The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Consider these direct quotes aimed at the sitting President of the United States:
From a main stream media publication: “Within 90 days from the time [he] is inaugurated, the Republican Party will be utterly ruined and destroyed ... he is a weak and inexperienced man, and his administration will be doomed ...

From another media source: “As President of the United States he must have enough sense to see and acknowledge he has been an egregious failure. One thing must be self-evident to him, and that is that under no circumstances can he hope to be [re-elected] … ”

From a prominent member of his administration: “an idiot,” and “the original gorilla.”
And much worse has been said about the target of these attacks, Donald Trump ... wait ... those quotes are from a different time and directed against a different president—Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln also had to withstand an onslaught of negative media along with the vicious opposition of the Democratic party, who at that time were defenders of the status quo in the pre-civil war South.

But those quotes do sound familiar, don't they?

History now considers Lincoln a great president—a man of conviction who withstood the viciousness of the media and his opposition (and it was significant), a man who did unpopular things and led the country to a new and better place.

Everyone currently suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome has already decided that Trump is a bad man, a failure, and an embarrassment. And maybe he is. But then again, maybe, just maybe, his accomplishments will outweigh his bombast, and history will judge him less harshly. Time will tell.