I am worn out – or should I say TRUMP-ed out. No matter where I go, there is another headline about THE DONALD – sadly he is not in the news for another bankruptcy or his TV series, no, this time, he is in the news because he is impersonating a presidential candidate.
He has humiliated immigrants, women, Muslims, disabled reporters, veterans and his political rivals -even the ones in his own party. He has insulted my brain and he has stepped on my values.
game shame gives us fantastic reality TV -without any reality. Headlines left and right, one insult after the next, “Look what he has said this time, isn’t he entertaining?”
Well, it might have been fun at the beginning, but now the fun is over; now we are down to serious business. It is after all the election for the world’s most powerful office.
At first I thought the Trump we saw was just an act, but that wasn’t true. He is not wearing a mask; he doesn’t even try to pretend. What we see is what we get, and what we (would) get is a man without compassion, contrition, and any self-control.
A bad tempered 70-year old, narcissistic Billionaire, who doesn’t follow any rules -not even his own. THE DONALD is a fictional TV character, an empty shell who plays the man of the people. His “positions” fluctuate like the heavy air in the areas where they cheer him on as he barks like a dictator out of a bad movie.
No, it is not funny anymore, neither is it entertaining. It’s scary, tiring, and downright sad. We need to stop treating him like just another candidate. There is no reasoning with this man; he even makes a flawed candidate like Hillary Clinton look like a Saint. How lucky is she to run against him?
Trump is not a candidate, he is a media circus, a spectacle that is feed by the media and bad journalism. All for the greater good -the ratings.
Are we actually considering handing over our nuclear codes to a man who suggests violence against his political rival, who toys with the idea of armed insurrection, and who gleefully stokes violence at his rallies?
Do we want a Commander-in-chief who makes fun of gold star military families? Who laughs about the ones in need.
Interesting enough, the hard core Trumps supporters are still standing strong: Crushed by technological and demographic changes -and abandoned by a broken, paralized systemthat they mostly voted for- they were just waiting for their leader.
They aren’t bothered by the fact thrat Trump lies pathologically; they don’t mind that he has no clue about world politics, domestic and economic policy or the complexity of diplomacy. No, he is their savior. For too long, they’ve been living in an alternate universe where reality and delusion blur, where truth and lies are inverted. Trump has legitimized them and their odd views of the world.
Some compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini (I am one of them) but let’s be honest here for a moment, he’s much too lazy for those ambitions: All he wants is to win. He has never shown any interest in the ensuing, troublesome business of governingand I doubt he ever will.
He also lacks any ideology and he has no political agenda. Trump’s only agenda is himself, he is a one-trick-pony. “Nobody knows the system better than me, that’s why I will fix it,” he yelles but doesn’t offer any solutions. Empty slogans, empty promises…will they come true if you yell them loud enough?
However, lately his ship is sinking. Most members of the media have (finally) started to figure out his game, and even member of his own party have spoken up. Both the media and the politicians initially played along, as long as he provided them with high ratings and rising poll numbers. Now they are abandoning his ship, not because of their conscience but out of fear for their own, compromised existence.
I do wonder if he will just go away after he loses the election or after he backs out -what is more likely. What will he do? Will he go quietly? I doubt it; I think he will smash his toys like a bad-tempered toddler. He’s already poisoned us and he almost destroyed the 162-year-old party which created him, not that they don’ t deserve it.
There’s nothing fun about that anymore. If I never hear the word Trump again, that would make my day…byt then so would winning the lottery. In the end both is unlikely.