On Losing the Moral Authority to Govern

It happened to Britain and Prime Minister David Lloyd George  on April 13, 1919, when Indian troops under the command of Brigadier General Reginald ‘‘Rex’’ Dyer fired on demonstrators in a walled garden in the city of Amritsar in the Punjab. 379 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded in the Amritsar Massacre.

It happened to the United States of America and President Donald John Trump on August 12, 2017 when Trump failed to name the white supremacists, white nationalists, KKK, Nazis, and Alt-Right racists in his response to the violence that erupted that day in Charlottesville, Virginia. Instead, Trump tried to place the blame “on many sides” rather than offend these deplorables who form the most despicable of his base.

Let’s name them, Donald:

Jason Kessler, American hate speech author who organized this “Unite the Alt-Right Rally”

David Duke, KKK, who said yesterday, “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump.”

Richard Spencer, president of the white nationalist alt-right National Policy Institute, best known for leading followers in Nazi salutes while chanting, “Hail Trump.”

Matthew Heimback, white nationalist and neo-Nazi who started the Youth for Western Civilization and White Student Union while at university in Maryland.

Mike “Enoch” Peinovich, alt-right, anti-Semitic podcaster and blogger.

Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet, rapper – maybe only half-baked … enough said.

All should be charged with treason and as accomplices to murder, not have their hateful actions dismissed with a morally indefensible “on many sides” Presidential Pardon of their well-orchestrated violent march in Virginia. Your true colours are on display now for all to see, Donald. If you defend the bullies, you are the bully.

My father was a Hurricane fighter pilot in WW2. While defending our freedom over the skies of Europe he got shot down and spent nearly 4 years under the heel of the Nazi jackboot in Stalug Luft III prisoner of war camp, digging tunnels for the Great Escape.

You don’t get a pass on this one. So, Donald, either get out and push for our freedoms, or get out!

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Skid Crease, Caledon

 

 

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  1. Thank you for adding more detail to this mentally ill situation in the Excited States of America. So many of our American friends are disgusted, embarrassed, and frustrated and we empathize with them and encourage them to do something about it – write, talk with others with like values and ethics, etc.

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