The Era of Trump

YESTERDAY, Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the U.S. in front of a mass of citizens hypnotised as if he were a god. President Trump was accompanied at all times by his family and his entourage of Goldman Sachs and pro-establishment advisors. Among the attendees, we could observe the more than despicable presence of both Mr. Bush and Ms. Clinton. The times when Bush conducted a massacre in the Middle East and Clinton funded terrorism via Saudi Arabia are still seared into our memories.

Mr. Trump did not defraud the mass of followers which was waiting for his inauguration speech. As in the last presidential campaign, Trump used a populist divisive rhetoric reminiscent of medieval times. In one of his first statements, Mr Trump said:

Today we are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people.”

For too long a small group has reaped the benefits, while the people lost.”

As a businessman, Mr. Trump dominates the art of manipulation; the previous statement has been used innumerable times by authoritarian regimes. Soon Mr. Trump stated his famous slogan:

“We are going to make America great again.”

He also stated:

America first”. “We assembled here today are issuing a new decree: from this day forward a new vision will rule our land. From this day onward, it’s going to be only America first.”

This was probably the most divisive statement on his speech. It is hard to know what he meant by that, but it should scare the international community. Behind this message, there was a warning to other nations that America will be as powerful as it was, including its military.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength,” Mr. Trump said.

With globalisation, it is hard to believe that the implementation of protectionist measures will improve the U.S. economy. In recent times, the countries which implemented similar policies, are now isolated and suffering numerous financial problems. Mr Trump suggested that patriotism will heal American divisions:

We will rediscover our loyalty to each other,” he said. “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.”

Another controversial point was when Trump called on the international community to eliminate ISIL. I think we all wish that all terrorist groups would disappear from our lives, including ISIL, which is a horrendous group. However, the last two American presidents have fueled terrorism in the Middle East, and Trump’s character makes us think that he will not distinguish civilians from terrorists, and as Bush did during his presidency, Trump may now commit genocide in the area.

The ceremony ended with the traditional parade from the Capitol to the White House, where Mr. Trump will live from today until the end of his presidency. Trump’s upcoming days will be especially busy if he wants to fulfil his promises.

List of promises of Trump for his first day as president:

1.Ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.

2.Begin rescinding Mr. Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

3.Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border.He has said it is “the single first thing I’ll do”.

4.Learn the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas. Trump admitted to interviewer Hugh Hewitt that he didn’t know the difference, but “will know far more than you know within 24 hours after I get the job.”

5.Get rid of gun-free zones in schools and military bases. “My first day, it gets signed, okay? My first day.”

6.Move criminal illegal immigrants out of the country. “Day 1, my first hour in office, those people are gone,” he shouted at a rally in Arizona.

Apparently, Trump will not be able to quickly implement most of his promises since it is logistically impossible to fulfil some of them like sending back to their countries hundred of thousands of immigrants.

Unfortunately, Trump’s first act as president was signing to reverse the interest rate cut on FHA mortgages, which was helping thousands of Americans to pay their mortgages.It will cause numerous families an unbearable financial burden that may cause them to lose their homes.

A few hours earlier, Trump in his speech stated:

“America First,” “the government has been returned back to all the Americans,”

However, his first act as president was a burden to thousands of families from the working and middle class.We all knew that Trump is a populist who says what citizens want to listen to, but no one expected him to betray his own words within the first four hours. We will have to wait to see whether he implements some of his controversial measures or notHowever, he has already divided the country and the international community is scared.

I myself was born in a little town close to Barcelona (Spain), and when I was younger I had the great opportunity to stay in the U.S. (mainly in Seattle, New York, Washington and San Francisco) “for a long period of time.” It was a great experience and I learnt many things, made friends and shared my culture with others. However, the most impressive thing was millions of citizens who were born in different countries from all over the world living in harmony and teaching each other about their own cultures. Back then, America was tolerant, respectful, joyful and a great place to stay for a while. Unfortunately, It has already changed a lot since then, and now, the society is divided and the populism has grown to levels not seen since before the WWII and it is unacceptable. Often people think I am an alarmist. We can see that in those countries where populism has succeeded, the quality of life has been degraded.

It is not an issue about being a Republican, Democrat, Social Democrat, Liberal, Conservative or an anarchist anymore. It is all about the kind of society that we all want to build for future generations. Do we want a divided society where hatred is predominant, or do we want a society where people can coexist in harmony?

For now, let’s acknowledge that Trump is the president, and let’s wait to see his policies, but if he ever violates the law or constitution, then you will have the responsibility to protect your rights and the rights of your fellow citizens for the sake of your children and dignity!

Let’s all gather together to rebuild our global society and make this world a better place to live, in harmony and mutual respect. Let’s make “America, Europe and the rest of the world, great again”

Tolerance, integrity, harmony, critical thinking and education are the keys to building a better society! 

Let’s hope that someday all of the nations will respect each other and its citizens will be tolerant of each other.

Never give up! Stand up!

Note: (In some European countries, including Spain, the same phenomenon that has happened in the U.S. is starting to occur.)

By Josep.

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19 thoughts on “The Era of Trump

  1. If you choose to ignore the other parts of speech (i.e., take much of what he says out of context), you will undoubtedly make it sound divisive. Overall, it was an empathetic, patriotic speech. It essentially states the obvious: America belongs to the American people, not to other governments of the world.

    Here are the parts you seemed to have ignored:

    (1) We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for ALL OF OUR PEOPLE.

    (2) And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

    (3) It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching ALL ACROSS AMERICA.

    (4) The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to ALL AMERICANS.

    (5) The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world.

    (6) We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so WITH THE UNDERSTANDING that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

    (7) We will reinforce OLD ALLIANCES and form NEW ONES and UNITE the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism

    (8) It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are BLACK or BROWN or WHITE, we ALL bleed the same red blood of patriots.

    (9) So to ALL AMERICANS in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. You will never be ignored again.

    The international community has nothing to worry about. Many of them were already complaining about the need to eradicate U.S. foreign intervention. You’d be surprised to know that most want America to mind its own business and not meddle in the affairs of other nations.

    Moreover, Trump is simply saying that it’s time for America to focus on itself for the next four to eight years, and in the process of establishing friendship and goodwill with other nations, it will do so with the understanding that its interests will always come first. That’s all. Every nation has an obligation and a right to put its interests and the interest of its people first while still engaged in trade and commerce with the rest of the world.

    Remember, as Trump said, “We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.” That’s the way to do it.

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      1. That’s childish. Calling someone a liar won’t change anything. Clinton lied, Bush lied, and Obama lied. If Trump doesn’t focus on America and put Americans first (as promised), I simply won’t support him in the next election. Whom did you vote for?

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      2. I’m not allowed to vote in your elections.

        If he breaks promises he’s a liar. That’s the way it works, for everyone.

        Just wanting a level playing field.

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      3. You asked me whether I would personally denounce him as a liar, and I said there’s no point in calling him a liar. But, evidently, you weren’t satisfied with my answer. Moreover, despite being unable to vote, you failed to publicly share whom you support.

        Actions speak louder than words. He’s already accepted an annual salary of $1. Canceled a $4 billion dollar order from Boeing. On his first day, he signed an Executive Order to being the process of repealing Obama Care, like he promised. And, as we speak, he’s re-negotiating NAFTA and the TPP. Another one of his campaign promises.

        Curious. If he’s already keeping his promises, does that mean you acknowledge him as a man of his word, or are you preemptively labeling him a liar because you’re just that childish?

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  2. I’m not into politics as much as perhaps should I be, but listening to Trumps speech (here in the UK) was unbelievable – so many impossible promises, I thought where is this going to lead? Then I imagined Hitler and all the rhetoric he used, there were certainly parallels. It feels scary and distinctly dangerous.
    (Thanks for dropping by my very unpolitcal blog!)

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  3. What a fully loaded speech. You might like the BBC world break down on the speech, they had a couple of people from the UK and US deconstruct it and it made for an interesting watch, even if their interpretations didn’t bode well.
    Did you see that the climate change and LGBT pages had been removed from the White House’s website?
    Did you think it was disrespectful that Trump attacked his predecessors? I thought he should have been more gracious given his new role – it wasn’t very diplomatic- quite rude really. Or am I being too British about it?
    Would be great to know your opinion.

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  4. That wasn’t hypnosis… it was shock. lol.

    As far as your list… no arguments really. Fairly accurate… give or take.

    I warned of his links to the housing finance market in one of my post election day rants. The day before election day, Freddie Mac was offering ‘deals’ on refinance options, locked in rates. (Did they know something? hmm…) After the election… there were rushes to get people refinanced before the rates went up. Especially those still in ARMs (adjusted rate mortgages). Maybe this is him making things good for the people he screwed over in places like Atlantic City? He’s a terrible business man… or giving out paychecks, but great, for some crazy reason at getting a paycheck for himself.

    Personally, I’m waiting (with the popcorn) to read all the RNC emails… I mean, really, Palin has to have some great recipes to share! Dessert would be to get to see all the dirt, I mean, um, the information to get leaked that Putin has on him.

    The people that voted for him, are in some netherworld of denial and delusion… If only they knew… really knew who they voted for… just maybe we could finally have a real discussion.

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  5. It’s still terrifying to know that 2016’s biggest joke of the year has now been crowned President. What an awfully cruel prank…anything can happen, and it did happen. For someone who cycles back and forth on his words too frequently for anyone’s taste, I can only shudder to think of what will happen in the next few years.

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  6. Do you live in the US – what do you think about losing Obama care? Does this mean that all health care – visits to GPs, trips to A&E, mental health care …. have to be paid for?

    In the UK – N.I. contributions are taken from your salary. Its not too much – and means we have some sort of National Health Service. Its not brilliant but its something

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  7. The people here who are all great supporters of Trump and are swallowing his bullcrap like a brook trout swallows salmon eggs are all what I call politically stupid. They very well may be fairly smart and competent when it comes to other ours of their lives but when it comes to politics, they’re simplistic thinkers who actually think the egocentric child who most likely won the election through both election fraud and a horrible Democratic opponent ALMOST as bad as him in some areas. is a visionary who will make America great again, whatever the hell that means. Trump also talks in both vague generalities (we’re working on the details, folks!) to hyperbolic proclamations. Everything is either the best or worst (or he’s the most or best) you’ve ever seen in your life. And the Humpty Trumpty just doesn’t say a phrase twice, he immediately repeats it. The only way politically stupid people can’t recognize Trump for the stupid, feckless, incompetent blowhard that he is if they are far more stupid than he is. And from what I’m reading in some of the replies to this excellent post by josepgoded, these people should be thankful for the development of the autonomic nervous system otherwise their simplistic brains would be unable to handle consciously breathing, keeping up the heartbeat, and trying to think at the same time.

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