I think we’re gonna have to agree to disagree on this one, Robert. While I see your point about Trump not being a politician and all, I think he’s just not a nice person. And he’s surrounding himself with sycophants who will do his bidding regardless. And when they fail, or see the light and don’t want to do it anymore, it’s “off with their heads!”
And I don’t agree with you about Obama. He made some bad moves, granted, but he’s not a bad person. As far as being ashamed of this country, as you say, think about it. If I were black, I might have similar feelings. Hell, I’m white and I do! A bunch of white people came to this country and took over. They killed as many natives as they could and put the rest on reservations. They stole people from their homes in Africa and forced them into slavery, not even giving them the distinction of being 100% human. It took a war to change things, and even that didn’t change the way most people felt. They had Chinese people build the railroads and when they were done, they wanted to deport them because they’d have to compete with them for jobs. During WWII, they rounded up 180,00o Japanese, 60% of which were actually American citizens, and put them in detention camps. Should we not be ashamed of these things? Is the Statue of Liberty meaningless now?
I’m reading “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff for my book group. Obviously things have changed since the first century B.C., but I’m finding many parallels with Alexandria and Rome, and particularly Julius Caesar, and what’s happening here today. It’s pretty interesting. You might enjoy it.
Anyway, I’m sorry to have rambled on so. Must get back to my book!