Who Can Beat Donald Trump–a White Male

This blog post was submitted to a political commentary site in March 2020. That’s months before America’s political parties decided on their candidates. But as COVID-19 was then the big political story, the publisher wanted to wait to consider it until later. COVID-19 is, unfortunately, still headline news. So before the presidential election happens, here it is.

As I am a borderline fanatical personist, I hate to even think this, but I have to face reality.

How was Donald J. Trump, who arguably doesn’t even sound “presidential” unless he’s reading somebody else’s script, elected president? Why is it quite possible he could be re-elected?

I believe Trump was elected president of the United States in 2016, and could be re-elected in 2020, for three primary reasons:

1) The percentage of minorities in America was (and is) increasing; many “whites” see that as a threat. For a historical example, during the time of American slavery, “black” males were seen as inherently subservient. When slavery ended, the stereotype quickly changed to them being violent and raping white women. That’s entirely illogical, but it’s how stereotypes work. Fear can change one’s perspective very quickly and radically.

2) Many people weren’t (and aren’t) getting their news primarily from reliable, accurate news services. Instead, much of their news came from highly biased news commentators and from completely unreliable sources including shared posts on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. When they were students in school, they received little training on how to check on the reliability of news sources. That’s because, when they were kids, it wasn’t all that necessary. Most of the information people read and saw had been gone over by an editor or chosen by a librarian concerned about presenting accurate information. But right now we’re living in what I and others call the Misinformation Age, when inaccurate sources are more abundant than accurate ones.

3) Barack Obama was president of the United States–and he was black. (Actually, he had mixed ancestry, but I’ll ignore that here as it was generally ignored). Any fear that the minorities posed a real threat of taking over America was verified in the minds of many white voters.

So you have non-Hispanic white people who are afraid of minorities taking over, and believe inaccurate things about them. And they’re afraid.

Well guess what? Women are socially considered a minority. I think many of the same people the above three points apply to are also afraid of the idea of a woman being president. Including some women.

Being a personist, I don’t like this at all. Even though I’m classified as a non-Hispanic white male, I have a minor from my university’s Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department. With my first three friends being girls, I rejected the concept of sexism at about age 6. When a little older, I studied American Indian dance on a reservation and performed at local events. As an adult, I ran a computer lab at a school that was about 80% Hispanic, and was once the only male to help set up an event for women’s rights. I am very strongly opposed to discrimination and prejudice, and have actively written and worked against them.

But I’m also a realist. For right now, the 2020 presidential election year, I think a candidate who has the best chance of beating Donald J. Trump in the presidential race is going to be this: a non-Hispanic (and probably non-Jewish) white male.

An opinion of a member of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily reflect the views of the whole family.

About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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13 Responses to Who Can Beat Donald Trump–a White Male

  1. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    People are afraid. That really is the only explanation I know of. But sharing love can end fear. I hope people let love do it’s work!

  2. Miley Spears says:

    People are afraid. It’s just silly! But Joe Biden is a white male so go Joe!

  3. Oscar Unger says:

    “All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian.”
    Pat Paulsen

    “I must choose my words carefully in order to avoid any negative interpretation. Among politicians, this is a tactic known as lying.”
    Pat Paulsen

    “Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.”
    Pat Paulsen

    “If elected, I will win.”
    Pat Paulsen

    Pat Paulsen 2020

  4. Dr. Sinister Craven says:

    Trump is the worst president in American History! We’d be better off with a dead president! Or undead!

  5. Pope Hilde says:

    It is a sad day in American history. So many people could have been president, and many of them are women or people of color. But such is our times.

  6. American politics went completely crazy right about the time I left it. Coincidence? I think not!

    The UK will never have a white male Queen! Well, if you don’t count queens.

  7. Rev. Bootie says:

    You’re a bunch of racist sexist pigs! Of course I like pigs. We need one as president.

    Vote for white male President Porky Pig!

  8. “Without question, Trump is going to win the election.” — Pat Robertson

  9. Pet Girl says:

    I don’t care who wins as long as Donald gropes me without permission. Grope me Donald!

  10. A funny thing happened to me on the way to the voting booth. This was in early voting on Friday, Oct. 30.

    While I didn’t have to wait in line to vote as long as some people did, it was still the longest wait I’ve ever had. And we were lined up outside. And a bee kept buzzing around my head.

    When I finally got inside the building, I handed my driver license to a woman who checked it. She looked at my photo, which showed me with a mustache, then looked at me. She said, ‘You don’t have your mustache.” I, like everyone else in the area, had my nose, mouth, and chin covered with a mask. My mustache, which is actually longer than it’s ever been in my life, wasn’t visible. She then said, “Oh, you’re wearing a mask.”

    It was late afternoon, probably a very long day for her, and I imagine she had worked very hard. Still, I thought it was pretty funny.

  11. AubreyCox says:

    We need a president who’s human and not Homo totalitarian.

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