The election of Donald Trump to the presidency is providing an excellent view of the underbelly of America's hate and hypocrisy. President Barack Obama inspired hope and decency in dealing with allies, in forging humanitarian goals, and speaking to injustices even while being subjected to hatred and obstruction by the faux patriots of the GOP. Obamacare (ACA) saved people's lives, he tempered down the war machine's killing of civilians in the Third World and fought for women's and minority rights. On the other hand, Trump personifies the exact opposite of what Obama stood for and has actively tried to wipe out his legacy.
Trump has exacerbated racial divisions by his blindness and acquiescence to the alt-right, Neo - Nazis, KKK sympathizers, and other white supremacists. He has done this not because he is a white supremacist, which he is, but because he knows the race card works in America. The GOP has used it since the criminal/traitor, Nixon, was in the White House and expanded it even more under the traitor, Ronald Reagan.
The race card, plus anti-women's rights, and anti-immigration policies, is just a tool by the GOP and its collaborators to maintain a kleptocracy. Rule by the one percent is their goal and one that has been in play for most of this country's history. Real equality and justice are the enemies of the GOP and Trump is but another tool to fight those values. Using Trump's racism and stupidity, the GOP is steadfast in benefiting the one percent at the expense of everyone else. Hypocrisy and lying are the weapons for Trump and the GOP to obfuscate their real objectives:
The world sees the hypocrisy and lies and asks "what is wrong with America"? What happened to the country that stood with us against injustice and tyranny? And they see Trump. They hear the lies, they see the greed and corruption, the Muslim ban and they realize that the "shining beacon on the hill" is nothing more than a sputtering candle.
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