Watching the antics of Donald Trump as he careens from one error to another as president of the United States, I am reminded of a statement by Gothe, the great German author and statesman, who said (and I’m paraphrasing), “There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.”
Everything and everyone Trump “touches” seems to result in a negative reaction, as we can witness in the Middle East after Trump announced the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and he would move the American embassy there.
That effectively ended any discussions about a two-state solution and resulted in violent reactions throughout the Middle East.
This is just the latest move by the president that seems to go against any logic — and the advice and warnings of the heads of other governments around the world.
Most, if not all, of Trump’s appointments seem to be people who are more interested in tearing down the departments they head than in following sound policies established in the past.
And Trump’s determination to rescind everything former President Obama accomplished can only be called a vendetta — regardless of the harm it caused the American people.
Goethe lived from the middle of the 18th century to the middle of the 19th, but his words are as meaningful today as they were then. And we should all be paying attention.
Beau Weisman, Editor