The world stage

When it came to the EU Referendum it wasn’t all that easy to see how the UK politicians were playing their hand. It was a classic case of saying one thing and meaning another. It wasn’t obvious to the public and as it turned out, it wasn’t obvious to the politicians themselves.

In the UK, the voters learned that a protest vote is a dangerous path to take. Apparently some 1.2 million people in the UK now regret they voted to come out the EU. It’s important we use our vote wisely to make sure we make the right choice. There is no going back once a vote is cast. All votes should be cast for the right reasons.

It has been said the UK voted in protest. They were partly disillusioned with the government, wanting to vote against the Government’s policies, rather on EU issues. Many of the older generation also wanted the UK to go back to how the UK was before the European Union, but it’s all too late now. Even when votes have been cast and we have that air of euphoria before the dust settles, it’s easy to come back to reality when we take stock and realise there is no going back and we’ve made a mistake.

With the UK EU referendum, it was easy to feel disillusioned at the injustice of how it all worked out, particularly with the politicians’ behaviour. Trump and Clinton both have skeletons too in their closets, they’re using those skeletons against each other to win votes and for voters to cast their vote. As outsiders looking on, we could say this is not going about things in the right way, but that’s the name of the game. It wouldn’t be politics if it was.

We have to be able to trust the people we bring into power. We have to feel comfortable with our casting vote and when we look back know we made the right decision, regardless of the outcome. When it comes to the U.S election, a key issue is who can best represent the most powerful country in the world on the world’s stage. Who can represent democracy and the interests of the west in a world that is increasingly radicalised and divided.

We vote for the person who we believe has those exacting qualities. We should never see an election as an opportunity to vote in anger, or use our vote as a protest, but how you vote will not only affect you as Americans, but will affect the world too.


30 Oct, 2016

6 thoughts on “The world stage

  1. Yes, people don’t always catch on right away to what’s really going on. It’s political double talk where the way they word things will often mean the exact opposite of what they’re saying.

    You can see it quite often with the way a question on a ballot is worded so that a no vote will actually be a yes and vice versa. We here in the US didn’t hear much about the Brexit issue, until shortly before it happened.

    I’m guessing that a lot of people were ill-informed about what the exact details were of the vote and what the repercussions would be afterwards. There always seems to be a hidden agenda in any political issue like that where the politicians have a vested interest in how the vote goes.

    In the US we face a monumental vote too, seeing as we pretty much only have the choice of the lesser of two evils. People are going to vote for Hillary, because she’s a woman and for Trump because he talks the talk.

    This is the USA, where supposedly dreams can become a reality, so we’ll have to wait and see how things turn out. We have been bombarded by the political ads for the past 6 months, it seems; so it’s no wonder people could possibly be confused on who to vote for.

    What we need is a President who will actually walk the walk in doing what needs to be done, but I won’t be holding my breath. I’m just hoping and praying that we won’t end up with one who will take us into World War 3 and then none of it would matter anyway!

    1. As you say the World will have to see, but all of our votes are instrumental and therefore we should use our vote wisely.

      The World will of course be waiting with bated breath. It doesn’t matter which country we live in. However we choose to vote will always have a ripple effect on other parts of the World.

      It really is important when it comes to the U.S election, that you vote for the person who will become President and who can represent their country on the world’s stage effectively and who will represent democracy and the interests of the west in a world that is increasingly radicalised and divided.

      It is down to us and is our responsibility to make sure we vote for who we think will best run our Country. We must make our vote count.

  2. I was shocked by the result of the EU referendum and I am still living in disbelief.

    I am deeply disturbed at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president and worry for world stability. It’s hard to imagine a less well qualified person to take the post of the most powerful man in the world.

    While Hillary Clinton is clearly no saint, she at least has political experience, intelligence and credibility; essential qualities that her opponent lacks.

    I can only hope common sense prevails on the 8th and a disastrous outcome avoided.

    1. On the back of Brexit, it’s easy to see why you have your concerns. Each and every voter is in control of their own destiny by making sure they vote and use their vote wisely, without using their vote as a protest vote or in anger.

      All the world can do is sit back, watch and wait in the hope that the right outcome plays out.

  3. It’s revealing how evil can walk through the front door virtually unnoticed, especially by people who share the same vulgarity. People who have nostalgia for the good old days, when hate was normal and democracy was only for a chosen few. This is the world of Donald Trump, a man who will bend decency forever.

    So while this election scares the hell out of me, I’m optimistic that the US will not elect a man toddler for president.

    1. These people tend to go unnoticed until we notice, by which time it’s too late to do anything about it; but it isn’t too late for voters to change the way they think about voting; so that they go out there and make a positive difference on the ballot paper. That’s what counts.

      I absolutely love your optimism Tim. Even with the optimism it’s still difficult to navigate through the results, if it’s bad news. The election scares the hell out of me too, as we all sit tight with bated breath. I hope the right votes are cast on election day. Brexit in the UK was bad enough.

      I felt I needed somehow to add my own voice before election day on the 8th November. I hope my blog does has a positive impact. Fingers crossed.

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