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Donald Trump: Making America “Hate Again”

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Donald Trump’s mantra is that,with him at the helm as President of the United States, he will make “America great again.”  But, it becomes increasingly clear that he will make “America hate again.”  There is an old proverbial saying that is akin to “birds of a feather, flock together‘, and, in the case of Trump, it is more appropriate: “Show me who you run with, and I’ll show you who you are.”  The Trump followers have engaged in racial slurs, violent attacks, and they cheer him on as he spews his venomous attacks.  Not many are willing to take him on – simply because the media continues to give him a free and unlimited ride, which translates into precluding those who are the subject of his hateful and biased attacks , very little opportunity to respond – thus leaving his misrepresentations lingering in the air – unanswered.

The Trump Supporters:

When an African-American  ‘Black Lives Matter‘ protester  spoke out – it was the Trump supporters who beat and kicked him like a mob – hurling racial epithets; and yet, instead of  repudiating the conduct – Trump said: “Maybe he needed to be roughed up.” No apology – thereby condoning the racist behavior. Hence – making America ‘hate again‘.

When a Muslim woman stood up during one of his ‘events’ as he began to degrade Muslims, she was escorted out by security – but she was also insulted with epithets as she was leaving by Trump supporters.  Trump, again, did not repudiate the conduct – but allowed his silence to encourage the misconduct in the future.

When an esteemed Mexican-American reporter from Telemundo pressed a question – he was escorted out of the room. A Trump supporter confronted the reporter and stated that he wanted the reporter “out of ”  his  “country”. The reporter responded by saying that it is “his country too “, and that he is an American. The Trump supporter shook his head indicating that it was not true. Why not? Because he is not White?  The reporter is indeed an American citizen. And yet again – Trump  did not repudiate the words and actions of his supporter, (which were widely reported and televised), – his silence condoning the inappropriate insults.

Trump referred to children of immigrants – whether legal or illegal as “anchor babies”.  With the use of that phrase, Trump not only  discredits , but  disparages  his own familial  lineage – since his own father was the son of an immigrant.  But the media failed to counter his comments with this public information. Trump disparages  everyone from military heroes to football players – even though he has never participated in either. Yet Americans whose religion is Islam have served with honor and distinction in the United States military, but Trump speaks of them with disdain.

His desire to “close the borders” to anyone who is not White  and conduct a massive round-up of Mexicans, makes it clear that his platform is bringing the racists and sexist from underneath their rocks and the hateful side of America is showing up at his rallies, glad for the opportunity to be openly racist.

His ignorance is apparently, in our opinion, as great as his wealth – for  he does not even know the difference between socialism and communism. He once referred to Bernie Sanders as a communist, and his ‘trumpets‘ booed as soon as he spoke the word ‘communism’ . Bernie Sanders has always been a ‘democratic-socialist’ – and that is a far cry from communism.   Trump, however, loves to use code and  dog whistles – seizing upon terms which his audience will immediately jeer or cheer.  That too is encouraging hate.  Does he not know that one of our allies, (Germany) is a socialistic country? Apparently not.

Along with all of the above,  are his grand and sweeping promises to do things, which in this country, he would have no authority to do.   Once during a public appearance before an audience primarily consisting of  law enforcement – he promised that he would see to it that anyone who killed a police officer would get the “death penalty” – of course there were cheers.  (Seemingly no trial would be involved – just the death penalty.)  The reality is that as President of the United States – he would have no authority to issue such an edict. He seems to be clueless that there is this little thing called the separation of powers within the Constitution of the United States of America.  Yet the media allows him to make these egregious and flawed statements without calling him out.

For those Americans who are proud of the gains made over the past 50 years – the words “great again” as spoken by Trump translate as “hate again”.  One look at his crowd is a jarring reminder of  just how far America has traveled from the hateful past which Trump is longing to see return.  That is a side of America which no reasonable and rational American wants for the future of this country.

 

 

 

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OPINION: Fox News Just Crossed the Line

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Stuart Varney Fox News (Photo credit: Goat4421)

Fox News host  Stuart Varney   just crossed the line  in a way that is not only heartless, but cold and cruel.  That is not America.  Take a listen to what he said:  http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/03/foxs-varney-on-furloughed-federal-employees-i-w/196261

He wants to punish federal employees?  Why? As he is someone who was  not born in America, I really find his comments disgusting.  If he is so opposed to American workers, then why is he here?  A person who speaks like that of working people, (people who, by the way, earn  far less than he does), needs to leave.   After careful review of his statements, the light bulb comes on:  Rupert Murdoch’s lackey.  Who is Rupert Murdoch?  The British media magnate who owns Fox, and, who is apparently still fighting the war between the American colonies and Britain which resulted in American independence in 1776.  The man who would try to shape American thought.

This sort of language incites, is despicable, and just plain mean.   Again, if he is so against American government, and those people who work for government, then he should not be here. I don’t hear him complaining about the Queen and all of the pomp that goes along with the monarchy.  Why not?  He doesn’t dare.

Stuart Varney should be fired, and banned from American airwaves.  Such cruel and intolerant speech is the equivalent of hate speech.  And, perhaps he does not know that many federal employees are Republican as well as Democrat, and are an example of a very diverse work force.  How dare he attempt to blame American workers for this tea party mess?  How dare he attempt to change the conversation and now place the blame on American workers, when the tea party said it was all about Obamacare?

This guy is in a position of influence, and spewing this sort of hate is not free speech, but spoken to incite emotions to a frantic state, to confuse and assign blame to those who have nothing to do with the tea party shutdown.  Who is to know whether or not the woman who was shot and killed was propelled to action and to her subsequent unfortunate death by comments such as these?

Since hate speech is against the law, federal workers have the right to seek redress via civil suit against Fox news and Varney and hopefully they should do just that.  And, the American public should punish Varney via calling for his immediate removal from American airwaves and calling for his deportation on grounds that he has violated American law which prohibits hate speech.

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