I Never Thought I’d Live to See this day: Donald Trump

Electors do the right thing.

Electors do the right thing.

I was a child of the 60’s. I vaguely remember President Dwight Eisenhower talking to the nation on TV. I watched the Vietnam War on the evening news for years and years. I grieved the assassinations of both Kennedy brothers. I never thought I’d live to see this day. 

I remember Martin Luther King, alive and later dead. I watched in dismay as people demonstrated in this country, peacefully and violently. I never thought I’d live to see this day. 

Most of all, I remember Richard Nixon, forcing to resign from office because of covering up a robbery at the Watergate, I never thought I’d live to see this day.

But Watergate is nothing compared with the corruption, lies, and deceit of this man taking office. He has not one redeeming quality. Not one ounce of goodness. The only emotion he seems to express is revenge.

I also watched with real hope when Barack Obama was elected for the first time.

I thought, our country has overcome prejudice. Now, things will change for the better. I never thought I’d live to see this day. 

At first I laughed when I watched Fox news and heard Rush Limbaugh on the radio. I thought, nobody can take these people seriously. I never thought I’d live to see this day.

I dubiously watched Donald Trump on TV. I cringed when he imitated a person with disabilities, I found his rallies reminiscent of films I’d seen of Adolph Hitler. (Having distant relatives who perished in the Holocaust, I’ve read diaries and stories from that time. I’ve listened to people who were living witnesses to that time. He also had victory rallies.)

There are too many similarities. People thought Hitler was a silly fool who couldn’t possibly last. He suppressed the press, and targeted groups of people: Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, mentally and physically disabled, and those brave enough to resist him. They never thought they’d  live to see that day.

Too many perished because they were bystanders.

Why do people like this man? He preys on people’s fears. They are afraid that “Isis” is coming to their shores, and they think this narcissistic dictator is going to keep them out. They think they will get rich like him. And who really knows how rich he is? No tax return, and he can’t discern between the truth and a lie.

People think him promoting “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holiday shows he’s a good Christian. This man stands for the total opposite of any religion.

Now, I understand how evil people get in power. They masquerade as something they’re not, and work on people’s fears. They suppress the free press. They promise revenge on anyone who opposes them. They tell people they lied to them and they laugh at them. Those followers are so confused they still don’t acknowledge his shallow soul.

Most of all they tell lies, and after a while the lies start to make sense. Say 2+2=5 long enough and people will start to believe you. Read “1984” by George Orwell. It’s all there.

If somehow, any elector read this post, do the right thing.

Is it 2012 or “1984”?

Today, I was hacked. I knew this because my friends were asking me why I wanted them to buy products I wouldn’t normally be recommending. Also, they got emails from me that started with the word, “greetings.” This is not something I usually put in my email.

This got me thinking about the book, “1984” which I read as a Senior in high school. In case you’re not familiar with “1984”, it’s a book by George Orwell written in 1949 .The main character is Winston Smith who lives in Oceania.

Mr. Smith longs for freedom of thought, something he doesn’t get in Oceania. He has people watching him at his home on big screens, and everywhere he goes. He finally finds some refuge in a quaint old shop that he discovers. However, his refuge turns into a trap. In the end, he doesn’t mind thinking like everyone else.

You have to give kudos to Orwell because his vision was right on the mark. First of all, we’re all dependant on computers, and smart phones. Our TV’s aren’t spying on us yet, but it isn’t inconceivable in the near future.

Let’s face it, dishonest people have been around since the beginning of time, and they’re not going to go anywhere. I’m wondering who the hackers are. Are they teenagers with nothing better to do? Or are they just your average guy or girl who want to make a buck? It could be just about anybody. It could be one of my contemporaries.

I’ve read  that hackers are a good thing because they keep everyone else on their toes and keeps the security systems up-to-date. I guess reformed hackers are a valuable resource.

When doing a little research, I found an amazing coincidence: Mark Zuckerberg was born in 1984. The genius of this guy is a little scary. I hope he doesn’t go crazy and give passwords away to everyone. I do love Facebook so, “thank you” Mark.

As for Google, I guess they’re already documenting everyone’s likes and dislikes.

English: Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Fac...

Mark Zuckerberg

Kind of like the thought police, or “Big Brother,” the organization that keeps tabs on everyone in “1984.”

Now that the word is out, you can’t go backwards. I like the newest technology. It’s a terrific thing, but it is something to watch. I guess watch it before it watches you!

What do you think?

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