Donald Trump’s Divided America
By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
Democracy breaks down when there is a disconnect between people and their governments. When the voices of ordinary persons are drowned out by officialdom confidence weakens. The system becomes a fraud despite the rosy platitudes of the political elite.
According to Obama, ‘democracy breaks down when the average person feels their voice doesn’t matter.’ As Americans get ready to welcome a new President Obama’s legacy will be a divided America. He will leave a fractious society in which most people feel that the system is rigged in favor of the rich and the powerful.
But what is disappointing to many is the fact the Obama’s speaks the lines well. He knows that democracy means bringing together disparate groups and reaching out to the disadvantaged to empower them. Policy implementation, however, is another matter. Obama found himself at odds with Congress and as the years rolled on bridging the divide became harder.
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