It makes me sad that Christians are no longer one family supporting the ideals of Christ above all else including some parts of scripture. But this is a reality. We are now divided politically and I have tried to ignore this. But I can no longer do that. President Trump is not a good person.
I just ended a friendship with someone who emailed me that "Trump was the best president we have had since JFK." I am losing my spirit of compromise in some areas. One middle ground I have kept is to love my neighbor no matter who that neighbor is but only from a distance.
I am still here. I'm just speechless right now. I'm in shock about how many people still support Trump. How does one respond to that? I guess there is none, except to say one needs to be careful what news shows they watch.
My friend told me yesterday that I am being judgmental. Maybe I am but that expression usually applies to someone who doesn't know all the facts. We do know the truth because of his tweets and executive orders.
My dislike turned to anger when Trump made the decision to separate the families of illegal immigrants to deter them from trying to get into the U.S. It was heartless. It hurt me emotionally and physically to see the children crying out for there mothers.
I am a behavioral scientist. I know that Trump is a narcissist. These people are more than self-absorbed. They lack compassion for others. Narcissism is a form of mental illness. Sometimes it is more than that.
Scott Peck, in his book The People of the Lie, created a psychological definition of evil. He said that when a narcissist has power and uses that power to hurt people it is evil. He called it malignant narcissism.
He gave the example of the parents of a boy who killed himself with a gun. The parents gave the gun to his brother for his next birthday. In my own family, my brother was killed by a car that belonged to my grandparents. They gave the car to my father as a gift. It sat in our driveway for years.
If to call Trump evil is an exaggeration, then I would at least like people to face up to the fact that he hurts people. He fires people who disagree with him. He says mean things on his tweets. His immigration policies are too harsh.
I did not realize my hatred for Trump ran so deep until I found out my friend was a supporter. She is a good woman and yet she was mesmerized by Trump. That frightened me.
I am going to take my anger to the polls and help the Biden campaign. The time for sitting on the fence and trying to be neutral is over for me. I have returned to my radical roots that go back to my grandmother who was a suffragette. Since this is a Christian message board, I want to point out that Christ supported civil disobedience when he overturned the tables of the money changers in the temple. He set a precedent as they say. By this act, he showed us that there is a time when things become so odious that you have to take action and not turn the other cheek.
Mario Savio . . .
Mario Savio (December 8, 1942 – November 6, 1996) was an American activist and a key member in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. He is most famous for his passionate speeches, especially the "put your bodies upon the gears" address given at Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley on December 2, 1964. Savio remains historically relevant as an icon of the earliest phase of the 1960s counterculture movement.
I am losing patience with people who love Trump. To some extent it scare me that normally, intelligent people think he is a great president. They call the news about him "fake." So I send clips of him actually speaking about separating families at the border and taking away the civil rights of gay people. They patronize me by saying, "Calm down Susan. Give him a chance." I just want to scream . . .
Will someone please tell me how this megalomaniac manages to mesmerize people. I understand the KKK love him and the white, conservative South, but other like him too. What is up?
Definition of megalomania. . .
Noun: Obsession with the exercise of power, especially in the domination of others.
Synonyms: Delusions of grandeur · obsessionalism · grandiosity · grandioseness · self-importance · egotism · conceit · conceitedness · folie de grandeur. Delusion about one's own power or importance.
This was Trump before he became president. Now he has the power he always thought he had and that is dangerous for those he does not like or agree with.
Post by Susan Peabody on Jun 19, 2020 19:16:41 GMT
It has never occurred to me to ask God to get involved in politics, but I am desperate. I need his help to get Biden elected. Trump is dangerous to people of color and progressives.
I know the Lord asks us to love our enemies, but I am not ready for this. Maybe when he is no longer here. But he is so vile to me for many reasons. My hatred runs deep because he reminds me of the serpent who beguiled Adam and Eve. As a side note, Even did not seduce Adam into eating the apple. He did it of his own free will. I think this idea that it was Eve's fault was political. It rationalizes our patriarchy.