A Compilation of Observations/Rant
On January 21, 2017, Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States of America. Since then much has changed in the way of politics in my home country. (I am temporarily living in another country). As one who holds both Republican and Democratic views on certain issues in American politics, I feel that you, my dear followers, would be refreshed by a nonaligned view on the events that have happened since Trump's inauguration.
Observation 1 - Donald Trump seems intent on making "America First" by isolating it in terms of economics, foreign relations and aid. He has severed the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership that leaves China, whom Trump has said is taking jobs and money from America, to dominate the Pacific trade market. The Irony: Trump wants America to become a dominant market force, but has left China to take that position.
Observation 2 - The administration has attempted (and failed) to effectively enact a motion that would suppress the further publishing of health, environmental or social studies by certified practitioners unless it was reviewed by the government for publishing, and it would cease funding the Environmental Protection Agency. This would leave America's natural resource to be exploited without inhibition, which is simply unacceptable.
Observation 3 - For all his talk of bringing back and creating jobs, not many of Trump's jobless supporters have gotten back to work at their cherished steel and car factories in the Rust Belt. Stop trolling Democrats and get back to work.
Observation 4 - Refugees are to the US now as the Jews were to the Third Reich; they have become the scapegoats of all of the US' problems. Trump has signed an executive act that, starting this month, every week a report will be published on crimes committed by aliens, which themselves have been labelled as "Removable." This coming from the people who became infuriated at being labeled "Deplorable." Such hypocrisy is disgusting.
Observation 5 - Though the government of Mexico has made it adamantly clear they won't pay for a wall, Trump seems equally adamant that they will. Here's the gem: there has been talk within the Trump Administration that the money for building the wall will not come from Mexico, but from US taxpayer dollars, THEN Mexico will reimburse the US. Try solving that logic.
Observation 6 - The number of demonstrations and protests against the Trump Administration have increased drastically; with the revocation of the EPA, former Park Rangers went "rogue" and began posting facts about climate change against executive orders not to. This not too long after the Women's Marches worldwide, raising awareness not just for Trump's scandalous (and ought to be impeachable) "Grab 'em by the p****" comments, but for women's rights altogether in countries that don't have them. A Science March has been organized to raise awareness for, essentially, common sense.
Observation 7 - The Trump Administration seems intent on having the people believe what they want them to believe, going so far as to invoke the Orwellian term "alternative facts" to cover up their lies. Kellyanne Conway has become infamous for this, and Sean Spicer's adamant "Largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, PERIOD" view has become more laughable than it already was. This resulted in George Orwell's nigh-prophetic novel "1984" becoming a bestseller for the third time in history, the first being its debut, the second being in wake of the NSA security leak by Edward Snowden.
I am not hear to mourn Obama leaving. I'm not hear to say Clinton or Bernie should have been elected. I am not here to say "Kill Donald Trump."
I am merely a young man who is noticing disturbing trends in what is supposed to be the role model to the world, God's chosen nation, and feels the need to make this known to others so they know when things are going wrong, they need to SPEAK UP. It doesn't matter if you are American or not, Christian or not, conservative, liberal, or anywhere in between, man, woman, or child. These practices have been unacceptable, are not acceptable, and will not be acceptable in the eyes of the people, who Donald Trump has claimed to give the "power" back to. Demonstrate in whatever small way you can; your efforts will not go unnoticed. Whether it is simply Christian charity, marching on Capitol Hill, or writing an semi-angry journal post, it will matter.
I just hope this does to you.