The Naked Truth: Trump-ing Political Correctness
Did you vote yesterday, Buttercup? I did, and I hope my kids did, although I didn’t nag them about it. It’s a privilege we’re fortunate to have and one we should exercise—especially those of us sporting the XX chromosomes. Brave women before us suffered and fought to win the right to vote. We owe it to them to let our voices be heard at the ballot box.
Although this is the Naked Truth, I won’t say for whom I voted, because that isn’t anyone’s business. What I can tell you is that I’m not crazy about any of the candidates from either party and wish we had better choices all around. My kingdom for a candidate whose integrity is so stalwart no holes can be poked through it! I know, I know . . . an oxymoron when the subject is politicians.
Trump honestly scares the hell out of me. But rather than wonder at his burgeoning political success, the better question is, “What circumstances have contributed to his rise?”
In part, I attribute it to the fact that our right to free speech is dripping with the acid that is political correctness. In an America where so many people are afraid—yes, afraid—to say what they really think, Trump puts it all out there. Even if you detest him from the top of his famous coif to the tips of his handmade Italian leather shoes, you have to admit he owns a lack of fear regarding political backlash—any backlash at all, come to that. This, in and of itself, is rather refreshing. Please note: I’d feel the same way if we were talking about Hillary Clinton, and I’m not her fan, either. I’m not a fan of any of the candidates, is the problem. Woe is me come November. I won’t be voting for the person I support the most, I’ll be voting for the person I believe is likely to do the least damage while in the White House.
I’m not bringing this up to encourage comments about why Trump is good or bad. Let’s please accept that Trump just is at the moment, whether you want him to be or not. I don’t care if you love him or hate him—you don’t have to out yourself either way. What I want to know is, what factor(s) pertaining to our national climate have, in your opinion, paved his way? And a bonus question: If you could choose the next president from any person alive or dead, who would it be, and why? No rants, please. Just the Naked Truth as you see it.
See you next week!
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