Donald Trump, The Next President of the United States of America. My Analysis. (Part 3)

Najwa Kareem
Posted December 9, 2016 from United States

Commentators are saying Trump won by stoking fear and anger...fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, fear of terrorists etc. "He is an anti-immigrant President." "He's a nativist." Sugar coat, sugar coat, sugar coat. Nice how they down play the reality, how they don't describe him as what he is. The man is a racist. The man is a bigot. The man is a narcissist. A sexual predator. A pathological liar. Money and power...what nourishes him. The unfortunate truth is that Trump represents the overwhelming or the majority culture of the United States. While there are many positive aspects of the American culture, the culture in America propagates and perpetuates hate. The culture propagates and perpetuates racism. The culture propagates and perpetuates sexism. You and I know it's apparent. Just look at all the TV shows, comedy shows, advertisements, movies, look at the mainstream news channels, look at the professors at universities, look on your job. It's everywhere. How many people with physical disabilities do you have working at your place of employment? More often than not, they are excluded from mainstream environments. US culture, a culture that pokes fun of the disadvantaged. It's a far stretch but it could be said Trump is a product of his culture. Everybody's talking about how disgusting Trump's comment captured on tape is and on the same token how unfathomable it is that he has as many supporters as he does and that so many people voted for him particularly women. While by no means do I condone what Trump said, it's very likely that many of the people who criticize him for having said what he said, buy music and listen to music with songs that have lyrics that are comparable to what he said if not worse. The truth is that a significant aspect of the US culture, the hypersexualized component of it to a large extent encourages sexual assault and condones it. A culture where telling lies is the norm and being honest is strange. A culture where liars are the winners and truth-tellers are the losers. Donald Trump or shall I say President-Elect Trump is no different from the part of the American culture that has a great influence on it's citizens and one in which people in the United States live in, is surrounded by and is subjected to everyday. How can we as citizens of the U.S. have expectations of our leaders when we don't impose these same expectations on our country's culture and these same expectations on ourselves.

I believe one way Trump goes against the culture is the way he speaks his opinions whatever they are regardless of who he offends. Not typical of the mainstream American culture and one big reason why he is so shocking to it and has attracted many who believe as he does but keep their feelings and opinions in the closet. They see him as brave and like his "reckless" style. It's also a style that has caused such an uproar.

Like Donald Trump, the reality is many people in this country are racists. They have hatred for Islam and for Muslims. They have hatred for blacks. They have hatred for immigrants. They hate Latinos. They hate women and their advancement. They see certain human beings and groups of people as inferior to them. And for many Donald Trump is their great white hope. That's a major reason he has the support he does! White America is scared it's losing it's country... Yes the country that isn't theirs. A country that was stolen by those who supposedly found it. A land where its original people were exterminated, massive numbers of its natives put on reservations, and members of families and tribes separated from each other and not to mention very likely some of my native American Indian forefathers and foremothers on both sides as well as so many others' blood relatives. A rich and vibrant culture destroyed. When will white America stop thinking it owns lands and people? When will white America stop destroying others and what people have for its own benefit?

to be continued...

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allie shep
Dec 15, 2016
Dec 15, 2016

Najwa - interesting piece. I would respectfully say that while what you say is true about a lot of the hot air that comes OUT of America, it's not necessarily true about the actual country and many of the people who live there.

Or maybe I've missed the point - maybe you are deliberately angry with America in order to foster discussion.

Allie x

Najwa Kareem
Dec 16, 2016
Dec 16, 2016

Thank you very much Allie for reading my writings about the topic and for your comments. Because I believe it's important to clearly understand what another is saying or communicating when writing or speaking, would you please explain what you mean by "...the actual country". Would you also clarify or specify what you mean by "a lot of the hot air that comes OUT of America". I have some thoughts I'd like to share and would like to answer your question but would also like to be sure I understand all of what you've said clearly first. Thank you in advance.

Najwa

allie shep
Dec 17, 2016
Dec 17, 2016

Hi Najwa - well by the 'hot air that comes out of America' I meant what we hear in the rest of the world - they SEEM to tell us how great they are and so much better than the rest of us.

BUT when you are there or you're speaking to Americans it doesn't seem like that - and most Americans in the big cities (so the ones with more power) have a more intelligent view of the world.

I think a lot of people in the midwest or poorer areas voted for Trump cos they wanted to make a stand against what they saw as expected by the so-called clever people in the media and the big cities - in exactly the same way that people in the less affluent areas of my country voted for Brexit.

Allie x

Najwa Kareem
Jan 01, 2017
Jan 01, 2017

Hello and Happy New Year! Thank you Allie for your response and clarification. I'll now take a moment to share some thoughts in reply to what you've shared. Pardon my delay in writing to you.

I absolutely agree with you in regards to the actual country and many of the people in America not being like as you mean when you referenced "a lot of the hot air that comes OUT of America." While what you mean by "a lot of the hot air that comes OUT of America" may be extrapolated from my piece, and you're right certainly a lot of hot air does come OUT of America, my writings speak primarily about racism, prejudice, sexism, etc. that exist in America and the aspects of the culture that fuel and perpetuate them. What I've written also highlights the role and influence of "White America" as it's understood to represent a culture and its dominant influence on systems that regulate and control American society and to a large degree the world.

To drive this point home, obviously when speaking about "White America" or to "White America", it refers to/I'm referring to those who it applies to, however, when referring to "White America" I'm not speaking about many, many, many individuals. Thus, whomever does not hold "White America" views, should not think that what I've said or written about speaks to him/herself personally. What I've written should not be taken personally if it does not apply to one. Moreover, I'm not talking about White American people in general or American people in general. Anyone who has had relations or dealings with people from America or in America would know I'm not making any generalizations or stereotypes. Like with any cultural influence regardless of how dominant it might be or how influential it might be, people who are conscientious and live and conduct their lives based on morals, principles, justice, humanity, etc. will not adopt a particular aspect of the culture that is contrary to their personhood and their divine nature and thus will not act in ways that reflect that part of the dominant culture regardless of how influential it is.

In response to the possibility of your having missed the point and me being deliberately angry with America for the sake of fostering discussion, I am not angry "with America". I am also not deliberately angry with America for the sake of facilitating discussion. I speak and write my thoughts and feelings truly and sincerely and choose to share them with others, both females and males using this platform (as I believe exchange of thoughts and ideas is necessary for learning from one another, for stimulating our minds, for contemplation, for improving ourselves and changing those parts of ourselves that need to be changed and for changing the many parts of our world that need to be changed). If what I write facilitates thoughts and opinions from those who read what I write and discussion comes from it, this is wonderful and certainly aligns itself with the purpose for sharing my writings. As I think my writings about this particular topic speaks to or what is brought out from what I've shared is that it angers me, it perturbs, it's heart aching, it's unsettling, it's a hard pill to swallow to know that injustices are happening day after day in the United States without accountability on the part of the system and on the part of persons who carry them out without receiving due punishment or there being any consequences associated with their unjust actions and/or violations of human rights. Any person with a conscience, with a heart and is concerned about the humanity of other people and the human rights of all people will feel the same knowing what is happening. The many injustices taking place in the United States is certainly not exclusive to the United States as these things are happening unfortunately in other parts of the world, however, in the piece I've written that you read, I'm speaking about the United States specifically.

I hope this is helpful to you and others.

Sincerely,

Najwa Kareem