I have done so because, first of all, I am an Australian. Whilst US politics invariably impacts Australia, I’m not going to sit here to tell any of my American friends how to vote, nor berate them for not voting in our interests (whatever that is), because that is arrogant and rude. Second, because my instinct, as I have gotten older and wiser, is to wait and see. Verbal diarrhea doesn’t do anyone much good, especially in the amplified internet silos.
So I’ve waited, I’ve watched. I’m trying my best to do the very thing that a lot of people seem to have forgotten how to do: Listen. Listen carefully, even to people I disagree with.
I have found some fascinating data that I want to share with you that I think are key to understanding (at least partly) why Donald J. Trump is the President-Elect of the United States of America.