Friday, January 20, 2017

A message to my American friends on Donald Trump's inauguration day

This steep, granite stone-paved street in Central used to be 
the boundary between the parts of Hong Kong where white people 
were allowed to venture and Chinese people could live...

 Not so long ago, large swathes of the land one now is
able to look out at from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Building Observatories would have been bombed out and ruined...

Nothing is forever and this too shall eventually pass... In the meantime, fight the good fight, help to save our planet, and tell yourself that at some point, that man who's improbably become the 45th president of the United States of America -- and consequently also a man who holds the fate of thousands, if not millions, of people, Americans and non-Americans alike, in his hands -- will be unseated, and hopefully before too long!

10 comments:

peppylady (Dora) said...

I sure hope he works for all of people kind.
Coffee is on

YTSL said...

Hi peppylady --

I'm sorry to say he's already made it plenty clear that he doesn't want to do that. So I guess people are just going to have to change his mind -- or, if not, resist some of the terrible things he seems to want to do and/or effect!

Anonymous said...

Hi There,

If I was an American Citizen, I may have shouted 'Donald Trump is a Fink!'. If I was an American Citizen......

T

YTSL said...

Hi T --

I know it'd never happen but I sometimes do wish that non-Americans could vote in the US Presidential Elections. This because what the American president does can have such a big impact on the lives of people living outside the US, not just inside it. Which, more than by the way, is why Trump's "America first" sentiment seems really threatening to me... :S

Anonymous said...

Hi There,

Just read in CNN that Canadians had been turned back at border crossings. Folks were just being honest of mentioning they are going to join the march...... The Canadians were finger-printed and photographed (how rude) before being turned back.

It was just the second day.....

T



YTSL said...

Hi again T --

I guess those Canadians were too honest. They could just have said that they were planning to visit Washington, DC, without saying that they were going to join the march... :S

Anonymous said...

Hi There,

It is terrible when simply being honest would be picked and abused by law enforcement troops. Anyway for me, my L1\B1 Visa had long expired. No more excuse for me to go that way in the foreseeable future.

T

YTSL said...

Hi T --

I've not been back to the US since I left it on July 4th, 2003. Part of me regrets that I never went to such as Vermont, the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley before I did so -- but at the same time, I doubt I will ever return the US. As someone from a Muslim country: things got pretty difficult for the likes of me there years ago and I can only see things getting worse with Trump becoming president.

Anonymous said...

Hi There,

Oh well, I wish he won't be coming this way or I might be tempted to flip him the bird. Anyway it seemed what we can do is sit back and see what would happen. No use thinking of things we cannot control.

T

YTSL said...

Hi once more T --

I think it's safe to say that Donald Trump won't be coming to town any time soon. What I hope will also be the case is that much of this world can remain safe places to live in while he's president of the USA!