By Dave Chase, Forbes
When I was around my son’s age, it barely registered that Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan had been elected. However, even a middle-schooler can’t miss what’s going with this year’s election. I attempted to put the oddities around the election into perspective for him. For example, economic distress can create a strong response — often misdirected. I mentioned how even a NPR reporter would ignore an economic expert on how healthcare is a root cause of the Trump/Sanders phenomena.
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. – Winston ChurchillI shared how often the best things come out of the darkest times and that this can cause normal political divisions to be washed away and Americans to pull together. For example, both World War II and the Soviets getting to space first united the country. Sometimes there are dramatic events whereas other times the movements start at the grassroots level, growing much more gradually until the politicians eventually jump to the front of the “parade” that is well underway. We’ve seen the latter in civil rights, climate change and food-related issues.
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