Small Island go back where you really come from…you come Trinidad in a fishing boat,now you’re wearing a swagger coa…Go Back where you really come from.The lyrics of the 50 ish calypso,familiar to those of a certain age ring out differently when the Trumpian version is directed to American citizens of different ancestry from MOM(POTUS) and those he deems worthy..It is even worse because the people whom he is berating are each a duly elected representative of a constituency.
It would appear that the racist tirades are not mere distractions and dog whistles but clarion calls in a Helter- Skelter scenario which has gotten a response from at least one right wing hater;.Virtually a vampire who defied the Garlic Festival of Gilroy California,,cut a wire fence and spewed death from his AK47, killing 3,()(two children) and wounding at least a dozen more..Police responded within 90 seconds of initiation of gunfire but the lethality of the weapon wrought havoc anyway.There was no good guy with a gun to intercede, probably just as well since the police could not possibly have been capable of identifying friend from foe in 90 seconds.
The offender was a 19 year old misfit hater,self identified with white supremacist literatture and momentos.It is one thing for peoole of Caribbean ancestry to poke fun at one another and quite something else for MOM(POTUS) to stir up internicine conflict..
The strategy of defying congressional inquiry will probably require court intervention and quite probably the use of impeachment inquiry to free information tied up in grand jury data the existence of which was revealed by Mueller.Bush the second once cynically called the constitution ” a piece of paper”.He probably feels differently now watching the Repugs stand aside as it is dismembered.
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Daedal2207 has presented so much that is likely something else!
Understand: A truth from any package remains a truth. A falsehood from any package remains a lie. The package of ethnicity has nothing to do with the truth or falseness that emanates from it. Some ideas collide. Those ideas that carry the values of equal individual rights (original intent) are incompatible with, and under assault by ideas that would advance “social justice”. Those who would like to protect the original, most productive gift of individual rights being independent of group affiliations would prefer that those leaning totalitarian retreat to their dust bins of origin rather than our having to contend here with their accelerating libel, slandering nastiness, and/or outright physical violence. No one should ever allow a person’s (or a country’s dominant) skin color to shield their ideas from criticism.
Mueller’s prosecution of his duties did not include a right to assume guilt as to Trump’s involvement. To assume guilt before conducting a fair trial is contrary to civilized jurisprudence. It is not his place, nor was it his duty to “exonerate” anyone. Had there been sufficient evidence to charge Trump with a crime, a trial including defense arguments would have to be conducted. But apparently the Democrats feel it advantageous to ignore such details and instead prefer to move us in the direction of the mob’s hanging tree, chaos and primitivism.
Daedal2207 suggests that it is the Republicans who wish to “dismember” the Constitution. Exactly the opposite is the case. Trump has selected conservative Supreme Court justices in order to conserve its pragmatic life-saving powers and meaning. It is moralist zealots striving for ego-serving utopian ideas of social justice who hate original intent and are clamoring, and slandering, in order to advance “re-interpret-the-constitution” Justices.
It is beyond time to exercise the most basic parts of the intellect and ask: Is it likely that an effort to protect the founders’ rule of law, one that is specifically oriented to INDIVIDUAL justice no matter one’s group affiliations, is “racist”; and a leftist agenda that is specifically designed to make a God of “diversity”, to divide and advance group and racial comparisons is not racist? Please, stop insulting the human brain!!
DS: “Please, stop insulting the human brain!!”
Good closing appeal … preceded by insulting platitudes. The response below reflects and appeals to a moral core. It is fully quoted:
Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump
July 30, 2019
The escalation of racialized rhetoric from the President of the United States has evoked responses from all sides of the political spectrum. On one side, African American leaders have led the way in rightfully expressing outrage. On the other, those aligned with the President seek to downplay the racial overtones of his attacks, or remain silent.
As faith leaders who serve at Washington National Cathedral ¬– the sacred space where America gathers at moments of national significance – we feel compelled to ask: After two years of President Trump’s words and actions, when will Americans have enough?
As Americans, we have had such moments before, and as a people we have acted. Events of the last week call to mind a similarly dark period in our history:
“Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. … You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?”
That was U.S. Army attorney Joseph Welch on June 9, 1954, when he confronted Senator Joseph McCarthy before a live television audience, effectively ending McCarthy’s notorious hold on the nation. Until then, under the guise of ridding the country of Communist infiltration, McCarthy had free rein to say and do whatever he wished. With unbridled speech, he stoked the fears of an anxious nation with lies; destroyed the careers of countless Americans; and bullied into submissive silence anyone who dared criticize him.
In retrospect, it’s clear that Welch’s question was directed less toward McCarthy and more to the nation as a whole. Had Americans had enough? Where was our sense of decency?
We have come to accept a level of insult and abuse in political discourse that violates each person’s sacred identity as a child of God. We have come to accept as normal a steady stream of language and accusations coming from the highest office in the land that plays to racist elements in society.
This week, President Trump crossed another threshold. Not only did he insult a leader in the fight for racial justice and equality for all persons; not only did he savage the nations from which immigrants to this country have come; but now he has condemned the residents of an entire American city. Where will he go from here?
Make no mistake about it, words matter. And, Mr. Trump’s words are dangerous.
These words are more than a “dog-whistle.” When such violent dehumanizing words come from the President of the United States, they are a clarion call, and give cover, to white supremacists who consider people of color a sub-human “infestation” in America. They serve as a call to action from those people to keep America great by ridding it of such infestation. Violent words lead to violent actions.
When does silence become complicity? What will it take for us all to say, with one voice, that we have had enough? The question is less about the president’s sense of decency, but of ours.
As leaders of faith who believe in the sacredness of every single human being, the time for silence is over. We must boldly stand witness against the bigotry, hatred, intolerance, and xenophobia that is hurled at us, especially when it comes from the highest offices of this nation. We must say that this will not be tolerated. To stay silent in the face of such rhetoric is for us to tacitly condone the violence of these words. We are compelled to take every opportunity to oppose the indecency and dehumanization that is racism, whether it comes to us through words or actions.
There is another moment in our history worth recalling. On January 21, 2017, Washington National Cathedral hosted an interfaith national prayer service, a sacred tradition to honor the peaceful transfer of political power. We prayed for the President and his young Administration to have “wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties that they may serve all people of this nation, and promote the dignity and freedom of every person.”
That remains our prayer today for us all.
The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean of Washington National Cathedral
The Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas, Canon Theologian of Washington National Cathedral
Meredith MacKenzie or Tony Franquiz, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Washington National Cathedral
Grounded in the reconciling love of Jesus Christ, Washington National Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people, conceived by our founders to serve as a great church for national purposes. Learn more at http://www.cathedral.org
Referring to SB comment 31 Jul 1:40 pm:
SB dismisses as “platitudes” some basic forms of logical and empirical evidence which if understood would weaken the arguments needed for anyone to favor her cherished path. Had she attempted to address rather than avoid these facts she might actually begin to understand some healthier options. For instance, could she, or you, actually disagree with the following statement? “No one should ever allow a person’s (or a country’s dominant) skin color to shield their ideas from criticism.”
Given that this plea for objectivity would be good for any mind focused on building a foundation of probable truths, we can understand that Trump’s actual criticism of ideas that are being advocated by the “Squad” have nothing to do with race. We can also determine with high probability that those who are making a charge of “racist”; lack the mental aptitude needed for good judgment; are biased such that truth is obscured rather than revealed; and/or a spreading of the lie may be intentional in order to manipulate others to support their cause(s). The first two are sad. The third is dangerously vicious.
daedal2207: “The lyrics of the 50 ish calypso,familiar to those of a certain age ring out differently when the Trumpian version is directed to American citizens of different ancestry from MOM(POTUS) …”
POTUS is, amongst many things, a pathetic figure. Other than openly admitted lascivious pleasures, he does not convey joie de vie. His insecurity is overwhelming, confirmed by his need to boastfully lie about himself. I do not recall the calypso lyrics of the 50s quoted. However, one of my very favorites is Harry Belafonte’s “Jamaica Farewell” which he performed in 1959 at Carnegie Hall: https://youtu.be/QU_yu076k_Y. It’s in a treasured (vinyl) album that was given to me. Melancholy and sweetness of honey.
daedal2207: “… It would appear that the racist tirades are not mere distractions and dog whistles but clarion calls in a Helter- Skelter scenario which has gotten a response from at least one right wing hater …”
How about the bombs that were mailed to MOM’s critics! Words have meaning. They should be carefully chosen, especially in the public arena. POTUS delights (and gets his jollies) in humiliating and inflicting pain. In his pleasure-seeking behavior, he lacks the self-restrictions (which we teach our children) and respect that are needed to avoid the consequences of his incendiary remarks. How many killings must we witness/suffer until they become overwhelmingly painful? The 33rd president of the United States said “The buck stops here.” The 45th never assumes responsibility but says “Go back where you came from.” POTUS’s ignorance prevents him from knowing that he became president of all the citizens of the United States … not just the white supremacists. With all the broken promises and the violations of the Constitution, would the Borough of Queens take him back? Risky command … or bet.
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Those who come from other countries seem to grasp the enormity of the situation better than the native born.
Yes. I’ve been commenting on this, expressing my concern, for several years. It’s been mocked and degraded as unsophisticated origins. Time will tell.