As the Bard once said:
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
The same could be said of fecal matter.
Nevertheless, it’s time to call things by their proper name. A rose is a rose, what happened in Charlottesville was terrorism, and Donald Trump is a white supremacist…among other things.
Donald Trump knows which side his bread is buttered on. KKK leader David Duke knows which side Donald Trump’s bread is buttered on. Vladimir Putin knows which side Trump’s bread is buttered on. Trump has a lot of people buttering one side of his bread, and they’re all despicable.
“America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy.”
Trump’s response was not to make himself clear in opposition to white supremacist hate groups, instead he attacked the black man who took a stand against them in a tweet.
The bottom line here is that Trump will not speak out against hate groups, like he will not speak out against Putin. They own him.
There is a big push today to get Steve Bannon out of the White House. Yes, he should be removed, but the man who put Bannon, Jeff Sessions, Stephan Miller, and Gorka there, did not do so by accident. You don’t surround yourself with racist hate groups if you are opposed to their thinking.
Trump will be gone soon enough. His financial crimes will be his undoing. What is happening to America in the meantime has to stop. The only way for this to stop is to make clear to hate groups that this behavior will not be tolerated. How?
- In Germany and in several other countries it is a criminal offense to perform a Nazi salute, for good reason. That should be considered here.
- Neo-Nazi white supremacist organizations are terrorist organizations and should be registered as such.
- Twitter has been outing those at the Charlottesville rally, that is another way to combat this.
It’s time for the KKK to put their white hats and robes back on and crawl back into the hole Trump let them out of.