There is nothing new about political scandals start flaring up during an election campaign. In fact, it happens worldwide. But what is going on in the United States shifted this issue to the entirely new level.
There is no example which could be compared to what is going on in the U.S. whereby the scandal continues long after results of the election were announced. It is also unprecedented due to the nature of the scandal and the fact that the main suspect is the country’s President.
The International community is closely following the progress of the investigation because only a year ago nobody would think that this investigation would be possible in the United States. But Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving.
NPR reports that on his Asia trip last week, somewhere over Vietnam on Air Force One, President Trump told reporters he had asked Vladimir Putin again if Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. “He said he didn’t meddle,” the president said. “He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times.”
A day later, Trump dialled this back by saying: “I’m with our agencies.” US intelligence has concluded that Moscow did, in fact, try to meddle in the 2016 political process. But the president continued to dismiss the Russia investigation as a Democratic “hit job,” and insisted that the US needs to move on from the probe and instead try to get Russian cooperation on Syria and other world problems.
In addition, there is a mountain of evidence showing that almost all of members of Trump Administration were lying. When a person can lie so often, it means that the person does not have integrity. When people like that end up leading the country, it means that the country is likely to end us in a devastating crash.
What Trump said during his Asia trip is not only unprecedented but deeply disturbing. Moreover, when the leader of the country believes to the President of the foreign power and dismisses views of his own intelligence agencies, this leader shall be removed urgently because he obviously represents a threat to his own people.
ABC News reports that sources with direct knowledge confirmed to ABC News that President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., communicated with representatives from WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign via private message on Twitter.
But on the state level, things don’t get better. An Alabama woman accused Roy S. Moore on Monday of sexually assaulting her when she was 16, the fifth and most brutal charge levelled against the Republican Senate candidate. All allegations are denied by Mr Moore and he refuses to step down.
In my opinion, the Russian investigation and Soy S. Moore scandal are not two separate stories but an integral part of the bigger one which goes on for many decades.
When the foundation is wrong, it is not possible to build anything positive. When the truth is twisted, we shouldn’t expect anything honest to follow up. Unless the foundation is fixed, the U.S. society will continue to be unwell until it will finally collapse.
As far as I can understand the following issues shall be addressed urgently:
- There must be official apologies issued to the black Americans and other ethnic groups who were subject to inhuman treatment.
- Democracy is a power of people. Without popular vote being the decisive factor, it is not possible to consider society as democratic.
- For election or any other purposes, voters/citizens shall not be identified based on race as it divides society and creates racial divide in people’s minds
- Individualism is good up to a certain degree because if people want to have a healthy society, it is required to learn how to care about co-citizens who are less fortunate.
- There must be no place for any extremist groups because they have to be a part of the List of Terrorist Organizations.
- Eliminate double standards. Law shall apply equally to everyone.
It seems that Donald Trump, the White Supremacy Groups, Roy S. Moore, etc., are a direct consequence that the above issues have never been addressed. As we all know, if cancer is not treated properly, it will eventually kill the patient. It is just a matter of time.