The Karma of Politics

If you’ve ever seen karma play itself out in real time, you know sometimes it’s best to just stand back and watch it happen. That’s what I’ve been doing with this blog. I’ve been quiet on here lately, because I believe that karma is playing out as we speak in terms of our nation’s leadership.

Trump, in my opinion, is dealing with some very heavy karma right now. Whether he believes all of the hate that comes out of his mouth (or should I say from his fingertips) or not, I do not know. Maybe he just says whatever is necessary to get elected and then to keep his base fired up. I’m not sure.

Either way, he’s in the mix of some payback right now. And when people are experiencing karmic payback, it can get ugly. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen people who will do whatever it takes to climb the corporate ladder slide right back down to the bottom. It happened at my first real job out of college. I was passed over several times (as was another woman on our staff) because the person in charge “wanted a man in that role.” Those were his exact words to the other woman on staff. I went on to get a higher role at another company and, meanwhile, he was demoted twice and eventually let go from the company.

You don’t necessarily take pleasure in seeing the karmic payback, and sometimes, perhaps, it causes some damage in the process. It is nice, however, to know that taking the higher road is a better path. Most of us know that. Others learn it the hard way.

Trump has divided this country. Now given, it was divided prior to his election, but he used that division as a resource for more power rather than a motivation to make a change. And, like I said, I’m not sure where he stands on the various issues. To be honest, I don’t think he cares one way or the other about any of it except for helping Corporate America make more money with less restrictions. I honestly believe that is the only issue he cares about and that’s why his family is running the country instead of him.

But he has not taken the high road at any given point in time. He has been on the low road from day 1. And now, it is starting to show. Of course, I’m not sure how much of it is a show for publicity’s sake because beyond helping the rich get richer, I believe that the only other thing Trump cares about is fame.

I feel sorry for his base. I truly do. For whatever reason (and I cannot understand it for the life of me), they believe every word he says. Now some of that is the social media bubble manipulation tactic, where, by the way, he has started his own news outlet. Yes, he has a Facebook news series to further expand his idiocy. I’m not linking to it here because I just don’t want to promote it.

But his base are the ones he’s actually targeting, and not in a positive way, with all of his efforts. And they don’t see it. They just don’t see it. And if you try to show them anything, they will have nothing of it. I believe most of his base is innocent. They’ve been manipulated. But, if they continue to follow someone on the low road and they don’t try to look at the world from their own perspective vs. the one that is being fed to them, then karma may be coming their way just the same. Ignorance is no excuse even when it comes to karma.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s