posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 09:29 AM
I get it, I really do.
I feel the frustration so many of you have with the established parties. The cronyism, the corruption, the bureaucracy. No doubt our political system
is broken. But a man with no actual political ideals is not the person to fix it. A man who openly brags about using the system to enrich himself is
not the banner-man for change. No, you look for someone with a clear vision and solid ethics.
I also feel the frustration so many of you have with regard to immigration. There's a brand new neighborhood of very nice houses in my area and the
only people buying in there are immigrants. The top school in my area has about a 50% immigrant student population. I think about this and I wonder
how they are affording such great houses when so many Americans are living pay check to pay check. I wonder how they inspire such achievement in their
kids. But the answers to those questions is not to push them out or deny others like them entry into the U.S., the answer lies in knowing them better
and understanding what it is about their culture that encourages such achievement.
I also feel the frustration so many have about jobs and the economy. It's bleak. The only jobs are McJobs or jobs that are too technological for our
current crop of applicants. It's so easy and pandering to say "bring manufacturing back" but it won't be like it was, it will be automated and
mostly done by robots. The basis of our stagnation and decline is rooted in the politics of 20 years ago and wishing it back to the way it was before
isn't going to do a damn thing. We have to innovate and reeducate in order to be competitive and it's going to be hard and not everyone will be able
to adapt. That's just the reality. We're in a gap that only time, strategic initiatives and perseverance will see us through.
I also feel the frustration so many have about race relations in the U.S. It does seem that the last 8 years has hurt more than helped, which is
disappointing and surprising but it cuts both ways. Some Whites have never given Obama a chance simply because he is black and some Blacks have tried
to capitalize on his tenure to exact twisted ideas of social justice or payback. But those people are the demented minority who sadly have the loudest
voices. But the answer to racial issues is not a dog whistling race baiter who continually says shockingly stupid comments regarding Blacks and
Latinos. It's not a guy who tweets out a pic that he loves Mexicans while eating a taco salad. Or asks Blacks so flippantly, "What do you have to
lose?" like they have never had any measure of success.
Add to it ISIS and other world issues and yeah, it seems like a lot. Everyone gets it.
No, the answers to any of these huge issues is NOT Donald Trump. The answer is not a loony Pied Piper who plays tunes of hate and fear, whose main
source of information is the internet and all of it's minion trolls. I get it - It would be so easy to be lulled by the sweet tunes of pandering
populism played by Donald Trump. But it's not real. Nothing is ever free or easy. There is always a price to pay for those hypnotic tunes.
And the price the the U.S. will undoubtedly pay is destabilization and the degradation of our reputation on the world stage. And not even just the
world stage but for each of his supporters, individually, and, indeed, for this very website that so often plays hosts to the absurd talking points
spewed by his supporters.
With each day that passes, with every new jaw-droppingly dumb or offensive thing he says, with every ill-informed platform or position, with every
backtrack or campaign pivot - Trump declares himself incompetent to run even a campaign, much less an Administration. Additionally and perhaps more
sadly, his supporters lose credibility in their real life and with on-line friends and adversaries. You see, you take it seriously where Trump so
clearly does not. You are passionate where Trump is so clearly feeding you bull#. There comes a point in time though when the pile of bull# is just
too big to ignore, the stench too repugnant.
The time is at hand that being a Trump supporter now makes you look foolish. You're covered in bull# and your barreling down the tracks on a Crazy
Train that's headed over a cliff. Stop and think. You've got only a small window of time to save your reputation and to save your country. Now jump
We'll still be here. We'll get you through. We will have more respect for you for admitting your mistake, for putting you country first. We can
still be friends and we won't even talk about you - much.