I guess the title of this post is pretty much self-explanatory. I haven't really posted anything political yet so it's about damn time, right? Politics matter. My opinion matters - may it be small and supposedly insignificant. Writing about traveling, food, tattoos and whatnot is all fun but the world is more than that. Being a German passport holder, I obviously have no right to vote for anyone regarding the US presidential elections that will take place in a couple of months but I can at least express my anger about the things that are going on right now. Maybe it's my increasing age, my studies revolving around war and peace or my extensive contact with American citizens lately but never in my life have I been so concerned with an election like this one. And there are many reasons why we should be concerned. 
While I thought that Trump's campaign to run for president was a joke for a really long time I am still shocked how far he has made it and I am still waiting for a "just kidding"-tweet. If your are thinking about who to vote for or you are not sure, what exactly is actually so bad about Ronald McDonald Trump, here are 20 reasons why he'd be an absolute nightmare of a president for all of us:
Source: wsj.com
1. He wants to make America "great" again 
"Make America Great Again." What does that even mean? Let me tell you what it means, it means let's go back to the good ol' days, which, however, were not so great for people of color, the LGBT community, the poor, women - the list is long. Too long. Great for white male Americans - not so great for anyone else. I'm a feminist. I believe in equality. I believe in human rights. I want America to be great, too, but we clearly have different definitions of great, Donald. 

2. He's racist

Not only did he say this:

...but also a bunch of other stuff. You can read some of them here: *click*

3. He is sexist 

Trump made a lot of comments degrading women. Personally, I don't like that (duh). I don't know how you feel about the following things he said (he obviously said more things, I just picked a few):
  • 2006: according to ABC News, Trump said “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
  • 2011, Trump was in court testifying, when lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked to take a break to breastfeed her daughter. Trump and his team objected calling her disgusting.
Women constitute more than half of the U.S. population. They are highly underrepresented in the U.S. government. Do we really need someone in a top position who doesn't respect women? I don't think so. We live in the 21st century. It's time for a revolution. 

4. He does not believe in Global Warming

Trump represents the typical Republican opinion that Climate Change and Global Warming are non-existent.

5. He is narcissistic 
I found this article in which a psychologist analyzed Trump for The Atlantic. It's rather long but definitely worth a read if you got some time: *click*

6. America is a hegemonic state 
We all know that, yes. But that's the problem. If Trump becomes president it will not only affect all American citizens but more or less all of us. Especially because the U.S. are in the position they are in right now... they are a world power. However, we are so connected these days that we are basically 'one huge country' with a bunch of representatives, our heads of states, speaking for all of us. If Trump becomes your president, he will also become my president. I can't stopped that from happening by voting against him myself but maybe you can. So please do so. 
7. He supports surveillance
The problems with surveillance are immense. Nowadays, we lack an understanding of what “privacy” means and why it matters. Or should matter. So far, surveillance has not proven effective. It is highly endangered to be abused, people will change their behavior in order to please the government which clearly undermines their freedom of speech, will, expression and so forth. You can find more information about this topic here: *click*

8. War > Peace 
Trump has made several statements in which he expressed that he will use violence(structural, cultural, direct) of all sorts if he was to become president. There are no signs that he will strive for peaceful solutions. Building a wall between the States and Mexico, banning immigrants based on their religion, expanding the deportation protocol, and punishing women for abortions. And don't forget about "bombing the shit" out of ISIS. 

9. He doesn't intend to change gun laws but rather invest in mental health treatment in order to stop mass shootings
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” According to a report by the Switzerland-based Small Arms Survey, the United States, with less than 5 percent of the world’s population, has about 35–50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns: *click*

Why should the gun laws be changed immediately? 
As of 2016, there were no federal laws banning semiautomatic assault weapons, military-style. Military style! Why do civilians need military-style weapons? Military-style weapons are for the military. 
Twenty mass shootings have taken place within the last 2 weeks. TWENTY. In TWO weeks. 70 people have died. Even more have been severely injured. 
You can check the list of mass shootings here -  *click*  - if you want to have a look yourself. 

If you have to update a list of mass shootings on a daily basis, something is going wrong in your country. It might be a slight hint to change your constitution as well as your judicial and educational system. But that's just a wild guess...  
Tony, at least, knows:

10. He believes that vaccines can cause autism
Trump tweeted a couple of things that clearly show how he believes that autism is related to vaccines. Please read:

... and also, please don't believe whatever he says. There are scientific studies that show that there is absolutely no link between autism and vaccines. You can read more about this topic here: *click*  

11.The world would be better off if Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddhafi were still in power. 
I honestly don't really know what to say about this, so if you're interested you can read an article about this statement here: *click*

12. Tokyo and Seoul should build up nuclear arsenals.

US military presence in Asia is big - I've seen that with my own eyes. But telling other countries to build WMD's? Really, Donald? Really? You can find more about this topic here: *click*

13. He is against abortion
Not only is he against women making their own choice but also will he introduce laws in order to punish them for it. 
Please read this brilliant article called Top 10 Reasons abortion should be legal *click*

14. He is inconsistent 
Dear Donald changes is mind quite often. Did you know that he used to be a Democrat? Or that 
in 2008 he was praising Clinton, saying that she would make a great president? Yes. 
He released several statements on nation-building that were rather confusing. First he said that “we are getting out of the nation-building business” but then adding: “I will work with our allies to reinvigorate western values and institutions.”  So voting for Trump basically means that you'll most likely not get what you've ordered considering that he keeps changing his menu. 

15. He is a bully
16. He is immature 
Trump is immature. He gains most of his media coverage because he says things reporters want to cover. In general, readers want to see stuff like this rather than boring news. He doesn't think before he speaks and appears like an Alpha. We like to follow Alphas because that's what our basic instinct tells us to do: follow the one who seems the biggest, most confident, harsh, rarely apologizing, and never regretting.

17. He is homophobic 

First of all, Trump doesn't support gay marriage and therefore denies people basic human rights. Secondly, he constantly makes nasty comments about the LGBTQ community. Surprising, huh? He has basically insulted everything and anyone at some point. Here are a few things he said about queers:
  • "America is going to hell" after Sam Michael, a professional American football player, publicly came out as gay and got supported by the NFL 
  • About Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean, a fellow homophobe, Trump said: “That’s the belief of 70 percent of the people, so it wasn’t a horrible answer.”
18. He is not welcome abroad 
Several state leaders have already spoken out about how Trump will not be welcome in their respective country. That's great considering that the world is so intertwined and we're basically all in the same boat - how will negotiations take place in the future? Tell X that Y said that A did this? What are we, 12? If state leaders prior to an election state that this person will not be welcome in their country, this should make everyone think about what this might mean (hint: don't vote Trump)

19. He spreads stereotypes 

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.” 

20. Trump is a business man, not a politician
Donald Trump became the man he is today because he is a businessman - and because of his father's bequest. Many people love him because he is in fact not a politician. A lot of people in the U.S. are mad at the current political system so they think Trump is a good candidate to fix their anger. Let me tell you something: Trump isn't even a good businessman. While he might be entertaining, he has basically no other qualities. His company missed so many opportunities throughout the years, failed to make right investments and let's not start talking about debt. Four of his casinos and hotels went bankrupt and even though that might not seem a lot considering the amount of businesses he has under his umbrella, it definitely means something. It means wrong predictions, wrong investments and most importantly wrong decision-making. If he acted careless or not, is up to interpretation. But think about it for at least a moment and let it sink in. Someone who can't even make the right decision for a hotel, or four, wants to lead a whole country? Yes, everyone makes mistakes from time to time and I am not saying that I know how to lead a hotel... but we are talking millions, if not billions. I don't know. 
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See, if you want to see the world burn, I feel Donald would be your man. I am not saying that Hillary Clinton is a better alternative but if Trump becomes president by the end of the year I seriously don't know where to go. Maybe the moon? Mars? America, wake up, please! I know you can do it. I don't hate you, but please make yourself 'great' again by doing us all a favor and not vote for Trump. 

5 Kommentare

  1. Well said!

    Kind regards
    Your friend's friend

    1. Thank you so very much, my friend's friend!
      Means a lot!

  2. What human rights is he denying and to whom?
    What's wrong with bombing ISIS or any other enemy?
    What is wrong with returning America as a strong monocultural bloc instead of a Stand-For-Nothing Fall-For-Everything flophouse?

    1. Hello there!

      Thank you very much for your comment.

      Human Rights the United States have agreed to by being a member of the United Nations. Please have a look at the UDHR (http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/). Article 5 is my favorite in regard to Trump. Or Article 9. Or 12. Or 14.

      Violence breeds violence. That's why it's wrong. More civilians die then so-called terrorists. I refuse to support this. Bombs can destroy bodies, but they can’t destroy a political ideology. There will always be people like ISIS supporters. Maybe it's time to hear them out rather than ignoring them.

      It's not temporary, that's why it's wrong. We live in this Stand-For-Nothing Fall-For-Everything due to globalization. Realism is outdated.

  3. Also, please remember, 80% of businesses go bankrupt. To only have 4 indicates a stunning Level of acumen. The more risks you take, the more failures you'll have. The only way not to FAIL is not to TRY AT ALL.
    I hope you're not suggesting that? Our nation seems to have this idea that noone should fail, and it's causing a lot of social problems...