Aristotle had it right, “when they lose debate, they resort to insults”, we saw that and have seen it through the campaigns—when, and whenever the Donald loses, he turns on the whiny button straight away. It’s hard to explain the narcissism or cognitive dissonance that comes with words from the Donald—even when he knew he was lieing,he falsely claimed there isn’t anyone with respect for women that he has, just a few minutes onward, he called Sec Clinton a nasty woman. Not to ignore and very important to remember, he proudly pushed and shoved the “bad hombre” stereotype. His completely unhinged campaign rhetoric has been and may still be about insulting women, Mexicans, Hispanics and Muslims among many places and other important people inclusive of the sitting president of the United States.
Earlier on the trails, the Donald has put it succinctly inelegantly that if he loses the election, this is going to be a very big recorded waste of time for him and the money, that says a lot. The Donald forgets and has often forgotten that its always not a win everywhere he goes—well, he has pulled those stunts before with the bankruptcies but his very unfortunate part of the aftermath of this bizarre election cycle is that his words are going to determine his place next, if you ask me; that place should be prison and for reasonable years—to spread the sheets even here on why I just wrote that would be asking me to show you a moist corner in the ocean. He has run a campaign of divisive rhetoric and conspiracy theories and also taken his dirty hands to signaling a chaotic revolution once the results aren’t in his favor, which I am confident they will not: asked at the first debate whether he would concede defeat, he charitably signaled yes. Maybe because he was still a little competitive, but as things turned sour onwards because of his lame performances entwined with his asinine rhetoric; he chose the answer tailored towards suspense whiles proclaiming, “not necessarily so”.
Those who have learned from [and paid attention to] the mistakes of History keep looking at the ugly political dictators whose characterization is so beautifully played by the Donald—the name for an example is Hitler, who hunted down the Jews and everyone that was different from him, even the political dissidents. By Donald’s rhetoric, the peace loving and constitution-bending American and world citizens find themselves deeply troubled with what he has begun spewing throughout his entire campaign—extending to what put him in the political spotlight, the birther remarks against president Obama to be specific. Vogue magazine in their endorsement of Mrs. Clinton couldn’t have said it better:
…..and yet two words give us hope: madam President. A woman won the vote in 1920.It has taken nearly a century to bring us to the brink of a woman leading our country for the first time. Let’s put this election behind us and become the America we want to be: optimistic, forward-looking, and modern. Let’s head to the polls on Tuesday, November 8th, and vote
I want to refer to book I read a few years ago that made so much sense to me, FLIRTING WITH THE WORLD By John White. On Pg. 117(153), he writes on the cult of self-worship: “I am grateful to Professor Paul Vitz for alerting me to the specific dangers of this particular fashion in psychotherapy in his book Psychology as religion (Eerdmans, 1977).Vitz, a New York psychologist, coins the term selfism, by which he means preoccupation of one’s own ego, one’s personal fulfillment and the pampering one demands in the name of self-worth”—unless you have been in the cave, Donald’s candidacy and his entire life singularly looks out for mostly what serves his ego, he is a sure-fire egomaniac: he will lie to the teeth as long as he can save face with his ugly lies. Quoting CNN commentator Van Jones,as he quoted LL Cool J’s words from his first album(at the third debate): “he lied about the lies that he lied about”, that is Donald Trump, anything goes as long as it doesn’t bruise his ego.
|Girls listen to Michelle Obama.Photo Source:Here|
The phenomenal first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, was very accurate when she was addressing Hillary’s opponent’s lewd remarks on women: “I can tell you the men in my life do not talk about women this way. To dismiss this as locker room talk is an insult to decent men everywhere”, she went ahead to passionately talk about how Mrs. Clinton ‘embodies so many of the values that we try hard to teach our young people’. She went ahead to say, “we simply cannot endure this, or expose our children to this any longer— “we are drowning in it,” she said at one point— “In our heart of hearts, we all know that if we let Hillary’s opponent win this election, then we are sending a clear message to our kids that everything they’re hearing and seeing is perfectly O.K to humiliate women. We are validating it,”—we need to recover from our shock and depression and do what women do and have always done in this country, Mrs. Obama said. “We need you to roll up your sleeves; we need to get to work”.
What Hillary Clinton did with her conclusive remarks at the final debate, and what she continued to say at the charity dinner where the Donald was booed is what a modern American president looks like. She, while at the debate made a call to everyone to go and vote by what they believe will keep America safe and at the charity dinner; she eloquently put it: “we need to get better at finding ways to disagree on matters of policy while agreeing on questions of decency”. It seems, perfectly it turns out, the Donald sees his presidency as the “second coming” and he is savior and king; unfortunately of the con.But hey, America and the whole universe deserve(s)better, I am counting on Americans to go out there and give each of these cards the rewards they have worked for—borrowing Van Jones’ words on the Donald, “You can’t polish this turd”.God bless America and the whole world.
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