Skip to main content

Open Letter To (those who intend to vote) Donald Trump.

Open Letter to Donald Trump:
Mr. Trump,
I try my hardest not to be political. I’ve refused to interview several of your fellow candidates. I didn’t want to risk any personal goodwill by appearing to take sides in a contentious election. I thought: ‘Maybe the timing is not right.’ But I realize now that there is no correct time to oppose violence and prejudice. The time is always now. Because along with millions of Americans, I’ve come to realize that opposing you is no longer a political decision. It is a moral one. 
I’ve watched you retweet racist images. I’ve watched you retweet racist lies. I’ve watched you take 48 hours to disavow white supremacy. I’ve watched you joyfully encourage violence, and promise to ‘pay the legal fees’ of those who commit violence on your behalf. I’ve watched you advocate the use of torture and the murder of terrorists’ families. I’ve watched you gleefully tell stories of executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pig blood. I’ve watched you compare refugees to ‘snakes,’ and claim that ‘Islam hates us.’ 
I am a journalist, Mr. Trump. And over the last two years I have conducted extensive interviews with hundreds of Muslims, chosen at random, on the streets of Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. I’ve also interviewed hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees across seven different countries. And I can confirm— the hateful one is you. 
Those of us who have been paying attention will not allow you to rebrand yourself. You are not a ‘unifier.’ You are not ‘presidential.’ You are not a ‘victim’ of the very anger that you’ve joyfully enflamed for months. You are a man who has encouraged prejudice and violence in the pursuit of personal power. And though your words will no doubt change over the next few months, you will always remain who you are. 
Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton is the Humans of New York creator. In the letter posted to social media on Monday, 32-year-old Stanton summed up the many issues he has with the Republican presidential frontrunner, notably his controversial remarks about Muslims, immigrants and refugees.
     The current election campaign has got to be the most interest in recent history. While I feel somewhat dubious of Hilary Clinton becoming the next US president, I wonder at the people, especially coloured people to support Trump. I nearly gagged when I heard Ben Carson endorsed him. I shook my head when Stacey Dash went on her blog to "defend" Trump some days ago, but that one seems to have had a brain washed with bleach! Recently I got into a debate with an intelligent nigerian whose mantra has become "Trump for President". 

When I said Nah

He asked Why not?

Well you've read the open letter above? That's why not and yet that's not even the half of it!

I understand that some worry that America has become way too liberal and a Democratic government might make things even worse, that might be so but Donald Trump is no conservative! I believe, like some of his loyalists point out, that he is a shrewd, astute and extremely sucessful business man. Truly, he is all of that, but a Leader he isn't!

Who do you think should win the next U.S. Presidential elections?


  1. Anybody but not Trump.I admire his business skills but that man his a racist..I can't imagine if he becomes president and decides to send all Nigerians back home..Hian!!that man is cray..TNHW

  2. Loads of kisses to that guy for that letter.

  3. Who are those people supporting Trump?Voting for him? America is still full of racists and Trump is pulling them out from all the corners they've been hiding. MOMENT OF TRUTH.

  4. I would have preferred bernie saanders. He seems to hsve his head well screwed. Hillary also isnt a bad choice. I just have issues with all the republican candidates but Trump isnt a leader just a bully

  5. I would have preferred bernie saanders. He seems to hsve his head well screwed. Hillary also isnt a bad choice. I just have issues with all the republican candidates but Trump isnt a leader just a bully

  6. Some reckon Trump isn't shrewd, astute or a successful business man. Trump came into wealth majorly through family inheritance and many times went into bankruptcy. Some reports assert that if had invested his inherited wealth in the stock market, his current net worth would be twice better off.

    That said, I'd want the democratic presidential front-runner to win, preferably Hilary Clinton. (Though, I heard she's extremely tough on her subordinates and isn't much endeared to them). If she wins, President Bill Clinton would be the first first husband!

    PS: where is Kabuoy and Sunshine? haven't seen their comments in recent times.

  7. Lol,all over the Internet,Nigerians don't want Trump to win cos he wld send Nigerians back "home"? Yet we Nigerians remind ourselves who owns what parts in Nig (and thus shld show respect to the "host").
    We wld all be fine...

    Quick question,what exactly is wrong with coming home?

    1. No electricity. No fuel to buy. The life here is harsh. Im scared of the health care system. Many things are wrong with home...

      Im just saying...cos you asked.

    2. For once Kon forgot to add "Peace". Bros na so the level horror reach for you?

      Nigerians have always been grossly interested in American politics ever since I can remember, even to the extent of starting up something like a pet project; "Africa for Obama" in 2008. Ofcourse he embarrassed them when he publicly denied any knowledge or involvement with the project. Hundreds of millions of naira gone with the wind. Now it's Trump. If he's not sending our brethren home, he's a Racist, he's undiplomatic, he hates press, he degrades women, he's this and that...all mostly from Nigerians' views.

      Nothing is wrong with coming home Sasha Bone. Everything that is wrong with us was/is caused by us and can only be fixed by us. Afterall we're not the only country in the world with vast ethnic and religious diversity, and those who thrive in this state don't have numerous heads on their shoulders.

  8. I love Brandon's open letter. I wish Nigerian youths would write open letters in such respectful yet firm manner.

    I hope Hillary wins. She may be tough on her subordinates (most women leaders tend to be) but who else aside Hillary?



Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Turia Pitt Suffered 65% Burns But Loved Conquered All...

Amazing Story Shared by Dr. Ben Carson on Facebook, i thought it is inspiring and i decided to share;

The Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberley. Her boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. 
Days ago, in an interview for CNN they asked him:
"Did you at any moment think about leaving her and hiring someone to take care of her and moving on with your life?"

His reply touched the world:

"I married her soul, her character, and she's the only woman that will continue to fulfill my dreams."

This made me very reflective. I just wonder; if the person you love today encounters an incident or accident that transforms who they are physically, it could be amputation, it could be paralysis, it could be severe burns that scald their flesh beyond recognition, w…


Good morning people! 
Just checking in to sign the register. Lol. It's been a very busy week and it looks like it might be an even busier weekend. I was hoping to get some writing done when I got to the airport yesterday but I even almost missed my flight. It was hopeless trying to do any work on the plane as it was bumpy af, and this toddler behind me wouldn't stop screaming in piercing shrieks like he was being exorcised. 
I got into town pretty late and needed to keep an appointment ASAP. I'm heading out right now and it's going to be a long day, but thought I should drop this first. 
Have a splendid day. Im'ma be back soon.

One More Post...


He was my coursemate, crush, then my boyfriend.... he was super
intelligent, smart, tall, dark and handsome. Believe me he got
swag, but he didn't seem to notice me. (I'm a nerd but a sassy one
if I say so myself).  So oneday I decided to take it to another level..
After listening to a song "IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT YOU
LOVE THEM and watching the season film of The Secret Life of
American Teenagers. ..when Amy Jeugerns mum told her "you are only
young once". LOL that part got me.
Hope you know what i mean?

Though I'm okay with chemistry class I approached him to coach me for
the Quiz that was coming up, we found out that we had this
great chemistry between us.. hehehe both the covalent and
electrovalent bonds....

So one thing led to another till one unusual Saturday. I invited
him to my house and he came. The guy got swag, he even came
with a packet of durex condom.
We talked for a while and and and and and and
See how you are serious dey read this story....!


A side chick is commonly known as a mistress or a woman that’s romantically involved with a man who is in a committed relationship.  However after doing some reflecting, I realize that’s not the only type of side chick.  I want to discuss “the new side chick”–a woman who decides to stay by a man’s side after he has expressed his lack of relationship intentions with her through his words or actions.  So many women have made this mistake at least once in their lifetime, and unfortunately I’ve done the same thing. I like to think of the new side chick as an appetizer.  You’re there just to satisfy the immediate appetite of the man, but as soon as that mouth-watering entrée comes out to the table, you will get pushed to the side, literally.  Why?  Because that entrée is what he really wanted; he went to the restaurant to order steak, not hot wings.  You were just a placeholder, fling, temporary commitment, or  maybe even just a “good ol time” until what he really wanted was presented to hi…


I'm in an amebo mood tonight. Don't ask me, I honestly don't know why. Also I'd like to share too but I'd do that anonymously in the comment section. Tonight I want to talk about secrets. It's ok, we can all be anonymous. 
Is it true that EVERYBODY has a secret? 
Is there anyone here who doesn't have a secret? I'd really like to know; You're a completely open book and there's not ONE thing about you that you wouldn't mind other people knowing about? Please raise your hands up. 
And for the rest of us, what's something about you that no one knows, or very few people know? Who's got a dark secret here, or a weird one, or a funny one even? I really don't mean to be invasive but I don't want to be the only one sharing, plus I think hearing other people's secrets is quite fun, don't you think?

Let's Be Random Together! (Open Keypad).

Hey guys, a while back blog reader F said something about creating an Open Keypad post, where you can write whatever you want in the comment section. I thought it was a fun idea!
So who is interested? Comment on anything you feel like, ask me or anyone a question, talk about how your day went, your job, your interests, tell us something about you that we don't know, share a testimony with us, rant about anything you feel like, talk about your crush/boo/spouse/relationship/marriage, challenges you're facing, ANYTHING AT ALL! 
I'll only make one request; that we stay civil. 

(F it was you who made this suggestion, right? I'm not too sure and I can't even remember the post the comment was made on). 
BTW please Ejoeccome out come out, wherever you are!

Closed Chapter...

Hello everyone, yesterday a friend said to me, Thelma I love your blog, I've told so many people about your blog, I think you're a very good writer but I feel there's something you're not doing right"

This friend was the first person who won our beauty of the day contest back then in 2014. Then we had met just once through a mutual friend. I mentioned the blog to her and she became an instant reader. I wouldn't have exactly called her a friend then but yesterday as we sat down waiting for our Uber to come get us from Wal-Mart, she's definitely my friend and I knew she was coming from a good place when she said she had much higher expectations of my blog.

Me too.

But you see, in the last year or so, maybe even longer than that, I haven't felt much joy in blogging. It began to feel more and more of a laborious chore, one which I hardly reaped any fruits from.

I really love writing, I love sharing my life and my experiences with others and I've enjoy…

Adventures, Fun, Friendship & Laughter at the TTB Hangout (Lekki Conservation Center).

Nicole to Clare: mummy lets go. I want to climb that ropy thing!

Isn't Clare beautiful?!

Uyi et moi. Clowning. 

Mother & child. 

Scary af! Trish on the ramp. The chica loves the outdoors so much, she was like a kid in a candy store. She and Uyi took this walk twice! More power to them, you can't pay me to do this a second time.

Uyi & Tiwa