Don’t call people ‘deplorables’.

A bit of a kerfuffle in Washington as we have all seen. Funny the tweets of various leaders around the world; they all know who they will be dealing with in a few weeks. Trump should be arrested for inciting violence, or for promoting terrorism, anyone else would be.

A few hundred people storming a building is no big deal, just ask the Hong Kong police and the Chinese government. They deal with this sort of thing on a regular basis.

What is a problem, is that half of the American population felt excluded, that no one in power had listened to their concerns. They were called ‘deplorables’, not worth a second of anyone’s attention. People hurt, insulted, frustrated, Hillary slammed the door shut on any possibility of discussion, of compromise. Trump was quick to see the opportunity and said to them, “I will represent you, and will drain the corrupt Washington swamp”.

How many among those who stormed congress truly believe the election was stolen? Very few I’d guess, most just don’t want to be governed by a party that was their own for generations, and that in 2016 didn’t even bother paying them a visit. Breaking glass ceilings, abortion at T minus one second, was to Hillary more important than an unemployed mother of five having to feed her kids the contents of a charity food parcel. Families living in tents all over the world’s wealthiest nation. Biden? Listening to his reaction to this disturbance – well, not holding my breath he has what it takes to unify a nation as divided as the United States is today.

In this lies the root of the problem the United States is experiencing.