In the study of physics and thermodynamics, one is exposed to various laws. The second law of thermodynamics comes to mind when looking at today’s political situation.
The law itself is complex however, it can simplify to:
Heat always flows spontaneously from hotter to colder bodies, and never the reverse, unless external work is performed on the system.1
or politically stated, the second law of thermodynamics can simplify to:
Angst within the American political system caused by Obama’s statist failures generated a great deal of heat. This heat or dissatisfaction within our nation flows spontaneously from its source, the statists, to colder bodies, defined as anyone coming out against the statist status quo. Today, that colder body is represented by president Donald Trump.
The colossal failure of the last administration generated the heat within our nation and now that heat or dissatisfaction of our current system is flowing to president Trump. According to Gallup, team Obama’s average popularity was lower than that of Richard Nixon.2 Looking back to president Nixon’s time, there was a great deal of heat or angst within the system but today, Obama’s failures have caused even more heat and danger to our system.
Finishing this metaphor shows the second law of thermodynamics states that this heat will flow to a colder object within the American system unless external work is performed on the system. This work would have to be significant and take the system to either a totalitarian state or to liberty as envisioned by our nation’s founders. I personally hope it is the later.
- “Second Law of Thermodynamics.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2017.
- Jones, Jeffery M. “Obama Averages 47.9% Job Approval as President.” Gallup.com. N.p., 20 Jan. 2017. Web. 29 Jan. 2017.