I am a Black woman – Trump and his supporters are right. Democrats are destroying America

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As the impeachment “trial” wound down, I found myself perusing the comments section of various main stream news entities. By any standard, there is irrefutable, insurmountable evidence that, by withholding defense funds earmarked for the Ukraine, Trump put this nation at risk, for personal gain.

However, his supporters were unmoved.There in the comments section (rarely are they so vocal in real life), they cheered all the “progress” that has been made under Trump.  Eagerly anticipate four more years of his occupying the White House. Rebuffed any factual offerings. And, accused Democrats of  destroying America.

It felt as though I was in an alternate universe.What of our sacred Constitution – the founding principles of this nation, the living, breathing document that is to be protected above all else?  Did they not see it eroding before their very eyes?

Then, it dawned on me. Trump, and  supporters are right! Democrats are indeed destroying this country.

After all, in spite of all the talk of the glorious Constitution, America was not built on the Constitution. The Constitution merely guides the manner in which our government was/is organized and operates.

I would need to write any entire old school encyclopedia to support the premise of my next paragraph. For the sake of brevity, and, because those who disagree with the premise aren’t likely to objectively analyze facts anyway,  I will refrain from attempting to offer any such proof. Some things speak for themselves – res ipsa loquitur (or as the hip amongst us say in New York, facts B).

America was built on racism, nationalism, xenophobia, sexism, bigotry, classism, (insert negative noun here). And so, it follows, that anyone trying to move America away from these bedrock principles, is in fact, destroying this country.

How could it take me so long to understand this? For five years I have wondered why Trump and his supporters did not realize what they were doing to this country. This country that my immigrant mother moved to, to provide a better life for her children. This country which, for many,  had long been considered the land of opportunity. Land of the free, home of the brave. Give me your tired, your poor…

I realize now though, that optimistic ideals as to what makes America great, are simply that – optimistic ideals, which have long masked the truth. Optimistic ideals which only the altruistic amongst us hold true. For every one else, what made/makes America great, is precisely the ignorant, degenerate and callous behavior that is now on display in the highest office in the land.

I was disappointed when the election results were announced in 2016. Still, I thought Trump being in office would be a net good for America. I thought that all the “good people” who for so long had claimed ignorance as it relates to laws and policies which adversely affect minorities (but were crafted to appear neutral) would finally see the light. After all, the White House was now occupied by a man who had all but openly  announced his intent to pursue policies solely because they were to the detriment of minorities.

I was horribly wrong. There are no bounds to the mental gymnastics that these “good people” will exercise, to excuse injustice against others. In fact, these “good people” hardly even seem to care when newly instituted policies adversely affect their own lives (think tax cut for the rich). For them, destroying America means attempting to dismantle racism, nationalism, xenophobia, sexism, bigotry, classism, (insert negative noun here).

They have been right all along.

Now what?

About the Author: Alexi Laine* is a Jamaican immigrant who is stranded on a very different island, Long Island, New York. She makes the best of it by raising three future revolutionaries, working as an attorney, and, some times, finding time to write.
Twitter: GratefullyPres1

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9 Comments on "I am a Black woman – Trump and his supporters are right. Democrats are destroying America"

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chris whitley
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That is what always confused me. Republicans are the party for the rich. Always have been probably always will be. What gets me is you got someone making barely above minimum wage and they are all star struck by republicans. Republicans destroy the economy with tax cuts for the rich that always go in their pockets and never is invested. Then you have Democrats come along enact some taxes and invest in some businesses and get everything rolling again. If you aren’t rich and you are republicans you might find it easier to hit yourself with a hammer and let… Read more »
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Read your comments and cannot understand what you are trying to say. Why is it the democrats fault that Americans are a mess? It appears you were happy donnie got elected and then you state- well this is where you lost me. The last paragraph states you are stranded on Long Island. You are only stranded if you let yourself be stranded.and the fact that you are raising revolutionaries certainly isn’t going to make your life better. Yes Africans were brought against their will and tortured multiple ways. Yo u came of your own feee will. The Irish Came during… Read more »
True Patriot
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True Patriot

READ THE 7th PARAGRAPH…

America was built on racism, nationalism, xenophobia, sexism, bigotry, classism, (insert negative noun here). And so, it follows, that anyone trying to move America away from these bedrock principles, is in fact, destroying this country.

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

I’m a black man and I’m not going to waste my time on someone who can’t see evil when it’s right in front of their face. Trump is a worthless POS and I wish him the worst that life has to offer him. He and his Repukes have you believing that they are doing you a favor. Wake up lady. They probably never told you about the Emancipation Proclamation.

Independent
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Independent

Thank you

Suzie
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Suzie

Get rid of The Senate. Otherwise, the minority will continue to run America to the ground.

David Bishop
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David Bishop

Revolution.

True Patriot
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True Patriot

BRAVO…

America was built on racism, nationalism, xenophobia, sexism, bigotry, classism, (insert negative noun here). And so, it follows, that anyone trying to move America away from these bedrock principles, is in fact, destroying this country.

Additionally, the Lawless Republicans scream about Democratic Socialism (DS), I’d rather have DS than any of the above listed ones!

DNC
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# TrumpisaChump# with someone in office that truly does not have the American People in mind… No respect for others… Has no couth when addressing the nation… One day Trump The Chump might be smiling up at us, asking for forgiveness… To be clear he does not represent me or our country very well…#TRUMPisaCHUMP#