“Making America ‘Great’ Again!”

Donald Trump’s refrain begs for interpretation. What does he mean by ‘great’? Is there a synonym for ‘great’ in Trump’s speech and demeanor?

“Make America the BULLY again!”

Mr. Trump – Mr. You’re Fired! – acts like a bully and talks like a bully. “We’re going to make America great again! You’re going to love it!”

Need we say more? Yes, we do. Because people are falling for it.

imposters-of-godImagine the voice of William Stringfellow coming from the same stage as Mr. Trump:

“The sheer arrogance of the idolatrous claims of nations, perhaps especially those possessed of enormous economic and military strength, is so starling that the fascination of men (sic) with idolatry can be explained in no other conceivable manner than as moral insanity….

“More than one President of the United States, not to mention other lesser orators, have propounded, with sober face, the theme that America’s extraordinary power evidences an erstwhile holy dispensation and constitutes God’s partisanship for American dominance in the world.”- William Stringfellow, Imposters of God: Inquiries Into Favorite Idols, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2006. [Imposters for God was original written as a confirmation curriculum for confirmands in the Episcopal Church in America.]

  • Gordon C. Stewart, Presbyterian minister, Chaska, MN, Feb. 27

5 thoughts on ““Making America ‘Great’ Again!”

  1. Pingback: “Making America ‘Great’ Again!” – David James

    • Did you see George Herbert Walker Bush at the last GOP debate? Did you see the pain on his face? Was it illness or was it being sick at heart over what the party to which he gave his life has become? I think the latter! The only reason I’d cheer for Trump’s nomination is that Bernie Sanders would eat his lunch in a face-to-face debate. If it were Hillary, Trump would eat her for lunch. The only Republican candidate that doesn’t participate in the bullying and the bravado is John Kasich, and he has about as much chance as Barclay!

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