Like a hungry, overtired toddler with a disrupted routine, the cult of Trump supporters have tantrumed that they’re FOR law and order. They’re infantile response to “Black Lives Matter” is “Blue Lives Matter” or “All lives matter,” never acknowledging that black lives do in fact matter, never posting about racial injustice when an African-American is murdered for no other reason than the color of their skin.
Have you ever heard toddlers with a speech delay argue with their limited vocabularies when raging with emotion they’re unable to identify, cope with or understand? Well, as a mother of 8, including some kiddos who had speech delays, I have and it’s certainly not pretty nor is it peaceful.
These toddlers tantrum at any point any of their siblings receive the most basic care while they themselves have things handed down them without doing chores or contributing the minimum to the family. Privileged. Entitled. And spoiled. Rotten. “It’s unfair!” they scream as they are given the whole pie.
I watched and read the news as domestic terrorists waved their emblems of white supremacy: the Trump flag, the Confederate Flag, Blue lives Matter Flags as they stormed the Capitol with no regard for *anyone’s* life, blue or otherwise. They were incited by their demagogue leader: President Trump who consistently undermines democracy, national security, process and policy. If there’s anything he’s great at it’s lies but a simple fact check or understanding of government agency, the law, public policy or international relations would easily counter any lie. Nonetheless, toddlers are rarely literate. Their information comes from the stimuli external to them. So, I’ll call him the Great Deceiver; although, there’s no denying that gives him far too much credit for his lack of intelligence, as well as that of his illiterate, rural followers who have never walked a mile in anyone else’s shoes.
The Great Deceiver cuts taxes for the middle class with an expiration date and interest, so the families with no understanding of tax law or national deficit for that matter, think “oh, money! I’m doing better now. Well, Karen, this is the greatest thing since apple pie!” They don’t understand their tax cuts will expire and they’ll bear the burden of tax cuts for the rich, all while their goods and services are reduced.
He says he’s “pro life” while rushing the death penalty for rehabilitated persons who committed crimes in their youth and have spent their life behind bars, reflecting and repenting. No mercy for them though, as he pardons people who have committed heinous crimes while risking national security for ALL lives.
“Pro life” he says as he repeals ObamaCare, taking away medical care from every poor pregnant mother without health insurance. This deceptive image from Reagan of the black welfare Mom is what these Trumpsters imagine, failing to recognize the majority of people utilizing general welfare services are *white women in rural areas.* I see it every day. The hypocrisy. And to clarify, I’m 💯 FOR general welfare programs. I think we are responsible for each other and that means sometimes people need a little help to get on their feet. But I’m perplexed that the people I see speaking against these programs are the people who are on them or who wouldn’t be here if they and their children did not utilize government services.
But there’s hope. Trump has lost fair and square with each recount and in each court, (yes, at the expense of the American people AND at the risk of our national security).
In stark contrast, the President and VP Elect have shared continuous messages of TRUTH, unity, equity, inherent worth of ALL people regardless of race, creed, sex, sexuality and including those who serve our country in police blue, navy blue, army green, sailor white.
I am so glad for the first time I remember in my lifetime, we prayed and prayed and prayed and even fasted for a President and Vice President with faith and moral conviction. And we got ‘Em. Hallelujah. We got ‘em. With God, all things really are possible!