The professional politicians often refer to dog whistles, the coded talk meant to be understood by a select group. Nothing new, to most Americans. That has been our politics historically, and I see every reason to believe that it continues. Yes, there might be more subtleties, but it’s there lurking, a beast ready for the call to duty. Again.
I assume that the reader is acquainted with counsel of history and does not need the pledge of never again, which gets quoted selectively. Eliezer Wiesel’s “Not caring is the worst evil.” is not as memorable when the threat is directed at someone else. Could it be human nature?
I am witnessing very troubling behaviors, too many to itemize just for this purpose. I am not singular in what I witness, and I am not that naive as to doubt there is an ultimate plan unfolding. Donald Trump is not that intelligent, and the collective energy of the surrogates has never before been so concentrated, arduous and fanatical.
Trump and the Republican Party, now indistinguishable, have been demonizing every minority group since the election of President Barack Obama with unceasing hostility. Truth has long since been altered and ignored.
Do you recall the almost daily murders of Black men and women by the police? Oh yes, I said murders. Black people protested, were taunted and not many fellow citizens cared that journalists were arrested on various lies the criminal justice system called charges. So, out there by themselves, the dogs were let loose. Half the country approved by either silence or ridicule of the whole race.
Then a curious thing happened. There were calls and petitions for the visible group #BlackLivesMatter to be declared a terrorist organization.Some states drafted emergency legislation, not to stop the murders, but to criminalize protests. Peaceful demonstrations were then regarded as felonious, and a new tag was applied. Economic Terrorism!
Into that race-biased cesspool of stimulated fear, arrived the Beast-in-Chief Donald Trump, with a promise that he will restore law and order and bring back respect for the police. He made inflammatory statements that crime has skyrocketed and America is especially under threat from Mexicans and Muslims. The deportations have started, three executive orders were signed to fight crime and another of the reputed racists, Jeff Sessions, now attorney general, was charged with the responsibility of creating a task force to include Department of Homeland Security. Any objective person could see that the United States is destabilized and ought to know that with the judiciary under attack, which minority group becomes the next target after the Mexicans and Muslims flee.
So, I ask my fellow citizens, having seen what occurred in just three weeks, with the acquiescence of the Republican party, could Trump have done this, given his limitations and will you also deny the sounds of whistles, roars, and screams?