Have you ever been invited to an event that you really didn’t want to attend?
Like a birthday for a relative that you don’t really like?
Or a wedding with some co-worker that at the very least is an annoying person?
On Facebook I saw a friend got an invitation to the Whitehouse to have a dinner with now president Trump.
He marked on the outside, “ RETURN TO SENDER”.
What does not wanting to go to a lame ass birthday party and going to the Whitehouse with Trump have in common?
Bad people, and you know who you are, don’t want you to think they are bad. They want you to think they are normal like you. You who don’t take advantage of people’s empathy. You who don’t steal other people’s identity. You who stand for the right idea, the right action without compromising your values.
Bad people don’t think that way.
Bad people take advantage of your empathy, your identity, your inherent goodness.
They take it unto themselves and wrap themselves with it to seem normal.
Today, it is called “normalization.”
See that racist over there?
If you ask him if he’s a racist he’s going to say no he isn’t. Why?
Why because he has a black guy working for him that’s why. “See,” he tells you, “ I can’t be a racist because I hire black people.”
It now seems a long time ago that I received an invitation to meet with George W. Bush for dinner. To discuss my business, being a writer and producer, with other business owners.
At that point in the Bush presidency he had allowed 9/11 to happen. He had lied about WMD’s. He had gotten us into two illegal and unpaid for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq which are still going on. And he let hundreds die in hurricane Katrina.
I wasn’t going to be the liberal window dressing for his profit agenda to demonstrate how reasonable he and his administration was.
Now we have in the Whitehouse an avowed white nationalist supremacist, who conducts espionage on a daily basis with a foreign adversary, profits on his name on all his properties as president, supports child molesters, supports discrimination against all people of color, supports misogyny and is an avowed sexual predator.
His lesser ills, he favors trophy hunting, he is a sociopathic liar, denies science and thinks his daughter is a hot piece of ass he’d like to date.
In the context of lending your attendance to a gathering at which Trump presides, if you are a person of morality, it is a clear no!
People like him, and we know who you are, wrap themselves in the flag. Wrap themselves in liberty. Wrap themselves in morality. When we all know they are base creatures.
They don a mask of propriety so you are not revulsed by the blackness of their hearts.
Never lend your good name to a bad person so they can pretend they are normal.
Have you ever heard of the expression, “Wolf in sheeps clothing.”