What keeps you up at night? There can be millions of things that prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. For myself, as of late, I can sum it up in one nasty little word; trump! It pains me to give someone like him the satisfaction of ruining my beauty rest. Fact is, I could use all I can get. The anxiety I carry is not only for myself but for the environment and humanity. The trump administration is comparable to the four horsemen of the apocalypse. How many people do you know can accelerate the Doomsday Clock singlehandedly? But this is not the only reason, why I lost sleep…
Much like mindless lemmings, some but not all trump supporters follow blindly as they chant “make America great again.” What do these people think made America great at one time? What made America less great before his presidency? Blinded by prejudice, indifference and hate these supporters cannot see just how far they are being goose-stepped away from freedom and democracy. A professor from Berkley University in California compared trump to infamous dictators from the past; Hitler, Mussolini, Franco. There are common denominators; first was blaming a certain ethic group for a countries problems, second is speaking of “the great yesterday.” IE… “Make America great again…” In terms of rationality, many use “alternative facts” to state their case. Or much like his views on climate change, they just use denial as their argument. Even when you have proof, it is considered “rigged” or part of some conspiracy by the Democrats/Liberals. There is no way to reason with people of this mentality! Under the facades of; national security, betrayal, and more jobs for workers… Legalized US citizens are being detained, a woman who stood up against a potential unlawful order was fired and Mother Earth is being stripped of her rights to survive.
My question to these supporters of trump is simple; when the time for war comes, will you be willing to put your lives on the line for what you believe in? Or will you simply allow those who have already sworn an oath to uphold and protect the country go out and be forced to do it for you? I lose my sleep when you have people who enjoy the freedoms provided, use it to bully, humiliate and antagonize those who want the “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” granted by the Constitution without EVER doing anything to defend it! They want America to be “great again” but are unwilling to put themselves in a position of risk for it. There are a small few that are and will serve to defend this administrations values, good for you! But what about the rest? Why should members of the armed forces who are obligated under contract to follow the orders of the president lose their lives for something they very well may not believe in? FYI… Voting for trump and supporting his policies DOES NOT make you patriotic! Going on twitter and cyber-bullying others in the name of trump’s agenda; DOES NOT make you a patriot! I suggest you go to your recruiter and seek enlistment, put YOUR life on the line for what you and his administration stand for! Honestly, even if you did manage all that… It still wouldn’t make you a patriot, just a little less of a hypocrite.
For the record, I have the utmost respect for the members of the armed forces! This piece is in NO way a derogatory statement against those who proudly serve. You keep America and it’s allies safe.