I know many are upset at the US election results.
The fact remains that governments that neglect large swathes of their population do so at their own peril. No matter the world calling people ‘deplorables’ or other derogatory words.
Jamaica itself has its own terminology for what some would call our ‘deplorables’, so let us not skirt around some of our own harsh and unpleasant realities.
And this is a lesson, not only for the US, but many other nations, where huge sections of the people are left in limbo, forgotten and scorned by the mainstream. These are those whom globalisation has marginalised, through no fault of their own.
Thomas Jefferson [the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of America, was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, which motivated American colonists to break from Great Britain and form a new nation], said “Every generation needs a new revolution”…maybe, just maybe, with the right advisors, this is a new revolution for the US…a clarion call not to neglect those who most need assistance.
Whatever we may be feeling at this moment, time itself will show what this change means, both for the US and the world at large.
In the interim, we live with the hand we are dealt with.
“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk”. Marcus Tullius Cicero