It was horrifying for many people realizing that Trump "won" the election due to the Electoral College. He did not win by popular vote. This made for quite a night! People were in tears over his election while anger, depression, anxiety and disbelief flared to a record outpour of disdain for our new President. And that's not just in the United States. The disdain of Trump being president was also exhibited in other countries in Europe as well as Mexico and Canada.
In the midst of that Electoral Horror Show, many Nazi groups gathered together in the United States and celebrated Trump's win. In their ecstasy, they were erecting their right arm into the air while crying out, "Heil Trump!" Yes, they fell to their knees in adoration of Trump as one of their own, a Fascist.
The more positive question many of us may be asking in this mess is, "Is Trump a catalyst for change by waking us up to the insanity he is reflecting towards us?" "How much lower can we go" many of us ask regarding Trump and ourselves.
I realize Trump actually lost the election by over two hundred thousand votes. It was the Electoral College that ultimately decided the outcome of the election. Of course, many of us believe the Electoral College should be debunked for this very reason.
But we have what we have, currently. Let's face our next move to reclaim sanity. In my opinion, the Electoral College needs to go.
Many of us are asking, "What are we to do given that we have Trump in our life?" Do we remain attached to our dark age while falling to our knees over our politicians? More present tense, are Trump's actual motives leading us towards feudalism?" In feudal cultures, it's the landowners (e.g., todays bankers and corporations) and the rest of us peasants.
But, what if we peasants empowered ourselves? Where do we begin that change? Education?
The term "education" literally means to bring forth the potential within a child or an adult. This is the truth of evolution as well as education. It's bringing forth the potentials lying dormant within us. Education is not just about memorizing. It's about fostering creative change within students and in the world.