Donald Trump is getting dropped left and right from major partnerships with companies for his inflammatory comments on Mexican-Americans.
Let’s take his entire point, not just little snippets.
“The US has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. [Applause] Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
Could he have articulated his point better without offending anyone? ABSOLUTELY. Trump is horrible at communication without offending. However, he didn’t say all Mexican-Americans are rapists like some news outlets want you to believe. When you listen to a chopped up sound bite on ABC or CNN, you will interpret it that way. It’s always a VERY bad thing to generalize and say a group of people are this or do this. The point he was trying to stress here, though, is there is a lot of crime from illegal immigration, particularly from Mexico, which NO ONE can argue with. It’s easy to misinterpret what he’s saying to think that he is saying all Mexicans are criminals, but he’s specifically talking about illegal immigration. His point of view is that he wants a wall up and he’s trying to articulate why. He may have communicated that idea in a poor way that offended people, but the result he’s after is great. Let’s try not to confuse the two.
If I took sound bites and 10 second video clips from your life, I guarantee I’d find some PRETTY MESSED UP THINGS you did. As Dan LeBatard says, it’s best not to judge someone by their worst public offense.
You have to be INSANELY politically correct nowadays. Jerry Seinfeld said he will not do stand-up at college campuses anymore because he cannot make jokes without offending people.
This is exactly why major issues like illegal immigration will never be touched by America. If everyone’s too afraid to offend or hurt people through words, you meet your goal of never offending anyone, but you don’t fix a major problem either. You can’t have a sustainable country where people take resources without paying into the system. A nation has to have proper immigration procedure to become a citizen of the country. Of course Donald Trump could have articulated his thoughts in a more tactful fashion, but he is consumed by emotion when giving an unscripted speech and stressing an important point.
A woman just got killed in San Francisco from an illegal immigrant. (CNN also isn’t going to mention Donald Trump’s statements here because they don’t want you to believe there’s some truth in what he says. Be very careful where you get news from.)
He is spot on when he told Fox News, “The crime is raging and it’s violent. And if you talk about it, it’s racist”.
I think some people get offended by my posts.
I am pretty congruent with what I stress and try not to put anything that I am thinking without verifying that a lot of people are thinking the same thing. Then I go through a process of understanding the exact opposite of what I’m thinking and explore the truth. I do not say things without careful deliberation. Of course the world is complex, but we get confused wanting the story we tell ourselves to be right as opposed to finding the truth. As the saying goes the truth will set you free. You will get offended by truth if you haven’t progressed enough to be consciously aware of what’s really going on and if you have your ego up.
I do believe there is a righteous way to act that many so-called leaders and philosophers try to get right but place their story and personal agenda over truth. Everyone deserves 100% respect, however, I believe this universe was set up in a certain way; and learning that is part of the path to Rome.
This is what I had to tell someone through email who I offended because she thinks I attacked Russia in my July 4th post: “I think you are confused by my July 4th post. I shared an email that was written by someone else who was born in Russia and explained his reasoning for moving here. I never mentioned anything negative about Russia. The post and email was to illustrate how grateful people in America have to be for the opportunities it provides. There was nothing in there attacking Russia and I’m sorry I left it open to interpret it that way.”
If you get an emotional charge that something I am saying is wrong, that’s great! Part of what you are feeling is right and part of what I am feeling is right as well. You cannot blanket the part of what I am saying is wrong to say everything I am saying is wrong.
We are all just fractured parts of the truth and the idea is to find it using each other.
I am fortunate enough to be able to articulate that concept in a way that the mainstream media cannot and I try to do so in simple terms.