April 19th, 2018

Behaviour is not acceptable

By Letter to the Editor on January 5, 2017.

Re: “Guest column: Trump’s presidency signals an end to civility in American society,” Dec. 31

I have used many of the same words Peter Mueller used to describe Donald Trump and was repulsed by his behaviour and personality long before he ran for presidency. It seemed a sick joke when he announced that he would stand as a candidate. But as it’s turned out, it was far worse than a sick joke … it feels like a dark poisonous cloud has infected the minds of many otherwise fairly healthy, rational people.

In an earlier piece Peter said that one of the worst effects that Trump’s ascendancy has had is that it seems to “justify bigotry, racism, misogyny and bullying” because of his position of wealth and fame.

For some time I have wondered what good it does to express my disgust and rejection of this man’s character to anyone but I now think it might be the only thing I can do, and the more people who speak out, the more we tell others that this behaviour is not acceptable, the more there is a chance that we could bring about a rejection of accepting this kind of behaviour.

I would like to think that we could be more tolerant, respectful, and reasonable than this man.

I will make an effort to pray for a softening of his heart and a sharpening of his rational powers, and a hope that someone closes his Twitter account.

Evelyn Kleis

Medicine Hat

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