I was recently talking to a friend of mine from the majority population who happens to be a very educated liberal. He was going on about how bad trump is and how he has ruined the “American way of life”. He just couldn’t understand how Americans could allow him to do what he has been doing to “our democracy”.
I hated to break it to him, but I had to tell him the bad news that America has never been as exceptional. All those people who fled Europe because of religious persecution just came to a new world to persecute people of other religions. All those people who came here to be free decided that it was cool to enslave other people to do their heavy lifting for them.
What Donald trump has done is expose America’s true character for what it is. The people screaming at his hate filled rallies could care less about American ideals and the American experiment. Mr. trump was smart enough to figure that out. He figured out that at the end of the day, Americans (particularly those who are in the majority for now) worry more about maintaining dominances over others and holding on to power than they do about being ideal.
Donald trump is an American creation, and he is the perfect personification of the ugly American. What we have been witnessing over the past few weeks leading up to these elections have been horrifying to watch. And folks, if you don’t think that Fascism can come to America, think again. If Donald trump gets four more years there is no telling what will happen. In fact, one could argue that it’s already here.
The president is now openly calling for the arrest of his political opponent, and he is refusing to condemn militia members who plotted to kidnap the governor of an American state. Let that sink in for a minute. These are scary times. And, quite frankly, it’s really going to get scary after November 3rd. I say this because I honestly don’t think that Americans on either side will be happy with the result of the upcoming election. Both sides have convinced themselves that they are going to win.
Yesterday the president called a reporter who was simply asking him a question a “criminal”, and he he continues to tour the country holding COVID-19 super spreader events in state after state. He won’t stop, because he needs the adoration. Being praised by his cult members is more important to him than saving American lives. In fact, he called one of the people we trust in this country to help us with this deadly virus an idiot. Why? Because Dr. Fauci had the nerve to be on national television too much for his liking.
Ronald Reagan once called America a “shining city upon a hill.” Maybe we were all hoping that America would become that city, or that the American experiment would work. Sadly, we now have proof that the city is inhabited by people (and leaders) who just want to tear it down. From the look of things they seem to be succeeding.