A Plea to Donald Trump
Donald, you have heard and seen all of the nasty things people say about you. I suspect you wonder why they say all these nasty things. It strikes me, and I may be wrong about this, that you have no idea what the impact is of what you do and say, especially as your forum has grown larger.
Well let me inform you, Donald, that if you care at all about the United States of America, if you care about our form of government, the one that both of us grew up in, then I implore you to understand that you have begun the destruction of this form of governance, and you show no signs of letting up or allowing yourself to know that this is what you’ve been doing.
In a word, you embody disconnection.
And it’s my guess you are disconnected in every area of life. You couldn’t be the way you are otherwise.
But you are a minority president, no mandate of any kind and unpopular in the extreme.
And we’re all still here, more determined than ever to fight you every step of the way in the cause of the family of humanity, one diverse and honored family here and planet-wide.
We will unite around populist leaders, progressive populists like Bernie Sanders or FDR, who will help shape an America we can be proud of, looking out for all its citizens, speaking out resoundingly in its rejection of oligarchy and those who would deny the people their rights and freedoms.
Your run for the presidency began the serious disruption of this great country. You’re only on the way to the presidency because of 50,000 votes in three states. You’ll be a non-president, a loser, whom Hillary beaten by nearly 2.9 million popular votes.
But even if we could have kept the 270 electoral votes from you, we would still—on account of your encouragement of fear, hatred, and thuggery—have had plenty of confrontation and healing to do.
Would you do us a favor and stop at once what you’re doing, go away, get a shrink, and learn how best to undo the anti-American damage you have done? My plea to you is to seek help, psychiatric help, because you need it badly. Before you do that, I urge that you follow this novel’s suggestions in at least these matters.
First, that you switch your party affiliation.
Second that you fire Mike Pence and make Bernie Sanders your vice president.
Third, that you resign the presidency and retire into private life. If you show your face at all in the political realm, I implore you to do so in support of all of Bernie’s proposals.
Do I expect you to do any of these things?
Of course not.
But speaking them aloud puts them out there.
The other thing I implore you to do is to remove all the sycophants now surrounding you, instead bringing in sympathetic souls to advise you on your healing process in the years remaining to you.
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