My Current Fixation on America’s Presidentiables – specifically Donald Trump

The Americans are a truly fine people – it’s what I’ve come to believe my entire life. They’re sensible, friendly, and compassionate (even to, or most especially to, animals) – something I can’t say about citizens of other nations. That most likely explains why I love English — not to mention my passion for reading almost anything in that language.

Recently, while surfing sites on updates about the Bennifer-nanny scandal, the news of Donald Trump’s rise as a Republican nominee caught my eye. Whoa, the first time I learned he’s running for POTUS, I thought: who’d take him seriously? – keeping in mind that Americans are both refined and fussy when it comes to their choice of their number one leader.

A woman becoming the most powerful person on earth has long been an anticipation and I had thought Hillary would be the one as she is clearly the most qualified within my gender category. We know now she just might not make it because of the email controversy that’s expected to bring her down — so the wish of mine to behold a woman as U.S. Chief Executive in the near future has been scratched of late. Ah, not easy…yet we ‘gotta move on.

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Back to my favorite subject: During the very first few weeks after his official announcement he’s targeting the most powerful seat in the world, the media and the intellectual elites had only ridicule and unpleasant coverage for the Donald. They would even post nothing but unflattering photos of him, the majority obviously intended either to elicit laughs or make him look absurd.

Then came the debate (which I gather he didn’t win) that I wish I had watched, just to get a view of the man and his controversial style amidst the traditional ones.

You see, in my teens I thought “Donnie” was quite appealing. His tall, blonde looks did have resemblance to Robert Mitchum’s son Chris who happens to be my all-time crush. Besides, females generally like their males strong, handsome, rich, smart, and funny. His personal affairs, notwithstanding, which were such a mess plus his penchant for bimbos turned me off. I followed the whole debut series of his Apprentice show, though. I have also consistently thought of him as an awe-inspiring businessman.

Upon catching glimpse of the initial poll results released last July on the standing of Republican nominees, the elitist media and the same people who could only lambast the flamboyant reality star no doubt must have uttered in unison, “WTF, how did that happen?” i.e., while scratching their heads,

In rewind, the following had been a few of the statements which — a number of pundits believe — should have already wiped the brash real estate mogul out of the race:

Mexicans who come to the U.S. are rapists…

Rick Perry wearing glasses to make him look smart is not working.

Megyn Kelly must have blood coming out of her “wherever” when she offended him with her questions at the debate.

Recognizing Mr. Trump’s bluntness and brand of humor, I admit the first two remarks made me really laugh out loud.

Moreover, below are a handful of what his detractors has said about him:

He may become the U.S. version of Stalin and Hitler.

He will make Russia’s Putin look civilized.

Incredible – having Donald Trump and Sarah Palin in one lifetime.

Certain things we must “overcomb.” 😀

Every scribbled comment in defense of the Donald automatically comes from Apprentice alumni Gary Busey and Amarosa.

How interesting it would be to witness Trump coming face to face with the U.N. officials considering his mouth.

What dead animal is that on top of his head?

Aha ha ha…. Never thought the American people are at their funniest in this most interesting times.

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On a serious note, his rivals claim Trump’s immigration plans are unrealistic. But many believe, including me, it’s pretty much common sense. I say as well, if one’s gonna dream, why not make it big? Especially with regards to benefiting their country and its bona fide constituents – no matter how long the implementation may take.

Many predict he’s never gonna make it, and that the anti-Trump elements would stop at nothing to obstruct his journey toward the Oval office. I hope they’re dead wrong and won’t succeed respectively, as I am one of those who believe he can make a difference. Frankly, is there any one else out there who has Donald Trump’s strength to make America great again?

Compared to our ridiculously unsound government here, I’ve thought the U.S. state of affairs with its politicos are more of run-of-the-mill; only in movies can you make them a tad intriguing. Not this time. Having Donald Trump in politics is beyond America and Hollywood’s wildest imagination.

During bedtime these days, I get engrossed reading article updates on the most popular Republican nominee without leaving out readers’ commentaries; I have to keep alerting myself I need to get up early in the morning for work.

My fondness for the guy keeps on growing. My disdain for political correctness makes me like him more. Yeah, he may not become the next president of the U.S. But what the heck, count me as a solid fan of the guy from now on.

This PC Overkill That No Doubt Fosters Mob Mentality and Curbs Freedom of Speech

Ridiculous. That’s initially what I have to say.

Previous Nobel Prize recipient Tim Hunt made the mistake of spouting publicly his sexist opinion and was unmercifully crucified in the aftermath — it cost him his job as well.

This political correctness thing has gone way too far, I think, especially when the penalty is disproportionate to the deed; When the punishment results to the person’s plunge and ruin.

This uproar over Hunt pretty much evokes what happened years ago to a lady named Justine Sacco who had posted (innocently—before her bedtime) a “supposed racist joke” on Twitter. She suffered unreasonably as a consequence, went through a traumatic experience, and furthermore got fired from her job. An outrageous substantiation of a lunatic mob jurisdiction, I say.

But back to Mr. Hunt who had had the following observation: Three things happen when [girls] are in the lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them they cry.”

What does it matter whether Hunt executed it as a joke or as a candid pronouncement during a conference speech? He obviously spoke from experience. Don’t men and women fall in love at work? Don’t most women typically cry on the job when they’re criticized? Who can deny the hint of truth to his argument on the value of lab segregation to facilitate an uncomplicated atmosphere, thus dodging the impact of male-female hormonal drives in the workplace?

The reactions, including those “distractingly sexy” photos of female science workers that ensued were over the top — not to mention the accusations and mischaracterizations in view of the noted scientist.

It seems one isn’t entitled to express a sheer honest or unconventional sentiment anymore. Next thing you know, one also can’t be successful in their field and have their own mind at the same time. Why? Because the cyber bullies, the 24/7 media, and the rest of the “ME” generation are oh so ready to magnify and pounce at every instance they get offended, or at any provocation, or at any voicing out or appeal that does not pay lip service to popular causes out there.

Hypocrisy at its optimum extent. “Who is without sin casts the first stone.” May we each look at ourselves more often in the mirror. Anyone who claims they haven’t an ounce of bigotry flowing through their veins is lying. Nobody among us can be that pristine, unprejudiced, and in possession of quintessential compassion for all humanity.

As for me, I’ve no problem being counted as a feminist—owing to my conviction men and women should enjoy the same privileges in life. But may I not become the type of feminist devoid of any sense of humor; May I not become the feminist who has completely lost the art of the good old-fashioned eye roll. 

On account of Hunt’s and Sacco’s cases (plus the oppression I’ve witnessed on FB and our blogworld), I’m currently adjusting to the impression social media already has this much sinister power; to the realization it’s indeed one of the cons the internet era has landed on.

What an absurd world we live in now.