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For @realDonaldTrump.

I've never written anything like this to an American president.
@realDonaldTrump As of course you know, there are some of us who have nothing in the past to look back on with fond memories.

We just didn't get the lives we'd wanted.

Some of us were--WERE--nonviable in the country we had.

Note the past tense.
@realDonaldTrump In case nobody has ever said this to you, one of the things you provide is a reason to embrace the present and anticipate the future.

For some of us, the past is very dark. As hard as we try, we can't shut it out.
@realDonaldTrump The past keeps coming back, and we have moments during which we wonder if continuing is worth the effort.

Speaking for myself, the thing that keeps me anchored firmly in the present and looking forward to the future is the way the world is changing.
@realDonaldTrump My parents are both gone, but we once added up all the major conflicts that had happened in our lives.
@realDonaldTrump The Chinese Civil War, the the Abyssinian War, the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War Two, the Korean War, the Algerian War of Independence, the Vietnam War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom...
@realDonaldTrump The global past was similar to my personal past.

But some of us understand what's happening NOW, and we're stunned.

I'm reminded of a line from the movie Joe Versus the Volcano.
@realDonaldTrump "My father says almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know, everybody you see, everybody you talk to. He says only a few people are awake. And they live in a state of constant total amazement."

I don't say this as a criticism.
@realDonaldTrump There are countless reasons why people are asleep.


Some of us don't feel that we're part of the world, but we can still watch and feel happiness for others.

Personally, I'm grateful to have seen this period of epic change.
@realDonaldTrump Every day, I wake up and think, "I can't wait to find out what happened!"

And the next thought:

"I can't wait to find out what'll happen next!"

THAT is incredible, given my previous indifference.
@realDonaldTrump I was never bitter. I just didn't care.

And now I care deeply.

The reason I didn't care was that I felt that our leaders would remain useless, and we'd be on our hamster wheel of futility forever.

And now I see that this isn't so.
@realDonaldTrump Therefore I am emotionally invested in...the world.

This is new.

So thank you.

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