If you haven't guessed something about me, I am what most people would label a "liberal." At least, the more polite would. I don't like labels of this kind, as they do not fully encapsulate my mindset. or instance, I am also pro-life. Not crazy "murder the doctors" and "march through the streets with a dead fetus on a cross" sort of pro-life. Logically pro-life. But that is not the point of this.
I also do not like putting politics up on my blog. It is a place to talk about and post my writings, not my ideologies, though sometimes the two will mix. In fact, I am currently eating lunch while on my person writing retreat. The goal is a lofty one: finish my novel! Let's see if I can meet it. I've got 7 chapters to go. So I will make this short.
This IS a political post, because I cannot pretend that these things are not important. I cannot remain silent. I've watched this first week of Trump's unfold like a train wreck. They said give him a chance. Well, I think he's had it. You'd think that the "president" with the lowest approval rating coming into office since they've started measuring approval ratings would have nowhere to go but up... sadly that is not the case.
Trump is slapping America, and the world, in the face. Here's just a hint of it.
Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. How did Trump celebrate it?
He signed an order to implement "extreme vetting" on those coming to America from Muslim-majority countries (except for the ones where he has major businesses, go figure), which is currently causing many people to be stranded or held in custody. And don't think he's singling out Muslims? HA! Those who go to the front of the line are those who belong to "a minority religion in the country of nationality." Did you understand that? Muslin-majority, non-muslims get priority.
Back in WWII, this is what the rest of the world (particularly America) did to the Jews who tried to flee Nazi Germany.
Trump signed an order restricting members of a specific religion from fleeing to America from their war-torn countries on the day where we remember those who DIED in part because America refused to allow members of a specific religion to flee to them from their war-torn country.
This is coming from the most powerful and childish man in the world.
So what do I say? I say, let's make sure to celebrate ALL THE LOUDER those who died, to remember more deeply the atrocities that were committed. Whenever there is any event that Trump feels the need to sully, we must make sure to remind people of what really matters, not what the bloviating blow-hard-in-chief wants us to think.
It was also announced that he is indeed going to go forward with a Muslim registry. Does this man not know his history, or does he simply think the rest of the world has forgotten?
So it is today that I would like to announce that, if a Muslim registry is created, I will be registering as a muslim.