Why Trump is Wrong ...
"We're living in a very unAmerican America." - site's editor
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Fear is being used to scare us into forgetting our priorities and for blaming each other for the effects of the evolution of America. And for forgetting who we are. Trump makes some valid complaints and he gets us pissed off. That is his great talent. But his solutions are without mercy, compassion, humanity, He is a wrecking ball that has little regard for people who are in his way.
I don't know the answers to the issues brought up, but I do know that we need to come at the issues from a point of caring about humanity. This is not who we are. Do not let it be who we become. Fear should not be our rallying cry.
Below are some of the points that have been used to divide us, and I submit our future depends on whether we choose who we are. Our problems need to be addressed, but first with the priority of compassion, and not fear. After all, this is supposed to be the land of the brave.
"Honor dies where interest lies."
- TV series Kung Fu, episode 35.
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Power: "Real power is fear."
- the President said from interview with Bob Woodward
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Trump has found - or has always had - a winning populism perfectly suited for this moment in our history, when the anxious, scared, hateful and callous desire an unapologetic voice that has the backing of actual power.
Trump's magical mixture is to make being afraid feel like fun. His rallies are a hybrid of concert revelry and combat prep.
Trump tells his followers about all the things of which they should be afraid, or shouldn't trust or should hate, and then positions himself as the greatest defense against those things. His supporters roar their approval at their white knight.
Fear is the poison-tipped arrow in Trump's quiver. He launches it whenever he needs to change the subject, justify his callousness and racism, or defend himself from critique.
Trump on Coming Debt Crisis:
'I Won't Be Here' When It Blows Up. - as said by Trump and reported everywhere.
The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a "hockey stick" spike in the national debt in the not-too-distant future. In response, Trump noted that the data suggested the debt would reach a critical mass only after his possible second term in office.
"Yeah, but I won't be here," the president bluntly said, according to a source who was in the room when Trump made this comment during discussions on the debt.