A Political Gaze
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. The truth is that I have been taking the time to think about the election that is taking place in America for quite some time. Sometimes I will think for hours and then the kids will ask me: "Mama what are you doing?" I will reply "thinking" She will respond by saying - but that's not doing anything. I smile, and simply say that thinking is doing something. Thoughts require time to digest, they require time to simmer, to be processed in some sort of orderly fashion.
This is exactly the case for my thoughts upon the news media that is constantly attacking presidential nominee's. With much love and respect to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I have decided to focus my thoughts upon the GOP Nominee Mr. Donald Trump. The truth is lately, or should I say - if not everyday, he is attacked one way or another about his personal life, that is now being placed at the forefront of the political arena. It seems like everyday there is a new scenario.
As much as I will not comment upon the scandal that have been released - I will say how can we determine fact from fiction? Have these stories been created as a mechanism to sway or persuade voters against him? To me - I would say this is the actual case. With the election just days away to me it simply shows the tactics oppositional parties can do- They will do anything to negotiate with the public.
The truth is that I have been taking the time to think about Mr. Trump. He himself is an entrepreneur. Who decides to give up a life of being his or her own boss, to be a person who wants to help the people of America? To be honest I was quite skeptical of his many thoughts myself, but as his campaign began to evolve and take shape, I realized that there was more to his campaign that anyone can, and will understand. He uses slogans such as "Make America Great Again" or "America First". To My understanding I feel that he is operating from a position of deep passion, that is fueled through pain. The deep pain of knowing the separations and divides, that exist within the boundaries of the American nation. He wants to unify his country, and to tell you the truth: Somethings he has said are a bit bitter, but is it not better to hear a bitter truth than to be deceived? Is it not better to have a president who is upright, telling the truth, understanding the work that needs to be done to build a stronger nation? Or a nominee who has not left the White House for years on end. Who will continue the cycle of creating more turmoil and divides on a national and global level?
Just like a human being who desires some sort of change or betterment - So to is the condition for a nation, for politics. Society is transformational, continuously evolving. Is it not better to have a breath of fresh air in the White House? Is it not better to have someone who is loyal, committed, and ready to serve a nation with passion, than a re-creation of the Obama cycle.
With much love and respect to President Obama. I think that you have served well for your time, you have made history as the first person of colour president for the United States of America. We hear thoughts such as if Hillary is not elected then what will happen to the Obama legacy? The truth is that there are so many ways that you could preserve your legacy. This is through your own children. Through creating programs that continue to raise awareness for your concerns. This is not a worry. The thought that everyone should be thinking about right now is: What would a unified America look like? What are the benefits of truly coming together for a greater stronger nation?
You see the GOP Nominee or the next president has to look after the interests of all populations. This is decreed within the constitution. Everyone regardless of Age, gender, sexuality, race or ability has to be taken care of. My thoughts are not about this. My question is - Is it not time for a breath of fresh air in the White House?
So maybe you may be asking - Shazia you are a woman, what about all of the comments (Scandals) that are plaguing Mr. Trumps campaign. The truth is I believe that these types of scandals are purposely perpetuated to persuade the masses, the public. You see, it's easier to listen to what someone else has to say, rather than do your own research, and apply your own thinking. People get lazy. This is due to the principle of least effort (P.O.L.E). For example: Instead of going to library you may decide to find a reading source on line, because it is easier. You don't have to leave home, don't have to travel, and do this at your own convenience. In the same sense its easier to believe what is being constantly broadcasted on the T.V then to read and look up on an issue.
If there was any truth to these scandals, I would also consider this as a positive as well. Mr. Trump has taken the time to acknowledge and apologize. What is this showing? To me this is showing Humility. It does not matter what sort of stage you are in life, your wealth, your worldly possessions. No one is that big to apologize when necessary. His candidacy is and will be an example to the American people. No single being on this earth is perfect. Including me. No one is perfect. Our flaws are what makes us beautiful and unique. Let his example show the world that no one should be considered that powerful to apologize. Everyone deserves a chance, a chance to have their voice heard. Is it not time to focus on the real political issues?
Also with regards to the Wall. Actually this is something that I was opposing. If the wall is built or not - there is a drug problem, there is a problem of illegal immigrants, This is a problem, We need to start thinking about effective solutions. The potential benefits of creating a wall have momentous gains if marketed as a tourist attraction.
Drugs are plaguing the people, the people who are already living in America. People who could be productive are damaging their lives by resorting to drugs. There is so much to think about. A presidential selection is not about hair, make - up, body image, or personal flaws, its about the true real, hard issues that face a country. This is about people's lives. The fact that he has set a tone of truth to this matter, does show that Mr. Trump is not fearful of facing the harsh issues that are affecting Americans. Also the fact that he has been attacked day after day within this campaign and still fighting to win, shows that he can stand up to issue that America will face. This is exactly what America needs. With the political expertise of Mr. Mike Pence, I truly believe that the Trump, Pence, combination is the winning combination.
There is so much to think about, but for now, I will conclude that I really do feel that the American political system is in great need for a breath of fresh air, one that postulates unity for all.
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to all beings, and to the Trump and Pence Campaign. Loyalty above everything else. Let us focus on the people of America. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand - written on 13th October, 2016
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