November 27, 2016

11/9 For You! Absolutely Historical! Both For India And The World! And I Am Indeed Happy!

I had decided to delay this month’s editorial for The Sunday Indian till 11/9 (writing 9th of November the American way) because i wanted to write the edit on the next American President. But as the jokes go, Modi decided to upstage the American excitement, at least in India!
But before coming to Modi, let me finish writing on why Trump as POTUS makes me reasonably happy! I followed the elections in the US with maximum enthusiasm till Bernie lost. Have written earlier too that I wanted Bernie to get the Democratic nomination like no one else ever, including Obama! And had it been Bernie, today most likely, Democrats would have been the guys celebrating!
Post Hillary getting the nomination, all excitement died. Yes, I would have loved to see a woman finally breaking the Presidential glass ceiling! But did that mean supporting Hillary? When Susan Sarandon was asked why wouldn’t she support Hillary when the man she supported – Bernie – wanted support for Hillary, she said, “I don’t vote with my vagina”. That’s the crux, you vote with your brains.
And I am glad Americans used their below average brains to vote. So the result? First the sad one… Bernie lost and Americans proved that as a nation, they were still intellectually dwarfed. Next, the better one. Trump won. And Americans proved that though they are less educated as a nation on the whole, they are not complete idiots yet. So why am I happy at Trump’s victory?
Well, I quite disliked that (as Trump loves to call her) crooked woman for certain. Trump has been a case study of business success in B-schools all over the world and is quite transparent. You get what you see. An arrogant, boisterous billionaire with scant respect for anyone… and absolutely practical. To me, Trump represents in every which way the majority of Americans. From the Great American Dream of unlimited wealth in their eyes to their multiple partners, marriages and divorces to being absolutely coarse and racist illiterates… He is America! Rarely has anyone ever represented today’s America more, at least in the Oval office.
As I told a friend of mine as she stood in a queue to vote, I wouldn’t vote at all if I were in her place; but if I had to, I would vote for Hillary and hope that she loses… That way, I wouldn’t live for four years with the guilt of electing an unscrupulous lady of totally suspect ethics and values nor live with the guilt of voting for an openly racist misogynist.
Hillary has forever used her and her husband’s name and their joint official posts to join hands with the worst corporations and fascist rulers around the world for personal gains directly or indirectly through the Clinton Foundation. Also, I believe it’s better for women to have Melania out there inside the White House than Hillary… I almost mean for women as well… It’s better to have a woman who posed nude for magazines, and did so proudly… than to have a woman who for all claims of feminism couldn’t take a stance on her husband when he cheated – even if it was to tell the world boldly that so what if he got a blow job, I am absolutely happy to be with this intelligent man with so many other exceptional qualities. She didn’t. Neither did she divorce him. For feminists like Susan Sarandon, no wonder then Hillary was a strict no........


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