It’s not hard to tie the modern day GOP to racism and bigotry. With the rise of Donald Trump, it pretty well seals the deal. The 2016 leader of the Republican Party has made no secret of the fact that he doesn’t really like Muslims or Mexicans, and initially had no objections to being supported by David Duke and the KKK.
“There are two consistent themes about the American right-wing in the Age of Obama. First, racism and conservatism is now one and the same thing. Second, the Republican Party is the United States’ largest white identity organization.
Of course, Republicans and conservatives find these twin facts offensive and unbelievable….Despite their protests, the evidence is overwhelming.
The ascendance of Donald Trump and his coronation as the presumed 2016 Republican presidential candidate is the logical outcome of a several decades-long pattern of racism, nativism, and bigotry by the American right-wing and its news entertainment disinformation machine.”
Let’s not pretend that right wing talk radio and the coded language coming out of Fox and all their friends hasn’t brought America’s racists out from the rocks they’ve been hiding under. Let’s also not pretend that all this didn’t start right after voters dared to put a black man in the White House.
As confederate flags rose across the south, so too did bible-thumping fascists pretending to be good ole’ fashioned so-called Christian conservatives. All of a sudden, they are afraid of using bathrooms that a transgender person might also use. They’re also terrified of being “forced” to bake a cake for a gay wedding. We also can’t ignore their obsession with the sexual habits of women, and whether or not they should be allowed to use birth control pills or have a legal abortion.
It’s not enough for these phony Christians and religious fanatics to force their views on everyone else, they are literally murdering people who don’t agree with them.
Now they have a new leader to help them terrorize their fellow Americans. His name is Donald Trump. He believes in murdering the families of ISIS members, and supports forms of torture that are banned worldwide. The sad part is, millions of voters support him right back. What does that say about the state of this country?
If Donald Trump wins the White House, this country and the world are in for some real changes. The problem is, the change that may be coming is not necessarily the kind of change Americans need.
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*** Maryann Tobin is the author of “Afterlife: The Journey Of A Dog’s Spirit”
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