Sunday, July 2, 2017

Donald Trump has Proven Himself Unfit for Office. But we REALLY need to start Demanding More of our Leaders.

Donald Trump's recent horrible behaviour towards show hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough has, in the eyes of many (including myself), conclusively proven that he is indeed unfit for office. I have personally long suspected of his unfitness for office, but this really proves it beyond any doubt for me.

But how did we get here, a President who is effectively going out of his way to bully two of his citizens? Such behaviour was indeed unthinkable back in the 1950s, despite all the faults of that era.

The fact is that, we in the Western world have been demanding less and less of our leaders, and this trend has gotten us to where we are. We ought to start demanding more. Presidents are not just everyday citizens, they are our representatives, and we need to hold them to a higher level of accountability and decency. The non-judgemental stuff ought not to apply to our leaders. It is why I really think that Bill Clinton should have been impeached back in 1990s, despite the fact that I would have supported his administration otherwise. Fellow liberals clearly don't share my view there, but hey, if you let your side off the hook, the other side will do the same too, and we will end up in a downward spiral.

It's not too late to reverse this downward spiral, though. Next election, start demanding that candidates show some integrity before endorsing them, wherever you live in the world. We really cannot afford another Trump anywhere in the world.