Maybe This Doesn't Apply To You

Maybe This Doesn't Apply To You

Still support 45?

Author: Glenn "Caz" Cazenave/Friday, August 25, 2017/Categories: Opinion

Last week I received a few posts from Trump supporters that essentially said: "I don't agree with everything Trump says but, he is still our President." Then those posts went on to tout his accomplishments. Let's talk about some of the things he has said or done and your support.

 

He has defended the monuments to Confederate Soldiers. Maybe you agree with this maybe not. You are entitled to your opinion, but if you agree with Trump, "you" are a person who believes that statues and monuments should stand up for people who committed the ultimate treason against the United States of America. "You" don't mind that Black people have to walk in public squares to look up at these celebrations of people who fought and some died to maintain the rights to buy, sell, rape and kill their relatives. "You" don't care that President Lincoln was assassinated in the dying breath of that rebellion. "You" are an educated person who knows this and still supports Trump on this. So simply put, “You” are an unpatriotic, crazy racist asshole who cannot even hide behind the excuse of ignorance. But let's say that doesn't apply to you.

 

Today he has pardoned, without any approval of his own Justice Dept. Sherriff Joe Arpaio. Donald Trump has the power of the Pardon and the right to do it. The crime that he was convicted of disobeying a court order, not an opinion but an order that he stop racially profiling the citizens under his jurisdiction. The conviction was because he could not see his way to obey a Judge while he continued to victimized Brown and Black people under his purview. If "you" agree with this, "you" support racial profiling which is against our constitution. "You" agree that our judicial system is meant to be a tool to subjugate Black and Brown people because the color of their skin is probable cause that they may be criminals. "You" believe in law and order, not for the good Sheriff but instead for Brown and Black people. So simply put, You are an unpatriotic, crazy racist asshole who cannot even hide behind the excuse of ignorance. But let's say that doesn't apply to you.

 

Today, the President issued his official memorandum to the Secretary of Defense which stops Transgenders from entering the Armed Services and puts in question the active duty status of thousands of currently serving soldiers, airmen, and sailors. The President calls these people a burden. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the military leaders of each service have said he is wrong and stand behind all those who have offered their lives, in service of their country. Trump says the $8 million spent each year on their medical treatment is financially more burdensome than the $32 million spent on Viagra and other erection drugs. If "you" support this then "you" don't care what our Generals have to say on the subject or the affect it will have on the morale of our troops. So simply put, You are an unpatriotic, crazy sexist asshole who cannot even hide behind the excuse of ignorance. But let's say that doesn't apply to you.

 

Maybe your opinion that the Justice Dept. should pursue investigation and prosecution of colleges and universities that offer advantages to people of color which may not apply to white people. That was announced 2 weeks ago. Maybe that is your opinion, that is your right. That means “you” stand with those who have excluded minorities from those schools for 150 years. That means “you” agree with a system that encourages “white privilege”.

Or

If you agree with Trumps decision to withdraw from the Consent Decrees with the Police and Sheriffs Departments of 13 cities around the country. These decrees are for departments who have been found guilty of violating the rights of minorities in their jurisdiction, with an emphasis on police brutality.

 

I would like to say that you don’t understand the values that our country was built upon. That would not be true. You understand. You just want to live in a different America. You want to live in Trump’s America. An America where only people who look like you have any advantage. You want to live in an America where anyone of color is thankful for the leftovers of your success. You want to live in an America where others know their place. So simply put, You are an unpatriotic, crazy racist and/or a sexist asshole who cannot even hide behind the excuse of ignorance. There is no question, this applies to you.

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