By Pastor Norm Omodt, Retired
I write this last commentary for 4 reasons. First: To help a few million people better understand who President Trump is. He has a Border Line Personality, according to Doctors of Psychology, which means he can’t function as normally as most people. He can’t introspect, that is, he can’t examine himself to see how he is functioning in comparison with REALITY. He must ALWAYS BLAME OTHERS for whatever, because he is not secure enough on the inside to admit a fault or failure. It stems back to his childhood when he was taught by his father “you have to be a winner, no matter what you have to do to accomplish it.” And since Trump has called even our military soldiers in the graves in France and even Senator John McCain “LOSERS”, of course he can not bear the thought of being the biggest loser, as in this election. And in these latter weeks certainly the majority of Americans are disappointed with Trump’s attempts to make illegitimate our most secure election ever, according to the Dept. of Home Land Security! He can’t seem to recognize that his false charges of fraud and conspiracies are undermining our Democracy!
Secondly, we can’t really blame the millions who have been deceived and obsessed with Trump’s magical charism, just as hard liners follow a Cult Leader, who also have the same Border Line Personality. I think with time they will see clearly what has happened inside of them. Perhaps they are hoping Trump will become more normal and they won’t feel they have been deceived.
Thirdly, I have a prediction to share: that Trump will continue trying TO BUILD AN EMPIRE within our country FOR HIMSELF! Watch in the next 4 years and we will see.
And if the clearer minded, wiser Republicans can’t come up with an alternative candidate for 2024, Trump will run again, though I predict that time he will lose by more like 10 million votes. My wish is that he would soon realize his ego will do just fine, full time in the business world and on the golf course. If he does serve time in prison for criminal activities, I pray he has a conversion experience and become a Christian.
And lastly, I hope ALL AMERICANS will strongly consider UNITING in standing up for the following AMERICAN VALUES that I have come to know, many from my childhood: Honesty and decency in government; freedom and respect for all religions; protection for the voting rights for all citizens, regardless of the color of their skin; welcoming and compassion for immigrants as we had always done; equality in the justice system; affordable health care for all who live in America, mindful of other 26 countries who have such health care and are healthier and live longer; defend the 2nd Amendment, but also demand thorough background checks before selling guns, including at the private gun shows; (to cut down on gun violence and save lives); speak out against the sin of racism and prejudice; respect and appreciation for extremely valuable front line workers, including the police force; and hold honor and appreciation for our military; support clean energy in protecting our marvelous planet, not only for future generations, but for right now, where weather patterns have been causing greater destruction. Oh, and remember you can actually choose to love your neighbor whether nearby or far away in other countries! And keep a sense of humor and share it! As a Pastor I wish all of you our Lord’s blessings of peace, unity and joy!