WTF Is Trump Thinking?

I’ve done well to avoid the Trump drama, but after he suggested giving teachers guns to protect our schools, I lost my nerve.

I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News & . What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions. Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. A “gun free” school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END! History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes. It takes police & first responders approximately 5 to 8 minutes to get to site of crime. Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive. GREAT DETERRENT! If a potential “sicko shooter” knows that a school has a large number of very weapons talented teachers (and others) who will be instantly shooting, the sicko will NEVER attack that school. Cowards won’t go there…problem solved. Must be offensive, defense alone won’t work! – Donald Trump (Twitter Feb 22nd, 2018)I do my best to stay out of political debates, religious discussion, and giving in-depth medical advice. It is not my forte, I am not experienced enough in any of those categories to give an intelligent and proper response. I have also tried my hardest to stay away from Trump and his frequent outbursts, figuring that by reacting to his outlandish statements and ego laced proclamations, I am just bending to his will; he wants me to react! This is how he got elected, right? On the backs of a reactionary electorate? But he has finally won me over, he has now earned his first spot (and hopefully last) on this blog.

I’ve kept my head in the sand, not willing to feel or react to the thought that America seems like it’s headed for a complete civil annihilation. I’ve ignored the news of shootings after shootings after shooting. I have turned my head away from the racist overtones coming from the nation’s leaders. I have closed my eyes and hoped all of the sexual harassment would just disappear when I reopened them. I just figured, let America eat itself alive. The problem is solving itself…. right? I couldn’t be any more wrong and I’m ignorant to think that way.

Being a Canadian and ignoring the turbulent civil crisis in the United States is no different than ignoring the neighbour next door who is abusing his family. We all know what is going on as we can hear the screams at night, yet we turn the TV up louder and proclaim that as long as it is not happening on our lawn, it is none of our business. But it is. We are human. We are connected by kindness. I can no longer ignore it anymore, I have to respond.

Upon reading the Twitter blurb from Donald Trump that I quoted at the start of this post, I realized that this man has gone much too far. I have finally become incensed by this vile man. The United States is on the verge of a civil war and the man in charge is literally doling out more arms so that teachers, the ones responsible for teaching our children, can become instant soldiers against a “savage sicko” who is about to fire up a school. Even if this was a logical solution, has he even remotely thought of the possibility that the “savage sicko” could turn out to be a teacher? Oh, that’s right! We are only going to arm “highly trained gun adept teachers/coaches”! What have you done, America? At least when Mr. Smith, the social studies teacher decide to take out your kindergarten-aged son, he will do it with the trained eye of a skilled marksman. Pathetic logic Mr. Trump.

When teachers become gun-toting soldiers, do we start arming the students, the top averaged grade ones? Or maybe the jocks? Does gym class suddenly become target practice? Does math class become bullet trajectory training? Are science classes going to be spent on figuring out the cool-down point of an AK47? What about health class? Are we going to teach our children the proper way to stop a bleeding leg with the sleeve off the shirt of your dead classmates’ body?

WTF have you done Trump? Your country is on the verge of civil war. People are shooting each other every day in groves and it is only escalating. Your solution? Arm more people?! What was once the job of terrorists from rogue nations, killing American citizens is now happening to people from within. But I guess that is what you wanted all along. Protectionism is the basis by which you were elected. Guarding the American dream and its interests by keeping everything close to home, promoting from within, keeping the jobs on American soil… I guess this is what you meant by “making America great again”. Mr. Trump, I think I know who the “savage sicko” is, and I hope for your sake, your newly armed teachers don’t make the mistake.