A politician cannot spew verbiage from their lips. A politician cannot just extol their thoughts whatever they may be to the public or in President Trump’s case to anyone ever. If you are in the public eye what you say matters. As President of the USA, every word you say must be judged because it will be judged and spun by your detractors.
President Trump is a polarizing figure. There seems to be little middle ground with this man. Is it truly Trump, or is it something else?
The swamp is full of creatures that got there by eating each other. They sell their soul to the devil to get there, and they do it for power. The monsters of the swamp will say or do anything to keep their thrones with the ultimate altar being their bank accounts. Selling the country or the values of the nation for more power or money is nothing to these creatures. Not all politicians, however, are swamp monsters. How do we tell the difference?
- Is the country divided?
- Are there people that you used to speak with that now you don’t?
- Can you openly say who you voted for among your friends?
- Were you surprised by the results of the 2016 election?
- Are people looking for anything to offend them?
- Can you watch the news at all?
- Does it bother you that this Russia scandal is a creation of the swamp creatures?
- Is ignorance truly bliss?
- Does it trouble you that young voters think socialism is a good thing?
- Do you have personal friends that are a different race than yourself?
- Do you secretly under your breath call them names?
- Did the ShitHole comment offend you?
- Did he actually say it?
- If he did or even inferred something like that, was it about the people?
- Do you really think in your heart of hearts anyone in that position would say such a thing about people of color?
- Do you care?
- Are you in the hate Trump category, no matter what?
- Is Trump the real Swamp buster and is it time to throw the rascals out?
- Do you feel that the government owes you everything that you might need?
I don’t have all the answers. As a matter of fact, I don’t have all the questions. I do know that we don’t have a politician in the white house, at least not one that occupies the Oval Office. I know that he is crude at times and unpolished when it comes to communicating with the folks. I also know that he is the President of all Americans. That office is to be respected, and for that, I will do it.
The country is divided, and we need to fix it. How we do, that is up in the air. It is unpatriotic to make fun of, taunt or tease someone who voted differently than you did. When you cut off communication with those that think differently than yourself you are part of the problem. Maybe you don’t care. Possibly you think it is excellent that your hate of this president now has an outlet, a target or place you can vent your frustrations.
“Hate is a poison that you take hoping that it will affect someone else.”
The results of 2016 did not surprise me. Staying in touch with reality and not some fantasy world created by Hollywood, or some in the news media; I was not surprised at all. People that voted for this president were quiet about it as the nation was brought to a boiling point by the media elite.
When a real Socialist ran on a platform of socialism against a person who is a deep state swamp creature, I was not surprised. You may not appreciate what I am saying, and maybe you cannot handle the truth, but the Democrats ran a campaign that was terribly flawed and with terribly damaged candidates. Even with the backing of the press and cheating Bernie out of the race, she still lost to a businessman who is as politically correct as the slang we hear in most rap music.
If she wanted to tell the truth of what happened, that is what happened. When you joke about deleting 33K emails which were under subpoena in a campaign speech and are still clueless how you lost, there is a problem. Now that the Clintons are irrelevant you will see them tossed under the bus by the swamp. I predict that Bill and Hillary will finally figure out what the meaning of “IS, IS.”
I am not a sycophant for Trump. I read, watch and listen and research as I am a writer after all. Journalism is a big part of who I am. Objectivity is part of writing, and that, unfortunately, is lost in this country at this moment in time.
The truth takes a back seat to what will sell the most airtime or copies of some periodical. That my friends is unfortunate and is a disservice to the people.
The people disserve the truth no matter how ugly it is. We are not getting it. When the press has an agenda, it is propaganda. We have a twenty-four hour a day news cycle to fill. Every time the president farts, it is newsworthy. Trump is a gift for the rating game as he is full of pithy comments that drive the press crazy. Spinning everything that he says to mean something that it does not, for some agenda, is what they do.
Looking at the governments of the countries that may or may not have been called “shitholes” I can tell you that is what he was probably referring to. They are banana republic countries and treat their people like insects. They don’t care about them. Their swamp is shittier than ours, and that I believe is what he was referring to. I was not there nor were the reporting news agencies so in truth we don’t know what was said. The facts have been disputed along political lines, surprise …!
Calling their governments corrupt is not as glorious or newsworthy as Trump calling all people of color shit holes, which is what many of the news media want you to believe. So his detractors spin it that he is a super racist and needs to be impeached.
Trump is not a politician but he is not stupid!
Half the country believes one thing and half the other. We are the insects, and they are the gods. Someone needs to clean up the swamp, and that includes the news media.
- How can you help?
- Do you want to help?
- Do you want to put this country back together again?
- Are you happy with the vitriol created by the media and Hollywood elites?
- Do you like hating your neighbor or old friends?
- Have you enjoyed blocking your Facebook friends that might have voted for Trump or Hillary!
- Was it a nice feeling or cathartic feeling to “block” your friends?
- Do you enjoy being angry!?
You have two choices, well three, if you count, do nothing.
- Unblock your friends and reach out to them.
- Be willing to listen to what they have to say.
- Look for common ground and build on it. You had it once find it again.
Your other choice is to perpetuate the hate and vitriolic rhetoric by throwing your voice into the mix.
As a writer, I talk to many of you on every side of the aisle. We are all smart people. Some of us may not be as informed as others, but that is not a matter of intellect, it is a matter of choice.
This president like the last one was, is my president. Like it or not I will respect that office and the man who holds it. Disrespecting him would be in fact disrespecting half the country. Just maybe I don’t have all the facts. Maybe my news source of late-night comedians have an agenda and are not objectively telling the news or actual facts.
I will not block anyone. We have a right to agree to disagree, but I want to know your feelings about the facts. That is the correct attitude that we should all strive for. Keep in mind that the swamp creatures don’t want that. The swamp creatures wish to tell you what to think and for you not question it. Folks that is “shithole politics” and you disserve better!
Thanks so much for reading my blogs! Whether you agree or disagree with me is irrelevant. Open and honest communication is paramount to the people of the world. Many countries do not have that right or freedom. Think about that, you could be jailed for voicing your opinion.
Some countries do not allow your voice to be heard by their people. Some have it blocked in such a way that only the voice of the government is the one that they hear and abide by. Why do you suppose it is that some countries limit your speech? Do you think it might have something to do with controlling the narrative? Do you think that just possibly that the Great and powerful Wizard is hiding something?
Novel number 26 “Ghost Signals of Colorado Springs” is making its way around the globe. Thanks so much for reading my books! What a great honor it is when I see the reports from Amazon and Smashwords! That inspires me to press on.
Much Love -TW