“Hard work, determination, and talent are key for any successful venture. But sometimes you need that fourth ingredient: dumb luck. Luck can never replace hard work and talent, but sometimes it can win out over both.” ― Abby Rosmarin
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“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life. ” — Oscar Wilde.
Have you watched the movie “Forrest Gump” starring Tom Hanks as the main character?
He was the type of guy who had no clue as to what was going on around him but always managed through dumb luck and personal drive and ambition to come out smelling like a rose in the end.
After long and careful reflection I am going to go out on a limb here and say that President Donald J. Trump and the movie character Forrest Gump share this same type of personality dysfunction that causes them to come out on top of things no matter how muddled the circumstances around them might have become for other more reasonable folks.
I was watching a Cable Network News (CNN) broadcast this morning and the moderator and his guests were amazed that a man as totally inexperienced as Trump is for the presidential office sill has his staunch and believing supporters and that everything he has muddled to date happen to be working out in his favor.
He accused China of currency manipulation one day and then invites the president of that country to his home in Florida to seek his assistance in handling the North Korean threat.
It was reported that the unemployment rate is at an all time low another feather in his for an oftentimes bumbling president.
He has his military agents launch 59 missiles into a politically unimportant air base in Syria and then boasts about his prowess playing video games.
He is ready to launch World War Three against North Korea while at the same time attempting to solve the Middle East crisis between Israel and the Palestinians urging them to come to the peace table and reach a settlement and accord.
His devoted followers fail to recognize the fact that this egocentric political blowhard will eventually turn on them when time and the political circumstances encourage him to do so.
His noticeable instability is causing allies and other foreign powers to doubt not only his sanity but his very ability to back them up militarily should the need arise.
While Forrest Gump turned out to be an intriguing and entertaining movie having such a character in the White House should give us all a cause for concern and reflection. — gc