I didn’t think there were that many, okay? I said Trump would never win any primaries – voters have more sense than that. Then I said…
…he would never become the nominee. Republicans have more sense than that! Then I said that he would never win the damn election! Well guess what? There are that many nutcases in the U.S.
Oh, I don’t mean you, of course. No, not you, my nice blog reader. But thousands, way too many thousands of your countrymen and women, seem to be willfully deaf, blind and uncaring, just as your leaders are, of others’ suffering – starved, raped, beaten refugees; Americans dying who can’t afford health care; the environment, which is going to go to hell a lot faster now that your country is no longer a part of global efforts to slow the killing climate change that is already upon us.
And oh! I just love (←sarcasm font) the anti-immigration stance in general, held by too many U.S. citizens. “America first,” they scream. Well guess what? Guess who were actually in “your” country first? First Nations people, mistakenly called “Indians,” were living on the land for millennia before you!
Also this: “America First” is a neo-Nazi cry. Well I’ll tell you, my uncles (see below) must be turning in their graves now, because they (both Canadian and American) went to fight against Nazis during World War II. My Aunt Edie is still alive in Connecticut, in her 90s, unaware (due to Alzheimer’s) of the horror that is happening in America.
I do not use the term “horror” lightly. The so-called president of your country along with his cronies are perpetrating the destruction of American democracy – in “death by a thousand cuts” fashion. Have you seen this list? (I came across it on Twitter.)
I am afraid. I am very afraid. All good Americans – forget the nutcases – must make a stand. You must stand up for democracy, liberty, the rule of law and your Constitution. My heart is heavy but I wish you all the very best. ❤