I’ve been putting off putting my thoughts down with regards to the fallout of the election. However, today’s turn of events with the crazy protests over at the capitol have forced me to really take a look at what’s going on with the nation.
Apparently, LA Mayor Garcetti has issued an even stricter order that seems to leverage California Governor Newsom’s month long lockdown to effectively turn LA homes into cheap prisons for the state. I have some of my own theories on why he implemented this plan, but the bottom line is that I doubt this “plan” will prove effective. Instead, I will offer my thoughts on what a real plan should look like in this situation.
After a few long days of waiting for votes to be tabulated and through what looked to be a very tight race, the AP News declared Biden/Harris victorious in their race against Trump for the spot of President and VP respectively. Given the circumstances with COVID-19, a collapsed economy, a divided nation and turmoil surrounding the world, this possibly has been one of the most important elections in our time. Now, that we have the declared victors, the real question is what the road ahead looks like. This is my speculation post.
So I found an article on Yahoo talking about why Hillary Clinton still finds her loss to be unclear. While there maybe some foul play with the Russians, voter tampering, etc., I think the fact is that even without those, there still was a good amount of Trump supporters. Or perhaps, I should say Clinton protestors.
After various impediments in trying to quell the Epstein/Maxwell files, a huge number of pdfs were released by the court to the public yesterday. While disturbing, the content isn’t exactly surprising and names a lot of key people involved.
Apparently, kids around the country are staging a 17 minute or so collective protest around 10am against allowing teachers to arm themselves in response to recent shootings. It’s a pretty crazy thought that the best solution from the government to deter shootings is by arming teachers, which is the essence of this walkout. But the fact that students are doing this on their own with mixed reactions made me want to write this post.
Quite often, I’ll rip into Los Angeles in terms of its lack of planning or poor management as a city. But the thing that should be obvious by everyone who isn’t a selfish beach house living asshole is that Los Angeles is in dire need of a Metro line that runs along the coast. Perhaps, it should run parallel to PCH (the 1) or the 405. But no matter what, Los Angeles really needs this line more than ever.
Anyone who really knows and understands me realizes that I don’t talk about politics that much. The biggest reason is that I simply don’t care. American politics have been in shambles for a while now mostly because of the way it’s become a theater of spectacle rather than something that has changed lives for the better. The convoluted rhetoric and levels of machinations are so deep that you eventually grow weary of all the lies within lies. It beats you down to the point where you feel like a dust particle just floating around while these powerful winds blow you in conflicting directions.
While Democrats celebrate their victory for avoiding the government shutdown, what was highlighted in all of this turmoil was the weakness in the way the government is run at the moment. Politics, like many aspects growing in Americans’ lives, are nothing more than a large spectator sport at this point, where nothing truly beneficial is being done directly for people, but only for the people in charge running the show. And those people running the show are the lawmakers/lawyers primarily.
I read an article earlier which talked about how many key executives are departing. The article goes on to discuss how Facebook has been slowly losing its luster following the decline after its IPO. With the reports of the NSA spying on Americans as well as how teenagers have slowly been moving away from Facebook to avoid their parents, you have to believe that the long term prospects for Facebook, as it stands, does not look positive.