Cascade Park

Cascade Park

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sign of the Times

Last Thursday, as I was driving on the interstate on my way home from the botanical gardens, I saw a billboard which caught my eye.  Obviously, I couldn't stop to take a picture of it.  It was an advertisement for a real estate agency, and it said basically, "When Hillary or Trump wins, are you leaving the country? We can sell your house fast!"

I have read that in a survey 25% of those opposed to Trump responded that they would consider leaving the country if Trump wins.  But I started to think, in the opposite situation where would disgruntled Trump supporters go?   They certainly wouldn't like Canada which is governed by a newly elected, liberal prime minister.  And besides, they have high taxes and socialized medicine and have had marriage equality longer than the United States.  They definitely would not want to go to Mexico.  Trump has them believing that it is a country full of criminals and rapists.  The Western European nations are viewed as a hotbed of socialism with high taxes and universal healthcare... not to mention all those Muslim immigrants.  None of those countries have a favorable view of Trump, and I doubt that Trump refugees would be welcomed with open arms.

There is one government which is supportive of them.  They could always move to Russia!

(Again, I apologize for inserting politics into my blog.  Next week I leave for Switzerland, and I shall return to its intended topic... travel.)

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