The movie “I, Robot” is set in the year 2035 where the world’s safety is “supposedly” enhanced by robots. In the 2004 science fiction action movie, scientists create robots and program them to follow three specific laws. It is the belief that these created beings have no free will, and therefore, cannot disobey the rules that govern them. In the film, a murder takes place and a technophobic cop named Spooner, played by Will Smith, investigates the crime which he believes has been perpetrated by a robot. This, if true, leads to a larger threat to humanity. The action film keeps viewers on the edge of their seat much like the 2016 Presidential campaign has. The GOP created Donald Trump as a ploy, however, to their own surprise, he is more like the GOP’s Sonny of the movie, “I, Robot.”
The humanoid robots, which appeared to be the country’s savior, eventually take over Chicago and other U.S. cities resulting in the military, police, government, and public being quickly overwhelmed and detained by the robots. The very monster they created turned on its owners and exercised greater power than it was given credit for. The same is on the horizon for the Republican Party. They empowered Trump to rise to a position they never thought he could achieve. Now, he stands as the frontrunner for the Republican nation, has turned all aspirations inward, and is only focused on winning and protecting his brand.
Does he really want the job as the President of the United States? Yes, but in name only. Trump has no idea what it takes to run a nation, nor does he desire to. During debates, he has offered nothing but empty rhetoric and acted as one that is clueless and ultimately uninterested. Trump has no opinion on the issues or policies that are important to Americans because he does not care about them or the actual job. Trump is a winner and all he is concerned about is winning. Just as Sonny from the action thriller “I, Robot,” there is a hidden agenda that will swiftly come into play.
A great deal of the Republican Party has already realized they created a giant they can no longer control, but the voters need to wake up before it is too late. Trump has made some crazy and outlandish statements during his run for office. He has attacked cultures, ethnicities, religions, and races. Has all this been a cry for help? Has “The Donald” used foolish squabbles as a tactic for disqualification? Have the insecurities of Trump’s been mistaken for confidence? To their own demise, the GOP may have created a modern-day Sonny of the action thriller, “I, Robot.”
The sad reality is at this stage of the game, Trump has his heart set on winning so much that he just might have to pay the ultimate price and really become the leader of the free world. The country has become so enthralled with his antics that they have missed the portion of the campaign that really matters. Nonetheless, once the voting is over and the election is finalized, Trump may actually have to govern a world filled with real lives and issues.
In the movie “I, Robot” Spooner immediately blamed a murder on robots without justifiable cause. Then, as he begins his investigation into the murder, the cop learns that his suspicions were true and Sonny is not as innocent as he seems. He is a “unique” robot. What Spooner does not realize, is that something beyond his wildest dreams is about to happen.
In the movie, Spooner acted quickly and saved the country from the pending doom. Just as many within the Republican Party have already realized, people are praying that voters will come to know that Trump is the equivalent of a unique robot and the country he seeks to “Make Great Again” is quickly approaching the danger zone. As it stands, Donald Trump is seemingly the GOP’s Sonny of the movie, “I, Robot.”
In the closing scene of the action thriller, Sonny is shown standing on the top of the USR site at Lake Michigan with the other robots watching over him, just as in his vision. What Americans must realize is the pending election is not a movie; instead, it is real life and will have true consequences. What will America’s closing scene look like?
Opinion by Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
Huffington Post: Donald Trump Does Not Want to Be President
IMDb: I, Robot (2004)
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