When is enough, enough?

I really think we’ve sunk to depths we would once have thought unimaginable. bad

It’s bad enough that the republican nominee for president of the United States has lied and cheated his entire life … that he has bent the rules to suit himself … that he has left countless people holding the bag … that the only words that come out of his mouth are vile, vicious and frankly, libelous … that he insults, bullies, threatens, taunts, incites violence and instills fear … that he advocates torture and the use of nuclear weapons … that he cozies up to the enemy … that he encourages and invites anger, hatred, security breeches and even assassination — yes, that’s bad enough.

But that the leaders of the republican party and the RNC have yet to denounce him … have yet to withdraw their support … have yet to stand before the media and apologize to the American people and to all those, worldwide, who he’s criticized and denigrated — well, that is just a disgrace.

I’m not a Republican, never have been, never would be, not that I’m American. I just don’t agree with their platforms and policies. But what I’m talking about isn’t about politics or political parties. It’s about humanity. And decency. And democracy. And freedom. And rights. And the law.

Donald Trump’s behaviour is absolutely unconscionable. But I hold the media partly to blame for his rise because they have covered his every move and discussed and dissected, at great length, his every word.

He has dominated the airwaves for more than a year now. The only subject that’s received almost as much attention is Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

As for what I think of Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Reince Priebus  and their ilk, let me just say they should be booted out of office for their shameful betrayal of the American people. And don’t get me started on the Trump offspring and all the surrogates who keep making excuses for him, refuse to ever acknowledge he’s gone too far and, when questioned or challenged, immediately switch the conversation and point fingers at his opponent and President Obama.

How they can stand themselves, how they can look at themselves in the mirror, how they can look their children in the eye, I don’t know.

What I do know is, I have no respect for all those who should know so much better. For all those who are allowing this to go on, unchecked. For all those who, because of their inaction, are telling the world they condone and agree with Trump’s sick beliefs and twisted rhetoric, that they stand with him and share his “values,” such as they are.

How far does he have to go before you get it? Before you get off your self-serving asses and do the right thing?

To each and every one of you, I have this to say: If, God forbid, his message gets through to his gun-toting followers and they start shooting … if, God forbid, he actually wins the election in November and drags America into the worst kind of Hell, you’ll own it, so good luck living with yourselves. And that also goes for all those misguided enough to vote for him.

And, by the way, karma’s a bitch.

 

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25 thoughts on “When is enough, enough?

  1. i agree with every word of this, it’s terrifying and it’s real. i am an american and am doing everything possible to work against him in this campaign. i have to take action and cannot just sit on the sidelines quietly.

  2. I still find it incredible that so many apparently intelligent people are actually agreeing with the things he says. I’m sure I saw the other day that he said Obama had started IS but I’m hoping I dreamt that…

    • Unfortunately you did not dream it, he said it. And went on to say that he was ISIS’s most valuable player and that Hillary Clinton was a co-founder of ISIS. He is seriously mentally ill and 14 million Americans voted for him in the primaries and the republican party don’t seem to care. Mind blowing!!

  3. D. Trump has little chance of winning – his numbers are very low, as of this week, but
    more horrifying is that he has awaken the beast. The similarities to Germany in the
    1930s are truly shoking. Oh how quickly we forget.

    • Yes his numbers are very low, but this is such a bizarre election I don’t think I’ll breathe until it’s over. And the hatred he has stirred up, and continues to stir up, is so unpredictable. I just had the conversation about the similarities to Nazi Germany with someone else — truly terrifying. It’s going to get even uglier I’m afraid.

  4. Unfortunately, many in the American public have been persuaded (by advertising? by the prevailing cultural ethos?) that accumulating wealth is the highest morality and trumps all other “virtues.” Time for a Jesus to reappear here. This has had a long, slow, insidious growth with many metastases in the body politic.
    I remember, back during the Reagan presidency, when (as a practicing scientist) I participated in a grant-writing seminar led by some advertising dude. His take was that truth was less important than what you could convince others of. A quote: “Truth is what you can make others believe.”
    I knew then we were on the way down.

    • I’ve worked in advertising for 40 years and that “dude” you’ve referred to sure doesn’t speak for me. We certainly try to persuade consumers to like our brands but there are actually laws to ensure truth in advertising and they are enforced. As for advertising being one of the culprits vis a vis influencing many Americans, that is exactly what the media have done, and continue to do. They are, in effect, giving Donald Trump billions and billions of dollars of free, prime time advertising. That’s why I blame them, in large part for his success. But I do agree that this “malaise” gripping America right now has been brewing and building for a long, long time and the pursuit of wealth has had a lot to do with it. Not all, but a lot.

  5. Sadly, the number of people who are attracted to Trump’s lies and nonsense is not small. Clearly, there is a bigger underlying problem in America and the media seems to be giving voice to the loony fringe.

    • I agree totally. Sad and scary times. And very unpredictable. It’s anybody’s guess what’ll happen and who will move into the White House. Time is running out to build a bomb shelter in the back yard. We all better start digging just in case.

  6. You said:It’s bad enough that the republican nominee for president of the United States has lied and cheated his entire life … that he has bent the rules to suit himself … that he has left countless people holding the bag … that the only words that come out of his mouth are vile, vicious and frankly, libelous … that he insults, bullies, threatens, taunts, incites violence and instills fear … that he advocates torture and the use of nuclear weapons … that he cozies up to the enemy … that he encourages and invites anger, hatred, security breeches and even assassination — yes, that’s bad enough

    Source? Proof? and not just your opinion or some uber liberal rag or online site. Proof. Because the same and worse can be said of the leftist anti American Obama and his puppet, Clinton. Read Clinton Cash, then go and check out every one of the lines of information in the bibliography – all 60 pages. Go read on line sites of reports by qualified news REPORTERS, not pundits, who research their news articles. In papers like Deutch Wella, the London Times, and other non liberal kiss up rags in the US. Even WaPo has articles that tell the truth about her. PROOF people. Not knee jerk emotional whiner overload crap. Proof.

    I honestly think that everyone who screams crap about Trump do so because they are afraid of losing their handouts and special status as victims, or they are jealous of his success. My husband works for a Muslim from NYC who has personally met Trump and worked for him. He is 100 percent behind him because he believes he will protect America from the jihad terrorist muslims (little m, for murderers) who want to come here and kill not only Americans but any Muslim who does not agree with them. Anyway, before screaming crap, get off your collective duffs and do some actual research beyond the rubbish memes from the internet and facebook. Educate yourselves. I have been doing research on both Trump and Clinton for the past three years – had a feeling he would run after the horror we have in the white house now. I have also done research on every other candidate that was a front runner. (Sanders is just another rich white guy hiding behind freebies for everyone. Cruz is a kiss up RINO just like most republicans already in office.) So, yes, I have proof. And this isn’t an emotional decision. It is based on logic, patriotism, and the value I place on our country, military, and constitutional rights.

    • I am going to publish this but I am going to ask you to stop reading, and commenting, on my blog. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I can’t and won’t deal with your anger and hatred. This is the second time you have come here and ranted and insulted not just me, but someone else whose opinion you disagreed with.

  7. Hear! Hear! Fransi. Even as far away as Australia, most people I know are very worried about the possibility of a Trump presidency. But there is a significant section who say things like, ‘Well, there’s not much choice’, and that because they ‘don’t like’ Clinton, or believe some ridiculous urban myths, they support Trump. Horrifying, really.

    • It is exactly that — horrifying. It’s all anyone is talking about, regardless of where in the world we all live. Because the whole world will be affected.

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