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My Thoughts on the Upcoming US Elections

My Thoughts on the Upcoming US Elections

So far, the political campaign we have been forced to watch this year has proved messy, ugly, filled with personal attacks, and lacking even the latest ounce of decency when it comes to addressing the real issues this country is struggling with. People are poorer and poorer, while politicians seem to get richer and richer. I am honestly flabbergasted with how so much lack of decency the people competing for the most important position in the US are constantly exhibiting.


I am not here to tell you who to vote for. I personally feel disappointed – which is really a weak work to describe what I am feeling – with both candidates. On one hand, we have a right wing brutal capitalist whose only outstanding trait seems to be his capability to make money for himself. On the other hand, we have a candidate who likes to make the electorate believe that some social measures will be taken to right a few wrongs. My problem is exactly this: only a few wrongs.


Besides what the candidates they say they will do, be it building a wall or free college, what made me feel really appalled was how the campaign was handled. There were so many personal attacks, from both sides, that I cannot believe that people who have a good and solid educational background can get as low as this. There have been strong, serious accusations, investigations, right down slandering, and whatnot. This kind of attitude makes me think that no one should win the next elections. I know that someone will come out as the winner, but I doubt the person chosen to be the next POTUS will represent all the Americans and have their best interest in mind.


In a country that is supposed to be one of the richest in the world, we have people going hungry, people without a roof over their hands, and horrible health care. There are so many issues to address, from rampart poverty to the wedge driven between different ethnic groups in the US, that I am sure the next president should be a very capable person. My problem is that I don’t think either of the candidates is capable of setting all these troubles straight.


So, I am not telling you to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Do what your heart tells you to do. I know for sure that I will have a difficult choice to make, but I will still vote, since it is my right to so. On the other hand, I have a feeling that 2016 will go down in history as the year when the political battle went as low as possible, in terms of slander, slurs and other personal attacks.

And … Justice for All!

And … Justice for All!


Isn’t this something we all believe in? Justice for all should not be just simple words, they should be something to guide us in our lives! As a restaurant chef, I often get involved in community projects and I cook for the less fortunate. I am simply mad at the social injustice I see so often. There are people who do not have a roof over their heads and must worry everyday about whether they will have food on the table today or tomorrow. At the same time, we have people who fly over our heads in personal jets and throw money on trifle things.


I agree that people who make honest money should spend it as they fit. But this does not mean that the state care system should be in shambles. There are people who are responsible for the deplorable state of the care system in our country, and I think they have never gone hungry for a single day in their posh lives.


I created this blog to share with you my concern about how things are today. Since I know for sure that I am not the only person who believes something better could be done, I want to rally more people who believe in the same things as I do. Together we can become stronger and we can make a change. Volunteer work is part of the effort I am doing to erase even a little of the social injustice we are forced to witness every day.


But I do not want my blog to be all bleak and focused on protesting against such things. I want to bring something positive to the table, pun intended, which is why a part of this blog will be dedicated to sharing recipes with you.


Besides sharing with you my thoughts on how the state should take better care of the people who cannot take care of themselves, I will share with you my passion for cooking. As a restaurant chef, I have a lot of great tips and tricks up my sleeve, so I am sure you will find something worth reading through all the blog posts I will publish here.


So, if you are as passionate about social justice and cooking as I am, or you simply want to learn a few new things, I welcome you! I hope you will find plenty of things to love here, and you will become a repeat visitor.