

Much of the GOP has whored itself to Trump’s authoritarian fever dream. Many are just low information voters who believe Trump’s infomercials like “hope and change” junkies believed Obama. Many are deceiving themselves. Many are sacrificing principle for self gain.

As bad as Obama is, at least he’s got tthe temperament to act as president without starting World War III. We cannot make that claim for Trump and anyone who thinks they can is lying or deceiving themselves.

But Trump is good ratings. So when the Washington Post writes that Trump is a “unique threat to democracy” and backs it up with a year of investigative reporting, it gets shrugged off by other media who love Trump for his ratings. Never mind that it’s true. They’d rather pig pile on Ted Cruz for sticking to his principles.

If Trump really cared about the suffering of American families, he would sell a few golf courses and give to real causes. Or release his tax returns which certainly show he is–and has never been–charitable. His children live in a Trump bubble where Daddy does no wrong. But Daddy is not a good man. Even Stalin’s daughter loved her mass murdering father, who died in a comfortable bed, shaking his fist at God.

The political parties and the media have joined forces to shove the biggest heap of lies down our throats and expect us to swallow it. And Trump has the nerve to use that fact as if he isn’t the lie.

And Trump gives a speech highlighting all the suffering as if he cares. But he doesn’t. He never will. His ideas are unworkable and impossible.

People are suffering and dying. But the country is being led down a path of bread and circuses. And anyone who stands against the clowns will be mercilessly mocked and destroyed.

The people doing the mocking and destroying do so against their own consciences. I pray for their souls. What we lose in 2016 may not be recoverable. And that’s the saddest part.

About the author

Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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