Re: “Trump reveals America’s dark side” (letter, 4-9).
Let’s look at the dark side of the American soul.
After almost eight years of hope and change, suicides are now an epidemic; homelessness is off the charts; net worth has shrunk for all but the wealthiest; real estate is unavailable; rents are sky high; letting men use the women’s restroom is seen as an accomplishment; police are being killed at an alarming rate; and racist groups are stomping on the American flag, rioting, blocking freeways and doing anything possible to disrupt the political process.
Our government is dominated by two parties, and having a candidate the establishment can’t control has them running scared. Trump isn’t the embodiment of fake masculinity, nor is he hiding a wounded child’s heart. He is a great big Johnny Cash middle finger to the apologetic, politically correct insanity that has been working to undermine our American exceptionalism.
In fact, the more they try to make him go away, the more I hope he wins.
Ask the citizens of Paris and Brussels how well compassionate listening and forgiveness works. If we don’t elect a strong leader who believes in putting America first, no amount of feel-good diplomacy will be able to protect us.