November 22, 2016
I try not to be too political, mostly because talking politics inevitably leads to arguments.
Generally speaking, I believe that we're all entitled to an opinion, regardless of how unpopular or absurd that opinion might be, as long as you put some thought into it. Objective thought.
As a Canadian, my opinion on the recent US presidential election couldn't be demonstrated through voting.
Fair enough, your neighbours shouldn't get a vote on what colour of curtains you put up in your house. But... Aha! There's always a but. Following through with the neighbour analogy, I see the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election, as the equivalent of finding out that the nice couple across the street have sold their house. Hopes and fears of what will be, "Calm down Martha, I'm sure they can't be that bad."
And then you look out your front window to see a wheel-less '81 Camaro, up on cinderblocks, adorning the lawn across the street. A grisly old man, in a sleeveless shirt, emblazoned with the Southern Cross, is aimlessly tinkering under the hood. His (mail order?) wife dutifully delivers a sandwich and a six pack of beer, he accepts her offering, and thanks her with a slap on the ass, ordering her to "get on with unpacking them moving boxes", because he "won't put up with TV dinners two nights in a row".
Judgmental? Yup. Like you aren't?
I do not like the idea of Donald Trump seated in the Oval Office, wielding such global influence, and having the power to shape our future. Yes, our future, no matter where you read these words from, the rippling impact of President-elect Trump's actions have the potential to push the world in one direction or another. It's not a matter left vs. right, Democrat vs. Republican, it's a matter of character, and motive.
In the months leading up to his electoral victory, Mr. Trump took turns at offending a long list of people - global citizens, not just Americans. Women, immigrants, people of colour, people of different sexual orientations, and non-Christians all got their turn. Whether Mr. Trump believes everything he says (and tweets) or if his ranting is just a daring way of manipulating voters and misdirecting our focus, it doesn't really matter; In floating the idea of a "Muslim Registry"; Suggesting to "build a wall" to protect the USA from a nation of drug dealers, criminals, and rapists; Or saying that he would "strongly consider" appointing judges to overturn marriage equality; Trump has shown that he does not embrace the notion of equality. It's not his fault, he may not understand it.
Equality, to a person born of privilege, has a very different meaning versus the near mythical ideal it represents to the outsider. He will accept the support of all Americans, equally, he will chastise and discredit those who oppose him, equally; But even if you support every wild idea he drops, please don't think he supports you. He is more equal than you are.
I won't say that Donald Trump killed the truth,
February 15, 2017
Wow, I'm sad. If I was ever going to predict the future, I'd much rather have envisioned the winning lotto numbers, than foreseen the path to a dystopian future the President of the United States of America has us poised to take.
An administration that touts "alternate facts", decries "fake news", publicly pouts, rants, blames, and threatens is dangerous. A President who takes to social media to bully, chastise, whine, and perpetuate lies is disgusting and dangerous. Check out his Twitter feed - @realDonaldTrump ...
As the leader of the western world, President Donald Trump has the attention of the planet's populace, and he chooses to use that colossal platform to make statements about how unfair it is that his daughter's fashion line is being ill-treated by a department store.
President Trump's early use of Executive Orders appears to reverse course, erasing much of his predecessor's legislation; And while that is to be expected in two party politics, it is worth noting that these orders have caused widespread protest, and one instance resulting in federal judges granting injunctions, challenging the constitutionality of an order. Tumultuous. Very tumultuous. At least his EOs have spawned the amusing "Trump Draws" GIFs on Twitter, so far my favourites are "kat" and his self-portrait, "me".
|@TrumpDraws - Twitter|
Make America Great Again.