We have a candidate for President of the United States of America which, despite some increasing dysfunction, is the voice of the free world. The President is a leader that the rest of the world watches, our allies and the ones that need careful handling. The President needs to be a person the nation and the world can respect.
So, this candidate has said that he can shoot someone on 5th Avenue in New York City and his followers would still love him. Love is blind.
This candidate has said he can not share his tax returns until the audit is over. The IRS says he can share them. He just says the same thing again. And his followers don’t care. Love is blind.
This candidate has said he believes the Department of Education can be mostly eliminated. He also has said he loves dumb people. His followers smile. Love is blind.
This candidate says that climate change is a hoax. That it is snowing so it must mean there is no global warming. (See above statement about loving dumb people.) That he would eliminate the Department of Environmental Protection. And his followers cheer. Love is blind.
This candidate says Hillary should have stopped Bill from his philandering. His followers ignore his own infidelities and think he is right. Love is blind.
This candidate says he will bring jobs back to America. No one questions why his own clothing line uses factories in Asia. At the first Presidential debate when asked how he would bring jobs back, he did not answer the question. He has no answer but his followers are not needing one. Love is blind.
This candidate says he is a great businessman which is hard to understand with countless business failures and a number of bankruptcies. More stories are coming out about how he did not pay subcontractors to the point of causing their businesses to fail. But his followers are not those people so they don’t care. Love is blind.
This candidate has made it very clear that women are valued by their shapely bodies and big boobs. He denigrates women who have pointed out how his behavior is inconsistent with his words on issues. He did not like how a moderator asked questions during a primary debate so he made a comment demeaning her because she is a woman and has hormones. And his followers, including women, do not react. One told me he didn’t mean it. Love is blind.
This candidate says there are people with good genes and only they should have children. This is only one of many statements he has made that indicate his admiration for Hitler. But his followers do not recognize themselves. Love is blind.
This candidate made behind closed door deals with Cuba during the United States embargo. He does not act as if laws apply to him. His followers find excuses to not care. Love is blind.
This candidate thinks there are changes needed to the Constitution, including ending the balance of power between the three areas of government. (See above note about Hitler.) But his followers know only the Second Amendment and nothing more about the Constitution so are not concerned. Love is blind.
This candidate says that more nations should have access to nuclear weapons. In a world with so much anger, allowing weapons of mass destruction in more hands is not a way to a peaceful existence. But his followers are silent. Love is blind.
And why is love so blind? Because of Killery, they say. Thanks Obama, they say.
These blind people are the ones who claim this is a Christian nation and there should be Ten Commandments in all courtrooms. Can they state them? Do they live by them?
And Jesus made it even simpler….bringing it down to TWO: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ And
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
These blind people need new glasses. And somehow, the ability to reason better.
October 3, 2016 at 8:15 am
Beth – EXCELLENT post! I forwarded it to some family & friends that are ‘Trump-leaning” (or, so ‘Anti-Hillary’ that they will throw their votes away rather than vote for Hillary) – Not that I expect to change any minds, but because I just can’t keep silent about the possibility that the USA might actually elect such a dangerous and unstable narcissist to our highest elective office.
But, I also forwarded your post to some like-minded friends, one of whom is a minister. She responded that she agreed with everything you wrote except for the word, ‘LOVE.’
Here’s her response:
From: Ellen-Jo Emerson
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2016 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: Love is Blind
Thank you so much for sharing this, Liz. Succinct, covering all the important bases. Except I would say it is not LOVE, it is infatuation.
Rev. E.J. Emerson
Stated Clerk, Classis of New Brunswick
Our Welcoming Statement: “As Classis of New Brunswick, we affirm the great diversity of God’s creation as it is manifested in our churches. Our congregations include persons from various ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds, gifted with a variety of abilities, gender expressions and sexual identities. We live in many forms of individual or family life, including same-sex relationships. Therefore, as Classis, we strive for inclusive congregations that celebrate the gifts and ministries of all.”
(adopted at 5/27/15 Stated Session)
October 3, 2016 at 3:47 pm
Yes….she is probably right in the true sense of the words “love” and “affection” but many people use “love” when it isn’t….and writing that expression made the rhythm right. And sadly, some of his followers do tend to say the “love” him and heavens knows what or who else they “love”.
October 1, 2016 at 12:28 pm
Hate doesn’t speak loudly, it shouts.
October 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm
Then we need to speak softly but incessantly.
September 30, 2016 at 1:49 pm
I LOVE the way your mind works and the words – so perfect.
October 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm
Hopefully , because it is not too long and uses mostly short words and the repetition will help readership and it just might get through to someone……..probably not.