Op Ed: The EMPEROR has no CLOTHES! ‘For God’s Sake’

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall

(SETTING: Republican National Convention, Cleveland, OH – July 17, 2016, 8:10 pm.).  I was watching the Louisiana Delegate on TV.  He was dressed in a head scarf, cycle vest, jeans and sporting a beard:

LOUISIANA MAN: “When THEY (Northeast urban educated type people) come down OUR way, they soon are speakin’ slow and with a loud southern drawl.” (CROWD: Laughs and cheers) But, they don’t understand how it is down here in “Redneck” (HIS WORDS – NOT mine) country. (*)” Down our way when we get into trouble, we know there is someone watchin’ our back. (CROWD: cheers).

“In my case it’s my brothers; in America’s case it is Donald Trump. When he’s President, you’ll know your back will be covered (CROWD: goes wild)!

BRITT (reflecting): “What? Who’s this guy talking about? Don Trump is not a back-watcher. He’s just not that kind of guy.  He’s out there looking out for Don Trump! He even dumped his fellow investors and hired contractors and employees, to take the loss, while he “bailed” out even richer.”

LOUISIANA MAN: “Don Trump is our kind of man.  He hunts, fishes, he’s a hard worker, not afraid to get his hands dirty and he prays regular!” (CROWD: Yelling “Praise God”)

BRITT (Talking back to TV): “Who the hell is this guy talking about? Don goes to work in a $2,100 tailor-made suit, wears special made, $2,000 shoes, and never – EVER – breaks into a sweat.  He lives in a climate controlled, three story penthouse, thirty-five stories above the closest soil, grass and trees.

And “”PRAY””? religion? Don has NO idea who Jesus is, Isiah or Elijah either.  He’s never heard of Krishna, Buddha, or any other “religious” icon and his ego keeps him from seeing or knowing God, by any name, other than DON! To whom does he pray? “Louisiana Man you’re not talking about Donald J. Trump” at all!

BRITT (Sassing the TV – again): “Hey, Louisiana man – let’s talk about the REAL Don Trump.” That hard work he does, is pulling together investment money to make big bucks for already wealthy people.  From 2002 through 2008 he and his mates funded billions of bad mortgages, unscrupulously granted to people he, and his chums, knew would fail.  Then, Trump and his wild speculators stepped back while you, Louisiana Man, and your friends and family took the big hit.

Then as people, like you, went under, Don admits, he “bought up millions in those bankrupt properties, “on-the-cheap.”  In Trump’s own word: “I made a KILLING, a fortune, BIG profits!” This was the biggest con in history!

LOUISIANA MAN: Trump, is NOT, under any stretch of the imagination a fellow “redneck” or heart-lander.  He is a big city, urban liberal (like the ones you say you hate).


He doesn’t ride a cycle, own a truck or walk anywhere. Don doesn’t even have a yellow Metro Card (his words). EVERYWHERE he goes, he rides in one of his chauffeured limos, complete with a mayor’s “Medallion,” allowing unlimited parking ANYWHERE.  He hardly ever drives.

What really scares me, America, is: “What happens when all those angry people, who idolize him, discover their Emperor has no clothes. When they open their eyes and understand “President Don” is a fake, just another CON artist! Soon they’ll discover, just as with Adolf, Khadafy and Ceausescu and wife (Romania (1989), Trump Heaven has been a figment of their imagination, and the guy “watching'” their back has really been “picking'” their pockets.”

Months ago, I remarked, in this newsletter, that Don’s speeches sounded remarkably like Adolf Hitler’s speeches and writings. This week Jane Mayer (NYer 7/25/16) wrote of Tony Schwartz’s (Trumps former companion and ghost writer) account of life behind the scenes with Don Trump. He says Trump kept a copy of Hitler’s collected speeches, “My New Order” by his bedside, actually the only book Don ever read.

Throughout history, when populations have realized their rulers are fake, they usually rise-up and rip them apart.  Poor Donald and family, I am truly afraid FOR them. This time the Emperor isn’t just naked pretending to be clothed in gold, he’s playing with mob violence.  Unfortunately, they are ALL toying with an end to modern civilization, mostly, just for spite, some just for fun. When people do that, their playful choice usually turns on them and bites them HARD; check with the Brits – For God’s sake!

(*) FULL DISCLOSURE: (1) I spent over 20 years, living in the heart of “Redneck” country (N. Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina and considered myself to be one of “THEM.” I preached in their churches and served their congregations. I was different only in my anti-racists activities and message.

(2) In my earlier years (ages 20-26), I was part of a small group of young lions, entrepreneurs, who began our businesses with little or nothing.  We worked 24-7-365 and lived for our businesses.  We drank heavy, lived hard and thought day and night of nothing but success.  I liked that bunch of friends and if it were not for the blessing of God, I could easily be a Don Trump to this very day. “THANK YOU Lord Jesus!!!!!!!!”

(3) New Yorker, July 25, 2016, Jane Mayers “Trumps Boswell Speaks,” p.p. 20-26.

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The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall is the author of several books including the widely acclaimed 'The Jesus Book.' He is a speaker on societal behaviors impacting politics, religion and wealth. He travels and ministers extensively in Haiti. He is a Pastor Emeritus in The United Church of Christ, a Minister in the Full Gospel Fellowship and a regular contributor on Fox Television Network, Public Radio, and National media. He is also a former Security Agency operator and INTERPOL Officer. His police career was compromised when he became a Freedom Rider in the mid- sixties.

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