Unless you’ve been living with your head buried in the dirt these past few days, chances are you’re entirely aware of the shit show occurring in the United States regarding the 2020 presidential election. It seems as though with each passing day more and more confusion and tension is developing, and it is quite understandable that the American people are somewhat feeling as though they’ve been hit by a dump truck – aside from likely celebrating the fact that Biden is the victor.
I am not American, and while this presidential election doesn’t significantly affect me as a Canadian, it certainly has relevance to my life considering the relationship my country has with the U.S. I can’t say I’m as invested in the results of this election as my American neighbours, but I am feeling a bit saddened for them considering how ridiculous this election has become.
Throughout Trump’s presidency, we have been conditioned by mainstream media to despise the man. And, honestly, for good reason; there has been ample evidence of the wrongdoings and corruption existing within the Trump administration, so it isn’t unclear why a lot of major media publications haven’t been shy in offering their stance towards Mr. Trump. But is this really the best way to go about electing the most powerful individual in U.S. politics? By releasing endless biased pieces and articles in a not-so-subtle attempt to misconstrue the reputation and image of one man to support another?
Don’t get me wrong; I am by no means a fan of Trump. I definitely prefer Biden when comparing the two candidates, but it seems somewhat problematic that a lot of Americans voted for Biden for the same reason. Is this really a good way to determine who will be leading one of the most powerful countries in the world? By selecting the lesser of two evils?
I think the 2020 election has served to be a blatant example of how childish and ridiculous politics have become in America, and further is a reflection of what is to come in terms of world politics.
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