Don’t Rationalize Donald Trump

The greatest mistake that the American people made in 2016 was giving Donald Trump the “first amendment” soapbox where he was allowed to echo white nationalist dog whistles from the past fifty years. In a world where he should have been ostracized, ridiculed, and tossed aside as another reactionary nut job: our society, with great naivety, gave him the benefit of respect in regards to his views. Admit it: we all assumed that the problem would correct itself. We all assumed that Donald Trump would lose, whine about it, and crawl back into his ivory tower, never to be heard from again. Unfortunately, as a result of us respecting his right to spew vile, racist, nazi rhetoric, he won. In a society where the first amendment was created specifically to speak out against people in power, it justified granting the nastiest sects of American society more power. In doing so, we set a dangerous precedent for the years to come, and all of us who looked past the warning signs are the ones to blame.

What used to be considered disgusting enough for societal expulsion is now just another day in the life of a Trump Presidency. Anti-Semites and white supremacists are now, under societal common law, granted the right of free speech to say and do as they please so as long as they don’t actually hurt anyone. However, as of 2018. I am afraid we have reached that time in society where these people hide under their “free speech” soapbox to advocate, facilitate and implement, acts of terror on the American people. Simply put, what these people say CAN and WILL hurt people. One only need to remember what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, or Charleston, South Carolina to realize that white supremacy and nazism pose a national threat to the values of freedom, equality, and rule of law that we cherish in a representative democracy. This is no longer the dirty national secret that we can slide under the rug. This has become a cancer to our society, and we need to take the proper course of action to make racists afraid again, rather than justifying their right of free speech.

The so-called "counterculture" that is the "alt-right" movement is just a new marketable name for the same old ugly demon that has thrived deep within the underbelly of right wing American politics for years. To call it what it is, would be to call it white supremacist nazism. There is no way around it, and until we call it what it is, then we will continue heading down the dark and treacherous path that Donald Trump has been leading us towards since 2011 when he was hailed as the de facto leader of the "birther" movement. This is nothing new, so let's stop pretending that racial tensions in this country have ever disappeared. The fact is, we are still living in 1960 and people like George Wallace still hold major elected offices in government. The fact is, that the GOP still follows the strategy of locking up African Americans in southern states as a means to keep them from voting so they can retain power. The fact is, that Donald Trump is by no means different from the segregationist leaders in the days of 1960. When he says "make America great again" he really means "show America for what it really is", and in doing so, he gave the klasnmen a podium to speak on and a quasi-conservative "platform" to run on.

Don't dismiss the overwhelmingly disgusting rhetoric that comes straight from the mouth of your racist Uncle Joe, or your "moderate" cousin Jim and his “All Lives Matter” shirt. Perhaps you should try to reason with them. But it is likely our best option to completely disconnect from these people and leave them out in the cold to be ostracized by the rest of civilized society. Trying to sympathize with someone who is complicit in injustice, is in itself, an injustice. I will concede that not everyone who voted for Donald Trump is fundamentally evil, but until they confess that what they did was fundamentally anti-American and just plain wrong, then they do not deserve the respect of having their voice heard. Rationalizing, or empathizing with, a disgusting excuse of a human being such as Donald Trump, is fundamentally antithetical to the foundations of equality, justice, and freedom of which this country was built upon.

Contributing Editor: Thomas Zane Stepp

Thomas Zane Stepp is a musician and activist from the Chicago area. He has worked with various social and political campaigns
including: the United Nations Association, Chris Kennedy's campaign For Illinois governor, and Renato Mariotti's campaign for Attorney General
 just to name a few. When he isn't too busy advocating for social and political reform, you can see him playing guitar, bass, string bass, piano,
or even, on the rare occasion, some mallet percussion. Overall, he is a strong-willed advocate for what he believes in, and hopes to set a good
tone for peaceful resilient, and effective resistance in the "Trump era".


  • Onlinepharmacycanada
    Posted May 16, 2018 8:14 am 0Likes

    Thanks for clearing that up brotheronline pharmacy canada

  • Arabic Voice Over
    Posted August 14, 2018 4:23 pm 0Likes

    Im thankful for the post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  • rotulos
    Posted August 15, 2018 10:25 pm 0Likes

    Thanks-a-mundo for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more.

  • Central london, harley street Psychotherapist
    Posted December 15, 2018 9:01 am 0Likes

    wow, awesome post.Thanks Again. Cool.

  • mia pron khalifa
    Posted December 21, 2018 3:58 am 0Likes

    rYn255 This blog is definitely interesting as well as amusing. I have found helluva helpful advices out of this amazing blog. I ad love to go back again soon. Thanks a lot!

  • furtdso linopv
    Posted January 31, 2019 2:29 am 0Likes

    I like this web blog its a master peace ! Glad I detected this on google .

  • JeaUnat
    Posted February 16, 2019 8:46 pm 0Likes

    Finasteride 1 Mg 5 Mg Comprar Propecia generic cialis from india Methocarbamol Germany

  • How to Uninstall Discord in Windows 10
    Posted February 17, 2019 8:05 am 0Likes

    Pretty component to content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to say that I acquire actually loved account your weblog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing on your augment or even I achievement you get right of entry to constantly rapidly.

  • JeaUnat
    Posted March 7, 2019 5:14 am 0Likes

    Alternative Al Viagra Cephalexin 250 Mg viagra Kamagra Oral Jelly Pictures

  • JeaUnat
    Posted March 22, 2019 9:49 am 0Likes

    Cytotec Vaginal Side Effects Actonel cialis cheapest online prices Cheapest Viagra Fast Delivery My Health 24

  • minecraft
    Posted April 15, 2019 12:38 pm 0Likes

    Hello to all, it’s actually a nice for me to visit this web
    page, it includes helpful Information.

  • minecraft
    Posted April 17, 2019 6:52 pm 0Likes

    My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was entirely right.
    This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

    Posted April 18, 2019 12:45 am 0Likes

    Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some
    overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, excellent blog!

  • JeaUnat
    Posted April 18, 2019 3:31 am 0Likes

    Zithromax Online From Canada Ordina Levitra order cialis online Get Free Cialis Samples Cheapest Online Cialis Le Vrai Prix Du Kamagra

  • minecraft
    Posted April 21, 2019 1:04 am 0Likes

    It’s very effortless to find out any topic on net as compared to books,
    as I found this post at this site.

  • StevScoure
    Posted May 11, 2019 4:38 am 0Likes

    Generico De Propecia En Espana 5 Mg Cialis cialis tablets for sale Viagra At 21 Cents Per Pill Viagra Pressione Oculare Viagra Quebec

  • how to get help in windows 10
    Posted May 22, 2019 3:06 pm 0Likes

    Hello, I think your website might be having
    browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Firefox, it looks fine
    but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.

    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that,
    fantastic blog!

  • MatHolo
    Posted May 30, 2019 6:12 am 0Likes

    buy liquid accutane Prospecto De Kamagra canadian cialis Cialis Generique Belgique Amoxicillin Age Weight Restrictions Amoxicillin High

  • StevScoure
    Posted May 31, 2019 12:28 am 0Likes

    Propecia Dosis Viagra 50mg Pills Amazon viagra Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Lioresal En Ligne 10mg

  • RebSlap
    Posted June 1, 2019 7:57 pm 0Likes

    Breast Cancer Propecia Maxifort Zimax 100mg Levitra Gunstig Online viagra Kamagra Historia Propecia Buy Uk Discreet Shipping For Viagra

  • MatHolo
    Posted June 6, 2019 5:03 am 0Likes

    Viagra Verschiedene Starken How To Get Viagra In Indiana viagra en la lactancia Does Cialis Work

  • StevScoure
    Posted June 11, 2019 4:55 pm 0Likes

    Levitra 10 Mg Precio En Farmacia Zithromax Fungal Infection cialis overnight shipping from usa Pharmacy Top Pills Coupons El Kamagra

  • MatHolo
    Posted June 13, 2019 4:01 am 0Likes

    Descansar Comprar Propecia En cialis without prescription Amoxil 20mg Uk

  • RebSlap
    Posted June 13, 2019 6:43 am 0Likes

    Commander Xenical Priligy Customer Reviews Kosten Levitra Ihre viagra Propecia Cuidados Dapoxetina Svizzera Propecia Gegen Korperbehaarung

  • MatHolo
    Posted June 21, 2019 8:34 pm 0Likes

    Levitra Sans Effet Discount Online Asthma Inhalers viagra vs cialis Levitra Modo De Usar Primatene Mist Canada Buy Viagra From India

  • RebSlap
    Posted June 24, 2019 12:10 pm 0Likes

    Priligy Cost Nz Cialis 5 Vademecum Viagra Marroqui levitra online buying europe Amoxicilina Amoksibos Find Secure Ordering Overnight Shipping Oldham Clomid Et Octuples

  • StevScoure
    Posted June 28, 2019 2:28 am 0Likes

    Cialis Laboratorio Prezzo Cialis 10 Mg Farmacia levitra expre delivery Forum Achat Cialis Order Now Cod Fedex Stendra Euro Levitra

  • MatHolo
    Posted June 30, 2019 5:47 am 0Likes

    Propecia Espalnds Bueno Cialis Kamagra Generic Generic Amoxicilina Direct Florida priligy sin receta medica Domperidone 10mg

  • His Secret Obsession
    Posted July 2, 2019 7:12 am 0Likes

    Your style is unique compared to other people I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you ave got the opportunity, Guess I all just bookmark this site.

  • to learn more
    Posted July 3, 2019 4:58 am 0Likes

    Website We Recommend You made some fine points there. I did a search on the subject and found nearly all folks will consent with your blog.

  • online electronic gadgets
    Posted July 3, 2019 5:29 pm 0Likes

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and the rest of the site is very good.

  • scott borchetta
    Posted July 4, 2019 3:01 am 0Likes

    This blog is no doubt awesome as well as informative. I have chosen many helpful tips out of it. I ad love to visit it again soon. Thanks a bunch!

  • CCNP 300-475 Exam Topics
    Posted July 4, 2019 4:15 am 0Likes

    I view something truly special in this site.

  • dich vu thanh lap cong ty
    Posted July 4, 2019 12:24 pm 0Likes

    Usually I don at read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice post.

  • day spa chuyen nghiep
    Posted July 4, 2019 12:29 pm 0Likes

    I wish too learn evven more things about it!

  • RebSlap
    Posted July 6, 2019 5:45 am 0Likes

    Propecia Studios buy viagra online Viagra Generique En France Cialis Sans Ordonnance En Belgique

  • fakultet
    Posted July 7, 2019 7:03 am 0Likes

    Of course, what a magnificent website and informative posts, I will bookmark your blog.Best Regards!

  • kamagra oral jelly online
    Posted July 7, 2019 8:31 am 0Likes

    You are my aspiration , I own few blogs and often run out from to post.

  • cialis south africa
    Posted July 7, 2019 9:57 am 0Likes

    Pretty! This was a really wonderful article. Many thanks for providing these details.

  • Nigerian Properties
    Posted July 8, 2019 1:35 am 0Likes

    Wow! Thank you! I continually wanted to write on my website something like that. Can I include a part of your post to my blog?

  • IVF treatment in India
    Posted July 8, 2019 3:13 am 0Likes

    Very neat article post.Much thanks again.

  • Best IVF Centres in India
    Posted July 8, 2019 3:57 am 0Likes

    the reason that it provides feature contents, thanks

  • Khan bong khach san
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:32 am 0Likes

    Wow, awesome weblog structure! How lengthy have you been running a blog for? you make running a blog look easy. The total glance of your website is magnificent, let alone the content!

  • MatHolo
    Posted July 8, 2019 8:04 am 0Likes

    Cialis Prix Pfizer Dapoxetina In Italia cialis cheapest online prices Antibiotics In The Keflex Family Cephalexin 500mg Cap Lup Lowest Price Viagra 100mg Form Canada

  • Verlie
    Posted July 8, 2019 11:57 am 0Likes

    Really informative blog.Really looking forward to read more.

  • Palmira
    Posted July 8, 2019 1:23 pm 0Likes

    Just bookmarked your blog, it is a really great and useful piece of info. I am happy that you shared this helpful tidbit with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Keep writing.

  • Valeri
    Posted July 8, 2019 2:50 pm 0Likes

    Some really fantastic info , Gladiolus I detected this.

  • Lilia
    Posted July 8, 2019 4:16 pm 0Likes

    Really appreciate you sharing this blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  • Sha
    Posted July 8, 2019 5:42 pm 0Likes

    Very good post! We are linking to this great content on our site. Keep up the good writing.

  • hiwap
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:10 pm 0Likes

    This awesome blog is really educating additionally informative. I have chosen many interesting stuff out of it. I ad love to come back every once in a while. Thanks a lot!

  • StevScoure
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:19 pm 0Likes

    Health About Biz buy propecia in netherlands Cialis Y D.F Cephalexin Or Zythromax Aisoskin Compra On Line

  • hip
    Posted July 10, 2019 6:10 am 0Likes

    Thanks again for the blog article.Thanks Again. Cool.

  • Tattoo Shop
    Posted July 10, 2019 6:53 am 0Likes

    I significantly appreciate your posts. Thank you

  • univerzitet
    Posted July 10, 2019 9:49 am 0Likes

    Some really interesting info, well written and broadly speaking user genial.

  • best interior decor
    Posted July 10, 2019 11:43 am 0Likes

    Im thankful for the post.Thanks Again. Want more.

    Posted July 10, 2019 6:47 pm 0Likes

    Very informative article post. Really Cool.

  • Manager office Chairs
    Posted July 11, 2019 11:25 am 0Likes

    Your style is really unique compared to other folks I have read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you ave got the opportunity, Guess I all just book mark this web site.

  • แทงบอล
    Posted July 12, 2019 5:12 am 0Likes

    It will put the value he invested in the house at risk to offer into through the roof

  • deal
    Posted July 14, 2019 9:49 pm 0Likes

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I ave joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

  • web
    Posted July 14, 2019 11:23 pm 0Likes

    wow, awesome blog post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  • coupons
    Posted July 15, 2019 1:00 am 0Likes

    I see something genuinely special in this internet site.

  • deal
    Posted July 15, 2019 2:35 am 0Likes

    Some genuinely nice and utilitarian info on this website , besides I think the design and style contains fantastic features.

  • promo
    Posted July 15, 2019 4:08 am 0Likes

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am taking your feeds also

  • promo
    Posted July 15, 2019 5:43 am 0Likes

    wonderfully neat, it seemed very useful.

  • discounts
    Posted July 15, 2019 7:21 am 0Likes

    The information and facts talked about within the write-up are several of the best obtainable

  • link
    Posted July 15, 2019 9:00 am 0Likes

    Looking forward to reading more. Great article post.Thanks Again. Great.

  • web
    Posted July 15, 2019 10:42 am 0Likes

    Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is fantastic, let alone the content!

  • comida vegetariana em Pirenopolis
    Posted July 15, 2019 12:36 pm 0Likes

    Muchos Gracias for your blog post.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

  • uniform outfitters
    Posted July 15, 2019 2:18 pm 0Likes

    This particular blog is obviously educating and diverting. I have picked up a lot of handy stuff out of this blog. I ad love to return again and again. Thanks a lot!

Add Comment