Donald Trump is a Cock Tease

Of all the empty promises, superficial slogans and plain old stupid things that have come from Donald Trump’s mouth, one thing continues to stick in my mind.

“I’m a unifier. I’m very much a unifier.”

And I suppose he is a unifier — of hatred. Just look at the mounds of people who have come out to support him. When asked why they are supporting Trump, the majority of them are just as vague as he is. Things like, “I like what he has to say” or “He’s going to make America great again” aren’t really saying much.

I’d like to be a successful writer, but just because I say that I’m going to be one doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. I have to work at it, create work with substance and direction. Donald Trump is just playing to his audience. He is rowling them up into a frenzy of hate, anger, disrespect and force that often times results in violence.

And then he goes home.

Donald Trump is a cock tease. He strides up to the podium and basically says anything he can to get a rise out of people. He is stoking the fires of violence and racism, calling for Americans to “toughen up” and then…not much else happens. It’s astounding to watch, really. And very concerning.

Think about it. He is the Presidential frontrunner for the Republican party. And put aside what side of the aisle you frequent for a moment, and think about this on a human level. Trump is spreading hate. Plain and simple. And he’s doing it in a way that is the most dangerous, I think.

Hatred lives inside all of us on some level. Unless you live in the woods and don’t have to deal with things like people who take up two seats on the subway, or cut you off on the highway. Maybe you hate your neighbor’s ugly garden. Whatever it is, we are all angry. But we’ve learned (mostly) that there is a time and place for anger. Being a reasonable human being will get you much further in life than the alternative.

Unless you’re Donald Trump. But here’s the thing. He’s selling this end to political correctness to people who have to actually live in the world. They don’t have his money, his privilege, and the luxury of being disconnected from reality as he clearly does. So, he waltzes in, gets people fired up, and sends them out into the world to do his dirty work.

He never follows through on the very remarks that provoke feverish enthusiasm and passion. He just keeps stroking their anger until someone is so angry they have to punch a protestor in the face or shove a young woman around like she is an animal. All while he stands up there — far from any danger — egging people on.

At some point these people are going to need to climax — look at what happened in Chicago last night. The fury is building, and Trump is right there waving his stick like a symphony conductor using words like “great” and “disgusting” in the same sentence.

Trump talks about how “weak” America has become which makes me wonder how exactly he measures strength. I don’t think America is weak because we no longer demonize people with brown skin. I don’t think America is going to hell in a handbasket. And I certainly don’t think building a wall is going to fix a thing.

Donald Trump is the weak one along with anyone who thinks he should be president. Weak people turn to hate when they are too lazy to come up with a better idea. Weak people are bullies — ask any seven-year-old on the playground. Weak people mobilize around someone who has no substance, no solid plan to make America “great” again. Is America so bad? Really. Ask yourselves that, and then if you still support Trump, ask him to tell you what he’s going to actually DO for this country. Until he does, he’s just cock tease wearing a tie.

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