Donald Trump's handling of the aftermath of the Niger tragedy, which claimed the lives of four American servicemen, has caused considerable outrage and raised troubling questions. But what it didn't do, was reveal anything about Trump that we didn't already know. Contrarily, it only reinforced perceptions that were previously witnessed, but somehow ignored by his voters. For twelve days Donald Trump publicly ignored the deaths of four men who he claims to hold so dearly. Twelve days of silence proved him yet again, to be a malignant political fraud.
Trump has cleverly enlisted the help of closeted bigots who gleefully embrace his Jim Crow idealism and ushered them into the light. Racism is now front and center in our country, and the maestro of this mayhem is the President of the United States of America. However, if our fate as a country is left in the hands of Mr. Trump, these states will no longer be united and divided we will all fall.
Behind the images of NFL players kneeling, raising fists, locked arm in arm or skipping the national anthem entirely is a message that's being drowned out by noise surrounding the method of protest. From the king of ignorance, Donald Trump, down to everyday Americans, many are egregiously guilty of not seeing the forest through the trees.
As cities across the nation either burn or shut down because of protests, conservatives jump in and express their opinion about the revolt in Ferguson and across the nation. Sites like The Blaze allow hate on their comments section by gun-totting thugs to express their feelings and divide themselves from understanding the pain and suffering from people of color who feel that there is no justice being a person of color. Comments like:
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled anti-choice protesters can harass women going into clinics. Should liberals likewise protest this way?
In what is being dubbed, hundreds of thousands of anti-austerity protesters in more than 30 countries have retaken public space to demand a sustainable economy that serves people over profit.
Throughout America, over 100 cities celebrated the importance and power of working people in a May Day of rallies, teach-ins, walk-outs, marches and protests.
If we want a fairer society, we have to fight for it both in the ballot box and all other public spaces, in real life or online. It’s all democracy.