I'll keep it simple.
1. I don't understand how Donald Trump became President of the USA.
2. I find some of what he is doing and suggesting disgusting and vile.
3. I worry about my friends and relatives in USA.
4. I worry about the world.
I know there are millions of articles and blogs which are well worth reading, so another from someone like myself probably isn't needed.
Except it is needed.
People around the world need to speak out. And my blog is my voice.
I know people may say, but it doesn't affect you, you don't live in America, so you should just keep quiet. But why should I? If the leader of my country was suggesting some of the things he is suggesting, I would hope other people in other countries would notice and speak up. Besides, what happens in America, affects the rest of the world.
I know people may say, but it doesn't affect you, you're not a Muslim, so why be offended? I am offended because Muslims are people.
I know people may say, but it doesn't affect you, you're not a refugee. Thankfully!! Just thankfully!!
I could go on. I'm white. I live in a country where, at the moment, I have free health care. Where sick, disabled, young and elderly are all looked after. Where the children are entitled to a free and good education.
So why should I bother? Why should I care?
Why not just keep my head down and stay quiet. My life's good. So just forget those whose are not. Forget those people, because it doesn't affect me.
Because they are people. That's why.
That's why my voice needs to be heard.
Because I care about other people.