Comma-splice-loving Charles Glasser writes on Facebook regarding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton:
Truth be told, I'm just not that freaked out and worried. Clinton is a crony capitalist, not a raving Socialist. Trump is not Hitler or even Mussolini, he's more like Berlusconi.
Later on, in response to someone's comment, Glasser writes that Clinton and Trump are "not the end of the world." I don't see either Trump or Clinton as a savior, or even as someone who can pull the country out of its economic and social nosedive.* In fact, I see little hope for reform unless we're willing to blow everything up (starting with the IRS) and just rebuild. Glasser seems to be assuming that there are enough systemic checks and balances in place that neither candidate can do much damage over the course of eight years, which puts him in a very different ideological camp from those who are more passionately engaged in the debate over which worldview should reign supreme. Call him a member of the Indifferent Party.
Meanwhile, libertarian vlogger Styxhexenhammer666 (thank you, King Baeksu, for introducing me to this bloke) says he is also not a fan of either candidate, but unlike me, he's thought about what can be done to right the listing ship and actually has some proposals. In this video (I think I'm linking to the correct one), he expresses his thoughts on what Americans can do better. The guy struck me as a marginal fruit loop the first time I watched a video of his, but after having seen four or five of his talks, I've come to the conclusion that he knows his stuff and speaks reasonably. You just have to get past his bare-bones, low-tech vlogging style, his trapped-in-a-basement look, and his soporific monotone. His videos are actually packed with content and generally watchable, despite the occasional grammatical or lexical gaffe. He puts complex chains of ideas together well and rarely digresses. I started off bored and unimpressed, but the guy has grown on me.
*You think "nosedive" isn't the right word? Then I'd like to hear your word for a 20-trillion-dollar national debt and rapidly disintegrating social cohesion.