I saw someone on Facebook, saying that Australians had no right to comment on the US elections, because we cannot vote there.
You make an excellent point, random person. Yes, we cannot vote in the USA. It truly is a case of not my monkeys, not my circus.
But you know something? Though I do not live there, I still care about the people who have to work, live, sleep, eat, poop etc, in that country.
Perhaps I should not care, but I do.
I feel that neither of the choices were good. But I still cannot quite believe that a delusional orange combover got elected president.
It was a terribly depressing day especially as I was sitting here watching it with an actual American who was visiting my country. The day afterwards, we went to Canberra for a visit to Parliament House – we’d both never been – and the Doug Anthony Allstars concert. We needed a good laugh, and we certainly got one that night.
Our politicians are not much better, but at least if we get sick we will not go bankrupt, and we are protected with a safety net if we lose our jobs.
I wish better things for your people, America. I always have. So many of us have.
I will be back on Wednesday with part 1 of our trip report.