Posts made in December, 2016

Global Politics and Political Trends: Listen to the Voice of the People

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Global Politics and Political Trends: Listen to the Voice of the People

peopleThere is a lot of turmoil going on, but these have been going on for so long. There are some concepts which are hard to understand, but ultimately makes sense when reality proves itself. One of the most important concepts which is not voiced nor stated in any way is that Newton’s laws of motion also works in almost all forms of interaction: “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

In America, for example, there is unrest because of the Donald Trump presidency. While a lot of people claim that they are supporting Trump, there is a much larger section that feels the country is going back to the stone age. The so-called support that Donald Trump enjoys is being met with protests and mass action. There have been mass walkouts on campus and people have been going to the streets and marching.


It has reached a point where some states are planning to separate themselves from the United States. California and Texas are just two of the states with solid plans not to be under a Trump presidency. #Calexit trended just hours after Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton. California is borrowing a page from Britain’s exit from the European Union. They are pushing for a referendum wherein people can vote to declare California as a separate country by 2019. If this happens, California will be the 6th largest earning country in the world. This move is being backed by leaders of Silicon Valley. They are willing to spend good money on the #Calexit campaign because they are one of the sectors that are being targeted.

Trump’s political strategist Steve Bannon is also initiating an open backlash against minorities. He has criticized Silicon Valley for having too many Asian CEOs. It is not the fault of the Asian community that they have emphasized college education for their children. In fact, unlike other races, Asian parents pay for the education of their children up to and including college.

Music and More

In the music scene, Trump wants the cast of Broadway musical, Hamilton, to apologize to Vice President elect Mike Pence for having offended him during one of their performances. The politician was also booed by the audience as he was taking his seat to see the show. The public is obviously not happy with Pence as Vice President because he has won automatically after Trump’s victory. It could also be because like Trump, he has no credentials or achievements to show for in the political arena. The Hamilton cast reportedly sang a line and looked at Pence. And just because of that, the entire cast and the musical is being placed in a bad light.

The music industry is supposed to be separate from politics. Artists should also not be targeted for just doing their jobs. Maybe Vice President-elect Pence and President-elect Trump will be better off listening to new songs and buying CDs at one of the

music stores Adelaide . Now that they are rulers of a First World nation, they should be exposed to different  influences such as alternative, americana, JPop, KPop, rap, metallica, endless variants of heavy metal music, and everything in between. It’s one of the best ways to listen to the voice of the people, quite literally.

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Can Donald Trump Bring the Lost Jobs of Rural White Men Back?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can Donald Trump Bring the Lost Jobs of Rural White Men Back?

November 9 was deemed as mourning in America when Donald Trump made a stunning upset and defeated Hillary Clinton for the presidency. In almost all polls, Clinton leads. All predictor had her at 60% chances of winning or better. Trump also had to go through a very difficult electoral college map to win the presidency. Despite and in spite of what he has to go through, he has managed to pull Clinton down and win the presidency.

After analyzing exit poll results, it was revealed that he was able to run up more votes in the rural parts of the country, which are enough to offset the margins Clinton has gotten in huge urban cities. There were also more Democrats and Democratic leaning voters who have decided to stay home which paved the way for Trump to win the presidency with razor thin margin in various battleground states.

One of the propelling reasons behind his success is his promise of bringing lost jobs back. He has tried to blame the establishment for failing to address the needs of the people. He has vilified almost everyone and made himself the ultimate redeemer who can make things happen for while rural voters.

Analyzing his plans

During his campaign, Trump has promised that he will bring the jobs back by penalizing companies that are sending their jobs abroad. He can implement all sorts of tariffs and regulations if he wants to, but he can never stop these companies from sending their companies abroad. Take note that despite all the taxes they get, they will still earn more if they get cheap labor from countries like China or Mexico. For most of these companies, leaving the US is a risk worth taking.

Another plan Trump has is to deport millions of immigrants whom he depicted as enemies who take away jobs from Americans. Logistically, it is impossible to get it done. However, let us assume that he will. Can this make unemployed white Americans have their jobs back? The sad truth is no. The jobs these immigrants are taking are not the same jobs that most Americans want. Besides, it is not like companies would be willing to pay a lot more when they can get cheaper labor through immigrants.

The scariest of his plans is to promote fracking. This is his way of bringing jobs back to white rural class workers who have lost their jobs due to the decline of the coal industry. The truth here is that coal is really dead and it will never come back. America must strive to be the leader of clean energy in the future and not hope that more fracking will most likely let them discover a vast amount of coal to revitalize the industry.

Be practical

Instead of hoping that Trump will bring those jobs back, you can try to train yourself to work for other jobs that are needed in the future. You can be a plumber. There are plumber Prospect or anywhere else in the world. You can decide to even go abroad and work if you want if the demand is there. Don’t be lazy and just hope that the only skill that you know will still be useful in the future.


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