Let Donald Trump be our unifier (March 2016)

This presidential election is America’s reckoning. What mighty love will we summon to ensure the ending of this violence, this hate?

Donald Trump is not a leader or a presidential candidate. He is an outcome, a viral manifestation of a serious malignant illness. He is the mirror of our emptiness, the emptying out that has been happening to our country for a very long time.

He is an outcome of a two-party system that has consistently ignored the needs and wishes of the majority of Americans for generations.

He is the manifestation of celebrity culture where those that have everything are worshipped for their shiny success and in the world of celebrity that shininess is a stand in for principles, substance and moral values.

He is personality over planning, symbol over substance, insipidness over insightfulness.

He is the outcome of the rich being able to buy anything, including our democracy.

He is an outcome of centuries of underlying unaddressed, massively denied and metastasized racism.