So I had a thought this morning after listening to a sound bite from Donald Trump at a biker rally. What if Donald Trump becomes President of the United States…and he grows up…and so does the nation?
For months the airwaves have been filled with ignorant, uneducated, hateful speech by Trump. His loyal followers are only invigorated by what he has to say while the rest of us shake our heads in disbelief that so many people in our nation find anything he says believable or acceptable for an adult, let alone someone running to lead the United States. He has exposed an angry, unhappy nation of people who are hurting, whether we understand it or not. So many people living in fear. I include in this fear both his unhappy followers and those afraid that a man like him might actually be our President.
But what if he becomes President and once in office and given a chance to see the world in reality, to see what is actually going on, given information from people who are “in the know,” Donald Trump starts to grow up. Maybe he starts to see beyond his name and his egotistical personality to see that there is more to life than winning. Wouldn’t it be something for a guy like this to do all of this growing in front of a national audience and in doing so, allow his followers to see it’s possible to change? To let go of old ideas and regrets and prejudices. To see things from other people’s perspectives. It would almost be like a reality TV show which, let’s face it is how he has remained so popular, and what a large portion of the population almost demands from it’s political representatives.
And what if all the rest of us who fear a man like him becoming President of United States saw that even someone like him could change and grow…might that help us in our fear wrangling and growing? They say things have to get worse before they get better. Maybe this is what they were talking about. I have no idea. Could be the birth of a new nation though.
Just something to think about.