Is anyone in America frightened besides me?
I really thought I’d heard everything from the bombastic Trump.
It shocked me that he was suggesting that he would not accept the results of the coming national election. But I thought the backlash he got was enough to take care of his careless claims.
Then, we have our most recent story covered by all the major networks. Trump doesn’t want to have an election at all. He wants to cancel it. Just ‘give it to Trump’ he says, referring himself in third person.
That gave me the ice water in the veins sensation that is usually reserved for narrowly being missed on a highway by a semi.
America, I think he’s serious.
And, he’s had good company in the recent past.
There is a large section of America who simply will not accept that a Black president has brought our nation out of the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Don’t try to fool them with facts, they won’t see it. A woman actually called for a revolution if Trump loses. Trump, who rose to power bemoaning the loss of liberty in America, is now calling for the nation to give up its right to vote and make him their dictator.
What frightens me, is that I think some might be willing to listen.
Let Daddy-bear take care of everything, they might think. Growing up depending on the government for everything else, why not give up their liberties? What would that really mean? God forbid that a woman just might be sitting in the oval office. Anything, even the loss of one’s bill of rights would be better than that!
Last week, I found a delightful little book at the public library. It was packaged like a children’s book. It was even titled that way. But then a quick read and a look at the call letters on its spine made me have my doubts.
The book was called, “The child’s first book of Trump.”
I know that this candidate has gotten his share of satire directed at him. However, at first glance, it looks like even children are being encouraged to throw stones at the Donald.
The book shows an elephantine orange balloon not even being given the dignity of being called human. “Beast” is one alternate descriptor.
From his televised outbursts, I don’t think that it’s a book that Trump would find funny.
Not a bit.
A person with a strong sense of self would find it funny, maybe uproariously so. They might even add a page or two to lampoon themselves.
Likely Trump will try to sue the author. Or the publisher.
In this book, at the end, the reader is advised to ignore the Trump. This he cannot abide. This he cannot stand. Ignore him and he’ll likely deflate.
Maybe, he’ll even go away.
Or, will he?
I’m not sure that many of the masses who proudly wear ‘deplorable’ t-shirts (This was spotted in a local mall recently) would understand how closely Adolf Hitler’s rise to power mirrors what Donald has used in his own campaign. It is eerie, and can’t be ignored.
He, like Hitler, is a fan of the ‘big lie.’ If you say something, no matter how patently untrue, over and over, enough times, somebody (usually a lot of people) are going to believe you.
And there are a lot of people out there who believe in the Donald.
America is emerging from a horrible crisis, made by an illegal war. You may not agree with me on that, but everyone has to agree that there were serious problems in the last eight years. President Barrack Obama advised in his first inaugural speech that it would be worse before it got better.
It got better, but not quickly enough for some in our instant-gratification society. And so, many turned against him. To support their angst, some tried to dress up the facts in the same clothing that made the fairy tale Emperor naked as a jaybird.
People believed them. Because it was convenient. Because it supported their self-pity, greed, hunger for power and latent racism.
Because it was just easier to do.
Hitler rallied a large class of people who became strong by making scapegoats of those seen as the ‘enemy’ of Germany. Trump has mobilized people doing the same—using women, minorities and people of different religions as the lightening rod. We have seen a segment of our population arise that is shocking and ugly.
But—they’d better be taken seriously.
These are the folks that may try to forcibly get Trump the throne that he so covets. The people with the guns, the dogs, and the hatred to back them. They may actually see themselves as heroes in some ‘do or die’ cause which involves ‘them and us.’ Never realizing how they are being used by a man who is power hungry and who doesn’t care about them except as a means to an end.
During the 1930’s, there was a huge pacifist movement over most of the world during that time. People had been through the ugly first world war, and they didn’t want another one. They wanted peace. They wanted hope. They thought that pretty words and patient gestures would win the day. They kept giving Hitler more and more room to expand, hoping that he’d eventually be satisfied and stop.
They were naïve. Are we?
It’s been 71 years since the end of the second world war. There has been a growing movement of Neo-Nazism in this country and all over the world. There is a strong sense of entitlement from our youth, and from those who really have the most to lose should a tyrant like Trump seize control.
Every American, indeed every person in the world watching this election should be frightened. Because, the Donald means it. He wants to cancel the election, because he knows that he can’t win fairly. Once he got to the White House, forget working with the three branches of government who provide a system of checks and balances. He’d just overpower them. Call in the military, or his unwashed friends who put him in office with their 4×4’s and rifles. America would cease to exist.
We can’t afford to ignore Donald because he’s not going away. If he loses a free election, which now seems likely, he’s not just going to oppose it, he’s going to do everything in his power to cause an obstruction that makes congressional games of the past look like child’s play. We can’t afford to cluck at him like a generations of Neville Chamberlains (the English Prime minister who placated Hitler.) We must understand Trump to be the madman that he truly is.
This man has encouraged violence at his rallies. This man has encouraged that physical harm happen to his opposing candidate. He wants to build a wall similar to the one a Republican president once demanded be torn down in the USSR.
He’s coming for your freedoms, folks, and don’t think for a moment that he isn’t.
Trump says that Hillary Clinton lies. Okay, so she has. Haven’t we? I really think the person who is not guilty should throw the first stone. She supports the right of choice in women’s reproductive health issues. Okay. Don’t support that? Then, do something to stop abortion by supporting these women in trouble. Don’t put a crazy man in the most powerful office in the world.
Like it or not, like HER or not, Hillary Clinton is your only sane choice. No Politician is ever perfect. They’re never going to be. But you can choose between a future and what may possibly be the beginning of the third world war.
Don’t ignore the Donald. Go to the polls. And make the right choice for freedom and sanity. This guy is serious—and he is Dangerous.
Go to the polls and let your voice be heard. It’s freedom or fascism. America or Trump’s destructive vision of a Nazi-like world.
The choice is up to you.