a reply to: JoshuaCox
Cult of Trump? The only person here who seems to be a zealot is you. A zealot of hate. Of negativity and conflict. This has gone way beyond childish
butthurt. This is an unhealthy obsession...and it shows, in every political post and comment that you type.
I'm not personally buying what you're selling, because I made the conscious decision for myself to remain on a positive path, but there was a time not
too long ago that I would have agreed with much of what you have to say. Neither do I expect you to take what I have to offer, and it is not the first
time I've offered it...but I'm offering it all the same.
I don't like Donald Trump. He is pompous, he is obnoxious, he can be unbelievably childish, and yes, he is a liar. However...what am I actually basing
these reactions on? I have never met the man. Have you?
It is a fact that most Americans have never met a sitting POTUS in person. It is a fact that every bit of information; news articles, videos, photos,
sound bytes, etc., that we receive regarding the POTUS or anyone close to him is given to us second and third hand by someone in the media.
You are expending untoward amounts of time and energy on the vilification and condemnation of a man whom you know nothing about, save for what you
hear about him from other people whom you also do not know. Holding an obsessive grudge against another person is like drinking a vial of poison and
then waiting for that other person to die from it. You only end up poisoning yourself in the end. And that is exactly what appears to be happening to
I don't like most of what I've seen of our POTUS...personality-wise. But I like seeing him the target of such a vicious hate campaign even less and
the top reason of many for that is: It directly impacts the entirety of the American people.
While the schoolyard brawl continues to rage, focusing the bulk of otherwise reasoning, intelligent Americans on whose political truth is the
truthiest truth and other related finger-pointing idiocy, there are real issues facing real Americans right here in this country as well as real
potential threats from foreign countries that are quietly keeping on keeping on...and even escalating, right behind those shiny distractions.
Our government is corrupt. Period. And it has been corrupt for a good long minute. Period. It has not ever, nor does it now matter who is sitting in
that lofty seat, either. Nor does it make one shred of a difference which party he or she claims loyalty to. They all lie, exaggerate, make promises
that do not get fulfilled, obfuscate and deflect. All of them.
That truth is not hidden. In fact, it's all too often a convenient deflection from people on both sides of the pissing contest when they run out of
sh!t to fling at the opposing side. So why the relentless, contrived outrage over this particular guy making stuff up to win an election? I
mean...but, Clinton right? But what about Bush...either one, right? And don't leave Obama out, either.
I am an American. I am not loyal to any party and I am certainly not stupid. I am adult enough to realize that people say dumb sh!t, and that the
media will beat that horse long after it's dead, despite the fact that it is cherry picked and showcased in a frame of hyperbole, as they have since
before I was ever alive.
And as an American, I see the highest office in the land being made a mockery of by its own people, from both major political parties, who do not
represent all Americans, yet who have polarized the entire nation to such a degree that the rest of America no longer seems to matter. The political
and racial division is weakening us as a nation, and if something does not change, it will ruin us.
Petty garbage like this only serves to exacerbate the conflict and widen the divide. We can't even seem to come together as a unified nation over the
most trivial of issues, much less things that truly matter, and that is a problem. People like you, who obsessively trot out the same old tired
arguments and refuse to accept that this is the hand we were dealt and bemoaning it will not help; and in fact does nothing but bring the morale of
the nation down, did not cause the problem...but you are contributing heavily to the continuity of it.
How are you personally making an effort to make this country a better place to live? You bitch and whine incessantly about what a horrible President
Trump is...well...are you doing anything besides bitching and whining? Because all I see is a sad individual who spends hours on the internet refusing
to accept reality and lashing out like a three year old having a tantrum at every available opportunity at anyone who does not share that obsession
with you. It's bordering on pathos at this juncture.
I don't think the percentage of Americans who are apathetic about what Trump does is all that high. I think the percentage who don't care much that he
brags and says obviously silly things like this is much higher. Your stunningly stupid query already has an answer, anyway. If anyone takes the time
to discuss the topic, it's pretty clear that they do care what he does. It is incredibly important to care what he does. The dumb sh!t he says though?
Unless he's saying something that will become federal mandate, not so much.