Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Post 3255 - My Donald Trump Comment

As I write this, Donald Trump has won the primary in Indiana, and Ted Cruz has dropped out of the race to be the Republican party candidate in the 2016 presidential election. John Kasich has got to be looking at himself in the mirror and asking himself why he is still in it, too. Barring some kind of weird deus ex machina, Trump will be that candidate against Hillary Clinton. Accept it.

As many of my fellow Canadians have ranted and railed about Donald Trump, I have been mostly quiet. It is not that I agreed with or supported Trump. I don't. But what I do know is that, ultimately, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election is none of my business. We have to live with the result of the election, like we always do.

It is the U.S.'s election. It is not ours. When Canadians, and other people from other countries, scream and bleat about Donald Trump, it is at best an impotent rage. Not being U.S. citizens, they can't vote against him in the election. By complaining, they are preaching only to those who have made up their minds not to support Trump. Those who are going to vote for him, will do so, in spite of, or maybe even because of, the people in their own country who hate Trump and what he stands for. They don't give a damn what people in other countries think.

Put the shoe on the other foot. What if Americans were telling us how to vote in our election? I wouldn't like it, and neither would you. I'd tolerate it up to a point and then tell my American friends to peddle their own papers, that I didn't need or want them meddling into our affairs. I am surprised that Americans haven't told us to mind our own business, yet. That day is coming, I fear.

What are your thoughts on this? Am I right, or am I... not right?

See you tomorrow.



theajthomas said...

Americans telling Canadians to mind their own business will never happen because it presupposes Americans ever think about Canadians. They don't. They are barely even sure if we actually exist or if we are mythical creatures like yeti or Atlanteans.

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