Canadians Need to Consider the Possibility that “Trumpism” and All of the Hate, Rage and Violence it Represents is Still Barking at our Border
A Brief Commentary by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted March 1st, 2021 on Niagara At Large
I don’t know how many of you may have heard news from this U.S. Republican Party fest called CPAC in Orlando. Florida these past few days of February, but it was made clear there that Trump is still the U.S. president, because he had the election stolen from him, and that Republicans must continue storming the ramparts for – as Texas Senator Ted Cruz sceamed – is FREEDOM!!!!!
During this Republican Party love-fest for Trump, his faithful ushered in a full-size, golden monument to their “god” – Donald Trump. It looked like about the tackiest thing I have ever seen but we have to remember. This a country where more than 70 million Americans, just last November, voted for a second term for Trump, and many of the, according to many polls, still believe the presidency was “stolen” from him.
So in comes the golden idol, before the real Trump came in to speak to cheering, adoring Republicans, to echo what some of us dare to call “the big lie” that he won that election and will win again, in the next presidential election in 2024.
Given how mad the United States of America still is, despite the efforts of a new Biden/Harris administration to turn the madness around, that very well could happen. Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking that the Trumpism or the Trump movement or whatever you want to call it is over.
So let’s get back to Trump’s golden statue at this CPAC event, and all of the many Trump faithful who lined up to have their pictures taken with it.
And let’s remember a passage from the Book of Exodus in The Bible, as much as these same Trumpies have worked to expropriate The Bible for their own purposes –
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. 8 They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’
“I have seen these people,” the Lord said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. 10 Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.”
A great nation? Make America Great Again?!!!
In all due respect to everything that the current U.S. Biden/Harris administration is doing to find their country’s soul again, I think we Canadians need to be mindful of the possibility that this current Trump Republican movement to promote division, hate and violence toward anyone they they perceive as their “enemies” may be barking at our shared border for many years to come.
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