Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019: A Year Defined By Hate, Fear, and Loathing in America

                                         Good Day World!

I'm glad this is the last day of 2019. I'm not going to sugar-coat it...  

It's been one long reality show starring a criminal president who has plunged Americans into chaos daily with his unhinged tweets.

And, his total disregard of law and abuse of power.

Political parties have gone beyond being traditionally competitive. They now openly hate each other. I mean REALLY HATE with a mindless fury and loathing spurred by Trumpism.

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Related: Hate Crimes Increased 226 Percent in Places Where Trump Held a Campaign Rally in 2016

Another sign of increased hatred in the country is how frequent Anti-Semitic hate crimes are.

We all know why.

Since the day Trump took the oath of office he's divided the country into warring camps - his core followers who are willing to ignore his numerous crimes and who believe in his conspiracy theories - versus the rest of the nation.

Racists play an important role in Trump's government. None more so than one of his chief advisers, and white supremacist, Stephen Miller.

There has been resistance to Trump's assault on our Republic. Congress impeached him. Nevertheless he's confident that the senate will acquit him because the GOP senators fear him.

Trump knows how to use fear. If there's one thing he's always been consistent at, it's using fear to get his way. Expect that tactic to continue in 2020.

If the senate gives Trump a pass, he's going to interrupt that as a concession to his COMPLETE POWER.

America's last chance of reversing this damage to our democracy would be the election of a Democratic president. Any democrat would be an improvement.

I'm hoping that when it comes time to say goodbye to 2020, it'll be remembered as a Year of Hope - the year the nation shrugged off Trump like a bad habit.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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