Tuesday, November 8, 2016
DONALD TRUMP BECOMES AMERICAN PRESIDENT, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
It is unbelievable but true. Donald Trump has won the American presidential election. White "uneducated women" have done it! They chose a sexist, and a womenizer guy instead of one of the most qualified white woman in America!
As much as it is a choc to the world, it is nonetheless true; the global community is waking up to the most bizarre, frustrating and depressing news coming out of the so called world's civilized and developed nation: the United States of America.
It is amazingly disappointing for the people of the world who hoped and wrongly assumed that finally the historically racist country known for enslaving humanity for centuries had been enlightened when they voted for a black president. When Obama won the election, people gave big respect to Americans, especially white Americans. Little did people think that the majority of white American regretted for electing a non white person in the white house.
To vote for Trump after all the insults to almost all immigrants, and women, ignoring his lack of political experience, but only on the basis of his racism, bigotry and a clear expression of anger against the fact that America has opened up its door to non white people and allowed them to advance and change their lives for better, is a clear indication that white Americans have not after been as progressive and civilized as people thought about them.
The fact is Donald Trump has been solely elected by the white Americans who understandably make 0ver 70% of the population. It was always unclear to me why American journalist always said that African American and minorities were the key factor in electing a president when white people constitutes 70 %. I guess the assumption was that whites do not choose by block, which is totally not true. White Americans are once again going back to racism and discrimination which has characterized them for centuries. People world over had started giving them more credit for progressiveness, but it seems that it is actually a total hypocrisy.
Here you have a candidate who clearly campaigned for building walls against immigrants, closing the boarders and deporting refugees. It is always amazing how white Americans hypocritically pretend not to be long time immigrants in America at some points. The fact is America is a country of immigrants period. The fact that some came long time ago does not make them less immigrants than those who came after them. But because they control the world's resources, media, and have big guns(power) they dictate what is accepted and acceptable.
Now the world can only hold the breath and hope for the best.
What does the Trump America mean for the third world countries? Well, much is unknown. But this can be almost rightly be expected: oppressive regimes are going to flourish once again, Dictators will surely be supported and encouraged as long as they are willing to let their countries exploited by American interest. Aid is going to strongly be diminished. Refugees and immigrants and blacks can only pray and wish that God will intervene in the Trump administration.
The world is once again in for insecurity and less safer than it was. May God bless Trump and make him change his ideology.
America, you once again surprise the world, but this time hopefully not for the worst!!!!
Let me finish this article by being open minded and tell my deeper conviction about Donald Trump. One, I choose to give him the benefit of doubt. This could be a total surprising president not for the worst but for the best. I believe Donald Trump will not do even half of what he campaign for. I believe he only wanted to get the presidency and cares less about all those issues that he rightly detected among many white racists who are nostalgic of the old America where white has always been might and right. America where so called "colored" people had no space and deserve no honor and respect. But Trump saw it as a strategy and a channel through which he would get to the highest office, and then do whatever the American presidential system has always done.
I also have to say that I appreciate the fact that Trump is against the promotion of homosexuality and abortion. Those are the values that I, too care very much about, despite the fact that I consider myself to be a liberal and progressive person. God is always right on any social or moral issue!
Posted by Minembwe at 10:53 PM