We are seeing a time in our history that I don’t think will read very well in future text books. It is a time of a rise and a fall. What we have seen since trump was elected our president is a rise in hate and a fall in decency. And of course, we have heard nothing from our beloved leader about this either.
Ever since trump started running for president we have seen hate grow in leaps and bounds. We have seen anti-Muslim groups triple in number since 2015. We have seen more Mosques being burned down to the ground. We have seen attacks on Muslims on the rise.
We have also seen anti-Semitism grow and grow. Just since inauguration day we have seen bomb threats to Jewish Centers grow tremendously. Vandals have destroyed a Jewish cemetery. Places of worship have been vandalized with swastikas.
Immigrants of all kinds have seen various assaults and attacks. We have seen the conviction of a white man who intended to burn down a Mosque in an upstate New York town and he said if anyone interfered, he would kill them. We saw a man shoot and kill one man and wound two others in Kansas after shouting “get out of my country”. The men were Indian-Americans. Later he bragged at a bar in Missouri about killing two “mid eastern men”.
Mass deportations are beginning all across the country. Even in Santa Cruz, CA. the police chief told the press that during the raids in his town ICE had lied to him. He said they were supposed to be holding raids on a criminal gang, but ICE also detained 10 other people who were not involved in the gang but were undocumented immigrants.
A Mosque in Texas outside of Houston was the victim of arson. A Mosque in Tampa was the victim of arson. That Mosque was at least the sixth Mosque attacked in just the last six months. Hell, even Mohammad Ali, Jr., was detained at a Florida airport when he and his mother returned from a trip to Jamaica. He was asked questions like: “Where did you get your name?” and “Are you a Muslim?”
Our beloved leader has said nothing condemning any of these attacks. He has kept complaining about non-existent attacks like the one he keeps talking about in Sweden. He keeps talking about how Muslims are the root of all terrorism. But, he refused to discuss the terrorism being placed on American Citizens by white people right here in America.
Are you aware of the simple fact that more people of color have been killed in America by white supremacists than the total number of Americans killed by Muslim terrorists since 9/11? And, trump has said nothing about it.
Instead of doing anything to help quell the problem, trump ignores it and pretends that Muslims are the real problem. He goes off on tantrums that mean nothing in the big picture. He attacks our media and calls it “the enemy of the people” because they won’t print only glowing raves about him.
Rather, they print the truth of what is going on in his administration. His cabinet members have had to sweep up all of the bullshit he spouts towards our allies. They have to say, “no, he doesn’t mean that”.
The other day, his administration blocked admission of several major media groups to an off-camera news briefing. Funny, all of the blocked media groups were the exact ones reporting on the Russia connection.
Our beloved leader keeps crying about how everyone is picking on him. He complains that no one is reporting on his “great achievements”. Only, he doesn’t have any great achievements to report about. Unless you consider his blocked Muslim Ban something “great”.
His propaganda minister keeps spouting the trump line even though you can see in his eyes that he knows they are lies. The administration has tried to interfere with the investigations into the Russia scandal, even going so far as to asking the chairmen of the two committees supposedly investigating it to call the press and “tamp down” the stories. They even tried to get the FBI to do the same.
Unlike the FBI, the two chairmen went along with the administration and called the press. They even admitted that fact that they called the press at the urging of the White House. Sen. Burr and Rep. Nunes are disgraces to the American People. They should both recuse themselves from the investigations, but they won’t.
As a matter of fact, Nunes seems to think that if there was an actual independent special investigation into the matter that would be bad. He says it would be like “McCarthyism”. There is a big difference between McCarthy hurling innuendos and accusations without proof and an investigation that gets to answers not predetermined.
More states are introducing or passing more and more hate bills against the LGBT community. Our beloved leader already rolled-back one LGBT rule passed by the Obama Administration, and more are likely to follow.
Finally, I guess in order to “punish” the media, our beloved leader has said he will not attend the White House Correspondence Dinner. Though we all know it is more of not being the brunt of too many jokes instead of any punishment. He probably figures since he has named them “public enemy” he knows what would happen if he showed up.
Hate is definitely on the rise. The lack of any response to or any attempt to halt this rise in hate shows that decency is on the fall. No one ever accused trump of being a decent man. No one ever accused trump of being an honest man. And, I will never accuse him of being a moral man either.
This is the reality of our nation today. We are not even finished with two months of his presidency, and we are looking at a very bleak, divided future under his administration. Just about all of his cabinet picks have shown a total lack of ethics and integrity. They are not in place to “govern” they are in place to destroy our government and our democracy. Steve Bannon even said so at the tin-hat convention known as CPAC.
We have gotten to a point where no one is actually safe from the rise in hate. With shootings of immigrants on the rise, you be caught in the cross-fire. With arson on the rise, you could get caught up in the fire. But, don’t expect anything from the White House about it. This is the America trump wants.
And, don’t think you are immune. Soon, they will turn their ire on anyone who speaks out against their savior. They will turn their ire on average people who don’t think things are going well and are willing to protest. Actually, several states are passing laws to basically make protesting illegal. The divide will get far worse before it gets better.
But it is with this increase in hate, that trump can put in place his plan to destroy the country and set up his authoritarian rule. You need chaos and hate to prove you are the “savior”.
We are seeing a rise in hate and a fall in decency. And, our beloved leader is behind all of it.
And, the shirts keep marching along.