I admit that I sometimes say stupid things.  In fact, I may even be saying some stupid things right here in this space.  But most people don’t realize they are being stupid because their stupidity shields them from seeing what they are doing.  That may be true of me as well

But I am also consoled that my essential averageness is also making any stupid things I say relatively harmless.  This would not be true if I were not just an average guy but I were instead the president of the United States.  If I were, the stupid things I say now would not be absorbed in the nothingness of my present invisibility, but would instead be repeated of the front pages of America’s most famous newspapers.

This is one of the many reasons why I have never in even the worst lapse of sanity – run for the office of President of the United States (although I once did run for a local school board seat.).  I do not want to see any chance of anything stupid that I may say being repeated all over the country like it’s the hottest news of the day.

This is also why it is important that America have a president who is actually a responsible person, rather than some deranged guy who is really only passionate about verbally flipping other people off.

Usually, the worst that can happen when I get to talking that stupid is that my wife will take away my daily cookie.

But imagine that for some ridiculous reason I was made president of the United States, and I took that to mean that I now had license to talk more stupidly than I have ever in my life.

That is the problem that that the United States of America has today with a certain President Trump.

Imagine, for example, that as an old man, and a Native American, you are invited to the White House ostensibly to be honored for your service to your nation as a soldier in World War II. Instead, you discover it is all a set-up to get a gathering of Native-Americans so that the most noted draft-dodging president in history can call some political opponent "Pocahontas." Yes, that is what Washington has fallen to today.

But that has been one of the least of this child-man’s public outbursts.

I understand that Trump is from the New York City Burroughs of Queens, as I was in Queens for a number of years. And I remember how the people of Queens can talk.  But the more mentally healthy people of Queens save their worst talk for the local bars. Trump has instead been saving up all of his worst talk for the Oval Office.

The result is this present terrible tearing of America.

I can remember for example when the kneeling of then San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the playing of the national anthem before his football game was largely the case of an isolated individual’s choice, Practically no one joined him, either black of white players, and on most Sundays Kaepernick was the only one doing it.  President Obama was concentrating then on being the president of the United States and he very maturely allowed the NFL to control the situation with all their expertise on the variances of pro football players/

That wasn’t enough for the drama queen who came to White House next.

Having Kaepernick out of the picture with being inactive on the field and the situation in control was obviously too little drama for Trump’s stage.  He clearly wanted the situation to go out of control so he could once again stride across the stage like Shakespeare’s demonic Richard III amid a scene of fire and chaos.  So he went to the one place in Alabama among people must still be influenced by an old Ku Klux Klan culture and called black NFL players sons of bitches, No, he wasn’t calling white players sons of bitches because at that time white players were not kneeling at the national anthem – only a very few black players were kneeling.

Trump knows how to create explosions as he now needs more and more explosions around him.  People with kinds of dangerous certain mental illness must create explosions wherever they go – with what they say, with how they shout – to distract them from a world that everyone else shares because they cannot tolerate that world.  They are angry practically all of the time, and as they grow older they often get worse.

The result of Trump calling black NFL players sons of bitches created yet another state of chaos in America that Trump especially needs for distraction.  Overnight the situation changed from a few black pro athletes kneeling at the national anthem to black as well as many white athletes all over America kneeling at their flags not because they were alienated from their nation, but because their president found words that alienated him so much from them.

That was the overwhelming reason why they kneeled And now, with Trump still at the helm, who knows when this chaos he has brought to America is going to stop?  Or as Suetonius observed when writing about the mentally-ill Emperor Caligula naming his horse to be a Roman Senator, who knows the damage this portends for the nation down the road?

Chris Sharp- Commentary

Chris Sharp is an Educator and a prize-winning professional writer. He has recently published a new book titled How to Like a Human Being . Sharp's latest book is an Amazon Kindle collection of his published short stories, Every Kind of Angel . His commentaries represent his own opinions and not necessarily the views of any organization he may be affiliated with or those of The SCV Beacon.