Millions of Americans are about to learn six important lessons:

Lesson 1; Not all change is for the better.

Lesson 2; "Shaking things up" doesn't always improve those things (think earthquakes).

Lesson 3; The powerless (most undocumented immigrants, poor people, foreigners, and Muslims) are not the cause of their problems. The powerful (big corporations and the very rich who are only interested in maximizing private profits and wealth, respectively) are.

Lesson 4; Don't believe everything you think or hear.

Lesson 5; Global warming, like all facts, are true whether you believe them or not.

Lesson 6; Slogans are not strategies and goals without realistic strategies are just words.

Please don't forget these lessons the next time you vote. The price for learning them will be high.

Ron Caplan