This is a letter to address the amount of people I see claiming they’re somehow a victim because of a trump presidency. I think the victim claimers are wrong, and have something to say to them.
It’s amazing to me, the effect a nicely placed web or news banner, a well worded timed headline, a properly cut video clip, and an easily outraged social environment can have on public ability to formulate rational analysis on an individual, a group, an idea, or an event. I believe that is what we are seeing play out in the social environment in front of us, in regards to all things political, all things “politically correct”, and especially in regards to Donald Trump.
Before the days of internet on our smart-phones, incessant social media use, and the newly formed, trend-setting, nation sweeping hobby of being outraged that has come about as a direct result of this sudden access to widespread, instant communication, you, and none of your friends would have had such a public arena to voice your opinions, and without it, you would have had to voice that opinion in a public place, looking at the faces of real life people. This meant a couple of things, first is that you wouldn’t have the luxuries of a laptop in front of your face where you can just go look up someone else’s opinion and then reform the words to fit onto your own page, you actually would have to have an opinion this isn’t just some fair-weather opinion, it has to committed to your memory.
If you wouldn’t take your opinion out for public debate with a complete stranger, keep it off your social media page, or you risk looking foolish. That’s just my opinion. The second consequence of sole public debate, is that when you were in a heated debate, if you decided to sling out any type of insults that you can see across the social media feeds today, you had to be ready to take a punch right after, because some of us are getting really vicious out there, and that’s no way to talk to people. Anyone with a smart phone, tablet, or laptop, can upload to YouTube within minutes, or post to Facebook within seconds, and it seems like everyone wants to cry out that they’re a victim because of a Trump presidency. But when all of a sudden everyone is crying out about how and why they’re a victim, it then diminishes the value of those who might be speaking up and voicing actual concerns.
Psychologically there’s no difference between receiving glory and receiving pity in regards to the kick of dopamine one gets from receiving glory or pity, and it pains me to say that most of the victim claiming I see looks more like a cry for some of that free dopamine filled pity that’s being dished out. Most of the concerns do not preach concern about outcomes that are in any way rooted in facts, sensibility, or reality. That is why I felt I had something to say, like I could carve out a little corner of fact seeking, and hopefully build some kind of dialogue.
Okay, on to the next order of business, again directed to those I deem as “The So-Called Victim’s of Trump”. Do you really think you have all that much to complain about? The next few ideas I’ll voice roughly similar as I’ve heard them said by Dr Jordan Peterson, someone who also has clearly inspired the formatting of this video and the way it’s being presented. The problem with even the not so heavy portion of left-side ideology, is that it’s orienting the faults of our society and culture towards that of one which is Utopian. While this is noble and with good intention it unfortunately is ill advised. Any one who believes in the idea that history repeats itself should do a brief history recap on what happened to societies past who’ve legislated with a Utopian mindset and one will see that in every single instance it led to mass chaos, mass detainment, and a massive amount of casualties. Maybe we should get rid of the idea that it makes sense to consider legislation based on a Utopian society that’s never existed, and consider that it would make much more sense to base our legislative decisions on moving simply in a direction that is BETTER and not one that is again, based on a Utopian society that’s never existed. One idea one might have for anyone who preaches political correctness is to use ideas that come from types of societies that HAVE existed instead of ideas from a Utopian ideal that’s never been manifested.
If you live in North America you represent roughly 5% of the World’s population. Not very many people move away from North America for a reason. It turns out that it’s a pretty sweet gig to live here, and as far as I’m concerned, I played the lottery and won because I had absolutely no role in my ending up here. My parents just banged and then I was in San Diego Hospital. I think this something that should not be taken for granted. So if we wanted to start the argument where it starts, I would say, hey, you live better than probably 95% of the entire world. Do you really think you’re a victim?
The next thing I’d like to attempt to make about to The SCVT’s is that you can not be taken seriously when you subscribe to this awful journalism that you’re often associated with. One headline that I’ve just seen today read something like “A Guide to Trump’s Many Immigration Policy Mistakes”. I’m sorry but anyone who subscribes and supports a headline of this nature is a dimwit as far as I’m concerned because they are doing 2 things with a headline like this (which is most headlines now, by the way). The first is they aren’t reporting here, they are telling you how to think about something. You’re smart enough to figure out how to think for yourself, aren’t you? Secondly, they’re completely neglecting the fact that almost never in history has policy gone into place and been immediately effective. That’s literally never how it works. News sources like these have been trying to warp the way you view Trump since day one.
On many, it appears as if this tactic has worked. I’m not saying the man is perfect or that the legislation is flawless, but I am saying it’s being poorly represented. To clarify, this letter is not in defense to Trump, this letter is in defense to the truth. His words have been twisted and before I end this first rendition of me speaking in front of a camera, I’d like to iron out one giant misconception in regards to the president and one of the things he’s supposedly said, and in my next video I’ll more in depth tackle the specific legislative moves vs misconceptions that Trump has taken since that seems to be the current topic of the week, day and hour.
I’ve been wanting to get this off of my chest for a while because it’s been bothering me since day one of Trump’s campaign. You’ll probably immediately recognize what I’m talking about so I will just address it directly. To all of you who keep standing by the claim that Donald Trump “called all Mexican’s rapists”, you are directly a part of the problem. If you can’t listen to what people are actually saying, you should hold off on your warped opinion forming about that person. He clearly stated that a portion of those who immigrated from Mexico to the United States illegally are sometimes rapists.
Well, we actually happen to know of that fact as true, so I don’t see why it blew up, but also, if you’d actually listen to the guy talk for more than a couple sentences at a time, you would have heard him clarify that it’s not JUST Mexicans who are immigrating here illegally from Mexico, but it’s also people from all over South America, and possibly the Middle East as well. So he wasn’t even just talking about Mexicans. We need to get better at listening to each other speak.
I close this letter with something that will also act as a precursor to the next one. A quote, from a world leader;
“We have seen peace-loving Muslims brutalized, victimized, murdered, and oppressed by ISIS killers. We have seen threats of extermination against Jewish people. We have seen a campaign of ISIS and genocide against Christians, where they cut off heads. Not since the middle ages, have we seen that. They drown people in steel cages. We have not ever seen this, (before). For many, many years all nations have a moral obligation to speak out against such violence. All nations have a duty to work together to confront it, and to confront it viciously if we have to. So I want to express clearly today to the American people that my administration will do everything in it’s power to defend and protect religious liberty in our land. America must forever remain a tolerant society where all faiths are respected, and where all of our citizens can feel safe and secure. We have to feel safe and secure. In recent days we have begun to take necessary action to achieve that goal. Our nation has the most generous immigration system in the world, but these are those, and there are those, that would exploit that generosity to undermine the values that we hold so dear. We need security. There are those who would seek to enter our country for the purpose of spreading violence or oppressing people based on faith, or there lifestyle. Not right. We will not allow a beachhead of intolerance to spread in our nation. You look all over the world and you see what’s happening. So in the coming days we will develop a system to help ensure that those admitted into our country fully embrace our values of religious and personal liberty, and that they reject any form of oppression and discrimination. We want people to come into our nation, but we want people to love us, and to love our values, not to hate us and to hate our values.”
Can you guess who said it? Thanks for hearing me out.