What’s Next For America?

Friday Night Think Tank, Veterans Day, Trump, Clinton, Election Day, recovery, moving forward, what's next, humor, Modern PhilosopherHappy Veterans Day, Modern Philosophers!

The flag has been flying proudly from the front porch of The House on the Hill all day.  Our country might be in turmoil, but we’re still Americans, still patriotic, and we still owe so much to the men and women who have served this great nation.

Since it’s Friday night, and it’s been a very long, trying, challenging, and confusing week, I decided I would leave the basement bunker to open up the Think Tank for my fellow Modern Philosophers.

There’s so much to talk about, so much to debate, and so much planning for the future that needs to begin immediately.

This Hopeless Romantic might wallow when it comes to affairs of the heart, but when the issue at hand is America’s future, I’m all about moving forward immediately.

So rather than overloading social media with our complaints, fears, and plans for emigration, let’s gather in a safe place and share our Deep Thoughts about what the next step is because life needs to continue.

Are you with me, Modern Philosophers?  Tonight’s session of The Friday Night Think Tank has been called to order!

This week’s topic: What’s next for America?

humor, politics, Election Day, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, The Devil, short story, Modern PhilosopherIt looks like such a simple question, but it’s actually incredibly complex.

There are so many paths we can take right now as a nation, and who’s to say which one is correct?  Some might say that we chose our path on Election Day when we made Donald Trump the next President of the United States.

Others would argue that the election was just another step in a journey down a path that has yet to be chosen.

So what do you think is next for the country?  Should we just enjoy the last days of the Obama Presidency and the Holiday Season, then worry about the future after President Trump takes the Oath of Office?

Is life really going to change so dramatically?  Or will the excitement of the election eventually wear off and life go back to normal?  Or is it inevitable that things will change drastically in a nation ruled over by a man who promised to build a wall?

Doc Brown, Back to the Future, Terminator, time travel, politics, Trump, philosophy, humor, America, Modern PhilosopherOne option I came up, early on Election Day, is depicted in the photo on the left.

I posted this photo with a comment about how time travelers from two movie franchises were working together to make sure that the results of the election didn’t lead to the end of civilization.

Of course, when I took the photo, I honestly thought that Hillary Clinton was going to win in a landslide.

Assuming for a moment that Doc Brown and The Terminator are not available to correct any false steps we take in the coming months, what do we do next?

America will survive.  Just how will it change?  How will we adapt?  Can we remain one nation under the flag that flies proudly from my porch?  Or has irreparable damage been done to the United States?

I’m eager to read your Deep Thoughts on this one.  Remember, this is a safe place.  Bullies will not be tolerated, nor will harsh language or hatred.

Let the healing begin tonight in the Friday Night Think Tank…

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Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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27 Responses to What’s Next For America?

  1. Here’s what I would LIKE to see happen now (does that count?): Yesterday one of our students got called “nigger” in the local supermarket parking lot. That is not alright. Whatever candidate you voted for – whatever party you align with – I hope we can come together right now and stand up for our brothers and sisters. We need to stand in solidarity for kindness. I know my friends who are Republican do not like bigotry any more than I do – they’ve been very clear about this. I’m HOPING we can move past political labels and stereotypes and stand together for our country. Because if we cannot do this, we are toast.

  2. I’m soo soo soo tired but we can come together and we will. Toast is only good with butter and jam. ~~dru~~

    https://saywhatumean2say.com/2016/11/11/happy-veterans-day/

  3. floridaborne says:

    I think we have more in common than we’re allowing each other to see.

  4. Gail says:

    In response to your questions, we should all build a basement bunker. Tonight’s news: (CNN) “Fears of heightened bigotry and hate crimes have turned into reality for some Americans after Donald Trump’s presidential win.”

  5. Gail says:

    Where do I sign?

  6. Excellent post. The war for the soul of this country has intensified. Progress will eventually win the day. But I fear the suffering our World will have to endure and I grieve for those who won’t survive to see that day.

  7. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    Excellent post from the Modern Philosopher

  8. Glenda says:

    It seems to me that Trump has always been a blow hard, and that most of his promises will come to nothing, like with most presidents. There are checks and balances. He can be impeached. He is not the king. Things will settle down and he will probably be a surprisingly competent president. (fingers crossed) In the meantime, realize that people are people and life will pretty much go on as before.

    Those are my thoughts.

  9. A bunker sounds like good idea. I don’t think the hate mongers will be punished. The lead singer of the Harlem choir was leaving the show and was walking past protesters when a white man began taunting her, following her and calling her a nigger. She stopped and pushed him. Apparently he fell to the ground and the police took the agitator to the hospital and the victim to jail. I fear we are going to see a lot of that. It was Trump condoning such acts that got him elected. He should have been stopped because he was promoting hate crimes and now it seems hate crimes will be ignored. What progress we made will be undone. Finding the answers to repair the damage will be a daunting task.

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