U.S. at a crossroads

Posted 11/13/19

Many of us at this point in history realize that we are at a crossroads. While some focus on President Trump specifically, I think the danger of Trump is that he represents a trend of politics that is combative and unhealthy and puts the world at risk. There are numerous examples that lend credibility to this assertion.

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U.S. at a crossroads

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Many of us at this point in history realize that we are at a crossroads. While some focus on President Trump specifically, I think the danger of Trump is that he represents a trend of politics that is combative and unhealthy and puts the world at risk. There are numerous examples that lend credibility to this assertion.

First, Trump and a number of conservatives deny climate change. He has called it a "hoax created by and for the Chinese." This trend ignores science in the interests of business and at the expense of the planet. As a businessman, this is not surprising as Trump apparently cares more about money than the fate of the planet.

Second, Trump told a few minority congresswomen to "go back to their country." His response to these women show his attempt to squash dissent or anyone who opposes his agenda as these congresswomen have been critical of his administration.

Third, Trump is a billionaire. As far I know, he has never known poverty in his life. He therefore has little in common with his working class supporters. Why would working class people think Trump would help them? It is a mystery.

Mr. Trump, what makes America great is not billionaires like yourself. What makes America great is people who strive to live equitably and fairly in the face of the forces of greed and corruption that have stained the political process for decades. Mr. Trump and your right-wing cronies: you are the exact opposite of what America needs.

While I do not pretend Democrats are perfect, at least there are glimmers of hope like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. We have a choice next year between pushing the country toward progressive change or keeping the Trump agenda going. You decide.

Kali Das is a Taos musician and writer. His album "Don't Vote 4 Trump and Other Love Songs" is currently charting on the college radio market and can be heard on all major digital platforms.

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