In my seventy years of life, I have witnessed many men and women who accomplished great things. They cared little about themselves; they served the people of the world. Some of them were world leaders, and some were simply men and women who truly believed in their religion and their purpose on this planet. The majority were ordinary men and women who believed that they had a higher purpose than personal gratification. They truly believed in the value of all people. They did not see color, ethnicity, sex, physical or economic power. They believed that all men and women were created equal, and all lives matter. It sounds simple when portrayed in a manner which represents selflessness and love which does not require reciprocation.
In the past months, I have witnessed the opposite of what I cherished; what I learned to be the basis for my personal beliefs. My worst fears; fears which I did not want to believe have become a reality. My beloved country has been infested by evil. This evil is not the standard variety of corruption and greed; it is an evil which destroys. It seeks the removal of morality, equality, and compassion. Power over others, and riches beyond comprehension have become the ambitions of our nation’s governing body.
The values I learned over seven decades are under attack. The Constitution, our nation’s most sacred document, is in danger of destruction by a corrupt, and small group of men and women who seek control of not only America, but the free world.
When Donald Trump declared his candidacy in 2015, I laughed along with most of our nation’s people who closely follow politics. My first thought turned out to be the most foolish. I could not believe that the American people were so ill-informed and ignorant that such an unqualified and egocentric man could receive consideration to become the leader of the free world. I continued to believe that certain qualities such as morality, patriotism, and love for the nation and our founding fathers would prevent Trump from ever receiving the Republican Party’s nomination. I underestimated the level into which the once GOP had allowed itself to fall. It had become the party of no one. Ambition and personal gain had become its only reason for existence.
Now our nation is under the rule of a fascist megalomaniac. It is fair to compare Trump to Adolf Hitler of the 1930’s. But my concern is far greater than Trump alone. He has surrounded himself with the worst individuals in America. His circle of sinners is composed of white supremacists and bigots who despise all members of our society who are not white, wealthy, Christian, and male.
Is Trump the leader of these despicable men and a few token women? I don’t believe that to be the truth. No one in the media has questioned the placement of Steve Bannon in our nation’s hierarchy. I know the truth, but is our nation ready for facts, or has the Trump administration convinced most of our nation’s people that “alternative facts” are indeed a reality?
Vladimir Putin and Robert Mercer have jointly decided that Steve Bannon is the President of the United States. He is the man making the important decisions for Trump. Trump lacks the intelligence, work ethic, and concern to perform the job for which he was elected. Bannon supports the interests of the Russian president, and billionaire Robert Mercer.
America is now under control of a fascist government. Trump is no more than a puppet. A five year plan has resulted in the success of Putin and Mercer to create a New World Order, and Bannon is its facilitator.
It is his plan to ban Muslims. It is Bannon’s plan to repeal the first amendment. Bannon is the force behind the hate crimes which have become prevalent in our nation. It is Bannon who ordered Trump’s nominations for his cabinet, closest advisers, and Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.
Bannon’s beliefs in white supremacy, Islamophobia, homophobia, sexism, and xenophobia have implemented the basics of fascism.
If the Democratic Party had the courage to fight for the American people, I would not be frightened; but they do not. It is up to the American people to resist tyranny and fight for our nation. If you accept the illegitimate presidency of Donald Trump, you also accept slavery. We are the country, and our government must serve us or be replaced. Join the revolution or bow to your new fuhrer; it’s your choice.
By James Turnage
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