Dear Donald: Time for you to make a choice

Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Debate

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action” – Ian Fleming

One hopes this missive finds you well and in good spirits.

The growing suspicion amongst the punditry class has always been that your run for the White House was merely a scam designed to help get Comrade Clinton elected. This stems from several different aspects of your campaign that seemingly only makes sense within the confines of this conjecture.

Suffice it to say that these were not singular anomalies, but multiple instances in several different forms that carry a distinct and disturbing pattern of behavior:

● First and most notable were statements and actions that brought multifaceted disrepute to the Trump campaign that were kept alive in the media by you.

● Then there was the hobbling of your own efforts with delays in setting up a ground game in key states or letting millions in adverts going unanswered in the media.

● Trump campaign distraction, initiated by you, that diverted attention from news plaguing the Clinton camp.

● Pulling your rhetorical punches against easy Clinton targets whilst attacking your own side.

● Finally, bizarre statements by you such as the possibility of serving as president, were you to win, and reports of your setting up a TV network after the campaign is over.

Two recent examples illustrate this issue in your abject lack of preparation for the first debate, and the feud with the former Miss Universe. In both cases, these were unforced errors on your part. You could have dispensed with the arrogance or laziness and seriously taken on your responsibilities (most likely that’s a new concept for you – have your staff to explain what it means).

Earlier, your unforced errors could be explained away as that of a political neophyte and that a man of intelligence would at least be able to hire ‘the best people’ to avoid these occurrences in the future. And yet, these unforced errors keep on taking place with that excuse is no longer operable.

You could of refused to take the bait on the Alicia Machado issue, keeping your eyes on the ‘big picture’ as it were. Honestly, do you really need your phone at 3AM to run your own twitter account?

These ongoing patterns in your behavior at best display a distinct indication of a lack of devotion to winning and at worst an underlying desire to lose.

As of late even your closest allies have called for an intervention of sorts, they have even arrived at the point of stating what has been obvious to many for far too long – that if you continue down this path you will lose.

One can only speculate as to why these events have taken place. Perhaps the suspicion is valid – that this was merely history’s biggest scam. If this is the case, then the presumption is that you will continue as you have, launching petty attacks that only serve to sink your polling numbers and dismissing any preparation for the upcoming debates. One can only guess at why you would be participating in this scheme, but we can leave that speculation to others.

It may also be valid that you have at least subconsciously lost the desire to win this contest because the enormity of being president is too much of a responsibility for you.

There have been many, on any occasion, that illustrates you have some sort of misguided notion that this is all about you and your galaxy-sized ego. Let me assure you this is not the case by any stretch of the imagination; your actions and ill-timed mistakes will have a profound effect on the lives of billions of people around the world.

The world is currently on fire, this is not the time for petty tweets at three in the morning about irrelevant subjects. This is serious business with deadly consequences not to be trifled with lightly. When you endeavored to take on the mantle of the nominee, you undertook a responsibility to do everything you could to win the race. The free world does not have the luxury of you letting your inner child decide your actions.

Perchance you were unaware of the tremendous obligation you were assuming. Perhaps no one sat you down and patiently explained to you the solemn responsibility you were undertaking of wanting to be the leader of the free world.

This is of no matter at this point in time. You have taken on this responsibility and you are required by history to fulfill it to the best of your ability. You have a responsibility to listen to your advisors, prepare for future debates, and cease and desist in acting like a spoiled child.

You have a distinct choice here. You can either be serious about the responsibilities you voluntarily took on or you can continue on as before and confirm what many have already suspected.

The first option means you are fully aware of your duty to the nation as the Republican nominee and will do your best to act presidential. The second means it was history’s biggest scam.

It’s up to you. Choose wisely.


As an engineer by training and student of history by avocation, I've always been fascinated by the interaction of technological advances and the march of history. My love/hate relationship with differential equations has taught me that one can use the initial conditions of the present to extrapolate events in the near term balanced with the knowledge of the past. History can inform those willing to listen as to what will happen in the future because the laws of human natural are as immutable as the elegant equations of Newtonian physics. In many ways political struggles can be distilled down to a conflict between individual and collective rights. I tend to favour the former rather than the later. Therefore I view the common sense civil right of self defense as the last bulwark of liberty for a free people. Giving up that basic civil right is a mistake free people can only make once. Over the decades of my life I have noticed that collectivists tend to cloak their ideology under ever changing deceptive labels while they falsely perpetrate old failed and discredited ideas as new in the name of ‘progress’. The actions and agendas with regard to individual versus collective rights are vastly more indicative than the political labels taken on by some. For the sake of simplicity I could describe myself as a Conservative. But the phrase ‘classic liberal’ also applies…