Trump Presidency: A Letter to My Son
Regarding Trump, I really have no position on his candidacy. He comes off as a huckster at times, and he says outlandish things, and yet, the population is fed up with the politically correct B.S., canned speeches, and betrayal by the politicians who promise everything and deliver little. The backlash is occurring against the establishment that is leading us down a path of total failure as a country. I’m not impressed with Trump but I understand his popularity and why he is winning. He speaks his mind, too often without weighing the consequences of his statements, which is often very extreme and damaging in my opinion, and un-presidential. It worries me that I really don’t hear any substantial policy other than his main theme of anti-illegal, building a wall, or preventing Muslims from entering the U.S., till they can be vetted if they are from Syria or Iraq, which I believe is common sense.
I also believe the introduction of massive populations of immigrant muslims would be a mistake for our country and pose a potential danger from extremists who would infiltrate that group. Germany that has taken in more refugees and migrants than any other European country is now regretting its decisions, as having come from a culture that has no tolerance for women not covering up their bodies, many of these individuals assault, rape, and see the women of these countries as whores and indecently dressed. Signs have been posted in the shower stalls advising Syrian refugees not to defecate there as is their custom. They won’t assimilate and learn the official European languages spoken in these countries, and a portion of them hate the freedoms and liberties granted them. They are a huge drain on the economies of the countries they move into as they have little or no job opportunities and are on the public dole for food and shelter.
Trump may be a disaster if elected and could derail many of our international relationships with other countries such as China, Mexico and Japan, which he rails against for their trade policies. Unfortunately, there is truth in this viewpoint, and we have made many poor trade deals over this administrations’ time in office. I was also shocked when he suggested we kill the families of the terrorists, as this would constitute a serious war crime and bring us before the world court for such criminal actions.
Possibly though, he may surround himself with capable and knowledgable people who will bring him into line with wise decisions, and being an outsider who isn’t bought and paid for by the special interest groups that control most of our politicians, he might actually achieve reforms and clean up Washington. Anyway, he’s not elected yet, and his path to the White House is fraught with all sorts of possible obstacles, including his sometimes outlandish statements. The establishment is out to stop him, and they may achieve this goal before it’s over.
Unfortunately, I don’t see any viable candidate that I feel will lead this country with strength, wisdom, and dignity. Cruz is possibly the lesser of evils, but he’s also, I believe, a self-righteous fundamental Christian whose preferred minister in introduction the other day espouses the killing of gay people based on the old and new testament scriptures that he believes to be the Word of God.
Again, you may be more right about him than wrong, and we may be going down a path to hell if he’s elected. It’s easy to say he’s “going to make America great again”, but he may just be a huckster selling us another version of Trump University which, allegedly, ripped a lot of people off with a lot of empty promises.
There is one thing that I am convinced about, and I’ve been teaching it for over 20 years, and that is the ultimate battle on this planet will be waged against muslim terrorists and the spread of their deadly beliefs around the globe. Stewart Robb warned us about this in his book Nostradamus and the End of Evils Begun ©1984, 1991.
That will be fulfilled in your lifetime, and, unfortunately, it matters not that there are billions of peace-loving muslims around the world. Whether you blame our policies in the Middle East for this, or Christianity for its past sins will matter little as you see this unfold in your generation. Possibly, you can lay all the blame on the U.S. and our allies, but that won’t change the events that shall unfold and the depravity and evil of these merciless killers inspiring the Wahhabite ideology of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who will kill anyone who believes otherwise and who will subjugate, rape, and enslave the women of the world they conquer.
I admire your compassionate and humanitarian view of the world and your sense of righteous indignation of the sins of our own nation, but I also hope you will consider the real dangers our world faces beyond the election of Trump, and realize that the mindset of the radicalized muslim will never be amiable to reason, rational and discussion, but like a cancer will kill all that is beautiful, living, loving and precious that we embrace as a society. We must stop the scourge from spreading across the globe at all costs.
Ron Watson, American Press Association