In Peaches and Mint
Donald Trump will become the next president.
No matter how many times I go over that statement, it doesn't seem right. It's frightening and laughable all at the same measure. If you didn't know anything about the reality of this scenario, you'd think this was a set-up for some overly publicized dramedy arriving this spring on network television. Or possibly a war mini-series. Depending on what direction the writers choose to take it.
But no. This is full frontal, loose fingered, instant gratifying tweet reality. Brought to you in High Definition, and streaming on all your portable devices.
No matter if you are for him, or against him, Donald oozes the makings of a really bad president, and a dreadful leader.
First of all, he is a compulsive liar who will say anything to get what he wants. Most of which I do not think he even recalls saying. But all politicians lie, right? What makes him so different?
It's true that politicians can lie habitually (which blows my mind that these are our elected officials!). However, Donald has lied more than anyone who has run for president that I can locate in my research. Blatant lies, which have been proven otherwise upon numerous occasions with the truth. In spite of all the lies, people didn't do their own research, and chose to believe all of his rhetoric. it's sad, angering, and truly absurd. But understandable. They were looking for someone to save them, and be their hero. And for better or worse, Donald was that guy.
Beyond that, there is a bit more to this soon to be 'man of the people'.
He has, and continues to incite separation and hate through false and dangerous rhetoric. His uncontrolled verbal and textual conduct is a security risk, and a distraction from the real issues. He doesn’t show signs of good judgement in any situation. And he is an unfit demagogue who has hand picked individuals to his oligarchy who are just as inexperienced and unqualified for their nominated posts as he is.
Should I continue?
His track record proves that he isn’t a good business man, and he wouldn’t be where he is today without the financial support of his father. Donald is a TV star, and more or less, a side show attraction. He has no idea about working America, as he is ‘really rich’. He is a misogynist who degrades women verbally, physically, and psychologically. And he’s slyly advocated for bombing civilians, torture, crime, and general hate and violence. If he applied for this position like any normal person does for a job, he would have been laughed away.
There is a possibility that he could single handily drag the US down from being the world leader. He could ignore pressing issues, act inappropriately, and start a war that encroaches on Americans. He could ignore human induced aggressive climate change, and stall progress in the world effort to stop it. Which could result in the damaged climate moving past the point of no return.
And in an extreme and somewhat outlandish scenario, he could kill us all in a number of ways via his ignorance and uncontrolled temperament.
It could be really bad. For everyone. And let me be clear, nothing that Donald Trump has done or said is in any way a good thing from where I stand. From my perspective, he has fooled many innocent people into thinking he will do great things for them.
However, if he or his constituents don't do something completely foolish while in office, and cause great damage to this country and the world, there could be an inadvertent positive result in the end. But not for the reasons he and his accomplices are inciting.
Donald Trump, through his negative and hate driven campaign, brought real issues that are present in America, that have been ignored and pushed aside for so long, directly to the surface. Because of that, we now have a great opportunity to face these issues, and to learn and provide positive resolutions in spite of him. Issues such as; rampant hate, violence, racism, white supremacy, xenophobia, sexism, oppressiveness, discrimination, corruption, misinformation… the list (sadly) is endless. The fact that millions of people have been forgotten and misled all over America, is something that must be addressed with haste in a positive way.
While I honestly don’t think he or his presidency will help any of these problems, they are right in everyone’s face now. And we as Americans, if you were aware or not, have the opportunity to understand, learn, take action, and help where we can. This could mean anything; from stepping into a situation to help someone being harassed or discriminated, or starting a business in a place that desperately needs jobs (ideally a positive sustainable business!).
Donald Trump, for the purposes of winning, brought many issues plaguing America to the surface. And as a result, we should take heed to the real world around us all. Learn, ask questions, change our ignorance to understanding, and lend a positive helping hand, even to our advisories, whenever possible. It won’t be easy. But by being exactly who Donald isn't, we can go against his hateful ways, make this country stronger, and better prepared for the future through individual positive action.