Who Really Shot Those Eleven Cops? Was it Donald Trump?
After the recent mass shooting of 11 police officers, Jessie Jackson offered his divinely inspired wisdom saying “It was Donald Trump's fault!”
No, Trump didn’t pull the trigger, a young Black man did, but it was clearly Trump’s divisive politics that was the prime motivator. Not the angry rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement, which rushed to judgement in the wake of two troubling police shootings, well before there was much in the way of evidence. For Jesse, it could only be Trump.
Let me state; this is but a very limited preview of things to come, should Trump win the Whitehouse. America, in response, will descend into a maelstrom of violence and division, the kind of which this country hasn’t experienced since the Civil War, as the result. And, it will happen before Trump has uttered a word, or even selected a cabinet member. This will be the moment when every privately held, angry thought, and every ounce of bigotry will pour forth as the boil that is American life is lanced by Trump's victory.
Amazingly, the obvious connections will never be made. For instance:
Did Trump run up 20 trillion dollars of debt? Nope.
Did Trump create the growing underclass of poverty and social dysfunction that thrives in America’s inner cities? Nope. But he will be held accountable as a symbol of their terrible plight by angry, utterly misinformed progressives who sowed the seeds of these subcultures with welfare, food stamps, and failing schools. All of which were overrun by political idiots masquerading as caring benefactors.
Did Trump write the laws that opened America’s borders that flooded the country with cheap labor and increased the population of this country by another 70 million people in a mere 40 years? Was it Trump’s policies that drove young African Americans males out of the workforce, as the result, thereby creating 30% unemployment for Black youth that exceeds the great depression, even at its very worst? I don’t think so.
No, this cesspool of bad ideas has been a long time in the making, and Trump didn’t have shit to do with any of it.
Nor did Trump destroy our healthcare system, which is rapidly coming apart at the seams?
But hey, Trump will be blamed anyway. Because Americans choose their knowledge the way they choose their religion. “Does it make me feel good?” If so, nothing else matters. And when people place their cherished delusions above the actual well-being of real, living, breathing human beings, what else can you expect.
Not much. Not much, at all.