Sunday morning President Trump addressed the nation on the Special Ops raid on the IS leader who was responsible for many murders, including four Americans.
“He just can’t speak right,” said someone who’d listened to the speech also. “He doesn’t sound like a president should sound.”
Having learned the impossibility of actually speaking about anything to do with religion or politics with a liberal, I didn’t say much, and totally ignored that baiting comment. Baiting, as it would lead to a discussion that one can’t win against a liberal. One doesn’t argue facts against emotion. Yet I couldn’t resist saying just one thing.
“Perhaps. But he speaks the way most Americans speak,” I said. He doesn’t use ten dollar words when a dime word will do—I didn’t add that, though.
A neighbor, who is from New York City, once told me that President Trump speaks just like a New Yorker. Does President Trump have the oratory gift of, say, President Reagan? No. Certainly not. So what. As I see it, what President Trump said came across loud and clear. What he said, as I see it, made sense.
I thought about it a bit later, and remembered a recent American president that could captivate an audience. From the first time the man spoke at a party convention, he seemed to enthrall listeners. Later, as president, he could almost entrance me. I remember hearing him speak and realizing he was nearly mesmerizing, yet he didn’t actually say anything, and what he did say didn’t make a bit of sense to me at all.
I remembered, too, something that the Apostle Paul wrote the the Corinthian Believers.
“And my word and my preaching were not with persuasive words of man’s wisdom. . .” (1 Corinthians 2:4)
Please don’t misunderstand. I’m not saying President Trump is like the Apostle Paul; I’m not saying his words are the inspiration of G-D. However, as Apostle Paul wrote to the Believers in Rome:
“. . .there is no authority except that which G-D has established.” (Romans 13:1)
Disagree with President Trump for his policies, his actions, okay. But to discount his actions simply because he isn’t a polished orator seems foolish.
This whole thing makes me sad, too, as I think that people can so easily be fooled by fancy speech, mesmerizing personalities, who whip up an emotional response that, if analyzed, is illogical. I think of 1930s Germany, and the fiery speeches that fueled heinous crimes against humanity.
I think, too, of the warnings about the antichrist that deceives the world. I’m sure that person will have a gift of oratory, and that the world will be mesmerized by empty, vain words.
The world will be deceived. Even Believers can be lead astray until they are awakened by the Spirit of G-D.
Let us watch. As Yeshua said:
“But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.” (Luke 12:39)