As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. The truth is I have been taking the time to think about Mr. Donald Trump's candidacy. I began this inquiry when I first heard of his bashful comments towards Mexican's, Muslims, and the walls of divide. I began to think about his thoughts further as the polls continue to rise for him. My concerns have also heightened. From a historical perspective we have seen the damage that occurs when obstacles have been placed. If we think about it, when there is a wall, people will simply try to jump over these, or somehow find a way to get over them. They are a source of anxiety.
However, as much as there were many concerns about his candidacy I was quite surprised for his wishes sent out via twitter for the festival of Cinco De Mayo. When I saw his tweet, I thought to myself, maybe there is a chance that his thoughts are shifting towards inclusion. Sadly this was not the case. We continue to hear these comments, and slurs to the specific groups that have been mentioned. I also decided to say thank you and later share some thoughts. He continues to address Ms. Hilary Clinton as "Crooked" It does not matter if she is an opponent, everybody deserves to be treated with respect. If he is addressing women like that now, what will he do if he becomes President? And for the women who think that it is OK for him to be referencing women like this, then this is truly a sad case. Women like Audrey Lorde an activist who strived for the rights women and the LGBTQ community, or Susan B. Anthony who was a political activist striving for social reform. She played an active role for the suffrage of women. Historically, women have fought so hard for their rights, can we ignore this history?
This also includes the topic's of human rights. President Abraham Lincoln (November 6th, 1860) took strides to abolish slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation. President Thomas Jefferson became famous for the Declaration of Independence, he was the 3rd President of the United States of America (February 17th 1801). What about these pioneers? Can we ignore the strides of the founding fathers? They worked so hard to try to put an end to the harsh realities so that equity, freedom, and happiness could be achieved for all walks of life. My questions can also be linked to the idea of walls, can we ignore the histories associated with the building of walls? As much as I tried to understand Mr. Donald Trump, I couldn't grasp his views at the level of his candidacy, and also through a global lens.
How will he as a president be able to converse and interact with other world leaders if he is already promoting exclusions within his own country? The truth is that America is a diverse nation, individuals from all walks of life contribute to society. You can't just rule out specific groups because you don't like them.
So it is with hope that I was happy to hear about a Libertarian nomination Gov. Gary Johnson, This is really interesting because this is a party that is formulated with the views from both the Democratic, and Republican parties. I think that this will be a great opportunity to merge ideas and think about a nation through a holistic lens. Gov. Gary Johnson is from the State of New Mexico, this also really sparked my attention because I was reading the history of Mexico in South America. Mexico is a nation that is so rich and vast. There is a promise to this land, this promise has yet to be realized.
Having considered the above points, it just does not make sense. Why does Mr. Donald Trump continue to bash Mexicans and Muslims? These are human beings, just like him who are seeking to survive. It does not matter what you accumulate in this life, regardless of social / financial status, class, ethnicity - the road ends for us all at some point in time.
His comments are damaging, they will damage how America will be viewed as a whole. How will this impact tourism, or investments? Is this candidacy really going to make America great again? His macro-level message is damaging because like it or not he is swaying his message to others. It will filter down to the level of the micro.
If you think about it, it is evident that he is not showing an interest in the founding fathers, his bigotry, slanderous comments, ideas of separation are not what the Nation of America is about. Can we really have a president plastered in place that will harm the very values that leaders have worked so hard to shape?
The argument of the constitution - We all know that if elected he would have to follow the constitution. Which will mean that the comments that he himself is making he will also have to brush off. Will he be able to do this? Will he be able to regulate himself to abide to the constitution? I think not. Most likely he will experience cognitive dissonance, which will manifest outwardly through another outlet.
As I continue to think and reflect, it is with much love that I offer my thoughts for your consideration. Mr. Donald Trump is not going to make America great again. His messages have, and will create more harm than good. How will he be able to get down to the level of the people who are experiencing the harsh realities without being disrespectful? His abilities to slander individuals, and groups just shows the types of people skills that he has.
When we are in a position of power - our own biases must be put to the side so that we can find common ground and good for all, Mr. Trump's candidacy and campaign has faltered to this end.
A thought to leave you with:
If we take a moment to think about the two dates when the Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln were in office, they achieved so much for their time. If we take a look at Mr. Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, how will his Presidency build upon these histories? Will it build or will it abolish?
Home is where the heart is, my thoughts with love & kindness! :)
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to the people of America, it is on your lands I found great love. Home is where the heart is.
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand written on May 31st 2016. Please note that the thoughts contained in these writings should not be considered as a personal account of Mr. Donald Trump, but rather an analysis of his candidacy and presidential campaign.
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