OUR "TEENAGE" PRESIDENT
Written By Colin Bruce Munro Wood - 08/23/2017 - 09:51 AM ET
Let's begin with the knowledge that my title insults teenagers. In fact, most of the teenagers I know these days, including my own, would make a ten times greater leader of our Nation and the World than the kid we currently have running "the button".
Yes, a small reminder...this is the guy with the "Football", as we all so pleasantly became more aware of with the proliferates of the television show, "24". In saying guy, I mean the office of the President. As my title intimates, in no way do I look at our present entity filling the role of President of the United States as a Man, a Guy, nor a human being, barely.
At this point in his reign it is not looking like much of the country sees him as much more than a unruly teen that goes ballistic when they don't get their way.
Along with the typical teen we are talking about, and not all teens, we find these other traits to be inherent: minor megalomania, egoism, selfishness, brattiness, belligerence, argumentativeness, eye for an eye, heroism, and downright ignorance.
To support this belief, that most of us have of Donald J. Trump, we simply need to briefly look at his upbringing.
Donald is the "boomer" of all "baby boomers"! Born June 14th, 1946, amidst the rise of the post-war economy, and heading into the "Golden" 50's, he was raised by his parents in Queens, NY until the age of 13, when he would be caught several times taking off to the city without parental consent. Sound familiar already?
Trump's Paternal Grandparents were German born opportunists who immigrated (oops there's that word Donny boy) from German in the late 1880's. They settled in the North West and became somewhat wealthy during the Canadian Klondike gold rush. Trump's father Fred was born, and then his father's family moved to NYC in 1905. Meanwhile, his mother Mary Anne, another immigrant, who would emigrate from Scotland in 1930, at age 18 would marry Fred.
Fred learned to run his parents business in NYC with his mother, and eventually Donald J. Trump would take that over in 1971 naming it what else? The Trump Organization.
So, digressing to Trump's younger years, we can begin to see who he would become emerging at 13 years old. He was sent off to the New York Military Academy, at that young age, to learn responsibility. There are related articles telling of Trump's time at this school, and how he created an over-inflated personality, and learned to get away with things all the time, even to the point of almost being expelled. He attended his first two years of college at Fordham University, and then transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
After College, it was right into the real estate business for Donald. Many speak of the money he received from his father to invest in his own properties, or business. Donald said it was a million, others report 14 million. In either case, the more important thing that he received without merit, as with every other accommodation in his life up to this point, was the power of managing the family business in his mid-20's, and once again being handed power, prestige, and position without having to earn it, fight for it, or climb his way there.
Any good Psychiatrist can and will tell you that this upbringing reeks of coddling, and causes a human being to be expectant of praise, and glory, and awards the rest of his life, and becomes strongly positioned that they are always right, and that they should get everything they want regardless of anyone else. They believe they are unstoppable, ignore any negativity, and disregard truth that is even smacking them in the face.
So, what we have still, is that same 13 year old kid who started getting away with things, and never really being punished properly, who thinks the world revolves around him, and has learned how to manipulate his surroundings to his success. Just count how many businesses he closed or went bankrupt on, and still walked away a winner somehow. He is the master manipulator, and disregarding the intelligent folks I know who still support him, he for the most part manipulated the fringe element of the Right, and glued them into the flock of the lost Republican Party, and made them all a larger entity, by feeding whatever each group he spoke to, what they wanted to hear.
This is not a man, but a boy, who has learned to ignore everyone, and do things his way, because that's always worked for him, and everything has been handed to him on a silver platter from birth. This is a teenager who never matured into an adult. This is a kid who lives on the edge, and is taking the our country to the brink of destruction within, and across the world.
Donald has caused derisiveness like we haven't seen since the 1960's, he has threatened dangerous and harmful outcomes that would reach to America and possibly destroy the safety we so truly should appreciate in the country, compared to most of the world.
Donald plays games in the media, planting groups, and entities against each other purposefully for his gain, and he uses social media to wreak havoc, while secretly behind doors pushes across agenda that is returning our nation to 19th century structures of failure. Reversing years of advancement in societal and environmental advancements.
We've already seen that Donald is that same teenager who will grab his dates arm at the prom to show everyone who is in power, and who she's with, but will arrive in his fancy souped up auto, and head in without opening his dates door. An egotistical maniac!
How does a nation continue to support this President in any way whatsoever is beyond better than 65% of us at this point. Donnie boy has cracked all records of failure in his first half year as the guy with the "button". Is that really what we want controlling our destiny? A lower than 35% loved candidate? A man that most of the voting nation, at this point, has awoken to the audacity he brings to our great Nation's leadership?
The rest of the world has been laughing at America for more than 8 months now. They began their amusement during Trump's run, thinking it was humorous we even gave this guy a platform in our fair, and united country.
How can a land built by immigrants... Donald's own immigrant grand-parents, and so many others... that has been a refuge to the needy, homeless, and those without a country, allow itself to open it's White House Doors to such a human being as the one we have insulting the greatest leader of the land's seat as we speak?
Trump may be a teenager still, but his experience in using law, business, and swindling to become a rich man allowed him the ability to reach every niche of the Republican party while he ran, and grab all those extra votes from the wood's and back country of the folks that hadn't voted in years, because they weren't proud of their 'Merica!
So, now we are all paying for it. Daily seeing an egotistical teenager running America into the ground, taking away freedoms, and rights, and making America look like a third world country run by a demagogue Totalitarian! Again, I really feel like I'm insulting most teenagers here, but we all know what type I am speaking of...but, like a teenager, he gets more belligerent the more he feels he is being insulted, deterred, or defeated.
Let's join that 67% of our Nation together and squeeze this blemish from America's face in hope that it never returns.
I hope we have all learned what kind of leader we should really be seeking out of all of this, and that maybe the past 8 months have been a learning point for the United States of America, as to who we really are, and what we really stand for. We have seen who America really is at marches, countering hate, violence, and domestic terrorism. So, turn that against this President, and let's oust him as soon as we can, and return to normalcy, and a level of respect with the rest of the world!
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