Monday, August 29, 2016

Convince Me That I Should Vote For Trump

Violence, intimidation, and racism, evidently is what Trump supporters’ support. Therefore, every one of Trump's supporters must approve of vulgar behavior, incivility, intimidation, racism, and acts or threats of violence. There is no other reasonable conclusion. It really needs to be explained why it is reasonable to support Donald Trump. I would really be interested in an honest coherent answer, not just political talking points, to that question. Particularly from those who call themselves Christians.

I will not vote for Trump because he will bring to the presidency all behaviors I abhor and ideas that I don’t support. He will bring to the presidency all of what America should not be.

I am even ashamed that Americans could find his qualities and ideas to be so outstanding that he’s nominated for President of the United States.

It seems not one Trump supporter is willing to, or simply cannot, give me an answer to my question: why is it reasonable to vote for Donald Trump?

I posted this question on social media two days ago. I find it very interesting and amusing that there are no replies.

Please convince me that I should vote for Trump.

Copyright © Horatio Green 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fear is a Manifestation of Ignorance, the Fearmongering of Donald Trump and David Horowitz

Donald Trump and David Horowitz
David Horowitz states, “The Communist Party is the Democratic Party.”

Communism is an inflammatory word. That’s why Horowitz uses the word. He knows to the older generation Communism drums up hysteria of the “Red Scare” and McCarthyism. To have a better understanding of Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, and the free market system, it’s important to understand there are differences, variations, and adaptations in economic systems. If Horowitz’s followers take him at his word, believing that Democrats are Communist, their ignorance—lack of knowledge—will lead to unfounded fear and hate of Democrats.

Monday, August 15, 2016

When will Enough be enough?

It has repeatedly been said that if we’re concerned over how we are governed, our perpetual wars, our lack of gun control, our capitalistic ways, our cultural ways, our politics, police tactics, and the decline of our freedoms, and want things to change, collectively we have the power to bring those changes to fruition.

Monday, August 1, 2016


There is a striking similarity between the rise in popularity of America’s Donald Trump and Germany’s Hitler, between Trump and McCarthyism

For almost a decade after 1933, Hitler enjoyed a remarkable degree of popularity among the great majority of the German people.” Like Donald Trump, Hitler's “character and personality – in some respects bizarre, in others downright mediocre and wholly unpleasant – can nevertheless do little to explain the magnetism of his popular appeal.”

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Neither Trump Nor Market-Based Solutions Are the Answer to America’s Problems

Storm is Coming timeline photo
Tom Friedman’s latest article, “Dump the G.O.P. for a Grand New Party,” is for the most part true. He argues, “If a party could declare moral bankruptcy, today’s Republican Party would be in Chapter 11.”

He went on to say, “America needs a center-right party ready to offer market-based solutions to issues like climate change.” A center-right party that supports common sense gun laws, fiscal policy, free trade that aids affected workers, and appreciates the complexity of foreign policy.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Trump’s Pugnacious Threats Epitomizes the Bully and Demagogue, Americans Know No Other Way

The use of power or threats of power to force, control, or coerce submission are the way the state, military, corporations, institutions, and capitalism function. You don’t have to look any further than Donald Trump. Trump’s pugnacious threats toward women, gays, the disabled, people of color, Muslims, and countries like China and Mexico are illustrations of this archetypal behavior. It epitomizes the bully and demagogue.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Greatest Casualty of War Is Our Future

Memorial Day serves as a reminder that “beneath the beauty of the lilies lies the ugliness of war.” The James Carroll metaphor perfectly captures the deepest meaning of war, and of all the things lost because of it.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ron Kovic’s Memory of War

A majority of Americans have never served in the Armed Forces. Their understanding of military service and war comes from how the news media reports our wars. Television, movies, video war games distort their view of war. Unlike previous wars, restrictions on publishing certain images of war and inadequate media coverage sanitize war in a way that creates ignorance of horrors of war, and what combat veterans face when they return home.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The 2016 Election is An Illusion of Choice and a Farce

The 2016 elections, all elections, are rigged by the political parties, media, corporations, and by wealthy individuals. None of them wants to change a system that is benefiting them. Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders represents a clear and present danger to their monetary excesses because he intends to rein in their extravagance.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Way to Fight Terrorism Is to Eliminate Its Root Causes

The way to fight world terrorism is not by perpetuating more violence, but by eliminating its root causes: poverty, social inequality, a lack of education, and a lack of respect for human rights. Moreover, the importance of religion must be deemphasized. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization “violence begins from the mind.” This means removing children from violent circumstances, and raising the world’s children in healthy, safe environments, making sure they have a good primary education, and are free from religious influences.

For those who say, “good words, but poverty, social inequality, a lack of education, and a lack of respect for human rights has been going on since the beginning of time. It’s in the Old Testament. We can control it but we can't eliminate it.” I say, we must free ourselves, particularly our children, from the religious influences that dictate over reason and conscience.

I am always reminded of the quote of George Bernard Shaw, famously referenced by RFK, “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’" We should always ask ourselves that question: “Why not.” Why can't we change the course of terrorism has taken by eliminating its causes, and maybe not eliminate it but significantly marginalize it.

Copyright © Horatio Green 2016