Friday, September 30, 2016
The Senseless Cruelty of Donald Trump
In my last post I looked at how Donald Trump's visceral misogyny and disgusting fat-shaming could cost him the election.
Along with his racism, his xenophobia, and his dangerous demagoguery.
But what makes him such a monster is one character flaw that stands out above all the others.
His senseless and bestial cruelty.
Donald J. Trump has a cruel streak. He willfully causes pain and distress to others. And he repeats this public behavior so frequently that it’s fair to call it a character trait. Any single example would be off-putting but forgivable. Being shown many examples across many years should make any decent person recoil in disgust.
And when you've read all those examples of cruelty without reason.
When you've read how he humiliated his former wife Ivanka.
Or Ted Cruz's wife
Or the way he withdrew the health benefits of an infant with cerebral palsy.
I think it's fair to ask Trump supporters how can they worship a man like that?
Enough. Wake up. Look at this man with fresh eyes
People disagree about the ideal traits to have in a leader. But almost no one wants a president who has proven himself an addict to being cruel, mean-spirited, and spiteful. For decades, Trump has been deliberately cruel to others, often in the most public ways. He behaves this way flagrantly, showing no sign of shame or reflection.
What kind of person still acts that way at 70? A bad person.
It is that simple.
Giving a cruel man power and expecting that he won’t use it to inflict cruelty is madness. To vote for Trump, knowing all of this, is to knowingly empower cruelty.
Better to recoil in disgust.
Or better still.
Join the winning team...
For all of them are better than Trump.
And they are going to win....