I Can Only Hope
There is so much hate in the world right now, Bitches.
The actions of the US President over the last 10 days have not only been outrageous, but I think we have yet to realize the full impact of the decisions made by this administration. I think that the scariest thing is that while many politicians and world leaders are trying to be polite and not provoke any further ridiculously discriminatory actions, many are getting ready for the very big possibility of engaging in conflict with the US.
Look. Many folks in the Middle East already hate us. That’s why we have terrorists. But everything that Trump is doing is just proving them right about Americans and adding fuel to their already out of control fire. I feel like he is daring countries like the 7 he banned travel from and/or China to come at him.
His behaviour is the not so much unlike the behaviour of the dictators that military forces came together to try and eradicate for the past however many years. And if I was a veteran of any of those conflicts, I would be super pissed that the very thing I sacrificed my life, time with my family, my health etc etc for was happening right here at home.
This is not the way. It can’t be the way, or we are the worst hypocrites ever. We are liars when we tell the people in these war torn countries that we are doing this to preserve human rights and dignity and to try and make their lives better. We are liars because we can’t even provide them on North American soil.
It would be like a drunk man trying to lead an AA meeting.
And as much as I love Justin Trudeau’s ability to say the *right thing* and hope that he is truly dedicated to making this word a better place, he needs to slap his balls on the table and inform Mr. Trump that Canada will not support these actions, and be crystal clear about the damage his administration has bestowed upon our relationship. He needs to set a standard for all developed nations and allies of the US that tyranny will not be accepted and that leading your country with the example of fear, ignorance and racism will not be tolerated.
We all need to stop being polite about this. Because it is bullshit. It is doing nothing but letting hate reign freely in world already overcome with hate and fear.
I am afraid for the world I am going to leave my children and grandchildren in one day. Terrified.
I can only hope that maybe, just maybe, all of this will cause the rest of us to rise up louder and stronger against pain and racism and discrimination. Against the rich getting richer, and the rest of us struggling more and more just to provide a good life for ourselves.
I can only hope that Trumps hidden purpose is that we all finally feel so horrified by this shit that we stand together instead of saying nothing because it doesn’t really affect us closely enough.
I can only hope that from this we will all become inspired to become better humans and treat each other with love.
Because I can’t leave my kids this world. I can’t.