Amer­ica will weep at its folly

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDITOR, Sir: GREAT PIECE by Carolyn Cooper on the US elec­tions in The Sun­day Gleaner of Novem­ber 13, 2016. I agree en­tirely with her cri­tique and fear that Amer­ica will yet re­gret putting Trump in the White House. Of course, Hil­lary Clin­ton was clearly the bet­ter choice, but of­ten, hu­man na­ture does not want what’s bet­ter. It just wants to have what it wants!

I am still in shock that Hil­lary lost the race. I had ex­pected much bet­ter from Amer­ica. Per­haps I am a fool; per­haps I ought to know bet­ter. Af­ter all, a na­tion that treats blacks like an­i­mals and sees women as lesser crea­tures than men can’t be counted on to close the doors on ha­tred, sex­ism, racism, and ho­mo­pho­bia.

But Amer­ica will weep at its folly, and the world will weep be­cause of Amer­ica’s mad­ness. AN­DRE HILL an­drehill79@ya­

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