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I have to say that I am glad it is over. This process can be looked at two different ways: like two heavy weight boxers going at it for the full 12 rounds and pulling out all stops ORRRRRR two divorced parents fighting over the custody of their kids. I see it as the latter and man, that was ugly.
It was not the outcome that I hoped for or expected, but America has spoken and honestly not all that surprising. In recent history, Americans tend to get tired of the president in the latter part of his second term. So, we overcompensate by selecting the complete opposite. Is it effective? I don’t know. I tend to not believe any politician. However, I am glad that this whole process is over. No more debates, no more smear campaigns and no more taking things personally.
I will say this, let’s give him a chance. Maybe he will prove us wrong. I doubt it, but maybe. I’m not sure what America will look like in 4 years and it can be scary to think about to be honest. But that’s what is so great about this country, we get to choose, and we aren’t going to get what we want ALL of the time. If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, it would be Christmas everyday.
What does this mean for our future? Because of this election, I feel as though this opens a lot of doors. Before I delve into what I am going to predict, let me give you some background information: in 2004, there were about 3.1 million high school graduates. That was 12 years ago. There are currently 126 million people within the ages of 15-44. In the United States, there are roughly 319 million people. 131 million people voted in 2016.
Are you ready? This is going to really make the Trump supporters cringe. So, if you’re pro-Trump, I wouldn’t celebrate too hard for the next 4 years because he’d better do a great job because karma is coming.
Trump is known for being a business man, right? But he has zero experience in regards to government and military. He also has a knack for putting his foot in his mouth, but you like that because he is real, correct? We thought this was impossible for him, didn’t we?
So, why is 2004 important? Not only was it around the time that social media was blowing up, the Internet began its affect on our future and was the beginning of the millennial era, but it was also the year that “The College Dropout” was released.
A man by the name of Kanye West was on the verge of superstardom. Known for saying what he wants including that infamous clip with Mike Myers, where he so eloquently stated “…George Bush doesn’t care about black people…”.
Too farfetched? He’s more likely to be president in 2020 than you think. He’s a bigger icon than Donald Trump and beloved by the millennials no matter what ethnicity. You don’t think there’s a 14 year old kid in math class right now thinking “you know what? I think I want Kanye for president and Kim as First Lady”.
He tweets outlandish things, he has no government or military experience. Like Trump, he’s on a reality show, and though he’s not a billionaire like Donald Trump, his running mate will likely be Jay-Z, which means Beyoncé will be involved and brings the net worth of this entire operation (both families) close to a billion dollars.
Let’s also not forget the fact that there were 131 million voters this year and 126 million people are between the ages of 15-44. So, by the time 2020 comes around those millennials that were 15 will then be 19 and let’s not forget the people who were fans of Kanye since they were in their 30s.
Furthermore, there is no one that loves Kanye more than Kanye and he is just arrogant and crazy enough to keep his word and run for president. Don’t you remember the line from ‘Last Call’? “… Now, I can let these dream killers kill my self-esteem, or I can use my arrogance as the steam to power my dreams…”. He’s also successful enough and has enough diversified fans to win an election. Have you ever been to a Kanye concert? It’s mostly Caucasian people in there. He wouldn’t have to worry about the non-minority vote.
The debates will be moderated by Ice Cube. But Kanye won’t even debate, he’ll just open by playing “Through the Wire”, then let the republican candidate talk for 3 hours and ignore most of it, then close out the debate with “All Falls Down” and win off of that because it really won’t matter. He’ll then select the Wu-Tang Clan as his Supreme Court.
I know you’re sitting there thinking, “this is too ridiculous, no way this will happen”. But here we stand with Donald Trump as president.
I can’t wait to see what that wall is going to look like. Will it be made of adamantium and Kevlar? Are there going to be secret portals for Americans only? Who will oversee this wall? Oh that’s right all of his “friends” from the military. Should be an interesting 4 years to say the least.