My friends (good grief, I sound like John McCain), especially those of you who aren't American, let me tell you I honestly believe my country is in a bad place.
I also believe the world is in a bad place.
Injustice breeds fear. Fear breeds anger. Anger mixed with fear (with a touch of hate) breeds frightful demagoguery. When people are afraid, they will be seduced by the siren song of a madman who tells them he will fix everything. He assures them that other people are responsible for their misery.
|"The Dark Side, you must not forget the Dark Side."|
I understand their frustration with the cock-up that is Washington.
But, Donald Trump is not the answer.
You can watch the entire video (hey, I attached it), but if you have a life and prefer not to, let me point out what I feel are the most chilling comments (at around 3:01):
"Now we're going to get greedy for the United States. We're going to grab and grab and grab."
I have been told that this is politics, that this is Trumptalk.
But, words have consequences in London, Ontario, Paris, Mexico City, Beijing, and Moscow.
Remember that fear part? Yeah, talk of "grab and grab and grab" stokes fear. And maybe a nuke going off over Kansas.
At the very least, irresponsible bombast like this will be broadcast globally EVERY SINGLE TIME the United States does something which may indeed be in its national interest.
My international friends (there's the John McCain thing again), I do NOT support this crazy person.
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NOTE: Neither Grandma nor Crazy Bernie are the answer, either. Those of you who support either of those two? Let's get back together at the end of the summer.
|"Don't forget. If I get in, that'll make three!"|