This is an updated version of an article I wrote on the 3rd of February, 2020, but as everyone is aware, America is going through turmoil, and much has happened since I originally published the article. I’ve already touched on this subject with my article ‘Would Jesus support Trump?’, but the MAGA crowd is seriously getting out of hand, and their unashamed ignorant bigotry is off the scale. One individual I encountered on Twitter used the slogan ‘Liberty – Guns – Jesus‘, which if you ask me isn’t a normal attitude to life. I don’t ever recall seeing any image of Jesus in a Church, or religious establishment, brandishing a firearm. Thirty six years before Trump’s successful presidential campaign, ‘Ronald Reagan‘ used a similar slogan, ‘Let’s Make America Great Again‘. This time, however, it’s synonymous with bigoted, hate-filled, pro-life, God-fearing, gun-toting hypocrites, who attempt to hide their racism through Bibles verses.
“I predict that in 10 years from now, the Red “Make America Great” Hats will be a symbol of Racism that people avoid in a similar way as they do the Swastika.” – Ed Krassenstein
The MAGA mentality is about putting the alleged belief in ‘Jesus‘, and their obsession with ‘Donald Trump‘ before everything else regardless of the consequences. Jesus was supposed to represent love, but are the hashtags ‘#DrainTheSwamp‘, ‘#BuildTheWall‘, ‘#DemonRats‘, ‘#Libtards‘ and ‘#AmericaFirst‘ representing love? We all know what happened the last time the America First slogan was used, when the resurgence of the ‘Ku Klux Klan‘ emerged during World War I, and twelve years later during a Ku Klux Klan march in New York on ‘Memorial Day‘, a certain ‘Fred C Trump‘ was arrested; who happens to be the father of the 45th President of the United States, a certain Donald Trump. What Fred’s role was is uncertain, but surely it’s brought about some embarrassment from his son, but unless you’re arrested, no one knows who’s behind the mask.
“Most Nazis, KKK members, MAGA minions, and other deplorable racists don’t even know they’re racists, because they don’t know that the malicious lies they believe about other races aren’t actually true.” – Oliver Markus Malloy
I’m not anti-American at all, but I’m vehemently anti-MAGA, and I fail to understand the ‘Great Again‘ suggestion. As far as I’m aware, from America’s Inception, which I covered in my article ‘Inception to Independence’, is tarnished with controversy, from the extermination of the indigenous population, to the slave trade where Africans were abducted, and taken to America to be treated like animals. The Second World War is heavily remembered with America only joining the war because the ‘Japanese‘ attacked the military base at ‘Pearl Harbour‘, and as a reply, they decimated ‘Hiroshima‘ and ‘Nagasaki‘ with atomic weapons, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people. The U.S army have committed many more atrocities throughout Asia in the ‘Korean War‘, the ‘Vietnam war‘, and in Arab states like ‘Iraq‘ and ‘Afghanistan‘, and the CIA supported ‘Khmer Rouge‘ after they’d committed genocide throughout Cambodia. I recently wrote an article about Donald Trump, and the crimes, the buy outs, and the controversies should have put him in prison, not the White House.
One of the major issues that the MAGA crowd don’t understand is that Trump’s ego is so over-inflated, and he loves himself more than he loves America. They’re under the illusion that everything he’s done, or allegedly done is for the people, when it’s really about him, and how he’ll be remembered as a president. The MAGA crowd don’t realise how much of an international bully America is, and how despised it is by so many countries due to it thinking that it’s ‘Team America: World Police‘. Every time something happens in his favour he takes credit, even when credit isn’t due, and his tribe of Trumpanzees lap it up, often oblivious to what’s going on. I understand political allegiance but many have a cult like mentality, who see the ‘Democrat party‘ as liberal devil worshippers, which in itself is an oxymoron. Just over ten years ago, Donald Trump was a member of the Democrat party, but it seems the MAGA crowd have incredibly short memories, and not very intellectual.
He’s consistently lied, misled, got confused, and made racist comments, which should really leave his majority Christian followers seething, but they love him now more than ever. He’s forever being accused of scandal, he’s been married three times, and allegedly had sexual relations with porn stars, yet supporters of the Republican Party think he’s been chosen by God, and if this is the case, God’s let his standards slip to an all time low!
America is currently under heavy protests for this murder of ‘George Floyd’ by a ‘Minneapolis‘ police officer, ‘Derek Chauvin‘, who knelt on his throat for eight minutes despite repeatedly telling the officer that he couldn’t breathe. George has been arrested for allegedly using a forged $20 in a store, but even if it turned out to be true, he didn’t need to die for it. Trump has not handled the aftermath well at all, and has been accused of inciting violence and ‘Joe Biden‘ suggested that Trump was using the incident to appeal to his supporters.
“serving the passions of his base” – Joe Biden
Washington’s Archbishop ‘Wilton D Gregory‘ has condemned Trump for his heavy handed tactics against peaceful protestors. He accused Trump of a publicity stunt in front of a house of worship, where police used tear gas to disperse protestors so that Trump could have a photo taken with a Bible in his hand. Because the majority of his presidential candidate was voted by white evangelicals which totalled 81%, many religious leaders around the world are saying that he’s using religion as a political weapon.
“the ongoing evil of white supremacy” – Archbishop of Canterbury
America has had an issue with white supremacy since its inception, but the cases of police brutality against ‘African Americans‘ is out of hand, and the world has reacted using the #BlackLivesMatter slogan. I recently watched a documentary about ‘Kalief Browder‘, who was arrested for allegedly stealing a back pack, and was sent to ‘Rikers Island‘ at just ages 16, where he spent three years without trial and the majority of it was in solitary confinement. After he was released without charge, he struggled to live his life as his incarceration affected him mentally and emotionally and sadly he ended up taking his own life. During the documentary it revealed how more often African Americans, and Latino are targeted by the police compared to white people, and after the death of George Floyd this really resonated with me. When this type of thing is a frequent occurrence throughout America, how can the MAGA crowd ignore it, and continue to support Trump, who uses tragedy to further his political career? Instead of building walls, Trump should be building bridges.