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The republican President Donald Trump is scrambling to shore up his base which appears to be more loyal to the president than the republican US congressional representatives including the majority speaker Senator Mitch McConnell and the house speaker Rep. Paul Ryan.
This is the power that president wields. This is why he is fighting for the funds to build a wall; why he recently surprised the military with his intent to bar transgender individuals from being permitted to serve in the military.
This also explains why he threw some red meat to his White supremacists’ base by his 8/15/17 speech where he equated hate groups like White supremacists, White nationalists, KKK, neo-Nazis, racists with those who oppose them after the Charlottesville, VA. White Nationalists’ rally which turned violent during the weekend of August 12, 2017. The presidents words may have shocked most Americans but he remains resolute in his thinking.
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They wouldn’t send real Americans away to be stored. Radical Muslims, sure. Illegal immigrants, yeah. Maybe welfare queens. But not just…regular Americans.
That’s what Judy had nervously told herself for that entire six weeks, between the day she was first called in for questioning and the day when she was, in fact, sent to one of the country’s resident storage facilities.
She was young and stupid when she took those pictures. Since then, she had turned her life around. She was born again and regretted the things she had done when she was lost. She was no longer that woman.
But in President Pence’s America, that didn’t matter. Pictures “of an inappropriate nature” like hers meant she was a defective citizen. A friend found the pictures somewhere and submitted a complaint…because of course they did. Everybody did that. If the situation were reversed, she would have done the same.
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from John Fioravanti
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
In an earlier post, “Indifference Is the Enemy”, I reflected upon the issues of love, hate, and indifference. The quote above, by Martin Luther King Jr., is focused on the same idea. These words are relevant at any time, in any age, but they have taken on a new urgency today.
The events last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, were shocking to many people, but not just to the targets of the alt-right groups who parade openly, without masks or hoods, in defiance of standards of behavior expected by mainstream society. Their violence and messages of hate were met by outrage and denunciations by many people in America and around the world, except for one.
Violence erupts at a white nationalist rally in…
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