August 16

Trump and the Rest of History’s Losers

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

    • -Martin Luther King Jr.
    • “Beyond Vietnam,” 1967

*The following was published on my facebook wall in a slightly different form yesterday immediately following Donald Trump’s horrifying press conference. I was upset, no I was outraged, at the time. I still am.*
If anti-fascist is wrong, I don’t ever want to be right. There will be much more bloodshed in the streets of America thanks to trumps careless nazi-enabling words today. He’s no leader, and never will be.

I’ve never been so utterly disgusted with an elected official as I am right now. I’ve picked which side I’m on. What about you?

The so-called president says there were “good people” in that white supremacist mob. Watch this video shot amongst the marchers and you tell me. See any “good people” there? Any decent fellas shouting “Jews will not replace us?”

He made the false equivalency that the people there protesting the nazi march were just as bad. This is unacceptable. The racists lost. The Confederacy LOST. The nazis fucking LOST. They lost because their ideals are weak and backwards and hateful and ultimately empty. The nazi and confederate flags are symbols of lost causes. The KKK hood is a symbol of cowardice. They will always lose. Forever. They are losers. Hate loses. Stupidity loses. Evil loses. Every time, for all time.

Trump’s words today are a national embarrassment. Don’t care for my opinions ? I don’t care. Don’t want to hear about my politics? I don’t care. The way I view the situation is this: Silence is Compliance. I’m not going to be silent. I’m outraged. This country is devolving into a cesspool of race-based chaos before our very eyes. I’ve got children who are going to have to live in this world that’s getting uglier and uglier by the minute, so you’ll excuse me if this white power sympathizer has me a little bit riled up this afternoon. Sympathizing with repugnant nazis makes you a nazi in my book. Donald trump doesn’t understand the first thing about this country.  At this point, after yesterday, I don’t realistically see how any person in a position of responsibility in this country can now deny Donald Trump’s complete moral unfitness for the office of President.

These are troubling times. Troubling times, indeed. And I’m worried.

 


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Posted August 16, 2017 by brainstembob@yahoo.com in category "Current Events", "History", "Motown", "Music", "Politics", "Rants

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