When you step back and look at Trump’s message and the anger that permeates his rallies they look and sound more like a gathering of the KKK or some neo nazi movement.
The movement is predicated primarily on hate – an absolute rejection of all things Obama who really has no one to blame but himself in view of a policy of feckless appeasement and accommodation.
No clearer example of this exists than the agreement cobbled together with Iran in a legacy building effort for an outgoing president – an agreement that has been violated multiple times before the ink as even dried while he and his Secretary of State John Kerry insist it’s all good.
Characterizing ISIS as the “jv squad” has come back to bite Obama squarely in the ass, and now as allies question what exactly is his strategy he is compelled to say things are going as planned and now in some never before heard of stage two the efforts will be ramped up motivated in no small measure by Putin entering and taking the lead in the fray. A knee jerk reaction by this administration due to the criticism of allies and Putin’s presence.
The last thing this administration wants in an election cycle is to get dragged into another conflict with American boots on the ground.
Boots on the ground inspite of the opinions of armchair patriots who will be sitting at home watching the war and casualties on the boob tube should always be the last resort, but as has been amply demonstrated terrorists in effect have their own boots on the ground in this country and it’s time to take a no holds barred kick ass approach.
In the recent Trump rally in Las Vegas a Black Lives Matter protestor raised a protest about guns – this was met by calls to “set the mfker on fire”, “shoot the mfker”, and ” Sieg Heil” – I can’t help but wonder if this is the version of America Trump’s supporters want – or those patriots who wrap themselves in the flag weeping and moaning over their right to free speech and gun ownership.
They might as well have been wearing brown shirts with swastika arm bands.
Some might say the obvious mistake this person made as a black man was to show up at a KKK, white supremist, neo nazi rally. But it is after all a “free” country isn’t it?
If you’re an indigenous person ask yourself what you believe the response would have been if you attended a Trump rally and attempted to raise the issue of water and resource rights, the history of genocide, and the ongoing disenfranchisement?
Following WW1 and the oppressive and retributive Treaty of Versailles the German people not only felt betrayed but seethed with anger.
An anger and disenchantment that paved the way for the rise of Adolph Hitler and Nazism.
Hitler much the same as Trump fed off this anger, disenchantment and unbridled nationalism.
He was going to make Germany great again, treaties and deals entered into were made by stupid people, and immigration was responsible for many of the problems.
Jews, Intellectuals, gay’s, gypsies, and even artists became the targets of choice while Trump has opted for Mexicans, Muslims, and Blacks following the tyrant strategy that all enemies cannot be external, it is essential they be internal as well – whipping boys in proximity, a close at hand focal point.
There isn’t anything new in what Trump is bringing to the table, it is an age old formula that will always resonate to one degree or another wth a segment of any population.
Whatever happens in this country as indigenous people we are going along for the ride wherther we like it or not – I think that behooves us, as nations, as a people, and as individuals to raise our voice and denounce the direction Trump would take this country if elected, indeed the one he already has.
The absurd extremes political correctness is becoming known for is in part also responsible for the Trump phenomena, a backlash well deserved in some cases. If you question that premise ask me how?
Prior to Obama’s election I don’t recall any Republican candidate actively seeking the endorsement of Bush, it would have amounted to a political kiss of death in my opinion – so far I see no Democratic candidate seeking Obama’s endorsement for what I believe are the same reasons.
In fact if you look at the platform Hillary Clinton is carving out there is
a notable seeking of distance – she’s against Nafta now which her husband not only campaigned for but signed into law inspite of saying she wouldn’t do away with it just a tweak or two with a wink in the direction of her corporate cronies.
She’s also talking about a different direction in dealing with ISIS and terrorism in general, as well as paying lip service to and adapting many of the talking points of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to what she must believe is her advantage and resonate with the disaffected in her own party- but that’s all they are, talking points, as Hillary will never abandon her corporate buds.
If this wants a fear mongering racist for president then Trumps the one, and I suggest they don a a robe and hood when entering the voting booths to show their depth of patriotism and the change they desire.