Trump Once Again Proves That Hate Is The Most Powerful Of Unifying Agents

“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”

Another not so sweet tweet by our lowbrow president, the darling of the Wal-Mart crowd.

Over many presidencies it has taken the stature of the various chief executives of America to help curb the power of hatred within our fragile multicultural nation. We now, on the other hand, have a president employing the mega power of hatred for his own personal glorification.

Hatred is not only a powerful political weapon in the wrong hands. Since it is the default emotion when people’s hopes and dream crumble, it is an easy weapon to employ. Hatred is one of those emotions that folks are required to export or else it will eat them alive. Trump’s words and deeds give them permission to do just that. Thus in a psychological way the Donald really is their savior, and they love him for it.

It is bad enough when folks of low position froth with hatred, but what defense do the better angels of our nation have against hatred when the leader flaunts it? Indeed, deep within us all is a great potential for hatred that most of us mange, except on rare occasions, to keep well caged. But when the President of the United States of America is holding open the door of hatred, what chance is there that the evil side of of us all won’t eventually be turned loose.

There is amble evidence that Trump’s corrosive hatred has already pushed aside the goodness of men and women not before thought of as on the side of evil. Alas, hatred filled folks like the Donald have a profound tendency to corrupt and destroy everything and all with whom the come in contact. Be very careful Mr. Mueller. With the power of hatred on his side, you are going up against the most daunting force you will ever face in your life, including the enemy you fought in Vietnam.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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