Donald Trump

Arts Of Power


“The arts of power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages. It marks its victim; denounces it; and excites the public odium and the public hatred, to conceal its own abuses and encroachments.”

― Henry Clay


Black and White Thinking – Ending The Two Party System

Might it be time for America to graduate from Multiple Choice testing to the thought provoking Essay test? The black and white, either / or options given to us for political candidates has run it’s course leading us to where the country stands today. Bernie Sander’s amazing run and success shows that a large part of the country agrees. It’s time for the children of America to graduate middle school and have a more thought provoking conversation about all topics that aren’t just “this is good” and “this is bad.” Our world is more complicated than that and we only insult our own intelligence to continue this charade of an election process any longer.

We need a big overhaul. Time to bring more people to the table. We all deserve a seat. It won’t be easy…but it doesn’t have to be hard either. We might have to study a little before the test but if we apply ourselves I think we can do better. Gosh, it all sounds so familiar. 🙂

Donald Trump Grows Up and So Does The Nation?

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.