Pay Attention to his Heroes

I wouldn't have hired him for any job I had to fill, let alone the presidency of the most powerful nation on earth. His supporters have looked past what are painfully obvious disqualifiers. One way to judge a person though is to look at who he admires and who he attacks. Below is an incomplete list with links.

Who He Admires
  1. Saddam Hussein, brutal dictator of Iraq
  2. Vladimir Putin, dictator of Russia who stole national assets and assassinated opponents
  3. Kim Jong Un, petty dictator of North Korea
  4. Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy
  5. Muhammar Qaddafi, brutal dictator of Libya and supporter of
    international terrorism
  6. Chinese Government's bloody suppression of the Tiananmen Square protest
  7. Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan's 25-year dictator whose human rights record is among the worst in the world
  8. Bashar al-Assad, brutal dictator of Syria responsible for the horrific civil war there
  9. Adolf Hitler, whose speeches he kept by his bedside, according to first wife Ivana.
  10. Rodrigo Duterte, brutal Philippine dictator responsible for thousands of murders of citizens suspected of using drugs
An American president-elect who admires this many brutal dictators is an unprecedented danger. The world sees this, most Americans see it but his fans deny what is as clear as his racism and misogyny.

Who He Attacks
  1. John Lewis, hero of the Civil Rights Movement and partner of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. Meryl Streep, most renowned actress today
  3. John McCain, specifically for being captured and being a POW
  4. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor 
  5. NATO, the partnership between the US and Europe that has kept the peace there since WWII
  6. Pope Francis, because he criticized him
  7. The United Nations
  8.  Alicia Machado, beauty queen
  9.  Washington Post, CNN, ABC, CBS, New York Times, Vanity Fair
  10. Saturday Night Live 
  11. Two Billion Muslims
  12. Thirty-six Million Mexican-Americans
  13. Gold Star Parents of a Dead American Soldier 
  14. Ordinary Citizens who question him
The man will continue to do his utmost to undermine our nation's founding principles, beginning with free speech and freedom of the press. It's going to get scary to speak up but speak up we must.