a reply to: brokenghost
First of all, he was not voted in by a majority vote, because he did not receive the majority of the votes cast. He won because the electoral system
works the way it does, not because a greater number of human beings cast their vote for him.
You can tip toe around that reality all you like, but thats the bald fact of it.
Second, if someone in my family just flat out gave me a huge pile of money, you can bet that I would not be turning round and telling everyone what a
success I made of myself. Humility, respecting, appreciating and being thankful for the luck I had received in such a gift, would be right up there at
the forefront of my entire outlook on my life. Being aware that I did not have to do what others have had to do, in order to make their lives secure,
and being aware that not having had to do that, means that I am in no position to dictate or advise others as to how to go about getting ahead in
life, would be a facet of my outlook. And, then, if I had received such a gift, and gone into business, you could be damned sure that I would have
paid ALL the contractors that worked for me, I would have ensured that the projects upon which I worked, and the products to which I put my name, were
of the highest possible quality, whether they were steaks, or stakes in a condominium project. And yet, Trump, who had that entitled start in life,
who has worked for nothing he has ever gotten in his life, has a habit of failing to pay contractors, has a habit of putting his name to projects for
a fee, despite those projects being duds which lost people their livelihoods, and never mind the duds that were his brand of steaks, never mind his
failed airline, never mind the fact that this financial "genius" was trying to start a mortgage company, just as the banking crisis kicked off, never
mind this mans blatant incompetence and lack of humility.
But no, here you have a man who earned none of what he has, even saddled himself with debt to foreign powers, despite the very best start in life
financially (the definition of a failure in the capitalist tradition), and still thinks he made himself up into the thing he has become. A narcissist.
Mr Obama is far from perfect, and I consider him (as a figure in the war on terror) to be an enemy of the free people of the Earth, as I do all and
any who dare to go to war for oil, or continue resource wars on shoddy pretexts. But at least he never believed himself to be self made. At least he
understood and appreciated the efforts that others had gone to, be it his parents, his community, people in his family otherwise, people in his
neighborhood, people in his constituency, people in his country, to get him into the Presidency.
I have very little love for Obama, because he was a covert shark, compassionate and outwardly understanding toward others in public, but totally
unwilling to cease the bombings, cease the intelligence agency interference in the Middle East, cease the running of guns and drugs by the CIA and NSA
to South America, cease the mass surveillance of citizens, or make clear to both Manning and Snowden that they were not only welcome in the United
States, but would be protected, and those threatening them strung up and dissected for treason.
But he was at least willing to accept that doing the least noble of things, in the most public of ways, was not only an evil thing to do, but would
be rubbing it in the face of people who did not deserve the slight. Trump though, will happily piss on your head, and tell you it is raining, and that
is a different kettle of fish altogether. Trump is not trying to make America great again. Americas greatest moments have been those where the right
wing were broken, gutted, weeping, under arrest and assault by the North. America's greatest moments were like those when MLK was walking around,
orating about civil rights, and despite every effort of those who opposed him, making his enemies look like the degenerate scum they were, showing his
enemies up to be dirt, showing without doubt that the people who continued the narrative of segregation, were nothing more than inhuman monsters, to
be opposed, dethroned, and ultimately destroyed. The best moments of America's history, have been when the powerless majority, stood upon the necks of
the powerful few, and there will never be a time when people like Trump, who are representative of ONLY the powerful few, who do things which
primarily benefit the already wealthy, and damage or ignore the plight of the hardest working citizens, will EVER be able to lead a movement which
sees a great moment in American history.
You want to be led in an effort by anyone to make America great again, then you will have to find yourself someone who does not want to set civil
rights back decades, you will have to find someone who does not think that legitimate protest is treason, you will have to find someone who is
determined that no fascism rises on his watch (which he should be concerned about, because it is, but clearly he is not concerned about it), you will
have to find someone with a conscience, with a good heart, someone who is not the playground bully, someone who is not a loudmouth who speaks before
thinking, someone who does not say, when confronted by a detailed intelligence report "I don't need a two hundred page report on something that could
be handled on a page".
There has never been a moment where a man who even slightly resembles Trump, in word, thought or deed, has ever had a positive effect on your nations
And as for why I am bent on crucifying this man... I hate fascists, and he is one. Crucifixion is too good for him, too good for the Neo-Nazis who
have been emboldened by his passage into office, too good for the corporatist FILTH who stand with him in power. The only people I feel sorry for, are
those upon whom this mans propaganda campaigns have worked, because you are all victims as much as the decent, innocent people whose lives are being
ruined by the man as we speak.
Unless the words "great" and "utter catastrophe" have become euphemisms for one another all of a sudden, and without my being consulted or giving my
approval, then Trump is not there to make ANYTHING great, least of all a nation daft enough to vote him in, even by electoral college decision, rather
than a genuine show of hands.