Let’s call it Demagoguery by The Donald.
It was on full display this weekend as Donald Trump spoke to the nation during two Independence Day events.
He said this, among other things: “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children. Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”
How about that? Makes you proud, right? Well, if it does, then you’re as sick as Donald Trump.
Trump’s full-on, all-out assault on our nation’s culture contains so many red flags, I almost don’t know where to begin.
A “merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes …”
I want to visit with that statement for just a moment.
Defaming “our heroes” is nowhere to be found in this current effort. The “heroes” to whom Trump refers are actually traitors to the nation. These are the individuals who sided with the Confederacy that in 1861 seceded from the Union. Their aim was to overthrow the federal government. They went to war against the United States.
Why? Because they wanted to preserve slavery. They wanted to retain the ability to enslave human beings, to treat them as property.
These individuals might be “heroes” to those who endorsed the treason they committed, but not to the rest of us. They are traitors.
Yet these are the individuals Donald Trump wants to salute. These are the treasonous characters Trump wants to salute.
I am having trouble recalling a time in my life when I’ve heard such blatant, bald-faced demagoguery coming from the president of the United States.
There it is. Laid out there for all to see and hear.
This individual is a disgrace.