The horror we are in today…is not new! Minorities on all levels have to pay particular attention when going outside. We have to beware of all that surrounds us. For indeed, all that surrounds us…can kill us!
Some extremism experts believe that may not be an accident. They say historical data suggests a link between heated rhetoric from top political leaders and ensuing reports of hate crimes, only adding to the fears of those who could be targeted.
“We can’t say that Trump is at fault because these mass killings have existed for a long time,” said Carlos Tarin, a Mexican immigrant who has lived in El Paso for three decades, but the recent rancor over immigration “has woken up that feeling that had been sleeping.”
Appalled! Embarrassed. Ashamed. American. There should be no doubt that Donald Trump, who I refuse to call, President; Has every intention of provoking a master race for himself. And, himself only!
First, the poor, than the…uninsured or those lacking good insurance, the arts, veterans, meals on wheels, those searching the truth…etc., etc.
If the American people are not watching closely and take their eyes off the ball; The one empowered will be the more so… powerful. The ‘masters’ of the human race.
“It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond,” Trump said in a statement. “I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect.”
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. … It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intention. … There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
I felt the need to voice my concern about my future…the the future of others!
Mexican-American citizens may worry that their undocumented relatives — even their parents — will be deported. Latinos who were brought to this country as children and to whom Mexico or Guatemala is as foreign as they would be to any of us are worried, as well.
African-Americans, Muslims and other “others” may wonder if they will suffer from the boost that Trump’s victory provides for alt-right and white supremacist groups. It’s worrisome when exclusionary hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan find something to celebrate in a President Trump.
Who else should worry?
Citizens with pre-existing medical conditions may be concerned about what will happen to them if Obamacare is repealed. And 20 million Americans who have healthcare insurance for the first time may wonder how they will fare under Trumpcare.
LGBT citizens are worried, with good reason, that their recently affirmed right to wed will be reversed by a Trump-appointed Supreme Court. Religious freedom laws are likely to find favor in such a Court, which means that gays, lesbians and transgenders may not be able to participate in our society in the same way as other citizens.
Under a Trump presidency, some women may worry that the government will take over their right to control their own bodies when it comes to pregnancy. Prominent voices on the right call for a ban on all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest.
With Russia right next door, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are probably worried, since Trump has suggested diminished support for our NATO allies. Iranian moderates — they are significant in Iranian politics — face a setback with the promised abrogation of the nuclear deal. And Trump’s casual attitude about Saudi Arabia’s acquisition of nuclear weapons is sure to revive the push for such weapons in Iran. That should worry all of us.
*John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service
I had the good fortune to not go to the Women’s March on Washington…2017. I had done many Marches, in the past. This time, I needed to be closer to home!
Though, the ‘Sister March in Concord, New Hampshire’ was a much smaller version of Washington’s; it had been a mere mimicry of the country’s new and improved…bigotry of equality…for all.
The crowd had been well-mannered and very open to good conversation.
New Hampshire has the ‘whitest’ population in America. I believe the stat is somewhere around 91%. Which is what it is! Slowly New Hampshirites are becoming more vast in the melting pot arena. However, in my lifetime, we will remain mostly cracker and less, cracker and pepper and variations there of.
What struck me had been the one preacher of African-American decent. And, the obvious, Muslim woman standing next to him…holding essentially, Trump’s America…signs.
One had been about Pro-Life and what ‘Christ’ would have wanted. The other about…another minority for ‘Make America Great Again’ antics.
My partner and I are openly gay in New Hampshire. Therefore, we have an acute understanding of feeling like we need to…go along, in order to…get along, in a crowd.
The minorities, at the state capital, that had felt differently about liberal America…coming to end, were very few. But they were on the scene.
The American dream wished for by some of these sects, is no longer in option. As stated in the above mentioned article.
However, I felt it might be necessary to point out other groups that may see the light dimming for their hopes and dreams.
– Animal Right’s Activist
-Persons wishing to see marijuana legalized
-Persons with above average intelligence
-Groups in promotion of climate control and/or in opposition of Global Warming
-Small Business Entrepreneurs
-Anyone who wishes to write and/or speak in full sentences
-Anyone wanting to use words with more than four letters
Course, the list could go on for quite sometime.
So to break things up I would like to offer one of Trump’s thoughts about ‘Making America Great…Again!’
“Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes… Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else…Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that’s guy’s lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks,”
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