To Wish Donald Trump Success

 

 

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To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that bullying is perfectly acceptable behavior. So, go, be a bully. Bullies are winners.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that the color of your skin matters. Whites are the far superior race. Go and be white. Or loathe yourselves.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys the world over that is okay to grab girls in their privates anytime you like because that’s just boys being boys. It’s not sexual assault. So make a reach for that girl’s breasts in the classroom. Pinch her pussy as she walks down the hallway. Slap her ass as she carries her lunch tray. Like Trump says, you have that right. Girls will let you do whatever you want as long as you act like you have that right. So go into the world and be a grabber.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach girls the world over that they have to conform, put up and shut up. It is to say to girls that what matters most is the way you look, not how smart you are, or how talented you may be. It is to say to girls you are here primarily to serve men. Never forget that. Men have the right to abuse you, to demean you, to treat you like you are less than. It is to say to girls that outward appearance matters more than anything you do, say or think. Girls must find ways to be desirable and if you can’t, well, you simply don’t matter. You will never be important. You will always have a SAD life.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that you are either born a winner or your are not and there is nothing you can do to change that. There are no heroes, so don’t even bother. Don’t dream. Don’t hope. If you can’t be rich, you can’t be anything.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls around the world that reading doesn’t matter. Cheating is the way you move ahead in life. So if you want to master anything, master how to cheat. Don’t waste your life with your nose buried in a book.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that the only faith you need is faith in yourself. There is no God, no Higher Power. Religious people are stupid. They are easily manipulated. See how easily Trump did it? He managed to get the nation’s leading religious leaders to back him simply by having money and influence. Money should be the only God you serve. Don’t seek God or his kingdom. That’s all hogwash, that spiritual stuff, who can understand any of it, anyway? Forget the power of prayer. Seek the power money offers.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that  it does not pay to be kind. Don’t be kind. Kindness is a hindrance. It requires you to think of others. You should never think of others. You should always and only think of yourself and what you want. You are all that matters.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that being mean will make you a winner. You should always carry a grudge and when you have the chance pay back the person you think wronged you. Always find a way to punish others you don’t like. It’s important to have an enemy. And more important to make that enemy suffer. Only a weak person would ever apologize for doing wrong things. Never apologize but make sure to always demand apologies. Remember, you want people to fear you more than you want them to respect you. Be hateful. Be mean. Be vindictive.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that degrading others makes you more powerful. You don’t have to earn respect. Who needs respect? Control over people is far more desirable than respect. Respect makes you weak. You have to humble yourselves in order to earn respect. You should never humble yourselves. You should always be boastful and prideful. You will gain power over people if you act like you are better than them. So treat others with disrespect. Talk down to them. Berate them in public preferably so that you make sure others fear you, too.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that Americans are better people than anyone else on earth. Especially white Americans. Especially male Americans who are white and rich. There is no higher position on earth than being white, rich and a man. If you are not white, rich, and an American man, your life sucks. So sad.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that there is no such thing as truth. If you really want to get somewhere in life, you must learn to lie without flinching. You must lie so much you don’t recognize the truth. You must always deny any truth you don’t like. And make stuff up. The more outrageous your lies the better. The most successful people in life lie. They do it all the time. Only stupid people talk about seeking truth. Don’t be stupid. Lie to get what you want.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over to speak ugly of others. Call people ugly names. It hurts their feelings. Always try to hurt the feelings of others. It gives you power over them. Name-calling. Bullying. It works. Do it. Do it everyday.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that if you are a person of color, you are less than. You will never be more than “less than”. Go ahead. Despair. Trump wants you to believe that you can never achieve anything as great as him because you weren’t born gifted and smart like him. Oh. And rich and white like him.

To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over to despair.

It is for these reasons and more that I pray Donald Trump is an utter and complete failure.

I pray that every day.

Karen Spears Zacharias is author of After the Flag Has Been Folded (William Morrow).

 

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8 Comments

AFRoger

about 6 months ago

For a long time now, I've been pondering the mind and methodology of Trump, how it works, and how it changes the landscape of thought, information, wisdom, participation and decision-making in our public life. Some of the more thoughtful and insightful discussion was in an analysis of Trump's techniques that I heard in the most recent segment of "On The Media" from WNYC. It's well worth a listen--and a re-listen, sharing with friends. Be sure also to stay tuned in for the final conversation between Bob Garfield and guest Rebecca Solnit. Very mature advice for us as citizens to "kwitcherbitchen" and get to work doing something meaningful. Take a listen at (January 12 show): http://www.wnyc.org/shows/otm . Unless something like Solnit's views stays with and motivates people after all of Friday's and Saturday's marches and demonstrations, they are a distraction and a waste of time. Trump will see them as validation of his messianic mission (no one else in recent memory got that kind of attention, so sad that it was all negative, not positive, so sad). Only if we prove him wrong will we prove him wrong. Yeah, I mean that sentence to say that.

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Karen Spears Zacharias

about 6 months ago

If the roads open back up I hope to be in Eugene marching with my daughter. And if not, I'll be marching somewhere around here. I will give this a listen, but I will point out that many people I know were doing good long before Trump came along, yourself included. They were feeding the homeless. Caring for neighbors. Volunteering at warming stations, schools and hospitals. Sending monies to Africa or Iraq. Caring for military families and amputees. The good have always been about doing good work. And they did it all without having to have the motivation of proving someone wrong. The goal here isn't to prove Trump wrong. We don't have to prove that. He is wrong, by any standard of decency. What it means is that all that good work that was already so difficult to do, will only get more difficult to do under Trump and he is making far more work for all of us, as the essay notes.

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AFRoger

about 6 months ago

To prove Trump "wrong" is an oxymoron. It can't be done (to him). Even if one could, it would never stick. The point of my statement is that we must not allow Trump to be any more damaging than he will be. The worst we could do would be to stop searching for truth and to simply allow him to have his way. At some point (I may no longer be alive), Trump will no longer be in office. What will we make of our "managed democracy" when that day comes? Who will succeed him? WILL anyone succeed him? On another subject, I had expected you to comment about the clergy attending and participating in the inauguration. Good thing God has big ears. Gonna get 'em filled tomorrow.

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Karen Spears Zacharias

about 6 months ago

I could not speak about the clergy tomorrow because that would be to validate them and nothing about Paula White or Franklin Graham is legitimate. I wrote about White in Doublewide. And Graham, well, power is an awful thing.

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Bess Thompson

about 6 months ago

Amen and well-said. I keep thinking back to the 2009 inauguration. In all my life I don't think I had ever bothered to watch an inauguration ceremony before. In 2009, someone put a TV in one of the conference rooms at work and everyone crowded in to watch. I don't think there was a single person in the room who was not moved by the event. Fast forward 8 years and I (an crowd-averse person and borderline enochlophobiac) will be marching with 50,000. I'm proud to be a part of it and hope it stays peaceful for everyone participating across the nation. I appreciate the comments about staying active after all the marching is over, that will be the real test for all of us.

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Karen Spears Zacharias

about 6 months ago

Thank you, Bess, for putting yourself in uncomfortable situations in order to stand up against the wrongs Trump has inflicted, continues to inflict. I will be marching on the West Coast. And I will continue to resist every day that Trump is in office.

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Judy Sheppard

about 6 months ago

Beautifully done. This came to my attention because a Facebook friend (with whom I bonded, sight unseen, because of her politics) just shared this. BTW, I'm Dusty Nix's wife. He has the highest respect for you. It would be nice to meet!

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Karen Spears Zacharias

about 6 months ago

Judy: I would love to meet! I adore Dusty as you know. And he's told me about the book you are working on. If you ever want to talk, get my number from Dusty and give me a call. Just read one of your articles yesterday in the Columbus magazine. (Unprecedented). #MadRespect

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