Friday, April 01, 2016

The man who would be king

I can think of no conceivable reason for anyone to want to be President of the United States. Yet all of these people pump millions of dollars into campaigns trying to get nominated for a job that lasts four to eight years and basically opens up you and your family to constant scrutiny and criticism. Okay the salary and benefits amounts to about $600,000 a year. And you do get a $200,000 pension for the rest of your life. But is it worth it?

I don't think Trump is wanting the job for the money. And he certainly doesn't strike me as someone who wants to make a positive change in the world. So I can only conclude that he wants to be king. And the revolting peasants are rallying around him caught up in the demigod's rhetoric of hate and fear.

But it seems to do no good to point out the man's shortcomings. It just seems to have the opposite effect and make him even more popular. This is what makes him so scary. He brings the bat-shit crazy people out of their cellars itching to stick one to the man and bring down the system.

Sure the system sucks. The two-party system is a polarized monopoly of corporate power. But at least the Democrats pretend to be working for the good of the people. I believe for the most part they mean well.

I can't say that for the Republicans. And no one can say that for Donald Trump. Even the Republicans are appalled by him. He is like one of those vile political characters in a Stephan King novel who must be stopped or they surely will destroy the world.

Isolation and hate won't make America great again. Trump knows nothing about democracy. As far as I can see Trump only wants to be president because he craves a sense of absolute power. And if he gets it, that would be an absolute nightmare.

If Trump gets the nomination and is the Republican candidate for president, I don't care who the Democrats nominate. I'd vote for a turnip before I'd vote for Donald Trump.

And that's all I have to say about that.

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