It can be very difficult to express oneself on a forum as the intent of what is trying to be said and actually said can snowball into something very different from original intent and of course feelings can be hurt and backs up.
I do my best to try and not put people, places and things into a box that is why I prefer to use the terms “some” and “most”.
For the most part we all want to be liked, to fit in and be part of the team. I see it all the time on TA, there are popular people who have a group of followers and heaven help you if you go against the grain. But in the end we all wake up and go to bed with ourselves until this life passes; so within this life it is important to be true to self, instead of walking around trying to be what you are not. We have a voice which we can choose to use or, not.
I am not going to pretend to understand politics be it right, left, middle or, what have you. It comes down to good luck, old money, inherited money, whom you know and blow, being in the right place at the right time….more so over hard work and genuine integrity. Money is power and corruption and the little people end up getting hurt the most.
We could have a never ending discussion on “what is prejudice” and how our views change when things personally affect our lives and how the real true colours end up being smoked out.
I will try to answer one main question and see how the chips fall in other areas.
“The part I have trouble understanding is how people who are struggling and feel downtrodden can feel that a billionaire can represent their interests”
My answer to that is because people want a person who knows how to make money to fix an economical mess and who is not so embedded within the political system to be led around like a bull with a ring through its nose.
If the Donald can stand by the majority of what he has claimed he can do, admit being wrong when he can’t and explain why; then true change will happen, hopefully for the best. If he can pull this off then don’t be surprised if his Daughter ends up being the first Female President.
If the Donald is really is not going to take a salary that speaks volumes for me. Good grief if Hubby and I had half of that amount in our combined income we would not need charge cards and would be kicking up our feet.