The rise of Trump reminds me much of the rise of Stalin who
said, “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who
cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide
everything.” And, let us not forget Hitler’s belief that, “If you tell a big
enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
Many Americans did not vote for Hillary Clinton because of
the email scandal and the Bengasi Attack. Few of these Americans took the
trouble to learn the facts, but that’s past history; she’s not our president.
Donald Trump is. Here’s what I learned about him during the campaign.
Everything he accused others of doing, he did first. “Crooked Hillary” was his
code name for her while he kept his tax records a secret, asked Wiki leaks to
leak some more emails of hers, and plotted her demise with emails being found
one week before the election, later proved unimportant. “Lying Ted” was another
method of removing the attention from his lies to someone else. What did he lie
about? Check Politifact to learn that he lied over 70% of the time during the
campaign and continues to lie as president. “Fake News” to all media as he sets
up his version of Fake News, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it
frequently enough, it will be believed.” Trump believed and stated that if
Hillary won the election was rigged. I believe that he did rig the election,
once again taking the mirror away from his face and placing it in front of
someone else, Hillary. How did he rig the election? How about the leaks? How
about the lies? How about the last minute attack by the head of the FBI? How
about the obvious affiliation with Russia?
Americans were promised a return to a Great America. I’m not
sure what that means anymore. Great for whom? It is obvious it is not great for
our farmers, our immigrants (legal or not), our free speech (when all who speak
against him are accused of being part of fake news), not for women, blacks, Jews,
or minorities when you have someone like Steve Bannon looking over Trump’s
shoulder and helping him write policies.
Hitler’s economy rose exponentially during his first years in
office much like our Stock market reflects the rise of our economy; however,
let us not forget where Germany gained his figures through the annihilation of
an entire religion, the forced labor of many young men, the elimination of
women in the workforce, and the rise of his military regime. Trump is deporting
many Mexican workers, so who will work the farmlands? Who will work the roads? Who
will mine the coal? Will our young men be told that there is work to be done
and forced to work? Will our workforce dwindle because everyone will be put to
work regardless the lowly level of the job? Like Hitler will America try to
decrease importation and exportation? It sure sounds that way.
My concern is that few who voted for Trump researched
anything. They voted based on his propaganda of how he would make America Great
Again. They did not research his business dealings or his past regarding
blacks, Mexicans, and other immigrants. They did not think hard on his opinions
regarding women or his opinions regarding Putin and Russia. They did not think
that repealing ACA (Obama Care) would mean a loss of their insurance. They did
not think that friends of theirs would not be allowed to reenter our country
even if they were legally here. They did not think…
I am aghast of people who live in ignorance of a reality based on nothing more than opinion. These individuals do not follow up on statements made or on what the media says. They believe hook, line, and sinker.
These are the individuals who voted for Trump. They rarely double checked his statements, his accusations, or his bombastic remarks. They bought his "truths" because his "truths" are their truths. They believe in white power. They believe in the power of men and the submission of women, whom they regard as sexual entities worthy only of locker room talk.
Today, December 1, 2016, he saved one thousand jobs for the United States and he is thought of as a leader and savior, yet Obama brought back our dying economy, saved hundreds of thousands of jobs and is said to have achieved very little.
I've heard Republicans say Obama has been a horrible president, yet the man has brought grace, intelligence, pride, and honor back to an United States that desperately needed these virtues after an horrific Bush and Cheney era.
I don't understand my fellow Americans. I am at a loss. I go around these days saying, "I don't understand." I say it so often that I am probably beginning to piss people off. I don't care anymore. Trump pisses me off. His Twitter fingers piss me off. His facial expressions piss me off. Need I go on? Honestly, I don't understand how or why intelligent people did not research fact from fiction. Why they didn't care that Trump lied nearly 70% of the time compared to Hillary's 17%. What's going on in this country? Who are we? Where are we headed?