- Religion and Philosophy
AN UNRIGHTEOUS MAN FOR AN UNRIGHTEOUS LAND
For the past four months, I have been proclaiming the moral principle that a corrupt nation is worthy of a corrupt leader. And so, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Americans elected a man who has publically shown America, as well as the rest of the world, his dirty laundry. But, at the time, Donald Trump's laundry was no dirtier than the laundry of the Clintons, or for that matter, of the average American. Therefore, I don't understand why Americans are so distraught. Who did Trump deceive? What woman doesn't know that Trump believes that a woman's place is relegated to the bed? What business person doesn't know that Trump is a dishonest business person? What politician doesn't know that Trump has no sense of foreign or domestic diplomacy? What member of the clergy doesn't know that Trump is an equal opportunist? What man in America doesn't share many of Trump's sentiments about women in the workplace? What woman in America doesn't know exactly why women have allowed Donald Trump to converse with them in an obscene manner? And what person in America doesn't know that the only difference between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald John Trump is the spelling of their last names.
As far as honesty and trustworthiness goes, President-elect Trump and former Secretary of State Clinton are virtually the same. Except the Secretary is more adept at concealing her true intentions than President-elect Trump is at hiding his. But in time, President-elect Trump will learn this diplomatic skill as well. As a matter of fact, he has already shown promising signs of acquiring the ability to be fluid on various pre-election positions. The only people who have been deceived by this year's campaign and subsequent election were those who believed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not a bought and paid for political pun. She was. Prior to the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump was already a deeply flawed dishonest individual. More than likely these same characteristics will color his Presidency.
Fortunately, President-elect Donald John Trump has landed among good company. The same people who were so repulsed by his "grab'em by the . . ." locker room talk" have forgotten their repulsion and already rolled out the welcome mat. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are smiling from ear-to-ear. They, and Washington's behind the scene power brokers, will use President Trump to repeal many of President Obama's problematic foreign and domestic policies. And appoint conservative Supreme Court Justices who will seek to overturn the Supreme Court Ruling on homosexual marriages. Other than that, the status quo will remain the status quo. The poor will continue to be poor and politics, as we know it, will continue to be a sport for the rich, a breeding ground for the corrupt and a source of frustration for the naïve. Just as Yahweh used an immoral man to punish an immoral land, maybe He will intervene once again, and President-elect Trump, if he is sworn in will be impeached. And maybe Vice-President Pence, a declared righteous man, will assume control. After all, politics make strange bedfellows and shouldn't Mike Pence be rewarded for lying in bed with an unrighteous man?