I want to talk about Donald Trump.
Yeah, I know.
This site is about spirituality, not politics.
As if these aren’t related.
I do not want to talk about Mr. Trump’s policies.
That may be for another time. 🙂
I want to talk about what I call the “Trump Phenomenon.”
WHY is he so popular?
Let’s face it, even his supporters think he is a ‘little rough around the edges.’
(I am trying to be as kind as possible).
Yet the man lead in the polls.
ALL the polls.
Technically, he has more people who like him over Ms. Clinton!
WHY IS THIS?
I believe it is because of one main reason…
He speaks his mind and is not afraid if it pisses people off.
A lot of Americans appreciate and respect that.
(frankly, so do I).
Aren’t we a country of individualism?
Why then do we end up with politicians who all sound the same and do nothing different?
It is not like politicians came from outer space!
They come from the populace.
From our cities, towns and states.
They come from our communities.
The point I am trying to make is that they represent us.
Literally, just not politically.
We do not like our politicians because they reflect the worse in us.
And nobody likes to face up to that, so we project our anger toward them.
We vote these people into office.
At least those who vote.
And if you think voting doesn’t make a difference, then remember the legacy of George W. Bush and wonder what would have happened if someone else was president during that same time period?
Do you REALLY think the exact same wars and laws would have happened?
I don’t think so.
Trump represents giving the bird to the existing political landscape.
He represents the extraordinary rising about the mediocrity.
Is this enough to win the election in 2016?
I do not know.
All I know is we have lost the gift to see the power that is within us.
You are a beautiful and unique human being, limitless and powerful.
And VERY unique.
We need to recognize this more in ourselves, and then we will elect politicians who are unique and powerful.
Powerful, in a good way, of course.
For now, all we have is Mr. Trump.
Who says life isn’t stranger than fiction?