I don’t get this guy. I really don’t. A president is supposed to at least pretend to be presidential. Pretend to be a man who unites the country, and cares about all its people. This guy doesn’t even pretend to care about anyone but the select group of people he panders to. And it is truly starting to divide the country in ways I never imagined.
His rally’s don’t even command social distancing or masks. When we are in the middle of the worst pandemic in over a century.
This delusional, selfish, childish, egotistical, irrational, and downright idiotic and dangerous behavior from a man that is supposed to lead one of the greatest countries of this world is appalling.
I am not ashamed. I am in complete shock and disbelief and I can’t even imagine going forward with this man any longer. And I don’t see how we will ever recover from the social upheaval he is creating.
A small part of me feels maybe that his antics will get people to voice their true opinions and bring to the forefront the racism, elitism and dysfunction that permeates our country. That maybe it will rip the band-aid off the systems and belief systems of oppression.
I can only hope that even though his intentions of doing this are purely selfish that the outcome will be one of enlightenment and turning into a new era of recovery and healing for our country.
The thing is…….
we have exposed and are still exposing all this corruption, all these systems of oppression, and all the ways people have been held down; children*, women, poor and minorities that have had their voices squelched, their freedoms, rights and access to equality and justice completely trampled on.
Where not only have people in power not been held accountable but the whole systems of abuse has even been propelled forward by people that knew and either didn’t care, turned a blind eye or in some cases even approved and also partook.
There is a divide growing daily in this country and it scares me a little to see it being stoked by a man that claims his opponents or those that disagree with his views are “evil, bad people”.
A man who values monuments over his own populace. Who was asked by the mayor and the tribe that oversee the land to not go to Mount Rushmore and yet he didn’t care. He simply does as he pleases, says what he wants to and doesn’t seem to have any clue of the consequences of his actions.
I am disappointed. Truly disappointed. But I can’t give this man all the credit. There are people who blindly follow him. There are people that soak up his politics and hatred as a way to express their anger and “rightfully” take it out on others. That place blame on their fellow human beings for their own frustration at a system that truly lets everyone down.
Because no system of oppression truly benefits anyone; especially not people’s souls.
I was wondering yesterday how yes, obviously oppressors get away with oppression through a system of control and power, but that’s because the oppressed also play their part in letting it happen. At some point the dynamic of this changes though and the oppressed stand their ground instead of relent and I believe we are headed that way.
What this entails I don’t know. But if we don’t ALL start being part of a solution I am afraid this will escalate badly for everyone.
It’s one thing to live in a cage when you aren’t aware it’s even there. It’s another to have your cage pointed out to you and rattled when all you ask is to be just as free as those that stand there rattling it. It’s funny to me that no one realizes we are all in our own cages. We simply have cages within cages within cages.
Together we could all truly be free. But instead we create wars, fights and derision with each other. Which isn’t necessary or beneficial to anyone.
Does no one truly see the idiocy of all of this?
And I’m sorry, but if Trump knew months ago that Russia was putting bounties on our troops in Afghanistan and did nothing I truly believe that counts as treason. The other bullshit I really don’t care too much about. His theatrics, his affairs, his misogynistic tendencies are his own fucking lunacy. But this….. this to me is absolutely unacceptable.
How many lives were lost due to his inaction? How many soldiers killed because of his favoritism towards Russia?
I don’t begin to even try to understand how these leaders play their stupid little war games with each other. I don’t claim to understand the subversion and back door politics.
But a man, our president that knew our forces were being hunted down for monetary gain, almost as if for sport and did absolutely nothing. That’s something that I don’t think we can let slide under the rug.
*Thinking of all those poor boys that were indeed still children in the Sandusky situation and all the girls that endured decades of abuse under Nassar. Epstein also comes to mind.