One has to admire Donald Trump. He really knows how to play to his constituency.
On October 12 of this year, Sir Donald became the first US president to speak to a group known as the Family Research Council. Not so surprisingly, the members of this organization include white supremacists, religious extremists, members of the KKK, and other assorted haters.
Despite this organization’s reputation as a LGBT hate group, “our” president was comfortable and at home among these hate mongers. One of his first comments was it was great “to be among friends”.
This reminds me of an address that George W. Bush made during his administration. “W” was speaking to a large group of very wealthy men and women and opened his talk by sharing how at home he felt among his true constituency. A moment of honesty by “W.”
You can tell a lot about a person by the friends he/she keeps. Yet, we the people, keep deluding ourselves into thinking that these are “our” representatives in Washington and in the state capitals.
“I am honored and thrilled to be the first sitting president to address this gathering of friends, so many friends.” Sir Donald continued. “I pledged that in a Trump administration, our heritage would be cherished, protected and defended like you have never seen before.”
What exactly is our heritage? A program of genocide of the Native American people, a program of slavery for the African American people, dropping 2 nuclear bombs on Japan, being the sponsors of the death of over 20 million people since WW2, etc.
Is there anyone out there who continues to feel proud to be an American?
I’m drifting and we must remained focused. Why was Sir Donald at this summit? He was there to share and celebrate with the haters his recent directive that will allow religious businesses to discriminate against LGBT people across the US. He, in essence, has declared that, under the cover of religious rights and liberty, this country’s homophobes and haters can now deny members of the LGBT community their civil rights as citizens.
No elected president has ever spoken at the summit—making Trump the first to endorse the hate group.
Sharing the podium with Sir Donald was Phil Robertson who has declared that we should rid the Earth of “wicked” gays and Alabama US Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has stated that he is considering supporting the death penalty for gays and lesbians.
This man, Donald Trump is the most powerful man on Earth and the person who has his finger on the button.
GOD BLESS AMERIKA!!
Dave Alpert has masters degrees in social work, educational administration, and psychology. He spent his career working with troubled inner city adolescents.