Thursday, April 28, 2016
It's Not About Trump, It's About What He Symbolizes
If you have any ounce of hope for the well being of planet earth then you are as surprised as anyone that Donald Trump has made the headway he has in mainstream American politics. Is it scary? Yes. However, is this what is needed for a revolution? Perhaps.
The truth is Mr. Trump doesn't matter. What he symbolizes does. Back in December he called for barring all Muslims from entering the U.S. He has also supported action to spy on mosques, and create a database of all Muslims living in the country. He was quoted as saying, "until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat is poses [ISIS], our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad".
The mans ignorance is clear. So all Muslims must face persecution because of one group of extremists?
On women, follow this link and check out his views for yourself.
On Latinos, follow this link and again, check out his views for yourself.
The truth is the country and our world continues to try and heal from the brutal past of colonization and slavery, exacerbated in the past 200+ years by unfettered capitalism and hegemony. With Trump, don't let anyone get away with saying he's confident, good for business, and even better for politics. Look at what he stands for, look at what he symbolizes, understand who truly supports him. As disgusting as it might sound, as he continues to rise into mainstream American political prominence, perhaps this is exactly what soft "progressives" and the like need to get activated, to be pushed to the edge, to revolt for the better of people and the planet. Affinity across diversity, for peace, justice and sustainability has never been more necessary than right now.