Musician Carlos Santana is catching a bit of flak for his comparison of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a shit-throwing ape in an open letter he posted to his Facebook page following President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address last Tuesday. Santana wrote:
Dearest Mr. President Obama,
I witnessed your speech last night. I am deeply inspired, encouraged and profoundly grateful for your words. Your consciousness soars with clarity and divine purpose. Your [sic] articulated your views, subjects and comments with compassion. You made me feel how blessed we are to share life with your leadership. Even more than any other President I have witnessed (including JFK). Your words of spirit and global healing, unity and harmony for the betterment of the world….not just the USA. I pray for your continued safety for you and your family. Regarding Mr. Trump….I remember when I was a child living in Tijuana…I often crossed the border to visit the San Diego Zoo. I would hear loud screams and commotion in the distance. As I came closer to the sound, I noticed everyone was staring at an ape in a glass cage. The ape was staring back at the crowd that gathered. With an angry look of disgust, the ape defecated in his hand and threw it at the crowd. This is what I hear when Mr Trump speaks. He lacks consciousness as well as integrity. The Republicans and Mr Trump are selling hate and fear. That is the opposite of what our Country stands for. Let’s go forward with light and love into the future. Global Peace is within our grasp in this lifetime. Pull humanity up, take the high road and look at the aerial view. Peace on Earth now, not later.
With deep respect and admiration,
Though the rock legend has since taken his statement down, likely due to the many conservatives who wrote in to tell him they’d no longer be supporting his career, let’s face it, a shit-throwing ape is exactly what Donald Trump is. While one may try arguing the theory of evolution and whether people evolved from apes, dolphins or rainbow-spotted unicorns, it’s generally accepted by many that man evolved from apes, so ape Trump is, as we all are. Only someone with Trump’s ego would get uptight and start arguing about the superiority of man.
And whether you are willing to accept Donald Trump as an ape or not, it’s going to be a lot harder for you to deny the guy throws a lot of shit around. How can we forget his shit-talking Mexicans, Muslims and the disabled? He called Mexicans “rapists and murderers,” refers to Muslims as terrorists and suggested we ban them from the country, and he openly mocked a disabled reporter from the New York Times. Now he’s jumping all over Hillary for standing by Bill Clinton after his nefarious affairs, claiming he respects women more than she does.
And it’s not over. The 2016 election has a long way to go. There is plenty of time for a whole lot more shit-talk, and you better believe Trump is up for it.
But the American people know what’s up. That’s why Santana’s open letter garnered more than 23,000 likes before it was taken down.
Trump’s only chance at winning the presidential election is to catch up, to evolve as a person, but as we all also know about evolution, it’s an incredibly slow process – which is why Trump, though frontrunner he may be, doesn’t stand a chance.
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