The Road Not Taken


     Robert Frost wrote perspicaciously about personal choices with immense consequences.  It seems a perfect description for those independents on the fence in their choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, because the result of that choice will, quite literally, make all the difference.


     “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;…


     The undecideds are peering through the undergrowth, being one voter, trying to see as far as they can.  Which choice is better for my country?  Which choice is better for my family?  Which choice is better for me?  Unfortunately, the undergrowth is particularly dense, disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda being particularly thick.  Some of this has been clipped away by Wikileaks revealing the collusion of main stream media with the Democratic party, Donna Brazile’s collusion with the DNC being a proven example.  Having been asked, if she had to do it all over again, what would she do, she replied, “The first thing I would do is that I would make sure that I knew more about cybersecurity.”   Notably, she did not say I would not have jeopardized the integrity of my position by feeding debate questions to one political candidate.  Incredible!


     “Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,…


     Well, in this analogy, while I would disagree that both choices are just as fair, I would agree that the Trump choice is grassy and wanting in wear, it being undoubted that the Donald has no political history and is opposed by every faction of the establishment.  If you are looking for a candidate, all things being equal, that looks just a little more grassy, Donald certainly is a vote for change.


     “Having perhaps the better claim” is easy.  Hillary has been a veritable disaster in her lead role in our foreign policy, the disasters across the globe being squarely at her feet.  Libya is a disaster.  Iraq is a disaster.  Syria is a disaster.  Ukraine is a disaster.  The Russian reset has been a disaster.  The shift to Asia has been a disaster.  Everything she was in charge of, in terms of foreign policy, has ended in disaster!


“And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.”  


     Have no doubt, a vote for Hillary is a course from which you can never come back.  Our system is rotten to the core, and Hillary is woof and wool of that rot.  The rot has progressed to a critical point.  If not cut out now, the future cut will not only not cure but will sacrifice the host.


“I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”


     One way or the other, your choice will make all the difference tomorrow.  You are at a fork in the road.  A pick of the unconventional, the non-aligned, the apolitical, the un-bought, un-bribed could make all the difference.