I did not plan to write a post on Donald Trump so soon again, but he just can’t keep from making a spectacle of himself to the American public. I can’t let his behavior pass without calling him out.
President of the United States Donald Trump has called himself a war leader in fighting the invisible enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic. I agree that he is the WAR leader, but not the kind he thinks he is. Donald Trump is the White American Racists leader.
Why do I say this about the President? I will endeavor to explain.
Will it Ultimately Destroy us?
Racism has been a part of the fabric of white America for over a century before the Declaration of Independence stated that “all men are created equal”. What the document failed to say is that the “equal” meant not what it should mean. The white men writing the declaration meant that only white men were created equal (and even that was a lie).
White America made the unspoken declaration that racism was acceptable, so much so that racism became deeply intrinsic to the nation. Decade after decade over the past 244 years it has been a large part of White Americans behavior. Regardless of where on the timeline of America we look, we can find plenty of racist behaviors, both societal and institutionally.
Racism, for this article, is defined at dictionary.com as:
- a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
- a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
- hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Note: I’ve spent the past several days putting together a long post on a subject that I find particularly blaring about White America. However, after reading about the President’s antics over this Memorial Day weekend, I needed to speak about it now.
Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance of the men and women of the U.S. military who gave their lives for our nation. Yes, there is also a weekend of activities throughout the country, even during this pandemic that is far from finished with us. Yet, not everybody knows how to behave.
President Donald Trump spent his weekend doing his best to show his irreverence and contempt for our fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. He also did it just as publicly as he possibly could. To his credit, he’s never one to pass up an opportunity to make an ass of himself. Plus, we must not forget the Trump apologists who expect mainstream America to believe the twisted logic they put out on behalf of the President.
What does the coronavirus and conspiracy theories have in common? They both start with the letter ‘C’.
The number of U.S. confirmed coronavirus cases is, at the time of this writing, 1,562,714. The number of deaths from the coronavirus stands at 93,863. Keep those numbers in mind.
The Big Picture:
Okay, maybe that is the easy answer. There are no commonalities between the conservative conspiracy beliefs and the deadliest pandemic since the 1918 Spanish Flu. Yet, here in America there is a fair many people who believe one or more conspiracy theories about the coronavirus. It would be a totally laughing matter if it weren’t for the fact that there are prominent personalities in government (President Trump and Rush Limbaugh) and the media (Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and others at Fox News) who buy into this horse manure in one form or another.
America today doesn’t seem to be a nation that makes much sense to the rest of the world, let alone Americans. Hell, let alone me especially!
There is a definitive change in our society, pandemic aside for the moment. It is debatable whether this change is good or bad. I guess it will really depend where you stand and look at it.
I stand in the middle, looking outward at the many angles of life that drive the existence of our country. In many cases I do not like what I am seeing, primarily because of the political situation America is currently confronted with. That situation is our President, Donald Trump, and all the ugliness he has brought forth to, as he sees it, rule the United States.