Thursday, May 26, 2016

Embracing low standards, or, perhaps, no standards :(

I think that one of the news commentators on MSNBC was correct when she said that Donald Trump is not held to the same standards as a politician because he's not one--he's a businessperson and an entertainer.  This perspective raises a disturbing question:  Do some of us Americans think it's perfectly acceptable for a businessperson to benefit from other people's misfortune, or to game the tax system in a way that most less wealthy people cannot, and quite possibly pay little or nothing in taxes?

Naturally, I can't find a news clip on the internet, but I have a distinct memory that Trump once said he could shot someone in Times Square and people would vote for him anyway.  Unfortunately, his current status as presumptive Republican nominee for president would seem to indicate that he's right.  It appears that some Americans don't care that Donald Trump has no principles.  After all, he's just an entertainer.

And this is the person who may end up being the next president of the United States?  I weep for my country.  How the might have fallen.  :(



Blogger Jeanne Barrack said...

You know what is so scary is that rational people, at least folks I thought were rational, don't seem to care that in the very same sentence/soundbite, he can reverse what he's said a moment earlier.
I read earlier today that Stephen Hawkings says the popularity of 'demagogue' Donald Trump is beyond even his understanding.
And as to the age old question, "Is he good for the Jews"? Somehow, at the end, I can't believe so.

Tue May 31, 04:30:00 PM 2016  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Agreed. :( You might want to check out my next post, "King of Fantasyville."

Thu Jun 02, 11:36:00 PM 2016  

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