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October 10th, 2016

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01:36 am - Once again...
Once again, I am here...writing...after watching another debacle put on by the people's most gracious champion, Donald J. Trump. Here's some of the more vivid points which stood out to me from the Town Hall debate:
- Admitting that he did not pay federal taxes (he did not admit the duration of time for which he did not pay; however, he plainly stated that he did NOT pay them)
- Stating that Aleppo has already "fallen" and writing it off as a lost cause in response to a question asked regarding what the candidates would do about the humanitarian crisis there.
- Acting like he is the sweeping arbiter of justice saying that he will jail Hillary if he becomes president (there are deeper implications to this; it is unprecedented for a nominee to flat out say they are going to arrest another nominee)
- Disagreeing, in no uncertain terms, with his own VP nominee regarding how to handle the situation in Syria (another unprecedented event to disagree with one's own VP during the debates)
- Dismissing his 2005 video where he talked about women in an extremely lewd manner, that was pretty much an admission of sexual assault, as just "locker-room banter" (like every guy talks about women that way and that it is okay for someone to objectify persons of a certain gender and to violate them in whatever manner they please because the said persons are considered objects rather than people)
- Maybe most disturbing to me (and not really talked about or pointed out by the media, at least so far) is his unending attacks on the Khan family. He said: “Unlike her, who voted for the war…I would not have had people in Iraq because Iraq was a disaster. So he would be alive today.” To me, that is wrong on so many levels. Their son sacrificed his life (the most valuable possession a person owns) for our country, then you go ahead and immediately attack/ridicule him and his family about it, and then nearly 3 months later you still haven't let go of humiliating them by uttering something so downright horrific. When a parent loses their child, you DO NOT say that the death could have been prevented if you were in a certain position, but you REALLY DO NOT say that their child could or would still be alive. This more than crossed the line for me; it is truly reprehensible. And goes back to an earlier sentiment where I stated that he does not care about human life.

Let's expand on that last point a little more. Throughout this election cycle, he's made numerous blunders (too many to count, really), and it's been most interesting for me to see what is the sticking point for different people. Mine was obviously the Khan thing, which you can see above as I wrote more about it than any of the other points because it really bothered me how lightly he talks about human life. For many, it has been the unearthing of his latest scandal where on a hot mic, he goes on to use the most obnoxious, demeaning language to talk about his sexual conquests, objectifying women in the process. And for others, it was his open invitation to Russia to hack into Hillary's missing emails, with the broader implications of national security risks in requesting another country to interfere with America's election process, along with even more sinister undertones of making it sound okay for another country to illegally hack into private and/or confidential data indiscriminately. For my dad, it comes to him having pissed off nearly every respectable world leader and making so many blunders concerning international politics such as Asian countries carrying nuclear weapons, not supporting NATO, etc. Seriously, the list goes on and on..whether it be his temperament being unfit to wield the power to launch nuclear weapons or his disparagement of disabled people or his rebuke of prisoners of war saying that they're not heroes because they got captured. After all this, it is absolutely astounding to me that his core supporters have not abandoned him. Astounding and troubling, to say the least.

For the people who say politics don't matter, the news media doesn't matter, everything is all bias and lies; I dare say it DOES matter and that this IS relevant to your life. Not only to your life, but to everyone's lives on this planet. It matters to your life as an American because if Trump becomes president, trust me, he WILL bring this economy down with his talk of tax cuts (which will benefit the wealthy the most) and cutting healthcare. And if America goes down, it will have a ripple effect across the world financial markets. Not to mention he will get to have his pick of a Supreme Court Justice, who serve on average a length of 15 years. 15 long years shaping the face and future of this nation, for better or for worse. And for the people in other countries, who knows if some world leader would piss him off, and with his erratic nature coupled with his obsession for not letting go of any slights, he could very well start a war with another country. Another reason he is unfit to be the Commander in Chief, other than his total flippancy to human life, is his unbridled narcissism. An ego like his cares nothing at all for anyone else but himself. And that does not a good President make. Or let's break it down into even simpler terms - how can an uncouth misogynist who knows ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the way politics works or about foreign policy in general be our effin' President???? I don't know if I'm more sad or if I'm more scared of just how many people stand in his camp even now. For me, it's totally against any sense of logic. I understand you want a white knight to shake up the corruption of the political system and to hold the behind the scenes players more accountable for their actions, but believe you me, he IS NOT that white knight. He is not, and will not be, the savior. He is just a two-bit con artist (and a very undeserving person of everything that has been given to him in his life). For the ones who still believe in his message of hope, I just hope that the veil will be lifted from your eyes one day.

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