|Posted on December 10, 2016 at 12:40 AM|
There may be still hope with Donald Trump.
Obama warned Trump to wait until January 20, 2017, with destroying the United States. The outlook is bleak, indeed, with Trump day after day making idiotic statements, telling lies and suggesting that money can buy everything, including spiritual values. Just some words addressed to Iran, ”You have wonderful, intelligent people there,” sounds not only stupid and unaware of the abstract definitions of the concept of intelligence, but it sounds insulting. I can see Trump trying to survive in the desert on locusts and wild honey. Now that takes a kind of intelligence that has nothing to do with hotels and casinos.
I find Donald Trump one of the most despicable public persons ever. Even Nixon was holy by comparison, and he made a historical journey to China that will forever go down in history as statesmanship.
But something happened that gave me hope. When Trump chose James Mattis, a renowned and respected retired Marine General for the position as secretary of Defense, he asked Mattis what he thought about water boarding, a form of torture. The answer came quickly and definite: “I never found it to be useful.”
Thanks that there is still hope and thanks to Mattis of speaking his mind right in the face of somebody who has lost common sense, using empty slogans to create excitement and bathe in his narcissism. It was quite evident that Mattis meant business. If Trump wants him in his cabinet, he cannot say, “A little bit of torture doesn’t hurt. We’ll make a better America, don’t we?”
There may still be hope that our democracy will survive.