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Donald Trump: short-fingered vulgarian at the gates

March 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction, Palmistry

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares "You're fired!" at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1GZCO

Donald Trump: short-fingered vulgarian at the gates

While most of the civilized world recoils in horror at the thought of Trump as President, let’s take a sober moment to examine The Donald’s most notable physical characteristic – his stubby fingers. Now imagine them poised over the big red button that could launch a nuclear attack on some perceived threat…

Scared yet?

If not, maybe you’re among the great mass of uneducated who stand like a mob of barbarians behind this modern-day Mussolini in a business suit. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the last time we had someone in America go on such an extended rant about winning, it was Charlie Sheen. But he was just an actor, not a toxic pufferfish running for the highest political office in the world.

For those who don’t know the whole story, here’s a quick bit of history regarding Trump’s prickly defense of his fingers, something that’s now replayed every time he takes the stage in the Republican presidential nominee debates.

Back in 1988, SPY magazine ran an article on Trump, calling him a “short-fingered vulgarian.” Although that was a quarter-century ago, ever since then Trump’s been mailing then-editor Graydon Carter photos of himself, circling his hands in these photos, and pointing out that they’re not short fingers at all.

Like most folks, The Donald knew the old folk aphorism that says: small hands, small penis. And he can hardly ignore it now, since Marco Rubio brings it up every time they debate. But let’s leave the man’s penis out of the debate, and focus instead on what short fingers say about his thinking.

As psychologist Carl Jung observed, “Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”

short fingers - CROPBut in the world of palmistry, it’s simple. The shorter the fingers, the less inclined the person is to do much thinking. Such a man doesn’t want to analyze anything, since he’d rather just make snap judgments. He doesn’t have the time (ie, inclination) to absorb a whole lot of information. Facts just get in his way, and slow down the pace of his personal action movie. Rather, he fancies himself a trouble-shooter. Just give me the big picture and I’ll take it from here.

But as former President John F. Kennedy once said, “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

If faced with a complex problem, the short-fingered man will call on experts to do his thinking for him – to study the matter and present him with a one-page executive summary. But all he really wants from this are a few bullet points, something to load his gun before he goes out shooting from the hip.

His fingers are also reflective of how he perceives time. The short-fingered man unconsciously fears time is slipping away from him. Carpe diem, dude. Life is short, and there’s no time to waste. As a consequence, he becomes a grabber, eager to snatch advantage or power at every opportunity. Ask for permission or forgiveness? Forget about it, I got no time for either.

On the flip side, the longer the fingers, the more comfortable that person is with gathering, digesting and synthesizing information. He wants to learn and to make informed decisions.

long fingers - CROPWhereas the short-fingered man is impatient to get his education over and done with (“I love the uneducated!”), the long-fingered man is keen to pursue education to the highest level he can achieve. That’s why The Donald, as soon as he had a BA in Economics, went straight into business. In contrast, long-fingered Barack Obama got a BA in Political Science, then a law degree from Harvard, and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago for 12 years.

Yes, long fingers can have their disadvantages too, insofar as they don’t like to jump to conclusions without fully understanding the situation. We’re all familiar with the term, paralysis by analysis. This explains in part Obama’s reluctance to plunge into the Syrian conflict, repeatedly saying it was too complex a situation to solve simply with airstrikes, boots on the ground or a coup d’état to remove Assad from office. But maybe he was right. Only a man who thought about it might have seen the writing on the wall.

Ask yourself, if you were having a loud party and your neighbors called the cops because of the noise, who do you want to show up (armed with a club, pepper spray, Taser and Glock pistol) – Donald Trump or Barack Obama? Who do you want to negotiate with?

Think about it. Take all the time you need.

Meanwhile, consider the words of Isaac Asimov: “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, a strain of anti-intellectualism nurturing the false notion that democracy means my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

So let’s join hands and take a minute to pray – for America and the rest of the world – because we’re in this together. God protect us all from the short-fingered, short-sighted, short-fused man who just wants to grab power now and figure out later what to do with it.

Sorry, dude, but I want my leaders to think about their words, their actions, and the consequences of both. So in response to your appeal of Give me a hand in getting elected, my answer is no, I won’t give you my hand. But I will give you my longest finger.

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Alan Annand, astrologer and palmist, is a graduate of the American College of Vedic Astrology and the British Faculty of Astrological Studies. He is the author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction. 

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