There is very little that I’ve written that is positive about the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. I’ve written nothing at all since he became president because there is enough in that echo chamber. I break my silence now to not to defend him but to hold a mirror to the failings of his critics, me among them.
We are all so quick to judge. The example from Japan this week was a photo of President Trump dumping his koi food out in an apparently impish manner. Given the formal nature of Japan, this is quickly sold to anyone who would read the comments beneath the photo as a slap in the face to Japanese culture.