I am grateful never to have been assaulted by Mr. Trump. I am not a 10, I am not a number. I was surprised to find his campaign did not send either a picture or other identifying information for The Alaska Voter’s pamphlet. I am grateful he has forgotten since maybe that will deter a few people who might assume he is not on the ballot in our state.
The only time anyone has ever grabbed me by the crotch, I was walking in East Oakland after dark with grocery bags in each hand. A man grabbed me from behind using my crotch as a lever to rub against him. He was a special needs man and laughed at me when I cursed him. This is who I think of when I think of Donald Trump.
I am grateful to have made it this far in my life without a serious sexual assault. Of course there is still time. Even in nursing homes, where people don’t generally go looking for “10’s, there are assaults. That’s because sexual assault isn’t about people being attractive. It’s about dominance and power. You could say it’s about wanting to be more like Mr.Trump.
When I worked in mental health, I reminded people on outings that no one was going to comment on someone’s body in the YMCA locker room because everyone was trying their best to mind their own business and not attract attention to their own body. Most locker rooms are like this. I imagine Donald does not go to The YMCA very much. It’s easier to criticize other people’s bodies when you have a private pool.
Another great gift is Trump’s focus on Making America White again. Even the earliest migrations to America were successful due to the enslavement of people of color to build their settlements. One can only be as rich as Trump by using other people’s labor to build an empire. Queen Victoria, Big Cotton, Microsoft, Big Pharma, The Holy Romans, Game of Thrones, your average workplace, they all insist that that human sacrifices must be made and those who make them will be rewarded. Most of us spend our time trying to be one even if it means that number two and number 200,141 resent us. Americans don’t like being average people. We want to be superstars and mavericks. I can’t imagine Trump saying that he would take a pay cut before laying off workers. I could stand for making America mediocre but more equitable.
The Black Lives Matter Movement threatens the Trump hierarchy which puts police and the military and other corporations on top when actually these public servants are policing people who are their equals not scum. It is important to deal carefully with those who disrupt public order. The most dangerous and despicable deserve a trial as well as those with mental health issues. Many cultures question the death sentence but we hand these out daily on the streets of America.
Recently, it was suggested we start a neighborhood patrol or neighborhood watch for our street in Anchorage. Burglaries are up. There have been several murders. One neighbor suggested we need people with military and police training to take part. I would say train the police to be less like the military and more like peace keepers. Let the neighborhood watch create a lively interaction between people who are looking out for each other and can help by banding together when in need.
Guns should be for getting food. I am not sure how guns figure in Donald Trumps life but they are implements of domination that I could live without. I appreciate that he is pro-gun because it makes it clearer that I need to be on the other side.
You may not agree that Donald Trump is a mirror of our inner will to dominate the world. I think most will agree that he makes Kim Kardashian look like a potential write in candidate. I wish you merry voting and a happy new era.