Four years ago, I wrote about the surprise US presidential election, which elected Donald Trump. I compared the election outcome to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous words after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. He said that the surprise attack on December 7, 1942, was “a date that will live in infamy.”
Four years of Trump’s administration have been days in infamy covered with thousands of lies, misleading statements, and hostility towards minorities.
Even if it looks like Trump will lose the election, we should not be that naive to believe that Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, will change everything.
The fact that the United States could vote for a corrupt and autocratic president reveals a lot about the sickness that the country is presently suffering for a very long time.
However, I am hopeful that if Biden wins the election, it will be a blow to far-right and radical-right populism in many regions like Europe.
In Finland, the Islamophobic Perussuomalaiset (PS) party gets its cue for divisive rhetoric and racist behavior from none other than Trump.
My fingers are crossed today but their is also unease and hope about the future.