Talk about undue influence by a corrupt, undeservedly wealthy, egotistical, privileged and morally deviant elite; these total buffoons whose only claim to their haughty, presumptuous arrogance spewing forth from their bloviating soap box is that they entertain the brainwashed masses, who have been left intentionally dumbed down by 100 years of progressive control of the American educational system, have attempted to directly interfere with the will of the American electorate. Declare Hollywood the Kremlin of the West, make it a totally socialist system by confiscating the mansions, Rolls-Royce’s, Lamborghini’s, cocaine and the pedophile dungeons and raising them to make a people’s amusement park. Even better, keep these boneheads locked within their fantasy land as the clowns that they are in the circus of the absurd.
Simon Black, Sovereign Man
One of the quirks about being an expat in a faraway land is that, whenever something unusual happens in your home country, your local friends look to YOU for answers.
You become, by default, the de facto expert of your home country’s nuances.
Case in point: this weekend we had an intercompany Christmas party down here at the farm for two of the businesses that I run.
(Sadly there may be some video floating around YouTube of me singing “Lost that lovin’ feeling”)
The first is Sovereign Man, whose Chile-based staff consists of highly eclectic, internationally-minded folks from the US, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, Australia, Argentina, etc.
Then there’s the agricultural business that I co-founded in 2014; it’s one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, and we currently have around 350 employees, most of whom are Chilean.
Even though I’ve spent more than the last decade traveling to over 120 countries and living outside of the United States, I’m one of the only US citizens that these guys know.
So you can probably imagine that I’ve spent the last few months fielding their questions about Donald Trump and the US election.
Now the conversations has turned to the Electoral College, which meets today.
It’s difficult to explain to foreigners why the United States, which they perceive as the most advanced country in the world, still uses an electoral system that was designed in the 1780s.
It’s even more difficult to explain to foreigners why Hollywood celebrities are trying to interfere with America’s political process.
In Latin America, celebrities do normal celebrity stuff.