Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Trump Voters

There were numerous reasons that people voted for Donald Trump.  In my opinion a major reason was that many were committed to not trusting main steam media, watched only Fox News, didn’t question Trump’s daily tweets, and believed conspiracy theories sent to them on Facebook.  They were unaware of important facts, that would have influenced their decision.
Many Trump supporters voted to protect their right to carry guns.  Others had a preconceived opinion about minorities, because they’ve never had an opportunity to know them.  Racial bigots include both Black and White people, who pre-judge others by the color of their skin.  Trump would certainly appeal to male chauvinist, who display a prejudice towards women, possibly because they’ve been rejected by discriminating women.
Trump admirers, who voted to prevent illegal immigration may not have known, that Obama’s Department of Homeland Security was “selectively choosing,” from 11 million undocumented immigrants to deport gang members, not working mothers who were providing for their children.  Criminals, not families with children were deported.  They prioritize, just like law enforcement agencies do every day throughout our nation.
Deportations of criminals are up 80 percent.  Obama has deported more undocumented immigrants than Bush ever did.  The number of deportations each year has more than tripled.  During the first year of the Obama’s presidency the number undocumented immigrants deported was almost 100,000 more than during the last year of the Bush presidency.
Global warming deniers, who voted for Trump may not have known, that in the not so distant future the National Aeronautics and Space Administration predicted that if carbon emissions continue, further temperature rises could bring mega-droughts to the western half of the United States in this century.  NASA warned, that there is an 80 percent chance of mega-droughts lasting 20 to 40 years.


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