At last this week Donald Trump showed his true colours. Whilst mobs of KKK and alt-right White Supremacists roared and fought their way round Charlottesville last weekend he refused to condemn them, instead comparing the hatemongers with the protesters against them. After some time he attempted to say how terrible prejudice and hate are but then railed at his staff about how unfair the press is towards him.
I was told to mind my own business and concentrate on my ‘Welshy’ Welsh politics by a supporter of Donald Trump. What he fails to realise is that it is my business. Whatever the President of the United States does or says has an effect throughout the world. At a time when this particular one has become the laughing stock of Europe and probably the rest of the civilised World, the laughter had to stop abruptly when he showed himself to be so in tune with the White Supremacists and the fascists in the march.I suppose it’s possible that our home grown Nasties will take to the streets thinking it’s OK now he’s virtually given his consent.
I personally find it appalling that the constitution isn’t amended to make groups like like unlawful. Freedom of speech has gone too far when it allows words of hate and threats of violence to come to be uttered like this putting some people in fear of their lives. Some have come from other countries to escape just this. The KKK have promoted hate and murder and should be a proscribed organisation, membership of which carries a jail sentence. The neo Nazis with their hated Swastika should be ashamed to insult the memory of their kith and kin who fought and died in WWII to keep the evil of Hitler’s Germany from their acts of genocide.
I know there will be some in these groups who have joined from fear, and some who have joined because they feel abandoned or cannot find a direction in life. They must be shown that the side of peace and of equality is the way forward. Those who promote membership in these groups are clever with their targeting and we must be just as clever in promoting the path of peace. America is a broken Country at the moment but I’m sure Donald Trump has turned some of his followers away with his recent actions so his power base is much less than it was. As he loses his followers I hope the Democrats are trying to pick them up showing that the majority of the Republican party have lost their way trying to tear down all that President Obama did, at the expense of the less well off in America. The replacement care programme would have been a disaster for millions yet so many Republicans tried to put it through. Thank heavens for those senators with a conscience. The only ones who deserve to retain their seats at the next elections.
It’s going to be hard for a while. I don’t suppose the hatemongers have finished yet by a long chalk but you who believe in the equality of our fellow man regardless of colour, gender or sexual preference will feel the burden of trying to protect those at threat as well as letting the thugs know there is no place for their evil in America. America was never a white country. It had it’s own Native Americans in place before white men arrived and black slaves and Chinese coolies helped to bring about the wealth of the Country with their hard work. That deserves it’s recognition. It’s been big enough to welcome people from all over the world, some as refugees who have all made America their home and worked for it’s future. Those people are not terrorists. The killing of one and injuring of many more when a car was driven at them last weekend shows that home grown terrorism is more of a danger. A young WHITE man of about 20 did that, claiming the woman he killed was a communist. I wonder how he could tell that from inside his car.
Peace and equality must be the way forward so we can forget all the divisions people see as keeping us apart. We must celebrate the differences between us and not run in fear of them.