Plain and Simple

This time, it’s crystal clear, and with no loopholes for equivocation or spin.  The xenophobe who offices at the White House has spoken directly, plainly and with a racial prejudice spoken by a national leader that has perhaps not been heard since the end of the Nazi regime of Adolph Hitler.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.” 

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” he said. “Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

The blatant racism of his comments is amplified by the President’s ignorance, in that the “broken and crime infested places from which they came” is none other than the U.S. for three of the four women targeted.  In other words, his disdain is not for their countries, but for their colors.  And, yes, the people of the United States DO have the right and obligation to state how our government is to be run.  That is government by and for the people.  The right and obligation have nothing to do with color.

For impoverished or victimized Nicaraguans who are fleeing their country in hopes of something better, the words constitute the shape and size of Donald Trump’s wall: in his view of America, there is no room for non-white immigrants.

As plain as this message is, it is incumbent upon every member of the U.S. Congress to denounce this stated threat to the inclusive values of this country.  As plain as this message is, it is a U.S. citizen’s obligation to denounce it.  I hereby denounce.

Anything less is a full embrace of his words.  Talk of patriotism?  It’s time to consider what you believe as a citizen of this country….

 

 

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