Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The American Voice

The GOP Convention is nearing. As it draws closer more sponsors are backing out. Why? Some state it is just, because they will not be supporting either party this year. Others are doing so due to Donald Trump passing judging and making negative comments towards them. Ford has dropped out of being a sponsor. Trump spoke out against the company moving manufacturing to Mexico. Apple stepped back also, but gave no reason why. So could this be why the GOP is discussing a revolt against Trump? Could very well be. I do know from news outlets it has been stated they are not pleased with comments made about racial profiling.

Now let me take a step back here, because this is an opinion piece. I am not reporting on the news, but here to give my thoughts and opinions on what I have read so far. So let me first touch on the factor of the 'Racial Profiling'. Yes he did in fact suggest racial profiling, but there is fault in his statements. When asked if we should do more profiling on Muslims he stated that yes our country should and that it would be common sense. Media and Trump both should really stop calling this racial profiling, because Muslim is not a race! It is a religion. Racial and Religious profiling both are unethical. Just because someone is a certain nationality or religion does not mean they are terrorist. They need to do personality profiling on people in and outside of this country. Not racial and not religious. Psychological and lifestyle profiling would be a lot better to consider. We have white Christians in America who do just as many bad things as Radical Islamic Muslim. The Boston bombers weren't even Islamic. They were Russian! No one even emphasized that part. They just kept talking about them being Muslim and that one of the brothers went to the Middle East once.

We have so much fear in this country it isn't even funny. I have spoken about Fear in a post I wrote yesterday. In that one I did make mention of Trump and his hate mongering. How fear creates his hate which in part is destructive. I will go over this more in a bit. Right now I want to continue to touch on the topic of Trump and the lack of political knowledge. For that fact let me mention this. Most if not all politics now have zero true political knowledge. Some actually fight for what they believe to be right. Example today a group of democratic lawmakers staged a sit in today. They did this to prove they are serious about gun safety regulation. This is what you want to see. People peacefully fighting for what they believe to be right. We need more of this honestly within our government. People who are not scared to make a point without having to get ugly about it. It also did not cause issues with the countries budget like a past standoff. If you all remember a couple of years ago state offices were shut down due to a standoff between each party. The Republican party refused to deal with the budget if they did not do away with ObamaCare. Something that had already gone before a Sumpreme Court Judge and was deemed to be a new law for health care. So they were swatting at dead flies with that one all the while messing with our countries money. Honestly that reminded me of children when they don't get their way.

So what is Trump passionate about aside from his beautiful wife and daughter? He is passionate about making sure Mexicans are deported out of the country. Oh, but haven't you heard? He wants to bring in seasonal mexican workers to dairy farming. Dairy by the way is not a seasonal production. That is year round. Seasonal would be fruits and vegetables. All of those goodies you buy in the produce section of the grocery store are not grown year round in this country. A lot of them have to be grown in warmer climates such as South America and Mexico. If you were to buy strictly American grown organic produce it would only be available at times when it is possible to grow and harvest. That is why if you buy stuff when it is in season it is cheaper. That means it is coming from a more local vendor as in it is being grown and brought in from somewhere in our country. If they have to have it brought in from an outside country we pay higher prices. They are like the middle man I guess you could say. He also has stated he would like to do away with Foreign trade and keep everything American based. That means a lot of companies will be going out of business or prices on stuff will go up. Materials for items even if it is made here in America come from outside sources. You don't see us mining our lands for precious metals do you? Only thing we have started back to doing is drilling for oil inland more and natural gas. We have always had drilling going on, but there has been an increase on inland drilling.

We would also not have goods being sold to other countries. That means we will lose that money coming in. It will all depend on our countries economy. Did you know that China is said to be the richest country? It is due to their foreign trade. Not so much having stuff coming in, but the sales of what goes out. Haven't you noticed the majority of stuff you buy now was made in China. A few things say Taiwan, but majority of everything is Made in China. I wonder if they have cheaper labor there than we do here. Well we all have heard they have child sweatshops there. Your newly bought outfit you are wearing right this minute could very well have been made by a child in a sweatshop. The fabrics at one point stained with their blood, sweat and tears. That is another topic for another day though. Let me continue with Trump and politics of our country.

He also has stated he wants to build a wall between us and Mexico. When asked how this wall building will be funded he says "I will make Mexico pay for it." This got lots of hoots and hollers from people. More people jumped on the Trump bandwagon then. Let me point something out to you guys here. Trump can say he will make them build it, but a country who is not governed by our country leaders do not have to do jack squat Trump says. He can threaten to sue them. Our judicial system does not cover them. He can declare war on them. Then we end up looking like jackasses declaring war on a neighboring country all because they don't want to pay for a wall our President wants built. That would be like me going to my next door neighbor and telling them, "I want a privacy fence, because I am tired of seeing you in your hot tub. Oh and you will be the one paying for it." You know what that neighbor is going to do? Laugh in my face. If I go before a judge over the matter do you know what that judge is going to do? Laugh even harder in my face. My neighbor is not obligated to pay for a fence on my property. Just like I can not tell him what to do on his private property. He owns that I own mine. If I want something on mine I have to pay for it. I might could make a suggestion to him and he possibly consider it, but outside of that it's a no go.

My only other real issues with Trump would be the fact he is a hot head. It is okay to be a hot head, but there are times and places. Also there is a wrong and right way to put that hot head attitude into affect. Calling people fat and ugly is not one of them. Insulting and virtually stalking a woman on Twitter deeming her, because she has the right not to care anything for you is not the way to do it. Yes the media has gone after Trump a great deal. Do I think it is because they are scared he will win? Not really. I think it is because of one fact here. Trump brings ratings. Stop and think about it. I am writing this post here focused on him and the controversial parts of his campaign. I haven't even mentioned all of them yet and there are a lot. It is the same reason too why Trump acts out like he does making things into a circus. It gets ratings. So and so news anchor on Fox News blast Trump. Trump retaliates with insulting tweets deeming her as a woman. Guess what. He is now trending! Just like the whole faming criminals. If you want to tear someone apart you do not talk about them. You ignore them. But if they did that they would be stuck talking about Hillary and her boring old email scandal still. Nothing new has come out of that so it has become old news. Trump is a daily new news maker.

People honestly enjoy Drama. Trump and the Media know this so they feed it to you so they get what they want. Exposure. So let me touch more on the whole personality of Donald Trump. I don't know much on his finances. I have heard some stories, but honestly I do not care. How they do during the campaign is what is mainly viewed honestly. He is lacking in funding, but is very open to say he funds himself. Which come to find out was a lie. So I guess when he stated he is too honest to be in politics he lied again. Mr Trump if that was the factor to keep someone out I don't think you have to worry about that. Also his arrogance. It is nice to have a leader who is confident in themselves, but we do not need one who's confidence is due to ego. Trump is a vain man who thinks he is God's gift to women. I am about to turn a bit insulting here with how I am going to describe his image. Remember this is my honest opinion and I will not sugar coat anything. Mr Trump comes off as an oversized Oompa Loompa to me. One with a bad hair piece at that. Trump you would look a lot better bald and pale. Don't be ashamed of your white heritage. Honestly though who is he to talk poorly on someone's looks? I bet if I was to tell him to his face he was an Oompa Loompa he would get very upset and in part attack.

That brings me to the next issue I have with him. If he does not get his way he goes into attack mode. This is where the hot head issue comes in at. Honestly what if someone from another country says something to him that he takes offense to. Before you know it he is slinging insults left and right, because his ego tells him to lash out. Before you know it World War 3 is happening and all because someone might not have told him how handsome he is. He is a very ego center man. Egotistical is not the only thing that falls under ego. Fear and Hate also comes from our Egos. He also has zero political experience. His knowledge is in real estate and building businesses. America is not a business. We are not buying, selling and trading real estate. There is a lot more to politics than just that. Most people start from the bottom and work their way up to gain experience. He is jumping head first into the middle without even knowing where the sharks swim.

See there is a huge difference in building a company and running a country. Granted in business you can threaten to sue over everything. If you have the money to intimidate the other person might think oh wow I can't afford to go up against him I will lose. So in part they back down and give you what you want. That luxury is not there as a leader of a country. Instead of threatening to sue you threaten to go to war. This is a factor that happens out of ego and fear. Remember here there are a difference in confidence and ego driven confidence. The general with confidence and a big army will know they can go to war easily, but it is a greater victory to work things out without violence and deaths. The general with ego driven confidence will run head first into war no matter the size of their army. In the process they might win or lose, but everyone involved loses. How? We end up with civilians in our country or theirs dead. Innocent civilians at that, women and children. Our soldiers die and our army size diminishes. So which would you prefer to be lead by? Ego driven confident leader who thinks because he has an army he can get his way or a leader who has true confidence in himself and his ability to do right without violence. I personally would go for the one who has the confidence due to his abilities and not what he has.

Let me tell you where I believe Trump would have been better off. I am not going to say he never should have stepped up to run, because I at one point backed him. I stopped when I started to hear the fear in his words. One he should have ran Independent to begin with. He honestly does not carry views that goes with either party. He could have been spending all of this time Campaigning as an Independent petitioning the states to be on the ballot. Instead he has been being made to look like an ass and all the while showing his bad side. Not his positive attributes at all. He could have campaigned towards making America better and left out the racial stuff. Example if I were him and was asked if I believe there should be increased profiling of Muslims I wouldn't have simply said, "As a country we should enforce profiling more." I would have stated my point to be, "I do not think we should strictly focus on someone of a different faith, skin color or nationality. We have many people out there who have done horrific acts in the past from all walks of life. We should focus on psychological profiling." I would also add in this fact, "we need to get people in our communities to come together and be willing to speak up when something does not seem right. From there our local and federal law enforcement can  take steps to psychologically profile the person in question and investigate them further as a possible future threat. We as neighbors need to stand together in order to fight against terrorist and the fear they try to instill in us. With that fear they control our lives. We need to unite and become proud Americans again. We need to also remember that 'American' does not stand for one single race or faith. We are a melting pot of many and we all bring something great to the table. We all make this country great."

I made my point in the above and was positive not to single out anyone. He has had a bad history of doing that through out his campaign. This is why a lot of people are not supporting him anymore. Some within the GOP fear that he is making them look like a bunch of jackasses. You ever hear that saying to be mindful of the company you keep? If you keep poor company  then people will think the same of you as they do of them. Automatically deemed a bad seed, because your friend is in fact a bad seed. That is what is going on here. They fear now that people are seeing him as a hate monger who is just like Hitler that the GOP will be viewed as Nazis. Let me also point out that yes he does sound like Hitler. He is against specific nationalities and faiths. He adds in the sexist part though. Hitler to my knowledge was not a vain sexist. He was just a hate monger who also craved power. Granted to my knowledge Trump has not stated he wants to commit genocide, but he still has that mentality as what Hitler had. Who knows. Hitler could have only started out having the mentality then decided as it progressed and he got more power to commit genocide. Power does odd things to people.

So yea, Mr Trump you should have just went on and joined as an Independent candidate. I would have backed you more then if you could keep the ego and comments to yourself. Then again everyone always shows their true self eventually. We do need a person man or woman in office that has good business sense. Someone who is really good with numbers since numbers are big when it comes to budgeting. Someone who is compassionate and has empathy, but does not allow this to make them weak. They still have to have the nerve to stand up for what is right for the American people. We need to stop fretting over the small stuff and wanting to control other people. Example: The war on Abortion. I am against it unless it is absolutely medically needed. It is another person's right though to decide what they do with their body. Granted I might be against it though if it is done for selfish reasons such as "Well I don't know who the father is". If you can't keep your legs closed or use protection then simply put the child up for adoption. A lot of people out there can't have children and would love to give the one you don't want a home. Don't kill off the life inside your body. So since I am against this do I think we need to focus on making it against the law? No. Like I stated it is not our bodies and choices. Our right is to form our own opinion on it and choose who we want to be associated with. Just like with Same Sex Marriage. It is not our place to judge and tell someone what their sins are. We can speak out against stuff such as I am doing now and spread word of what we believe to be right, but we need to also respect other people. We don't have to like what they do or believe, but we do need to be kind. Otherwise we have fear form in our hearts and fear brings hate.

We also need someone who is a people person. They know how to get their point across without being ugly about it. They know how to ignore criticism and not let it get to them. They know how to not lash out. They simply strive to do good and do what they are there to do. Someone who is diplomatic and that stands not for one side and view, but can stand and look at both sides. Someone who can help get both sides of the spectrum to compromise. For that fact we need people like that in all political offices! We need real problems addressed and things need to grow with the changing times. We need to love our neighbor no matter their skin color, faith, where they came from or their sexual orientation. Like Mother Teresa said. Fight wars with love. If more people learned to love we would have less fear and hate. Fear and Hate is what causes Wars. People need to unite and change their mindsets. Life was amazing back in the day before we started having all the negative stuff spoon fed to us through the media. We weren't blind to the truth, but we were not fearful over everything. We did not fear walking out of our homes. More people have anxiety now and are scared to leave their home due to all of this mess. We also need to stop making these attackers around the world famous. Don't spend days televising and talking about what they did. Make short mention if you must, but don't sit and talk about them over and over again. This gives them what they want.

Oh and before I go since Hillary honestly is a bore. I can't do as big of a write up going on and on about her so I will add this. I don't know much about what happened with the whole email scandal, but if she did do something extremely illegal she does need to serve her time. That is white privileged other wise. She is dishonest and crooked. I think she has changed the higher up she has gone in politics. She use to be a woman I would have backed. Now she has become a person I would rather not even mention now. I honestly use to be passionate about backing both her and Trump. That was last year. They have shown their ugly sides. Now I would rather vote for Mickey Mouse. Also I will say this. If you think you as Americans can only go with what you are presented with you are wrong. This country was built for you by our Forefathers. It was created for us so we could have our freedom away from the crap that our ancestors endured. Remember the Boston Tea Party and all of what Ben Franklin as well as others fought for? We can fight against stuff in a lot better means than our ancestors did. We as a nation can make our voices heard fully united across the country without having to go to Boston and throw tea in the harbor. We have voices and the ability to be heard. It is our rights as Americans. So do not think you have to stand and take what is given to you. This is your country too. We hire our leaders and we have a say in who we want in office. A lot of states have taken away the right to write in votes as well has not putting Independent runners on ballots. This needs to be changed. Electoral votes also can go towards whoever the electoral of the state decides to vote on. They do not have to go by our votes if they choose not to. This needs to be changed. Educate yourself on the political elective process in your states and the country. Start speaking out to make your voice heard and to make changes. Make your vote really count! In all honesty we need to abolish parties and it be all done independently! If our leaders know nothing about independence and are biased to what their parties want then we will get nothing done. We call July 4th Independence Day for a reason. We need this country to go back to being about Independence in more ways than one.

With that I bid you ado. Remember you have a voice and we as Americans have the right to make that voice heard. Don't sit back and think we are screwed and just take what you have put in front of you. Till next time.

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