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An Open Letter to #TheDonald

An Open Letter to The Donald

Dearest Donald,

Please allow me to introduce myself: My name is Michael Graham. I’m a writer at ProgressiveArmy.com. More accurately, I’m an opinion writer with lots of opinions. I am also a Bernie supporter. So, you may enjoy some of my writing. Take a look. Probably want to do that before you go on. Your mood may be a little different after reading this.

So… What a week huh, Donald? You really know how to make a mess. I see that you are good at getting a point across using bombast and vitriol. It’s been working for you most of your overly-privileged life. Why switch up now? Amirite?

The entire Second Amendment thing was a real mess. Have to watch those “jokes”. But, we both know that if you haven’t been locked up by now, it’s unlikely you will pay a price beyond some bad press. Your followers aren’t the most stable of folks. You might want to watch that. Won’t take much for them to go off. But, that is power, of a type. That is what you crave – power and attention. Boy, are you ever getting it. In spades.

Which brings me to my next point. You probably don’t know this about me. But, I am a selfish guy. We have that in common. My concern is the racism and xenophobia. I really doubt you will win, so I have to address this issue with you now. You have emboldened some very dangerous folks. It’s not just the schoolyard bullies, young and old. Not really worried about them. The McVeigh/Nichols types are the ones that concern me, Donald. They are not just dangerous to People of Color. They put everyone in peril.

On to My Stuff

I don’t care about your taxes, multiple baby mamas, bankruptcies, etc. What I care about is the stability of my nation and opportunity for ALL Americans to prosper. Especially, my people. (Remember: selfish) Since we have been historically disenfranchised, we have not had the same opportunities to acquire and build wealth. But, you are a real estate guy. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Your family has benefited from this system for a long time – Whites-only developments, cronyism, slum lording, etc.

You were born into real estate wealth in the most valuable market in the world. How could you possibly lose? No shade. My folks, on the other hand, built this nation with our blood, sweat, and tears on stolen land. We have little to show for it. That is due to policy and practice that was not of our making or preference. Contrary to what some may tell you, economics is a big issue for my people. Things will go better for everyone in a steady environment. Your rhetoric is not helping.

I’m not going to say anything bad about the Clintons. I know you are all very close. Just a request now that we know each other a little better: Tone down the hateful rhetoric. Our nation is not perfect. But, some semblance of stability after you lose in November would be cool.

Anyway, figured I would drop you a line and let you know how I feel.

Your New Pen Pal,
MG

Written by Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Veteran, Social Justice Warrior. City by birth, Country by default.

Michael Graham is a Senior Writer for Progressive Army.

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