It’s interesting that today’s letter in the A-Z Challenge is X which lead me to write about xenophobia… today when I woke up one of the first emails in my inbox was announcing what a shame it was that Donald Trump had swept 5 states in the primary election. I’m not one to touch on political matters,
but this one is just too much not to talk about. I think people look back on history, the atrocities, the unfathomable aftermath and they don’t understand what lead up to it. They don’t know how no one stood up, how people stood by and let it happen, how one person or a small group of people could overpower such a large population of people and do such heinous things. I think we are watching it unfold before us.
Up until now, personally I thought it would die down, that things would cool off. I saw the sensationalism and appeal of this man speaking his mind, not caring about what anyone thought, even though I didn’t agree with his actions or words. He is so radically different than any other candidate in so many ways yet few (none that easily come to my mind) are good. Yet here we are and he is picking up steam. I thought that if he were ignored that he would go away, obviously tuning him out hasn’t worked. Every time I turn around, Trump is in the news.
His supporters are die hard, I’ve even seen a video of Hitler quotes being read to them thinking they were excerpts of Trump speeches and them standing firmly behind him. It’s scary to think that just one person can create and radiate so much hate and separation. How can someone that says the things he says and propose the the things he does get so much attention and support? He’s not trying to make America great again, he’s trying to make America hate again. Not that hatred ever went away but he’s contributing to fueling it instead of extinguishing it. How can so many want someone like that as the face of a country? This goes beyond party lines and political affiliations, this is about who you support as a person, values and morals that you believe in. How can his supporters hear the words that come out of his mouth and support that? Yes, it all makes sense as to how the things of the not so distant past came to be. I can only hope that future generations won’t look back and think what fools we were to let the same thing happen twice so close together.