Thursday, November 17, 2016
Welcome to the World of da Trumpf
This ought to tear your heart apart. Spotted in downtown Tampa, it's a fitting reminder of what Donald Trump has brought to light. The kind of people behind this have always been around, of course, but like the cockroaches they are, they usually hid from sight because they knew the United States stood for something far different. In fact, pre-Trump, this would probably be considered a hate crime. Though we have a long way to go, we have taken major steps toward becoming an inclusive and just country even as racism has continued to pervade certain areas with its stench.
You might have seen something like this back in the 60s in the south but it would be highly unlikely in recent years.
The damage Trump has done in his campaign is monstrous. He gave the crazies and the haters "permission" to unleash their insanity and hate upon the nation.
It's not going to get any better if the past few days are an indication. The comparison of Trump's presidency with Hitler gets stronger every minute. He has appointed a white supremacist (Nazi) as his senior advisor and among other things he intends to "register" all Muslims in this country. The German Nazis, similarly, in the 30s "registered" all Jews in that country which turned out to be a prelude to the Holocaust.
Hopefully, there are enough decent people left in the U.S. to fight Trump and his minions, to stand for what is true and right, to continue the struggle to ensure all of our citizens equal treatment, equal rights, equal respect, irrespective of their race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, religion or any other "thing" that people use to discriminate.
Note: The photo above is from Stogie's fine blog which you can check out HERE.