Msgr Christian Pereira
Parish Priest, St Benedict’s La Romaine
It is evident that the world is evolving in a new and different way. This evolution is taking multiple directions and one of the more serious paths is the situation in the United States and those who control the behaviour of their administration. The Republicans led by President Trump are very committed to accusing the other candidate and the Democrat Party led by Biden/Harris of being the instruments of this new age and of a different reality.
Guilty persons’ only defence is accusing someone else of the very wrong they are doing. A very objective review of the Donald Trump policies over the last four years indicates that he has his own understanding of morality and his pretence to be a leader is clouded by his shouting and his issuing of executive orders. In this way, he instilled fear in his own administration and an attempt to make people believe that he is in charge. He has no real authority other than his presumed money. His administration is riddled with a total disregard for human life (despite his lip service against abortion): his treatment of people who are dangerous to society (releasing them from prison); his treatment of human persons seeking a better way of life (migrants and refugees); his treatment of persons who will not agree with him (dismissing them from office); his xenophobia (the way he treats Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and all persons different from him); his support of the White right wing.
President Trump is a danger to human life, to civilisation and to genuine progress. He is not able to understand himself and so points his finger to others whom he accuses of the faults he cannot face within himself. It is a means of distraction. It is amazing that leading Catholic officials seem to be blinded by his influence and pretend that he is a “saviour to the American people and probably the world”.
President Trump has NOT offered any real leadership rooted in values of truth, integrity, and compassionate concern for the welfare of the American people. He continues to undermine basic institutions in the American society; he relishes the disunity that he has sown among the American people. This type of leadership he most admires belongs to countries he has befriended which have been sworn enemies not only of America BUT the stability of world civilisation. America, with all its previously arrogant and colonial attitudes towards the rest of the world is now living as a colony of Russia and its allies. There have been growing signs that America is losing its grip on managing its own affairs and is allowing the New World Order to merely march along.
The one hope for the American people is to move away from the Trumpism that is characterising the politics of the New World Order and to be aware of the dishonest language which seeks to make the alternative into the person that really resides in the present administration. It is my humble desire that on November 3, 2020, the American people will do away with the deceit of the present administration and seek a fresh mandate to return morality, integrity, and humanity into the White House.