Since Trump's Inauguration was so well covered by every news outlet in the country, it seems rather redundant to post any kind of an article, so I won't bother. I'll just get right to my commentary.
I did not sit there and watch the entire thing. I could have because it rained like hell here yesterday and I work outdoors so I couldn't go to work, however the news drags things out so much it can get tedious. I did however watch clips of it later and his speech.
The new president talked a lot about putting America and Americans first. As a propagandist, I can tell you that that was exactly what the people wanted to hear. We can only hope that he has at least SOME follow through. He will backslide to a certain degree, but let's hope it won't be too much.
Since he is now the president and nothing can be done about it anyway, the thing to do is give him a chance. Just remember that he is entitled to some time to make the job "his own", and settle in. Let's not expect immediate results. Rome wasn't built in a day, and the United States won't be rebuilt in a day.
The problem for me is I don't think the United States should be rebuilt at all. As my mom used to tell me, when you fix up a clunky old car with a lot of problems, what you still have is an old car with a lot of the same problems. It just looks better. This is just an analogy. I'm not talking about restoring a classic antique from top to bottom. I'm comparing this country to taking an old car, giving it a few new parts and a shiny new paint job and calling it "fixed".
The system is rotten to the core. There is no way to fix this country. We need to tear it down and start again from scratch - the National Socialist way.
When a government no longer serves the people it's time for a new government. - Thomas Jefferson.
However, let's give the man a chance and see what he can do - but I won't be holding my breath.
I was glad to see that the inauguration went off relatively smoothly. There were protest groups there of course, but none of them were able to create any kind of a real disruption. Even that so-called anarchist group that I posted about last Wednesday had little to no effect. I'm not even certain they had any real presence at all. I'm sure some of them came, but not enough to cause any real harm. I guess they were all talk and no action - or perhaps the whole thing was a hoax. Who knows?
That's the trouble with Americans these days. A lot of us talk the talk, but only a few walk the walk.
That can't be us. We HAVE to walk the walk. If we don't, then we can't expect anything to change. Change is created, it just doesn't happen all by itself. If we want change, then we have to be its creators.