I see a lot of anti-Trump rhetoric on social media. While I did not vote for him and while I don’t personally care for him, I understand why people chose him and the role he is playing in this current stage of our global evolution. This knowledge has allowed me (most of the time) to be in acceptance of his presidency. (That doesn’t mean I like everything he does!)
While I sense that some chose Trump because they saw in him someone like themselves; most, however, including people I deeply love, chose Donald Trump because they were looking for change. That change has come, confirming what I was made to understand on the second day after he was elected:
Donald Trump is playing the role of the Angel of Death.
The “Angel of Death” is a universal symbol, but for those of us in Western culture, likely the most familiar example is from the Book of Exodus (Chapter 12), when the “Angel of Death” passed through Egypt to, “strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt.” In the biblical story, the Angel of Death “passed over” the homes of the Israelites who had marked their lintels in the “blood of the lamb,” and their firstborns were spared from the destructive action of Death. The death of the pharaoh’s first-born son was the final straw that caused him to surrender to the Israelite’s demands for freedom.
In the Exodus story, the Angel of Death represents a destructive force that creates the way to freedom. This, I believe, is the role that Donald Trump is currently playing in our world. Whether or not we agree with his politics or his public behavior, there can be absolutely no doubt the opportunity for change that his presidency is bringing forth in our world. Whether by his direct actions, inactions or simply through the natural unfolding of human evolution, more and more and more of what Western society has tried to sweep under the rug is coming forth to be seen:
- Government corruption.
- Financial corruption.
- American entrenchment in partisan politics.
- Sex trafficking and child prostitution serving the world’s elite.
- Sexual harassment and manipulation in the workplace. (#metoo)
- Harsh polarities plaguing our culture.
- The profitable business of war.
- Domestic terrorism.
- Every other ‘ism.
- Injustices in salaries and compensation.
- The errors of Capitalism.
- The evils of the Dark Web and in those who gather there.
- Did I say racism? (#blacklivesmatter)
This doesn’t even begin to scratch the tip of the iceberg. Every single day, another thing that American culture has tried to sweep under the rug, or which has been purposefully hidden from us, is coming forth to be seen. To quote Jerry Seinfeld, “It is loathsome and hideous, yet we cannot look away.”
As chaotic and sometimes terrifying some of these revelations may be, they are critically necessary. While I had cast my vote for Hilary (mostly because I didn’t care for DT), I know that none of this would have unfolded had she become president. She was (and continues to be) invested in the system that serves the powerful elite. Donald Trump, it seems, is beholden to no one other than himself. As much as I want to despise him, I cannot argue the good that has come forth because of his presidency. By “good,” I mean the revelation of everything in our world that NEEDS to be either discarded or healed and transformed if we ever hope to be truly free. Thank you, Mr. Trump, for (consciously or unconsciously) playing the role of the Angel of Death. We would not be where we are today without you.