It’s Getting Scary!

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You can’t escape him and it’s starting to get scary. It’s like hearing the thunder of an approaching storm and knowing that soon you’re in for it and all hell might break loose.   His image dominates all media. How is it possible that though he makes me shudder, he makes others cheer?   His outbursts and one liners are the highlight  of every late night comedian’s spiel. But, they’re running out of witty retorts.  He’s like the cartoon rabbit who sticks his head out of the ground, gets whacked and emerges again, a few feet away, smirking and unscathed.

Meanness and nastiness are his modus operandi.  Civility is the last choice when confronting a challenge.  He’s a misogynist in a way that no one before him could have ever gotten away with.  He cares neither for truth nor for principle.  His version of reality shifts constantly .  Does anyone know what he believes ?  Megalomaniac is not too strong a word to describe him nor is the word evil.  Each day’s reporting brings a new outrage.

There’s really nothing new I have to add to this conversation.  It’s been hashed and continually rehashed for months now.  The brightest minds of our time have tried to find explanations for the Trump phenomena. They’re unable to stop him with any rationale.

I’ve never considered myself a die hard patriot.  I’ve been angered many times by U.S. policies and actions.  However, Trump makes the presidential campaign look like a bad joke.  He’s mocked the entire electoral process.  Seinfeld would have called him “The Mocker.”

Now I fear for our country.

Proverbs 22:10
Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.

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My biggest complaint with Trump is that he dishonors our country by his belief that he is qualified to lead  the most complicated and powerful government in the world at a very dangerous time.  The fact that he has captured the Republican nomination to be president of the United States is an affront to every American who values the foundations our country has been built on, not to mention honesty, compassion, and intellectual candor and rigor.  You don’t have to be a patriot to acknowledge this.

This week, the Stop Trump movement has become the Accommodate Trump Cave-in.  It’s shocking for me to see other politicians, who I think must know better, try to make his candidacy acceptable by air brushing his faults.  Where are they hiding their principles?

Now, the possibility is real that Trump’s campaign will continue and actually stands a shot to ultimately win the presidency of the United States.  My own screen goes blank in that scenario.  It is virtually impossible for me to be able to consider a Trump presidency.  He mocks everything that our country is supposed to stand for.

the megalomaniac

megalomania

noun meg·a·lo·ma·nia \ˌme-gə-lō-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Simple Definition of megalomania

  • : a condition or mental illness that causes people to think that they have great or unlimited power or importance

  • btw, I see not a shred of a potential “great man of history.”  Lunatic?  Most definitely.