Wow… I finally got underneath my nephews’ skin. This is what it had to take to have him really write. I must say that I’m impressed. You can tell that I got under his skin as he wrote fairly quickly which highlighted his poor grammar and misspelling, but the substance of his ideas conveyed in an article is very ample to say the least.
Dominic actually believes what he writes. I thought he was writing for the sake of just a bet, but he actually can write extremely well, better than I ever have. Congratulations Dominic! So I’m not here trying to compete with Dominic’s writing skills, but I am here to challenge the substance of his writing.
To make this article a valid response to his “huge article” – “My thoughts on “Whats Happening Now is only important”, I find myself in need to correct the incorrect information as presented by my nephew Dominic. Actually, I don’t have enough time to correct everything he writes about, but I’ll start at the top and see how much I can put into this article. I had to carry-over the incorrect grammar in the title that he created because it is the actual title of his article. But I’ve got to hand it to him. He put some thought and time into his article, so I can’t just ignore that fact.
I must also warn you, “this is a huge article.”
PART 1 (I can’t even get into PART 2 by Dominic, because then this article would be way too long)
My nephew is trying to tell all of us readers in his article that he knows the world we live in as if we don’t. Really? Yes, it is true that “information can travel and influence at a rate never experienced before.” This is what Democratic freedom is all about. Obviously, the Data started before his time, but the networks like FOX NEWS and MSNBC always have been at odds of what they report. They have been at each other since before my nephew could even think clearly to write such a great article, although inaccurate as he has responded here. So “at a rate never experienced before” statement is inaccurate. That happens to be the opening statement in his “PART 1”. That’s OK Dominic, I forgive you. But I will correct you on EVERY piece of information that I believe needs to be corrected, until I don’t have any further time to write.
Dominic is trying to explain to me obviously, since I must read his article, that he must know what data is. Maybe he knows, but I’m trying to understand why he is telling me what data is, because I’ve worked for IBM for the past 25 years, on mainframe computers and lots and lots of data. I’m 68 years old and I’ve been around, and he is just a know-it-all YOUNG GUY. Of course, in a sense he is right, but knowing what data is comprised of is not the same as who conveys that information. So, lets get away from the tiny building blocks of a bigger more intelligent “system” and get to the “Program”.
Dominic likes basics, and I can understand that. Where else should he start to try and convince people by demeaning them to think with “building blocks”. How ignorant does he believe his readers are? How ignorant does he believe I am? Again, he thinks like racist Trump, as he uses the words “building blocks” to try to prove that his thinking is superior than that of his readers and what he says is only the truth. It would be different if he had a degree in psychology and then we could maybe trust what he says.
He mentions “Trump now Dis-enfranchising Voters to Win the General Election”
Dominic is commenting on this because I wrote it, and he doesn’t agree with it. But first, he has to tell me, a man again at age 68, who’s been around awhile, and had been writing political blogs for over 20 years. That doesn’t make my thoughts to have to be acceptable by everyone. I thought he was going to talk about Dis-enfranchising because he actually provided the definition of it. But instead, he starts with a COVID-19 response?!?!?!?!? But since Dominic mentioned the pandemic, then I guess I can comment on that next. He mentions “Data” in the middle of a sentence. He does this twice in a row, so maybe he meant to capitalize a word in the middle of a sentence to prove a point. He has many Trump tendencies. Just take a look at the president’s Twitter posts. Actually, I don’t know what “Data” he is reading, because he didn’t reference it, other than say that “the case fatality rate and the mortality rate of our country is not out of line with what is going on in the rest of the world.” Where is the proof. Maybe I can shed the light on this as the following chart are statistics and facts from the health and pharmaceuticals industry. This is just the fatality rate, which proves my point, as it’s the one that counts. So yes, the USA is pretty much is out of line with the rest of the world. The graph below shows 62,000 more deaths than Brazil in the #2 spot. The following chart is 1 already month old.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths worldwide per one million population as of August 17, 2020, by country (This is the published fatality rate)
Confirmed deaths (absolute)
|Daily increase (# deaths)¹||Population (in millions)||Deaths per million|
Presently, there are over 200,000 fatalities from Covid-19. That is only the reported figure. With Donald Trumps “herd immunity” thought, and if followed through, there would be well over a few million deaths.
Dominic will tell you because the USA tests more than any other country (Dominic is correct), but it still is not enough. Actually, the fatality rate should be higher, which is my educated guess because even though “The USA is leading the world in testing and in vaccine development” and “will deploy via military logistics” but the fatality rate no longer is provided from the CDC, but from the government, “via military logistics. Trump only wants people to see what he wants people to see. Trump openly admits that if provided everything for all Americans, the numbers would be much worse. Of course, they would Mr. Trump, and that’s the reason why everyone should be able to acquire a test when they want one. The end result is that we will never know of all Americans that contracted the virus, let alone that what’s actually reported is done so transparently. Since Trump removed the CDC from publishing the numbers, and he “will deploy via military logistics”, which is totally under his control. Again, this means that the people only get to see what he wants them to see. But let’s step back a moment. If the military is now controlling the logistics instead of the CDC, then why do those numbers stated above actually exist? It’s because most people know that they cannot believe or trust this American president.
My nephew claims that “Under Trumps leadership terminated entry into the USA form those traveling from China and Europe.” Another misspelling, as it should be from instead of form, but that’s OK Dominic. He doesn’t enumerate about what Trump didn’t do because he can’t. The facts are, if Trump would have listened to his advisors when the pandemic actually was known in February, there would have been allot less deaths to this point. Now there are the tapes and the book from Bob Woodward that proves trump kept pandemic information for the American people since early February. He didn’t stop all entry from the China when he supposedly terminated entry into the USA from China. He did not stop any U.S. citizens returning from China when he put on his ban, at least a month too late, and the infected people were still coming in, but not as many as what were coming in from Europe. Then Trump doubled down by telling his Republican governors that they needed to open the country, at a time when the Coronavirus was starting to point upwards in most other states except New York. Now the kiddos are back in school, and the problems are mounting in the schools. So, what’s the result to the world since Trump opened up the country? The United States citizens are now banned from traveling abroad in every major foreign city. That is a first. Never in modern times has the United States been banned from England or Canada for God’s sake. Great move Mr. Donald J. Trump.
Regarding another statement by Dominic, “Many who lead the democrat party ON THE RECORD stating that Trump banning people is due to his Racism and Xenophobia.” Democrat party should be democratic party. That statement was the worst so far, as it has a grammar and spelling issue. But again, since you want to showcase your excellent writing skills on this website, then you need to check your articles before you publish them, because I have given you an open hand to write on this blog without moderation.
Regarding Racism and Xenophobia, that’s exactly what Donald Trump is doing to excite his base ahead of the 2020 election. In a PolitiFact article, Biden tweeted… “We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.” Biden also said… “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria xenophobia, hysterical xenophobia, and fear-mongering to lead the way instead of science.” Biden also says “Stop the xenophobic fear-mongering. Be honest. Take responsibility. Do your job.” in reply to a Trump tweet about limiting entry to travelers from China and in which he described the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus.” Biden did not spell out which part of Trump’s tweet was xenophobic.
“The economy is in shambles” response by Dominic to that statement I wrote in my last article is a total lie. Sorry Dominic. I must call you out on this. Obviously, you don’t believe that shutting down the country had to happen, but your reasoning to support Trump for him opening up early just doesn’t make sense. Because the country opened up earlier than what many Democrats and governors wanted, the virus is present here now more than ever. The reason is because most states never had it in a controllable state to allow states to re-open safely. But Trump didn’t care. He wanted to try and revive the economy again so that when the election came in November, the economy would be back on track, so he could take credit for it. The stock exchange and wall street is back on track, but not main street. The only thing Trump should take credit for is for opening up early, causing many thousands of people to die than had to be. But of course, Donald Trump never does anything wrong, and as he openly states, he is smarter than most and knows everything. And for God’s sake, what in the heck did it take so long for Donald Trump to “give in” and wear a mask. Even when he did, he never issued a mandate for all Americans to wear a mask. Trump refused to activate the ‘WAR POWERS ACT’ in every means possible to help the American people get over this pandemic. Why, if he would have used it like he should have, their may be a point for his re-election, because then he could honestly say he did everything he could do. But he didn’t because he doesn’t have to because his minority base will support him anyway. Now Trump continues to have rallies without people wearing masks, as he stands on a far away stage so he feels protected. Everyone else is not protected and he just doesn’t care. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. At this point in 2020, it makes no difference what Trump has done good, but what people see and what he does that they don’t like, so they are not going to vote for him.
Regarding a racist re-tweet by Donald Trump, he re-tweeted this
“Leave Democrat cities. Let them rot. The media and @TheDemocrats have activated this mental illness and it’s going to get more and more people hurt and killed. #WalkAway from the radical left. And did it quickly.”
If he’s talking about Democratic cites, he’s talking about many minority populated cites, like where blacks live. He wants Democrats in these cities left to rot. Tell me that’s not racist.
But since Dominic truly believes that Trump is not a racist, then I guess I must enlighten him exactly why I see his as being racist. Here are just some of the examples…
- He promoted the lie that President Obama was born in Kenya.
- He described to the American people that Mexicans are rapists.
- His real-estate company tried to avoid renting properties to African Americans.
- In one of his casinos, he is quoted “Black guys counting my money!”
- He is quoted “laziness is a trait in blacks.”
- In 1989, Trump took out ads in New York newspapers urging the death penalty for five black and Latino teenager saccused of raping a white woman in Central Park; he argued they were guilty as late as June 2019, more than 15 years after DNA evidence had exonerated them.
- In 1989, on NBC, Trump said: “I think sometimes a black may think they don’t have an advantage or this and that. I’ve said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really believe they do have an actual advantage.”
- He uses the gang MS-13 to disparage all immigrants. Among many other statements, he has suggested that Obama’s protection of the Dreamers — otherwise law-abiding immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children — contributed to the spread of MS-13.
- In December 2015, Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” including refusing to readmit Muslim-American citizens who were outside of the country at the time.
- Trump said a federal judge hearing a case about Trump University was biased because of the judge’s Mexican heritage.
- In June 2017, Trump said 15,000 recent immigrants from Haiti “all have AIDS”and that 40,000 Nigerians, once seeing the United States, would never “go back to their huts” in Africa.
- Trump regularly demonized dark-skinned immigrants before the 2018 midterm elections, and his campaign produced an ad — about a caravan of migrants traveling through Mexico — that was so racist even Fox News declined to air it. He claimed that the same caravan included “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners.”
- During a White House meeting in 2018, he referred to some undocumented immigrants as “animals” and later said they would “pour into and infest our country.” He also claimed, without evidence, that migrants were bringing diseases into the country.
- Trump called Obama (who was editor in chief of the Harvard Law Review) “a terrible student, terrible.”
- Trump frequently claimed that Obama did not work hard as president. (As if he does??!?!?!)
- He often casts heavily black American cities as dystopian war zones. In a 2016 debate with Hillary Clinton, Trump said, “Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.” Trump also said to black voters: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs.”
- He frequently offers false crime statistics to exaggerate urban crime, including about Oakland, Philadelphia and Ferguson, Mo.
- He is quick to highlight crimes committed by dark-skinned people, sometimes exaggerating or lying about them (such as a claim about growing crime from “radical Islamic terror” in Britain). He is very slow to decry hate crimes committed by whites against dark-skinned people (such as the killing of an Indian man in Kansas last year).
- He frequently criticizes prominent African-Americans for being unpatriotic, ungrateful and disrespectful.
- He called Puerto Ricans who criticized his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria “politically motivated ingrates.”
- He also has a pattern of criticizing African-Americans as unintelligent or racist.
- In July 2019, Trump suggested that four minority Democratic congresswomen, all of whom are American citizens and three of whom were born in the United States, should “go back” to “the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
- He has retweeted white nationalists without apology.
- He called some of those who marched alongside white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., last August “very fine people.”
- After David Duke, the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, endorsed him, Trump was reluctant to disavow Duke even when asked directly on television.
- Trump hired Steve Bannon as his campaign head and later White House chief strategist. Under Bannon’s leadership, the website Breitbart made white nationalism a central theme. It featured a section, for example, on “black crime.”
- Trump has endorsed or praised politicians who have made racist statements, defended the Confederacy or associated with white supremacists, including Roy Moore in Alabama.
- Trump pardoned – and fulsomely praises – Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff sanctioned for racially profiling Latinos and for keeping immigrants in brutal prison conditions.
- In the 1990s, Trump took out advertisements alleging that the “Mohawk Indian record of criminal activity is well documented.” At the time, he was fighting competition for his casino business.
- In a 1993 radio interview, he suggested that Native Americans in Connecticut were faking their ancestry. “I think I might have more Indian blood than a lot of the so-called Indians that are trying to open up the reservations.”
- In a November 2017 meeting with Navajo veterans of World War II, Trump mocked Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.”
- In a Feb. 2019 tweet about Elizabeth Warren, Trump appeared to mock the Trail of Tears, a forced exodus that killed thousands of Native Americans.
- Trump has trafficked in anti-Semitic caricatures, including the tweeting of a six-pointed star alongside a pile of cash. He has also been reluctant to condemn anti-Semitic attacks on journalists from his supporters, and he echoed neo-Nazi conspiracy theories by saying that Hillary Clinton “meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors.”
- In a White House meeting with a Korean-American intelligence analyst briefing him on Pakistan, Trump wondered aloud why she was not working on North Korea policy.
- Trump once referred to a Hispanic Miss Universe as “Miss Housekeeping.”
- At a June 2016 campaign rally, Trump pointed to one attendee and said: “Oh, look at my African-American over here. Look at him.”
- According to Michael Cohen, his former lawyer, Trump has privately made disparaging remarks about minority neighborhoods in Chicago, countries run by black people, an African-American contestant on “The Apprentice” and African-American voters.
- Trump has nominated or appointed multiple people with a history of making racist comments.
- Trump parroted a racist conspiracy theory about the alleged killing of white South African farmers.
- Most recently, Trump has called the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus the “Chinese virus” and “kung flu” — racist terms that tap into the kind of xenophobia that he latched onto during his 2016 presidential campaign.
- Trump suggested that Kamala Harris, who’s Black and South Asian, “doesn’t meet the requirements” to be former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate — yet another example of birtherism.
- Donald Trump will be the first to tell you that white people are better than Hispanics and black people.
- ‘Individual One‘ will be found guilty unless justice is truly blind. If Cowen had to go to jail, so should Trump.
Racism = Racial Prejudice + Power and ignorance of the truth. This = Donald J Trump
All of the examples above are statements, thoughts and actions of a racist. Things come out of his mouth and are so evident and disgusting regarding his racist comments that is proof that he does not want to represent ALL of the American people. He is very selective. He favors his supporters. And to be honest, some of his supporters are black, and he has the gull to insult their heritage. If they don’t benefit him and support him, he will mock and denigrate them. Donald Trump is a racist through and through.
With what has gone on lately regarding the president keeping the truth about the coronavirus from the American people, as he very well knew what was coming, it just adds fuel to the fire. Yes, Trump will burn in hell someday. He lives the ‘life of Riley’ at the moment as the White House is his cover. But when he leaves, whether it be in January 2021, or after another 4 more years in the White House, his fate will be very reckoning.
Even though I feel very confident that I would win the ‘bet’ with my nephew, I just do not want to bet with someone who is just like Trump, who spreads lies about what is actually happening, and who is an avid supporter for Trump. Dominic only sees what he believes in his heart that Trump has done good. He doesn’t see any of his failures as president of the United States. I do not want to take advantage of him, because if I were to win, I would spare no restraint to make sure that I received my just reward.