This week I posted a New York Times article to my facebook page which celebrated the fact that Manafort and Cohen were being held accountable for their actions and that we were getting closer to proving that Trump is no different from them. Subsequently, 46 comments showed up to either support or disagree with the presented opinions. I was happy that the post stirred so much conversation, because without conversation we go nowhere. Comments signal engagement. Controversy ignites debate.
What’s interesting to me is that when I express disapproval of Trump, I am automatically held accountable for every decision of every democrat in the past twenty years. I am also automatically placed in a finite and certain camp of media outlets. It’s quite an eye opening experiment in bias.
Let me be crystal clear about my point of view. I am 100% against aggression, arrogance and comments/decisions that are not completely thought through. These characteristics all put together someone who is seeking power over others at all costs. They describe someone who cares nothing of other people’s feelings and spends no time thinking about how the words that come out of their mouth affect those that hear them. They have no concept of the common good. They are out for #1. To me, Trump is the epitome of all those attributes and why I believe he represents the most threatening of human kind.
To be isolationist is extremely dangerous in our global world. Human rights atrocities happen incessantly all over this planet every single day. They are a direct result of aggression and desire for power. We must start to dismantle the primitive desire to rank in the human world. It plays a critical role in all race and gender bias. It plays a significant role in bullying. Ego destroys everything and everyone it it’s path and Mr Trump has his ego on a pedestal for all to admire. This job is about building his resume, nothing more. It’s about running the country like he ran his companies. He’ll fire you if you get in his way which he has proven time and time again during his administration. To him, it’s just business and it’s destroying countless lives in its path.
Before I write and before I speak, I think about my words and their impact. I try not to say alienate those around me and I try to listen to their point of view without dismissing them as human beings. Trump has never done any of those things and for some reason is lauded for “saying it like it is”. If “it” is exactly how he says it is, we have far bigger problems to worry about.