We Lost ‘Kind’.

I was aghast to see that members of the Ku Klux Klan drove valiantly and brazenly through the town of Roxboro North Carolina to hail Trump’s victory today. Of course, some people decried it, but there it is — pure evil.

The existence of evil is not new in the fabric of society; the anger, hatred, and darkness have always been there. Sometimes we saw it, and at times, we forgot about it.

It can be said that complex societal interactions over the past several decades have produced conditions such that, the evil and anger has percolated and overflowed through the cracks that were hitherto sealed by the so-called veneer of civilization. Like a parched drought torn lake bed, the cracks were evident but appeared benign.

It seems that while there were some balance and hope, this veneer stayed intact. However, avarice and corruption have tipped the balance over recent years to where people feel cheated and powerless.

Enter Trump who is the embodiment of societal regression and baseline moral codes. The once seemingly intact veneer, developed fissures that became active, and receptive to Trump when he came along. He serves as a conduit for the cesspool to erupt.

He is not in and of himself capable of unleashing this steaming geyser of filth into society; he is the megaphone of real and existing evil.

The preconditions for an idiot such as Trump, to take the helm of what was once the most advanced western country, were created in the gutter of capitalist filth. Corporate and multinational power games overtook the notions of common decency and became one of the driving forces behind the Republican bid for control. This anachronistic and short-sighted party manipulated and drove into the dirt, the very society they swore they revered. While they applauded the ignoble rising of the Tea Party, invisible forces of corruption were at work behind the scenes over the years; finally coalescing to the narrowing of their options regarding a viable leader.

Trump is a social aberration we should not see in the year 2016. Here we are, though, faced with him as Commander in Chief of the White House. A man with no ethics, or integrity. A liar and buffoon. Let us not be fooled that this man is where he is because he has anything to offer us. He is where he is because we have allowed evil to overcome the qualities we need to value most.

Compassion, fairness and common decency. Parts of society have dissociated from these essential elements of what it takes to live in peace.

Can we resurrect these essential social qualities and take measures to correct this malignant imbalance. Can we to avoid the apocalyptical failure in our society that is imminent.

I don’t speak of a religious answer, far from it. It is a time when we should take responsibility for our morality. Time we stopped worshiping money as a god.

If I have learned nothing else from this election outcome, it is that somewhere we lost ‘Kind.’

Janice Konstantinidis

December 5th 2016

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