“This is why I have no patience for liberal talk of reaching out to Trump voters. There is no more a compromise point with those who accept, promote and defend bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia than there is a designation of 'almost pregnant.’”– Charles M. Blow, N.Y. Times
It’s time that we admit to, and confront, a challenging truth as a country. Our most dangerous enemy, our biggest threat, is not ISIS, not North Korea and not even Russia. And irregardless of the reckless rhetoric of the current regime, neither should we cringe in cowardly fear of immigrants, refugees, Mexicans nor the press – buzzwords of hate designed by Donald Il Duce, dictatorial doyenne of destruction, intended to rouse the rage of the racist and the simpleminded. But those who actually present the most consistent, insidious and precarious peril, pray in our pews, share our subways, tipple in our taverns – the 62 million voters who pulled a lever, popped a chad and turned their yellow streaked backs on everything that makes America great. The Trump loyalist fealty is not with these once United States, but now exclusively with a career criminal, thief, serial sexual predator and traitor.
Trump is the prevaricator in chief, deceitful about his weasely words and his dastardly deeds, despite hours of condemning recorded evidence exposing his ceaseless illegalities and vulgarities. And his supporters share equally in his evils - fully informed of Trump’s sociopathy, misogyny, bigotry and admitted sexual criminality, the Trumpeter not only excuses and justifies the reprehensible behaviors but celebrates them in a shameful and unprecedented display of dishonesty and culpability. Witnessing ridicule of the physically disabled, they insist it fantasy. Hearing demonization of our military, intelligence agencies and judiciary, but fawning unadulterated praise and admiration for an adversarial murdering dictator, they proclaim him patriot. Learning of outside interference with our election, the very foundation of our democracy, by Trump’s invitation, they ally with Russia.
The Donald devotee is duplicity defined. And once their deity is dearly departed for decades of detention, their danger will endure. While Trump paces his 9 by 8, in a bright orange jumpsuit, his walking dead will riot in the streets, convinced by the carrot-colored cancer of his innocence, and the curse of a government conspiracy. The only truth they know is that which Trump tells them is the truth. Trump’s intolerant, sexist, anti-immigrant, and anti-American, white supremacist message will remain the malicious mantra and mission of the true believer - forever the quisling, violently violating the values, traditions and constitutional laws that built history’s greatest republic.
Today, our nation risks loss of liberty, sovereignty and decency. Bigotry triumphs over brotherhood. Loathing triumphs over love. Today, Russia and white supremacists grin, and patriotic Americans grieve. And so, the battle rages on. The conflict continues and escalates. We must remain ever vigilant and resistant until Donald Trump is removed from office and tried for his crimes if there is ever to be legitimacy in our laws, truth in our traditions and validity in our values. We, the people, have a duty to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against enemies both foreign (Putin) and domestic (Trump.) If these disastrous days since inauguration find the Trump voter remaining steadfast in devotion to this treacherous turncoat, they are traitors and should be regarded and treated as such.
“This is a culture war in which truth is the weapon, righteousness the flag and passion the fuel. Fight, fight, fight. And when you are finished, fight some more. Victory is the only acceptable outcome when freedom, equality and inclusion are at stake.” – Charles M. Blow, N.Y. Times
Finally, as a necessary reminder of the country in which Donald and his disciples actually live, we conclude with a Whitney Houston classic.
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