Unsilent Sunday

Don’t talk about politics people say, it’s not polite they say, it makes people uncomfortable they say. Well too bad. Life is uncomfortable. People have different opinions and that isn’t going to go away just because you stick your fingers in your ears and scream “la, la, la” at anyone who doesn’t agree with you.

I don’t want to start a whole presidential debate but I do want to formally state my concerns regarding a particular candidate in this year’s election. The more coverage I watch, the more personal accounts I read, the more apprehensive I become that people are willing to support donald trump. I’ve never cared one way or the other about that man, having no need to think about him much. As his campaign has progressed, however, I find myself having to pay attention. His ability to rally and rile crowds to the cause of hatred is a dangerous thing. While the media tries to tie him to Clinton I’m comparing him to Hitler. Even if this is all some elaborate plan to get another candidate elected the result is that far too many Americans are showing their proclivity towards savagery. How insecure they must feel to rally behind trump.

I thought that my circle of friends and family were smart enough and kind enough to see right through trump but I found out that several of them aren’t. I don’t even know how to handle this. I’ve never considered cutting ties with anyone over political preferences before but I honestly feel that someone who is defending trump to me is equivalent to looking me (or any Jew) in the eyes and saying “Hitler has some good points, I believe in Hitler to fix all our problems” and expecting me to be ok with that. I’m so not ok with that. They can support any other candidate but trump is a harbinger of anti-goodwill and standing behind him is supporting the idea of a divided and destructive America. What is the allure of the darkside? Why would anyone want to be a part of that?

I know America is broken and I know the government is broken but trump isn’t the answer. If people are tired of how shitty things are they need to roll up their sleeves and get involved. Bond with your community, join the local government, actually watch a little CSPAN and find out what the jerks in Washington are doing with their time. Plant some gardens, reinvest in new technology (Graphene is AWESOME!), read a book, support local artists and businesses and in general get out and interact with people so you can make new connections and maybe even friends. If we all tried a little harder we could fix things. If we put our faith in arrogant, greedy, rich white men the world will continue to crumble. Trump isn’t the answer, division isn’t the answer, hate isn’t the answer. I can’t ignore trump any longer and I can’t stay silent because if the course he and his supporters are on isn’t blocked soon I might wake up in a concentration camp someday.

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14 thoughts on “Unsilent Sunday

  1. Trump is a perfect example of why Canadians don’t allow the spewing of hate in public. Up here he would already have been charged with hate crimes and been carted off to jail.

  2. I am so happy that I could read your words and see that normal thinking people don’t back him up! I don’t even want to imagine him taking over the number one country of this world! If so I have no wish to live to see the havoc he’ll be causing in our already disturbed world…Thank you for this brave, and very well written blog post…Beth

  3. I agree with this 100%. I have watched quite a few of his “speeches” and have found that my mouth is wide open. I can’t believe what comes out of his mouth and, the more shocking thing is that he has followers. I don’t understand how a person can deny saying something caught on tape, and not out of context. Oh, and yes, CSPAN is a great thing to keep an eye on the crap going on in our country.

  4. I never thought he would get this far, it is very upsetting to me to see so many Americans following and wanting to elect him. Although I don’t think he can get elected (he may win the GOP nomination but…) , it has lasted too long and I think he has made a lot of damages to this country and the perception the rest of the world has of the USA. One thing is can control is my vote and he sure won’t be getting it!

    • I haven’t attended any rallies myself and I know how easily the media can twist things, as well as people willing to lie as easy as they breath, but I have watched the debates and that is enough to show how dangerous he is.

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