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Trumpism — And Why It Is Important To Hold Trump Accountable

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard or read something about the creature –sorry, individual– portrayed in the above image. Yes, we have been invaded by a racist TV star who has brought with him a ghastly movement: Trumpism.

At the beginning, the whole presidential thing seemed to be heading towards a mockery spectacle. In a way it reminded us of the old, unsuccessful reality TV show of the infamous individual called The apprentice. A pathetic attempt to get more fame. And then the almost unexpected happened: the orange-haired real estate tycoon became the executive-in-chief of a nation with an enormous world influence and with the planet’s most powerful military arsenal (fear). We found ourselves deeply-sucked into a delusional, hardcore nationalistic phenomenon: Trump’s world. So far, the ride has been nothing but an unpleasant vomit-experience.

There’s No Check on Trump Except Reality” Wayne Barrett

Mr. Trump has gone on record (during his very effective speeches) saying that Americans –the forgotten citizens– come first, but that is actually another lie. Oligarchs’ money is at stake and that is a priority. That is what it really matters right now. That is what comes first. That is the America he is enhancing. The wealthy conservative anti-progress racist America that does not represent the people, but rather those who have been ripping everyone off for the past decades.

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State” Joseph Goebbels (Nazi propagandist)

Rebellion resistance is seriously needed more than ever before. Citizen initiatives like the Women’s March are effective and provide us with hope and resilience but it is key to move forward with these one-time initiatives and embrace them as movements. The enemy wants us to believe and to accept the new normality. We need to be cautious and strong. No doubt that we are moving backwards every day; it is highly preoccupying to see how these new sadistic government actions are going to affect the lives of already marginalized citizens. A defiance position must to be incorporated
into our daily lives.

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