Donald Trump, stirring up hatred, racism, religious bigotry for his own self-centered ends, is doing a great deal of damage to America. He alone, however, does not bear all the blame for the harm.
The American media, which Trump and other “conservatives” like to denigrate, has been essential to Trump’s nasty work by giving great attention to every still, stupid word out of his mouth. He has garnered tremendous attention not by having anything of substance to say but by being juvenile, much to the delight of our journalists.
Just as blameworthy, obviously are those people who support Trump. It is in their hearts that Trump is finding and exploiting the hatred, racism, and bigotry.
“United we stand” has always been a good candidate for the American motto. “Divide and conquer,” on the other hand, is clearly what Trump has in mind. It would be hard to imagine, therefore, anyone being more anti-American than Donald Trump, whose kinship with Adolf Hitler is well known.
Trump and Hitler both stand for evil even while disingenuously proclaiming that they want to make their country great again. The only difference is that we’ve already seen how immeasurably ugly Hitler was while Trump is not yet powerful enough to achieve such awful results.
It is horrifying to see a people sucker for a tyrant.