APPENDIX A: Why Trump is Not the Candidate I’m Voting For
I’m not voting for Trump as our POTUS, and it’s fair for me to share why I feel as I do about Donald Trump as a political candidate. My issue with Donald Trump is he’s silly, and he chooses to ignore basic critical thinking skills that make for a worthwhile leader.
When in the wake of the two journalists killed on live TV in Virginia he shares with CNN that…
and then offers the bizarre historical context of…
and then offers the odd projected supposition…
…as a mental health peer I have to question if some of the pills I take daily might benefit Donald Trump in exploring these basic critical thinking skills necessary for a worthwhile leader. Without my meds, my reasoning skills become suspect as well.
It might be unsavory to liken these observations of Trump’s absurd statements to the … historically interesting … early twentieth century medical text “Vitalogy”, mainly because “Vitalogy” was written in an era of acceptable Social Darwinism (read: eugenics) and it’s too easy to make the intellectually lazy leap of logic that “Trump is Hitler”. That’s a stupid analogy and don’t take my reflections out of context, please.
Still, listening to Trump’s incorrect analysis on CNN, I can’t help getting that same creepy, itchy feeling I get when reading the section in “Vitalogy” on mental illness and “degenerates.” Here is an illustrative excerpt:
“Vitalogy” was originally published in 1903. Perhaps these are the “old days” Trump cites with such uncritical fondness.
I’m a solutions guy. So, what can Donald Trump do to win my vote?
1.) Don’t shoot handsome actor James Woods in the face.
2.) Eat more dietary fiber, like the 11% of your daily recommended allowance you get in every serving of Cheerios.
3.) Require Trump to give the PSA “Mental Illness Does Not Equal Violence” before every public appearance.
This might suffice in lieu of his underdeveloped critical thinking skills, if only to bolster his credibility amongst peers very marginally.
That’s about it. I’m probably going to vote for my Dad as POTUS for the third election in a row. Peace out.