“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Last week a CNN group of reporters on the program “Breaking News” labelled the actions going on in the White House as being “bipolar”. The constant shifts in presidential personality and decision-making startled many politicians and statesmen who were unnerved by Mr Trump’s bizarre behavior.
The term “counter intelligence” at one time referred to espionage and spy craft and James Bond characters who were out there making the world safe from “bad dudes” whose goal it was to terrorize the homeland and cast aspersions on the integrity on the leaders of the free world and democracy.
These days that same term is used to describe the manner in which the newly elected president of the United States is conducting his daily affairs in a White House baffled by his “uniqueness” and which has granted him free rein to do as he wishes.
His unusual style of conducting business has forced him at time to use the term “you’re fired” in a fluid and fearless manner whenever someone under his governmental influence did not follow the party line.
His unmitigated arrogance and growing paranoia has placed the country in a situation similar to that of a Castro Cuba regime wherein friends and foes were treated with public disdain and suspicion and the top man there liberally used the phrase “don’t worry…I will make things right”.
The country is now divided into pockets of political doubt based on the actions of a man most of them voted into political office.
It is time for someone to remind Mr Trump that no man is an island and that the bell of social unrest and disapproval will toll for him .
How much can the American people tolerate of his shenanigans before they take to the streets and stage mass protests demonstrating to the world that they do not back or support their leader’s questionable actions? — gc