Every day it is more difficult to control the rage. Yet we must.

Every day it is more difficult to control the rage. Yet we must.

I am trying really – really – hard to understand and not think evil of Trump supporters. Yet if you support Trump’s policies and choose to remain silent regarding his behavior then you have a character flaw that needs addressing.

There is no comparison to this situation. Any attempt to create a comparison with any other situation is false equivalency.

Why are there no Republicans coming out and clarifying – and being up front – that the end point of many of trump’s policies may indeed be legitimate defensible; but his behavior and many of his tactics are simply despicable.

To remain silent regarding Trump’s despicable comments and tactics is to be complicit with an immoral approach to governance. Fear mongering, dividing people, and flaring up hatred is not a way to govern a country.

Why for crying out loud must this man disparage, demean, and insult four young women that have the fortitude of having ran for office and gotten duly elected? What other leader in the world in recent history has ever so insulted members of their own country’s governing bodies? What does he stand to gain from this other than to spike the hatred of people that voted for him?

I can hear his supporters saying YES! “This man speaks for us! You tell them Trump!”

I can see his supporters laughing with delight on hearing Trump say these things. I have seen Trump supporters laugh with delight in hearing him say such things. The ugly underbelly of racism, the ugly underbelly of hatred of immigrants, and the ugly underbelly of total lack of respect for women in many Trump supporters comes through loud and clear. I know. The people that say these things and laugh at Trump’s “frankness” are my own family members, they are my friends, and they are people that are not so quiet in certain circles about such things.

I usually bite my tongue or quietly turn around or simply walk away when I hear these things. I am so tired of doing that! It has become increasingly difficult to be in the same space as these individuals who many profess to be faith centered yet ally with these vile comments from the President. Demonstrating charity and love to these individuals, engaging them in conversations about sports or other supposedly less volatile topics, has become a draining chore.

Yet if I do not engage them; or yet if I fight them then Trump wins. Because he IS trying to divide us and ensure that his people hear and listen to only the channels of information that he controls. He is trying relentlessly to see to it that his truth becomes their truth – and that his message is the only message they voluntarily listen to.

When will people that have supported Trump in the past realize that they have been conned? When will these people realize that the man is a con man! When will these people wake up and see that the destructive nature of this warped personality has sickened them like a cancer?

Could it be that increasingly so a large number of people that have supported Trump in the past are literally embarrassed to admit they have been conned? Could it be that a large number of Trump’s supporters are simply too embarrassed to admit that they have been the victim of one of history’s most livid and vile attempts at creating mass hysteria through fear, lies, and manipulation of social media?

Is it too late for these folks to wake up? Is it too late for them to detox? Is it too late for them – like ex addicts –  admit they have been conned by a psychological affront more powerful than any chemical dependency?

… Maybe I should just pray for them and keeping them in my thoughts …

Lest I lose these in the virtual world:


[1] Frankly, f*ck you Trump! Our apology to our familia and friends if this is too crass. Sorry if we sound mad. We are… Governing through fear is so Castro-like. It is these very people – the Salvadorans, Cubans, Guatemalans, Mexicans, Ethiopians, and other immigrants – that indeed make America great. THEY do not need be to be round up like common criminals. Maybe it is the Trump crew that needs to be round up this week and sent back to wherever their grandparents came from. This Administration’s terror tactics are despicable, inhumane, and right down cruel. This is simply not our America. This is not the America that welcomed us over 50 years ago. This is not the America that embraced diversity. This is not the America we love… Thank God we live in this little enclave we call Silver Spring / Takoma Park where we still welcome all and we have local elected officials and activists that have the fortitude to stand up for what is morally right. GRACIAS Marc Elrich Nancy Navarro Gabriel Acevero Gabe Albornoz William JawandoEvan Glass Jamie Raskin Jheanelle K. Wilkins Nestor Alvarenga Mayra Bayonet Carmen Camacho Ada Villatoro Carmen M. Villafañe Hans RiemerFran Rothstein Kathy Stevens Manny Hidalgo Kate Stewart Kim PropeackJayne Park Fausto Bayonet Marla Bilonick Kathy Stevens Lino Rodriguez Jr.Celestino Rodriguez Alma Flor Ada Sara Mussie Tom Hucker … Do we sound pissed? We are! And we vote. #RESISTtheRaids

[2] Pathetic. This charade of a President can’t even get history right…. Can you imagine summer camps not being able to share with children the President’s Fourth of July speech because of its countless historical inaccuracies? Simply pathetic. …. Trump’s Fourth of July history speech: Turns out there weren’t airports back then

[3] Two stanzas “conveniently” left out when we sing THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, eerily meaningful today 》

As I went walking I saw a sign there 
And on the sign it said “No Trespassing.” 
But on the other side it didn’t say nothing, 
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people, 
By the relief office I seen my people; 
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking:
Is this land made for you and me?