Indoor Plumbing and Today’s Politics

Crude Insight For a Crude Political Season

The morning after the presidential election, I sat contemplating the protests, in the media and physically on the street that had begun to sweep across the nation after the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States.  It was then that I was struck with the strangest of epiphanies.toilet-throneelizabeth-i-of-england-kings-and-queens-2712095-1024-768The crude insight was simply this: Can you imagine the reaction of Queen Elizabeth I in 1596 when Sir John Harrington told her that she would no longer have to go outside to use the privy?  Instead, she could now do her business in the warmth of her own castle. toilet-inventor-sir-john-harington

I know.  I can hear you now: “What?  That Stinks!  What is this potty talk!  This is serious business!”

But hear me out.

Toilet Antiquity

Her Majesty must have said something like, “Ghastly!  Why would anyone want to expose their home to the stench and untidiness of bodily expulsions?!”

Since she had no reference point to envision this waste being removed from her abode, she could probably only focus on the normalcy of chamber pots being emptied by hand.  And after all, it was her ugliness and she was used to it.

Sounds a lot like the recent election.  And it also sounds like the reaction of just about anyone who didn’t support Trump.

However, the indoor toilet was an idea that would catch on.  So much so, that the now4269251771 famous Thomas Crapper would coin the moniker of “Sanitary Engineer” and busy himself with the invention of infrastructure to carry these human excreta away from people’s habitats.  His efforts were so important that they now play an essential part in virtually every person’s life in the developed world.

However, at first – The idea stunk to high heaven!

Neutral Bystander

You’re probably wondering what this potty mouth discussion has to do with the recent American elections.

Before that question is answered, keep in mind that this is not necessarily a dung-flinging political discussion.  Rather, it is simply an observation from a neutral bystander who admittedly didn’t vote for either of the two candidates.636118653111871862-mudslinging-cartoon-jpgWith that caveat – Imagine that those voters who had grown accustomed to the status quo of the previous eight years of democratic / globalist Executive leadership  (In other words, the stink of their own privy,) are just like the queen and anyone else who could not imagine a solution to removing dung heaps from British homes.

hillary-clinton-hold-noseAfter all, Hillary Clinton was their dung and they could live with that.  And the stench of a bombastic, arrogant, reality-TV star as president was a heap of poop that no one wanted to smell let alone, bear.

Don’t get me wrong – Both candidates made this author hold his nose donald_trump_funny_face-568x319at their aromatic shortcomings, albeit one more than the other.  But even our Founding Fathers thought a choice between only two candidates was a stinky one:

The Scary Truth

John Adams said:

us-president-john-adams“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”

And George Washington remarked in his farewell address:

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, whicwashington_gh result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty…

It serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.”

The results of this two-party election was that our Republic’s electorate, as directed by the Constitution, chose the reality star and businessman Donald Trump as President over the mainstream political insider and overwhelming favorite, Hillary Clinton.  Trump’s allegations of voter fraud bolstering Clinton’s numbers didn’t matter in the end.  Each state got to choose the President and the choice was the guy with the bad hair.

Legal, constitutional and overwhelmingly – Final.

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over – I Guess

So why are all these people still protesting?  And what are they protesting?

dr-jill-stein-the-green-party-candidate-2016Last week Jill Stein, Green Party candidate and way, way, way, distant third, launched a recount effort and was quickly joined by the Clinton camp.  The hope was that if enough doubt could be laid to bare on the narrow swing states, that the results might be called into question.  Notice what I said – not overturned – “called into question”.

This effort occurs in the midst of swirling rumors intimating that the notorious, and vergeorge-soros-mutant-dracoy undemocratic, George Soros is both encouraging and funding the disgruntled former candidate’s recounts.


Answer – To ultimately undermine the outcome the elections and destabilize the country.

It was then that a shooting pain like that of a gas bubble, hit this writer:

They are protesting democracy.  They are protesting choice.  They, like unpotty trained toddlers, seek to defecate on the very principles on which our nation was founded. toddler-temper-tantrum-250x300And in doing so, they are willing to tear apart the fabric of this country to achieve their own goals and desires.

How very globalist of them.

Hello George Washington!

Brass Tacks

You new-world-order-1see, Hillary Clinton had vowed to continue the agenda of the Elites.  With her defeat, that agenda has now been challenged.  Such a challenge to the status quo cannot go unchecked.  Thus, we see these nonpolitical chess pieces being employed and it still stinks to high heaven!

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has become the fly in their globalist ointment.   Many questions remain with his election:  Will he really keep his campaign promises?  Will he be assassinated?  Is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing?  Will his efforts bring about a civil war?  Will the social unrest continue?  Where do we go from here as a divided country?

In addition, Trump’s election is a symptom of an anti-globalist tide rolling across the earth. 20160514_brd002_0 From Brexit to France’s Marine Le Pen, there is push back against the globalist agenda.  People are sick and tired of being told they are deplorable and inconsequential.  How long before this building frustration explodes and the doo doo hits the fan?

Going Forward

Surely the people of the early Crapper era could not have foreseen how indoor plumbing would change the world.  I wonder if would-be Trump supporters could foresee the doo doo storm that they too have now unleashed.

Time will tell what the future will bring.  For now we have to deal with the bloating cramps of our country’s internal changes.

Regardless, like with the invention of the John, life will never be the same.

daniel_holdings_4Daniel Holdings is an author and radio show personality.  His thrillers have amazingly forecasted, and some even say “predicted,” the future.  Even now things from his novels are coming true.  Be sure to check out his website to find all of his work.  To find out what’s coming next, get his books at a 8% discount when you use the coupon code – Indoor Plumbing.