by Christopher Marinelli
I find an apprehension towards writing about Donald Trump, because the last thing I want to do is bring any more attention to this man. But it cannot go unnoticed how evil his proposals are, with the newest including banning all Muslims from immigrating into our country.
“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why, we will have to determine,” said Trump in a statement published on his campaign website in an attempt to justify his political desires.
Trump disputed any statistical premise on his accusation, cites zero rhetoric conducted from a valid study, and literally said, “Without looking at the various polling data,” in one of his speeches. While I’m not sure if there is a metric to measure hatred, I’m sure a thorough analysis would scale Trump to be quite high.
Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley commented on Trump and wrote in a Facebook post, “Donald Trump removes all doubt; he is running for president as a fascist and Demagogue.”
Trump continued with what is essentially a hate-speech, finally finishing his campaign press release with, “I have many Muslim friends. They’re wonderful people.” This is essentially the same as when a racist says, “Hey I’m not a racist, I have a black friend!”
This is in addition to his anti-immigration agenda aiming to deport 11 million undocumented Mexican immigrants and building a wall between Mexico and the United States. Trump also has campaigned on an aggressive stance towards China, even though the last Republican debate showed he has little to no knowledge on international trade policies. After being asked a question regarding the country, he failed to acknowledge that the U.S. wasn’t even involved in the trade agreements.
It’s politicians like Trump who propagate fear in the common public. It can be very disconcerting and impressionable to the public when they see constant videos of war and mass shootings, followed by Trump preaching hate towards Muslims.
Before Trump starts criticizing and making claims on the perception of others regarding our country without any statistical basis, he should look at how he is portrayed. The New Zealand Herald aggressively wrote about him, openly condemning him as a fascist.
Vice wrote an article in which they interviewed reporters and editors stationed in each of their countries on their thoughts about the United States GOP and Trump – all of which had comical and hateful views towards. People from other countries do not hate the United States as a political body – they condemn politicians such as Trump.
One cannot forget the closing, “I’m going to make America great again.” I presume this is a wimpy Trump version of the ends to justify the means. It should be alarming then, these means closely resemble the fascist rhetoric of Nazi Germany, making for a very scary “end” if they resemble anything similar to Germany in WWII.