Donald Trump has convinced himself that when the polls are not in his favor, they are inaccurate and “fake news.” He denies the truth, because he is unable to admit that facts are undeniable. His approval rating was last revealed to be 36 percent. That means that nearly two out of three Americans denounce their illegitimate president.
Trump supports white nationalism; that is an undeniable fact. His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is a member of ‘alt-right,’ a group which promotes white supremacy, and his Attorney General likely has a white, hooded robe in his closet. On Saturday, a ‘free speech’ event was held on the Boston Common. At least six right wing extremist groups were present, including the ‘alt-right.’ There was also one group who stood in opposition to hatred and white power.
Clashes eventually broke out between the six groups, and between the group opposed to racism and bigotry. One of the leaders of the ‘anti-fascist’ group offered an opinion about the day’s events where flags were burned, and hundreds of insults and racial slurs marred the rally. There was at least one violent confrontation which was quickly quashed by a prepared group of law enforcement officials.
“We’re trying to show that Boston stands against hate,” said Paul Weiskel, one of the organizers of the counter-protest, who described the day as a success. “It’s clear to the public walking through the Common that there’s plenty of people who are very uncomfortable with the rhetoric and the symbols that are being used by the alt-right.”
Now for the truth. Good and loyal Americans outnumber the haters. Groups such as the KKK, the Aryian Brotherhood, and the ‘alt-right,’ have come out of the shadows thanks to the illegitimate election of a president who supports them. But the good people of our nation far outnumber Trump supporters. We are the most diverse nation in the world, and most of us are proud of that fact. Let’s take a look at the demographics which will affect the future of our nation’s government.
The largest voting bloc is no longer composed of ‘baby boomers.’ My generation is dying, fortunately, and it has been replaced by millennials: “a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.” Roughly stated, that means that men and women who were born in the mid to late 1980’s and after, compose the largest demographic in America.
Millions of Americans will reach age 25 on or before November of 2018, and are eligible to run for a seat in the House of Representatives. By 2020, many will have reached the age of 30, and can compete for a seat in the Senate. A few will be age 35, and old enough to run for the presidency.
Women are quickly becoming the second largest voting bloc. Single women are attending college in greater numbers than their male counterparts. Many have left their menial jobs and returned to their family homes to complete their education in their late 20’s and early 30’s. Professional women are less interested in a marriage and family than their careers.
I am one of more than 65 million men and women who reject organized religion. We are atheists, agnostics, and individuals who believe in spirituality but not religions created by men. Our numbers are growing at a surprising rate.
Christians are witnessing a decrease in new converts, while the number of Muslims is growing.
Trump and his circle of sinners live in the past, but are unable to halt change. America will progress and join the rest of developed nations where prejudice is dying, and equality for women is the norm.
Learn to accept and even cherish an evolving United States of America. The sooner Trump no longer soils the White House sheets, and old, white men are removed from congress, the sooner America will begin to grow-up.
by James Turnage
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