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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Trump: A punch for a punch

(Photo by Gage Skidmore)
Apparently Donald Trump hasn’t gotten Mahatma Gandhi’s memo, the one that reads:  An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Equating civility with “being soft,” Trump recently explained, “…if I had not fought back in the way I fought back, I don’t think I would have been successful.”  Describing himself as a “counter-puncher,” Trump also stated that he’s mainly responding to “what they did to me.”

This type of “But he started!” playground politics can be a dangerous game, especially when enacted on a global scale.  No one’s telling Trump to sit back and take whatever comes his way.  However, responding in kind is not the only option.  Responding in kindness could be another.

Trump furthermore asserted that his campaign would be “a complete waste of time, energy and money” if he weren’t to win.  In other words, winning is everything.

Many would see things differently.  Some would be grateful for the opportunity to pitch ideas on such a grand scale.  Some might even feel that nothing is lost in spirit, and that overall outcomes are far more important than individual gains.


Copyright May 19, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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