Do you really want to vote for Donald Trump?
Before you continue reading this article, you should know that I’m not affiliated to any political party. I believe both parties have smart, good, bad and dumb ideas and I will vote for the one whose ideas make more sense. I’m just a person who uses a lot of common sense, reads a lot and has traveled extensively throughout the world.
With that said let’s begin talking about Mr. Donald Trump
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump criticized US immigration and trade policies and accused Mexico of deliberately sending criminals across the border, and his exact words were:
“When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending the best. They are not sending you, they are sending people that have lots of problems and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs, they are bringing crime. They are rapists and some, I assume are good people, but I speak to border guards and they are telling us what we’re getting. And it only make sense. They are sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over south and Latin America, and it’s coming probably from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.
Let’s spend a moment here, shall we?
Mistake number 1: Trump, as a presidential candidate, should’ve at least had the courtesy to address a country by its real and legal name during a public speech, but I guess money doesn’t mean education; there’s ignorance even among the millionaires. Mr. Trump, you should’ve said, “When the United Mexican States sends its people” because believe it or not, Mexico doesn’t exist, the name of the country is the United Mexican States.
Mistake number 2: A key skill for any president, should be “Foreign Policy”, which in this case, is very frightening to have a presidential candidate that lacks of that skill. Mr. Trump, the United Mexican States, doesn’t send people to the border or to other countries, you may don’t know this, but the Government doesn’t have any power or authority to actually send people to the U.S., they can’t even evict people when they stop paying their rent, so how on earth you can affirm that a country sends people here? Let me explain to you what it really happens; people move on their own, motivated by unemployment, security, etc. People decide to move on their own seeking an opportunity that they don’t have in their own countries.
Mistake number 3: Now that it’s clear that the United Mexican States can’t send people to the U.S., let’s talk about the rapists and drug lords that according to Trump, are the ones coming. Mr. Trump, you may live in a bubble where nothing happens, but reality is that there are bad apples in all countries; every single one has rapists, drug lords, criminals, etc. Saying that some are good people, is something that an uneducated person would say, but I already said that money doesn’t buy education. The U.S. has so many bad apples, many as evil or even more the ones that you mentioned in your speech, why don’t you say, be careful with our own crazy citizens? 32 killed in 2007 in Virginia, 27 killed in Sandy Hook Elementary, 20 of them were child. 23 Killed in 1991 in Killeen, Texas. 21 Killed in 1984 in Ysidro California, 9 Killed in 2015 in South Carolina, and the list goes on and on. Can we say then that the US citizens are murderers? What about all the war crimes committed by our own people? Let’s be honest, our soldiers have raped women, massacred innocents, tortured people, and many other crimes. Does that mean that the US citizens are rapists, criminals, murderers, sexual monsters, etc? Mr. Trump, if you are going to measure countries by some bad apples, you should start by saying that there’s also a lot of bad apples in our own country.
Let’s continue with the rest of the speech, shall we?
Mr. Trump continued saying “I will build a great wall, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
Mistake number 4: Mr. Trump shows again a huge lack of knowledge in foreign policy, how on earth Mr. Trump will have Mexico pay for a wall? Somebody forgot to tell him that sovereignty is a word. I’m not going to type the whole encyclopedia definition, but in simple words means that the U.S. doesn’t have any jurisdiction into a sovereign country, so he can’t have the United Mexican States to pay a wall, that is simply impossible; unless, he declares a war if they don’t pay or enforce an embargo; but guess what, neither a war nor an embargo will ever happen, our country has so much too loose if that ever happens. So forget about the wall, no one will pay for it, therefore it will never exist.
Now I’ll summarize what he said about China, Mexico, Japan, jobs, free trades, because typing everything he said is a waste of time. According to Mr. Trump, everybody is our enemy, everybody is beating us in jobs creation, etc. Well, in certain ways he is correct, manufacturing has shifted to many places like China and Mexico, services and technology have moved to India, so we are losing jobs. However, he doesn’t tell us the whole truth behind it and the reasons why that has happened, and even worse, he is promising to bring those jobs back again to the U.S, knowing it is impossible.
Mr. Trump is one of those millionaires who have invested money in different companies, and because of that, he and other stockholders have power on the decisions that a company makes. Companies have shifted manufacturing and services overseas because they are pressure by stockholders like Mr. Trump to sell more and reduce costs. In order to sell more you have to open different markets, and in order to sell in other markets you have to be close to those markets, otherwise the products would’ve been so expensive that companies wouldn’t sell them. To reduce costs, you have to reduce labor, so it’s easier to install a new plant in China or in Mexico, to produce more products at a cheaper cost.
If you want to blame someone for losing your job, blame Mr. Trump, and he knows that, reason is why in his speech, he inserted in people’s mind the idea that he has created thousands of jobs, which is true, but he has made others to close a plant here and send it to China.
It is impossible for Mr. Trump to bring back those jobs to the U.S., because he is one stockholder among millions, and those millions want to see more profits, they don’t care where products are manufactured, as long as the cost is low and the market is growing, so even as a president, Mr. Trump has no power to bring those jobs back. But let’s assume for a moment that he somehow finds the way to do it and now the iPhones are manufactured in the U.S. If that ever happens, an iPhone will cost us something close to $3,000 and in other markets, because shipping costs and importation taxes, the same iPhone will cost $6,000. That means that Apple will no longer be able to sell iPhones, hence, the company would have to fire half of their employees to survive and then more jobs will be lost.
In summary, Mr. Trump is playing with ignorance and xenophobia, and based on the latest polls, is very sad to say that we have a lot of ignorant and racist people. We need to wake up, we need to read more and understand what’s beyond our borders, we need to accept that our country is made by immigrants and will continue being a country of immigrants, we need to understands that 0% unemployment is an Utopia, that will never happen.
We need to understand that being racist makes us bad apples, people kill believing in the white supremacy, at the end, we all have the same body parts and the same capabilities, no one is better than others, we are humans, no black, white and latinos, we need to understand that love is love and it’s not a sin to be gay but it’s a sin to hate each other.
We need a president who is more concern about education, healthcare and job creation, but I’m talking about new kind of jobs, a president who is more focus on creating entrepreneurs that will find new ways to create new jobs, we need a president that doesn’t boost our hate to others, because people hate us because we hate them first. I don’t know if that president is a democrat or a republican, I really don’t I just want someone who is not Mr. Trump. I want a country where there’s no ignorance, not a country who lives in a bubble at a risk of disappearing because that bubble will eventually explode, and if that ever happens we will start heating each other, our family, our friends and our neighbors.by