A curious reader may ask: “Why do you post so many articles on former United States President Donald J. Trump?” This man is the former president, and he is no longer in office. So why don’t you just move on, just like Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush are no longer United States presidents. You don’t write about these former presidents.
All these former presidents are no longer serving. Maybe these former presidents do deserve some attention that they are not getting from the media. But Donald Trump is indeed different than any of the other former presidents that have served. Unlike all the other former presidents, Donald Trump still believes he is the rightful president of the United States, even though it has been over a year since Trump’s successor, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the forty sixth president of the United States.
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Joseph Robinette Biden’s presidency. So this weekend I will do a mini summary of Mr. Biden’s first year in office. As such, yesterday also marked the first full year that Donald Trump was out of office, so I will summarize how Mr. Trump spent his first full in “in retirement” from the chief executive of the United States post.
The two presidents could not be much more different in management style and personality. I will discuss the major accomplishments and the set backs of the Biden Administration. I will also take a look at how Mr. Trump sees himself, his followers and the country in the “post Donald presidency.”
Trump of course, is in a deep thicket of legal trouble as he commences his second year out of office. The Trump Organization faces challenging legal and financial headwinds.
Most of you will not bother to read this post, as it does not have a captivating or interesing title. So I will spare you my general thesis of the “aims of education,” to generally say that, as a fifty-six year old adult, “I believe I turned out OK.” With that said, I think the goal of any society is to have an educated populus.
But I have not gone the route of many of my peers, namingly getting married, attaining a lucrative job or prestigious career, going to a an elite college, living in a luxurious twenty room mansion in the woods or on the water. I would be joking if these types of abodes didn’t exist… But they do.
So is THIS what our educational system “aims” to do? To produce a “market” for its graduates to “consume lavishly, boldly, and conspicuously?”
If I ever have a day where I have a severe case of writer’s block all I have to do is Google “Trump News” and I have plenty of ideas to write about. The latest wellspring of news comes from Trump’s demand that there is a “code of conduct” for the debate moderator. Trump is astonishingly consistent in the art of projection. What Trump is doing is projecting what is a very good idea. The Commission on Presidential Debates should have a code of conduct. But not for the moderators, but for the presidential candidates. Trump was guilty of continuously interputing Joe Biden, that Biden at times could not get a word in to rebut many of the outrageous claims and lies perpetrated by Trump.
Trump may use the excuse not to run claiming the process was unfair, and he could never win.
I am sad to report in the year of Our Lord 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ that in the United States of America the “dream” that Martin Luther King sang out 57 years ago continues to be just that: “A dream” today.
Black have indeed made many inroads to attaining wealth and a higher standard of living. And Black Americans have made many professional, academic, and economic strides, but more has to be done in order to level the socio economic “playing field.”
Unfortunately, January 17th has become an official “winter bank holiday,” complementing the “February bank holiday,” giving bankers, teachers, and government administrators a chance to return from thier ski desinations on a Monday instead of a Sunday, or a chance to take down the Christmas decorations before Lent begins. Martin Luther King’s legacy will continue, but other cultural activities compete keenly for its attention.
The world’s number one ranked tennis professional will not be able to participate in the Australian Open this year. Additionally, he won’t even be able to secure “courtside” seats for the tournament. Mr. Djokovic will be forced to make other arrangements to leave the island nation, and fly back to Serbia as a panel of judges said that an Australian immigration minister was within his rights to cancel Mr. Djokovic’s visa based on Djokovic’s unvaccinated status as a condition to stay in Australia.
Chief among the many mitigating factors in the decision to deport Mr. Djokovic was that he tested positive for COVID earlier this year and he lied about the fact that he did not travel outside of his quarantine area during the required fourteen day isolation period after he tested positive for the virus that has overtaken the world.
Yale Law School graduate, former paratrooper, and far right wing militia group The Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy during the January 6th, 2021 riots in the United States Capital as the United States Congress was busy certifying that Joseph Robinette Biden was the winner of the 2020 election for president of the United States.
Mr. Rhodes along with ten other conspirators led a group of armed men who stormed the US Capitol Building breaking into the Capitol Rotunda shouting phrases such as “hang Mike Pence,” and “kill Nancy Pelosi.” While other people in the Capitol took part in the “Storming of the Capitol,” the Oath Keepers were at the “tip of the spear” as they were the first group to break into the Capitol building, and led the charge into the legislative building.
Top rated tennis player Novak Djokovic has been taken criticized not being vaccinated and recently testing postive for COVID-19. The Serbian tennis star was forced to quarantine for four days in an Australian hotel before he was released and was allowed to practice for the Australian Open, a major tennis championship that will take place starting January 17th. The nine time Australian Open tennis champion has strong views opposing vacinations.
Mr. Djokovic has been the number one rated tennis player for several years. He is the rough equivalent of a “Tiger Woods,” or a “Michael Jordan” in the tennis world. But many residents of the island nation of Australia are angry that he can skirt vacation requirements becuase he is a top rated tennis player. Australia has had some of the most stringent travel restrictions in the COVID-19 era.
I’ve written about Trump for some time, so it is easy to get the gyst of what I think of the former United States President. While no one has commented on my posts, I don’t expect many readers to weigh in on how much political opinion I should write in my blog posts. I was a politics and history major at my al mater Curry College, and I am interested in history as a subject to read and write about. But there are other subjects I am intrested in commenting about as well.
I am especially interested in the educational system in the United States, and throughout the world. I am also interested in the religion and science, and the dichotomy of the two “belief systems.” The longer my posts become the more in depth I can delve.
I will not apologize for strongly rebuking former president Trump for so many things. First, I’m going to get “The Donald” very angry when I say that the 2020 United States election for the President of the United States was fair and there was no evidence of fraud, cheating, or malfeasance of any sort. (I urge Trump, if you’re reading this post, which I am sure you are, to look up the word “malfeasance,” as I am sure you have no idea of the definition of the word malfeasance.) I reiterate, there is no evidence that the Democrats “stole” the election. And I will add that there is no evidence of any scintilla of cheating by the Democrats, Republicans, or third parties what so ever.
Go ahead Little Donny. Tell me I’m a woke, crazy, weak failure.