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1 year ago · · Political,
Let's put all political and ideological differences aside. They don't matter. Since the 18th century these ideologies has been around, they've been different and they've been strong. If you believe that people should pay higher taxes in order for the most vulnerable in our society to get a better chance in life or if you believe that the nation can only develop if individuals gets the fruit for their own labour then so be it. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if you are a socialist, liberalist, conservatist, ecologist, nationalist or any other -ist. Let's look at reality, let's look at what is actually going on in the world, in the west, and foremost, what is going on i the United States of America. Let's look at rhetorics.
The thing about donald Trumps rhetoric, or any other right-wing-populist for that matter, is that he thrives on divergence. The bigger the gap is between groups in our society the safer he sits in his chair. By creating or enforcing the picture that every one who doesn't vote for him is a far-left extremist he right builds up a feeling within his voters that what they are fighting is a radical group and what they are fighting for is the survival of the nation. The stronger that feeling is within the people the more convinced they will be that they need to vote for a certain candidate.
There has always been opposition, there has always been divergence - it is the foundation of a functioning democracy, but when that opposition becomes hostile and when people start using physical force to get their points across, we have what in political terms would be called a situation and right now, we have a situation. Riots and mass shootings damages the very core of the american society and the nation is prominently divided.
So let's weigh these things together. In one hand we have we have divergence and mistrust in our society and in the other we have a president who's campaining on said divergence and mistrust. I am not in the place to tell you how the correlation between those two work. Maybe Trump just happened to be in the right place at the right time. When society became more split, he happened to gain population from it, or maybe Trump uses his power and his words to fuel that divergence, to agitate and thereby gain population from it. I don't know. All I know is that what he says obviously doesn't matter. It is how he says it.
You remember what I said in the beginning? Let's put all political beliefs and ideologies aside because they don't matter. It also doesn't matter that Trump is a compulsive liar or that he is an outspoken racist and homophobe. It doesn't matter that he is actually ridicoulusly underqualified to hold office. All that matters is his rhetorics. He survives on divergence and he survives on hate. The stronger the left is, the stronger the right will be. The "situation" in America is arguably worse than it's been in a long time and it just so happens to be that there is an election coming up. The only potential winner, when hate is breeding is whoever breeds on hate and I've made my point on who that person is.
So how to we change this? And trust me, we want to change this. Well, when Donald Trump won the election four years ago the gap in our society were smaller than it is today. Trump has, through actions and words, shown us that he is not ready for the people of the United States of America to come together. He needs this divergence, he thrives on it. He thrives on hate and hate breeds hate.
The question is how can we fight hate without creating more hate, and anger. The answer, will make me sound like a 1960's hippie but bear with me. With love. If love and hate are on each side of the spectrum of affection then love must be the best weapon to fight this. I believe it is about finding common groud, it is about compassion and respect, it is about brotherhood and sisterhood and it is about recognising that we are all part of the same world wanting the same things for our children, hopefully, and it is about coming together.
I believe that the biggest flaw in the democratic presidential campain of 2016 was not who was running but rather how they were running. See, when Donald trump said "make America great again" democrats said "when was America ever great?". Every nation has historical flaws and every great power rests on slavery, colonialism, corruption and opression but that is not what greatness, in this sense, was about. When someone says "let's be great" you don't argue with that. You comply and then you help eachother define what greatness really is. Everyone should strive for greatness. The flaw was that the democrats tried to fight using the same rhetorics that the republicans were using. they tried to fight hate with hate.
So let's make America great, not by following in the footsteps of a man or a political party that lies, decieves and agitates for the sake of voters but by walking the path of humanity, kindness and compromise. When a nation doesn't work together the nation falls apart. Ask yourself this: Looking at the United States of America from an outside perspective, is it standing strong or is it, in fact, falling apart?
When the time comes, don't vote for further exploitation of human divergence, don't vote for hate. Vote for a good foundation and a good basic structure. Vote Democrat.
Because personal information is not allowed I will not tell you much about myself other than that I am not an American citizen and that english is not my first language but I am in a place to argue about politics in general. So when commenting, be constructive and be open-minded. If you share my views, plese tell me. If you don't, please argue for your sake, but be nice.