Let me preface this by saying I am still bullish on Trump’s chances tonight. I think there is massive energy and enthusiasm for him all across the country, and I think the Silent Majority will rise up big-time once again.
However, we all need to be prepared for the event that Biden wins. The polls could be correct. And if that’s the case, then we are about to get our asses handed to us like no other Republican campaign since 1964.
Again, I think that’s unlikely, but it’s possible. And we can’t allow ourselves to be blindsided if it does happen.
Political tensions have never been higher, at least in my lifetime. There’s talk of coups and civil wars. People refuse to associate with other people if they vote differently. Everything–from sports, to movies, to social media and virtually all things in American culture–has become politicized.
It is making this election feel like life-or-death.
But it’s not.
Life will go on no matter who wins.
You will still have your family and friends, no matter who wins.
There have been 58 total presidential elections in American history, and while it might feel like it’s “different this time,” and that this is “the most important election of our lifetime,” I promise you it is not.
If Trump does not win, then it is imperative that we not react like the Democrats reacted the past four years. They let Trump’s victory drive them insane. They got depressed, they convinced themselves it was the end of the world, and many of them have not been able to enjoy life for these past four years.
That is completely on them. They chose that path. They allow Trump to have that power over them. They go to bed angry about Trump, and wake up in the morning angry about Trump. He lives in their heads.
And that is a choice they’ve made for themselves.
Politics is important, but it should not be the be-all, end-all of your life. In fact in a perfect world, we wouldn’t care about politics at all. It would not consume our lives.
Ideally, we’d be focusing predominantly on our families, our friends, our churches, our dogs, our careers, our small businesses, school, sports, video games, movies, being outdoors and connecting with nature, hobbies, travelling–any number of other things that we enjoy and that give our lives meaning.
The things that we are free to enjoy and pursue because we’re Americans.
That’s the whole point of America: to be free to do the things we want to do.
Remember, we’re the side that just wants to be left alone.
I’m not going to sit here and say things will all be fine and dandy if Biden wins, but I am saying we survived 8 years of Obama. Hopefully all of you were still able to enjoy your lives from 2009-2017. I was. I didn’t let Obama being in the White House affect my quality of life.
Politics has become way too big a part of our lives nowadays.
The good news is, no matter who wins tonight, politics will die down–if only just a bit. If Biden wins, the media will go back to business as usual. If Trump wins, the media will hopefully take it easy and realize there’s nothing they can do but wait his second term out.
I am praying for a Trump landslide, but even if that does materialize, your life will be the same tomorrow. The sun will still come up, your breakfast will taste no different, and your life will still be entirely what you make of it.
It’s a defeatist, loser mindset to allow politics to govern your quality of life. No matter what happens tonight, you will still be fully in control of your life.
I know lots of people are worried about a Biden win turning this country into a socialist hellhole, but just know there are a hell of a lot of gun-toting patriots out there who will never let that happen.
But I don’t think the Democrats are going to try to turn us into the Soviet Union. The Democrats may be awful, but the reality is, they just want to hold on to power so they can line their pockets and live like kings. This is par for the course for every society in human history. It’s just how politics operates. Those in power will abuse their power so they can get fat and rich. It’s not some great mystery.
In fact, as much as I hate to say it, if MAGA succeeds and re-takes this country, then probably within 15-20 years of us being in control, our leaders will be just like the Democrats: entitled, power-obsessed and corrupt. This is how cycles of power work.
Only worry about the things that you can control in your life. I know this is easier said than done, and I myself have to get better at it.
But deep down you know this is the only way to live. Only focus on the things you can control.
Focus on your family and your community. That’s how we really change this country.
Placing all of your hopes and dreams on the shoulders of some man running for office is no way to live. Politicians will always let you down, because at the end of the day, they’re mortals just like you and I. Your salvation will not come from a politician.
Even Jesus took an ambivalent attitude towards the government, when he said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”.
In other words, government will always be on your ass, so better to make peace with it and live accordingly.
If Biden wins this election, do not allow it to affect your mental well-being and your quality of life. The only person in control of you is you. Never forget that.
That said, things look great for Trump in Florida right now.