Donald Trump is easily the most dangerously ignorant person to ever sit in the Oval Office. No matter how many scripted speeches he gives from a teleprompter that were written and put together by much more informed and able aides, the fact remains that he knows nothing about the world. Case in point – Afghanistan.
On Monday night, Trump delivered a speech to the nation regarding Afghanistan war strategy. Sure, he said all the right words, and essentially kept mostly the same policy President Obama had – don’t pull out, because that would create a power vacuum that would leave room for terrorists to seize more power in that region than they already have. However, no matter what Trump says from a teleprompter, it cannot and will not change the fact that he knows nothing, and has an aversion to reading and learning.
Despite these factors, however, it seems that Trump’s National Security Adviser, General H.R. McMaster, is trying to relieve Trump of some of his ignorance. Trump, of course, thinks that Afghan women have always been covered head to toe and treated like property. The opposite is true, and General McMaster proved it to Trump by showing him a photo from 1972 of Afghan women dressed in mini skirts, and carrying books as if they were on their way to school. Of course, keeping people ignorant is a great way to oppress them, which is why the modern regime robs women of their freedom to wear modern attire as well as their freedom to learn. Here is the photo that General McMaster showed Trump:
Now, as funny and pathetic as this is, the reason McMaster had to pull out all the stops and show this stuff to Trump is really, really alarming. It’s because Trump was convinced that Afghanistan is a barbaric society and that we should leave them to their own devices – that they were, as it says in the tweet, a lost cause. He really thinks that opening up another power vacuum for terrorists is a good idea because of his opinions of their society.
This is just another piece of evidence to suggest that Donald Trump is dangerously ignorant, and should not be president.
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Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for racial equality, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and secular rights in America. She is a lifelong lover of words, though her educational background is in computer science. She currently writes for 2 liberal websites, and keeps her own humor blog for lesbians. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.