The Devil you know or the Black Door?
There is a story of an executioner who offered his condemned prisoners a special option! He was required, by law, to feed a condemned man a great breakfast after giving him a comfortable night on a good bed, the day before he was to die.
After breakfast the man was taken to a room where the executioner sat behind a large formidable desk as the man stood in front of him. On left side of the desk was an open door through which the condemned man could clearly see the armed soldiers ready to shoot him dead. On the right side was a black door with a heavy metal bolt.
The executioner told the man that he had two choices. One was to stand before the firing squad and die quickly or two to go through the black door which would be bolted behind him and never opened again for him, no matter what.
All the condemned men chose to die at the hands of the firing squad. In reality, behind the bolted door was the street and total freedom, that none ever lived to see! However, people would always choose the devil they did know rather than the future they were unsure of.
In the coming election there are two real candidates, as Bernie is too old and too socialistic to make it, even though he likely means well.
Between Hillary and Trump stand the two doors. Hillary is obviously a Washington insider who has played and knows the ropes. Hillary is a corrupt as the rest of our congressmen. Hillary has been paid huge sums by corporate America to speak for them and is in their pocket financially. This is the same for all the wealthy politicians who are equally on the “take.” Hillary has a record of disrespect for the law, as do many lawyers who feel it is only for us commoners. Hillary is a power broker who has connections and the inevitable entanglements it requires. Hillary is the known outcome we are familiar with. She has the power to get things done in a way we expect (but do we still want the same?).
Trump is an unknown. Trump will obviously shake up the establishment. He promises change and potentially freedom from an era of the Corporatocracy, that has taken over America. He promises term limits that scares the hell out of congressmen, who have never had another job. He promises change that we cannot predict and his style itself is unpredictable.
Hillary is the known evil we fear, but think we can live with. Trump is the black door that is so unknown it scares people who want a predictable life, even if it means their death. Trump does not scare me, Hillary does!
If you are a communist, you want someone to “take care of you” from cradle to grave. If you are an American with pride, you are willing to take a challenge and overcome obstacles that an exciting future might offer! Why chose death over life? It’s taking a challenge that made America Great! We can do it again!