Riots after Presidential Elections 2016

portland-anti-trump-protest-2016It is about 06:30 AM CST in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota. The weather forecast indicates a sunny day with a high around 48 F. Not that warm but at least 10 degrees higher than the average for this time of the year. I will take it.

Today I woke up a little earlier (around 04:30 AM CST). Sat down and read the news for a while. As usual prepared breakfast and while my wife finished adding bananas to our bowls of yogurt, homemade granola, blueberries and strawberries, I turned on the TV and watches news for five or so minutes. Two things were covered. First were the riots in a couple cities in the USA by Democrats and liberals. The other was president-elect Donald Trump meeting with president Obama in the White House. Let me give you my impression on those two items.

I do not understand the concept of riots by Democrats and liberals after the presidential elections. leave_the_countryAccording to presidential candidate Mrs. Hillary Clinton, the elections system in the USA is perfect. There is no fraud and there is no need for some type of voters ID mechanism. It is quite naïve to say the least in believing that there is no fraud in our electoral system. That said; I believe overall fraud is low. After the win by Mr. Trump, the race is over. Mrs. Clinton conceded and the USA should unite behind our new president-elect and contribute to “Make America Great Again”. So what is wrong with the people attending and promoting the riots? For starters they are not good Naïve Americans. They want their way and do not understand or believe in the values or Constitution of the USA. We all have heard comments from people who were going to leave the country if Mr. Trump won the election. He did; so please pack your bags and leave the country. You do not agree with democracy and American values.

crew_boatsI was born and grew up in Peru. My wife and I have lived most of my adult life in the USA. Had the privilege, thanks to my parent’s efforts and work, to attend a private American school. I learn to write in English before I did in Spanish. Most of my courses were taught in English and used American books. After graduating from high school, for a couple years I attended a private university in Lima, Peru. Then postulated and was admitted, with honors, to attend the Peruvian Naval Academy. I did very well in school (top 1%). A couple years after graduating from Post Grade School I won a scholarship to attend Cornell University in upper state New York. In my first year I joined the crew rowing team. I had been rowing for a year or so before. The crew team at the Academy was not doing well at the time. It had been a couple decades of continuous disappointments. Due to different reasons, I completed the five years in four. During the last year, due to seniority (based on grades) I became the captain of the crew team. My methods were somewhat different. I like to inspire others by example. Not everyone likes such approach. Since we were in the Navy, the rest of the team had to follow suit. One of the odd things I requested, and got, was to change the way the rows were arranged in the boat. I became the stroke. I competed in 2, 4 and 8 shell boats. That year the Naval Academy team became National champions in all categories. Note that that was not a collegiate championship. We also became South American champions. The point is that when I became the captain of the team, they all followed and no one complained or rioted. Hopefully those liberals and Democrats who did not get their way will understand the concept of democracy and elections and will join Mr. Trump making America great again.

The other item that called my attention was Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Obama talking. I fully understand michelle_melaniathat beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have not had the opportunity to meet either woman. In the past few months, I have also tried to avoid watching political programs or political ads. Now that the elections are over, my wife and I will continue to watch 60 Minutes this Sunday. I am not sure if Mrs. Obama is well educated, if she is a pleasant person to be with, if she is a good mother or wife. I do know that she is not a pretty woman (keep in mind that beauty is in the eye of the beholder). Why did the media promoted her as a pretty woman who dressed very well? As far as I understand, Democrats and liberals do not encourage or promote such vain concepts (or do they?). They also seem to like to preach democratic concepts when they apply and line up with their own beliefs. Riots should never be instigated by Democrats and liberals (but they are!). I recall a few months ago when Mr. Trump stated that people would revolt if he was not elected president. Democrats and liberals (including the press) went after Mr. Trump calling him names. After the elections those same Democrats and liberals are rioting. What is wrong with Naïve Americans???

crew_regattaIf you do not like America and what it stands for, please pack your bags and leave the country. The USA is not a place for you. Otherwise, please line up and support Mr. Trump in his efforts to make America great again. Get the facts. We need to make many changes that have taken the USA in the wrong path for about 65 years. The task is not easy but desperately needed. Let’s win some / all regattas!!!

As usual, if you have any comments or questions, or disagree on what has been stated in this post or any other one in this blog, please feel free to comment. I will update the associated post to reflect your thoughts.

The Naïve American

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