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Monday, August 14, 2017

Make America Hate Again

("The Hate He Dares Not Speak Of")

They can stand in the light of day now, their prejudices unfiltered. Mr.Trump has invited them to riot, incited them with half-hearted condemnations, indicted others rather than spoken in unqualified words of the ugliness in their hearts and heads.

This is a man who, during his campaign, spewed bile in the direction of everyone from Rosie O'Donnell to Carly Fiorina and even John McCain, denouncing them and countless others for mortal sins like being fat or ugly or being captured by the enemy. And he brutally demonized those whose only crime was being born in Mexico or living as a Muslim.

The invectives have continued unabated during his presidency as he channeled the bigotry of the most vile through his malicious tweets and bizarre pronouncements. Here was a man in the highest office in the land giving truth to our inner demons, giving sanction to the white supremacist, giving them cover to believe they were the victims in a land made impure.

We are a nation under siege from the Oval Office, our morality attacked, our compassion dismissed, our standards disintegrating, our very language laid to waste.

And from this toxic environment Charlottesville emerges as surely as day follows night.

Hear evil, see evil, speak evil and evil will inevitably appear, unmasked and unafraid.

Make America hate again.

10 comments:

Bruce Egert said...

A much needed and eloquent message by Bob Nussbaum, who probably would have rather used his superb writing talents on a positive message, before current events intervened and called him to action.

The question is whether this confederation of hatred will continue, or if it will retreat to the rat holes from whence it emerged.

These statues were erected in the 1960s as a bigoted response to desegregation efforts and the Civil Rights movement and not as part of America's history post-civil war. They should all be disassembled and melted down to make jail cells to hold the domestic terrorists who perpetrate hatred and violence.

Robert said...

Thank you so much for your kind and generous words on my writing. I truly do wish I could use whatever skills I possess on much more positive refrains.

Anonymous said...

BRILLIANT! SHOULD BE IN RECORD AND TIMES ON THE FRONT PAGE. LOIS

Alexandra Nussbaum said...

I long for the days of Obama. Is it too much to ask that he hold a press conference, and just assume his leadership again?

Anonymous said...

Well stated!

LE

Anonymous said...

So eloquent! Spot on and Alex's comment too. I hope it is OK if I share this post with friends and relatives.



Helen

Anonymous said...

Become a candidate!!!!

Anonymous said...

Really great and perfect for the Letters column--in any newspaper in the US!

G

Anonymous said...

Great.

MA

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

KS