The current MO [Modus Operandi] at the White House is like a revolving door. Press Secretary out, new one in…chief of staff out, new one in…FBI director out, new one in. The names are irrelevant but I am told that’s the way it is in big business. I think the number of changes is about 7. That number continues to grow on a daily basis.
I have a young ,talented friend that worked for a well known financial company. She was miserable and was finally let go because she didn’t crunch the numbers. One Friday afternoon she was told to clear out her desk and was escorted by a security guard to the exit….rather cold but this is the way it is in big business.
Trump is running the White House the same way. If you don’t produce results that align with his philosophy then you are out.
Another disturbing issue is the personal confrontation that many are having. I experienced one last week. I was at a picnic table with my family. We were discussing what’s going on with Trump running the country. There was a person at another table that was listening. After he finished his lunch, he approached our table and made a few comments about our conversation. He is a Trump supporter. We are not.
The conversation got heated. I finally told him to leave. He called us liberals and said we are what’s wrong with the country today. Then the “philosophical” interchange ensued.
When I left, I was more angry at myself than the person that invaded our space. There was nothing I could say that would change his thought process and there was nothing that he could say that would change my thought process. It was a wasted conversation that went nowhere.
So the lesson here…keep your thoughts to yourself. It will serve no purpose to argue with the people that don’t share your philosophy especially when it involves the Trumpster.
In closing there is a lyric in the 1967 song by Buffalo Springfield sung by Stephen Stills, “Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong,” that is applicable.
Steve Bender, Mattapoisett, FHS Class of 1966
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