Speaking the word of Truth does not mean talking BIG to the world. Greatness is only attained by the constant thinking of great thoughts. No man can become great in his outer personality until he is great internally; and no man is great internally until he THINKS. These are the powerful words of Wallace Wattles “The Wisdom of Wallace Wattles”. He goes on to say that “wisdom” is the source of greatness. “Wisdom is the power to perceive the best ends to aim at and the best means for reaching those ends. It is the power to perceive the right thing to do. The man who is wise enough to know the right thing to do, who is good enough to wish to do only the right thing, and who is able and strong enough to do the right thing is a truly great man.” The truth is that America is greater than the person who wants to make it “great” again.
Which leads me to our current President. Unfortunately, this man has demonstrated time and time again through his words that he is careless in speech, speaks empty words devoid of meaning, operates and promotes fear through his words and the results are confusion in his and the country’s affairs. His careless and rushed approached has resulted in superficial impulses and demonstrates how frightened he really is. Hurry is always a manifestation of fear. Trump’s fear is of losing his base and so he tries desperately to accomplish campaign promises within the first 100 days of office. Never mind that many of these promises cannot be delivered in the first year or ever. Never mind that campaigning is not the same as governing. His fear and those who operate in fear around him will turn any strengths into weakness. The Republican Party will desert him for the 2018 elections if he cannot raise his popularity figures.
For those who have supported him and turned a blind side to his coarse and vulgar words, to his continual focus on his self-importance, to his delight in being less-informed and his repetition of strings of words and superficial formulas, this will be a year of truth. We will all see that. It is important to recognize that the attack on the press is normal but to try and get the American people to dismiss, distrust and destroy the press is not normal. It is the mark of a tyrant. Be wise because Americans take much for granted in that they believe we have many checks and balances. The press is the safety net of a free democracy. As Trump tries to marginalize it, he continues to demonstrate his fear of it. His accusations of fake news and lies only enforce the old adage “he doth protest too much.” His alarm bells that immigrants have taken our jobs, raping our women and robbing old ladies is standard operating procedure and plays to his base. It also creates tremendous fear in the immigrant community and fear in nations who do business with the United States. He is creating problems where the focus should be on more critical issues. He also cannot stop ISIS. He can order more men and women in harm’s way only to find out later that it cost us dearly without the resolution we want.
Trump appears to be trying to dismantle the press, undermine the Judicial System and and the Intelligence Agencies in the United States. He is about to attempt to change the economic figures of how much America exports to make it look as if we import more than we export. Watch for this raving statistic if it sticks. It basically is a shell game and will probably be called out for what it is.
As I have said, America is in a redux of its’ Revolution. Unfortunately, we don’t have a George Washington to save us. But, we the people do have an opportunity to speak truth to power and “alternative facts” and can apply our energy, time and money to exposing this administration’s “no clothes of the Emperor”. That goes also for those who sit in Congressional seats and sleep with lobbyists. America’s Soul has always been to a larger world service. “It is for her to continue the pioneer’s role in carrying her own won freedom and her genius for assimilation and collaboration into the arena of world affairs and so further the ultimate establishment of the United States of the World”. Corrine Heline, America’s Invisible Guidance. Remember, able men, cunning men, resourceful men can be successful, but they are not great men. America deserves a great leader. Man or woman, we look forward to the future and the promise.