I don’t usually like to talk about politics, mainly because it’s a sensitive topic, and because people easily get offended in someway when talking politics. I don’t bloat about my political views. But I want to talk about politics in this post, because it’s been on my mind lately. I’m not the type of person to wine and complain about the government and how politics are corrupt these days, blah blah blah (note, that doesn’t mean I don’t disagree). When people complain about what they have, I like to remind them that they don’t live in Cuba, or North Korea, or China. They get to have a choice of what they do in their life. Freedom isn’t something to complain about. Anyways, I guess what I really want to do with this post is exactly what I just said I don’t do. There are a lot of things that really frustrate me in politics today. One of those is Donald Trump. Here we go.
First of all, I’ll state it now. I do not want Donald Trump to be President. It’s not because I hate him. It’s because of his views and ideals. IN MY OPINION, Donald Trump is a racist and a sexist, and he is attempting to assume to most powerful position of leadership in the world using these things. We know the things he’s said. We know that he wants to deport all of the Muslims and Mexicans out of the US, and to build a wall across the US-Mexico border to keep them out. He has said it himself. He has made extremely sexist comments against women. Do we, the American people, want to elect a man who holds himself to a higher standard than the people he will represent? I don’t understand why people can look at this man and want him to lead our country. I just recently watched a video, it was shared by someone on Facebook. It was a video from a Trump rally somewhere. During his speech, Trump states that he will remove food stamps from circulation to people in poverty. As he says this, a spectator named Sam became angry and rose up and yelled at Trump, calling him greedy. Sam was escorted by security out of the rally. As he was being removed, Trump was quoted as saying, “You know, it’s amazing, I mention food stamps, and that guy who is seriously overweight went crazy”. First off, Sam is not seriously overweight, the video shows it. After the incident, Sam did an interview about it. He started off saying he wasn’t really bothered about Trump calling him overweight. He said the thing that bothered him more, was the actions of the Trump supporters at the event. He said that he overheard people around him making racist comments towards an Indian man in the stands. Here’s a quote from Sam that I particularly like,
“The thing that Trump is really good at is getting otherwise rational people to clamp down even harder on their fears and prejudices. These people aren’t monsters, they’re completely normal. But for whatever reason, they let their fears drive them. And that’s what turns them into weapons “.
I could not agree with this more. Trump is very good at rallying people around a common idea. His ideas portray Muslims as terrorists,and Mexicans as illegal immigrants that steal our jobs, and some other things. I’m not over-stating these things, I’m stating the honest truth. He says these things all of the time. He says it at his rallies, at the GOP debates, on interviews, etc. His ability to rally people around these ideas is scary. That’s the best way to describe it: scary. There are a few names that come to mind when I think about people in history who have done this. I’m not going to go there in this post, though.
All I wish of the American public is to step back and actually look at these politicians. Look at what they do, not at what they say. Actually understand what they believe in and what they stand for. Have an open mind when participating in politics. We cannot base who we like off of what the media tells us, because it is not always the complete truth. True, Donald Trump is a successful businessman. Yes, he did take a “small” loan of one million dollars. I do think he would be able to steer American economics in the right direction, but using racism and sexism to do so is unacceptable. Blaming America’s problems on Muslims, Mexicans, and people of a non-white skin color is not that pathway to a prosperous future for Americans. It’s a huge step backwards. It’s not me being against Trump. It’s me being realistic. It’s me recognizing a man using fear and prejudice to gather a following. I just wish more people would realize this too.
Again, these are just my opinions, and are not intended to offend anyone’s views or beliefs. This is me sharing my thoughts.