The Fundamental Question of Our Time

I awoke this morning to Trump praising Poland, “as an example for others who seek freedom, and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization.” Let’s be clear, Poland is currently run by a right-wing, nationalist, anti-immigrant government that seems to have a streak of authoritarianism. This government has taken over the Polish Supreme Court, removed the independent leadership of the Secret Service, transformed the public news media into pro-government state run media, and who knows what else they’ve done that hasn’t been reported. In addition, their new foreign minister has said that Poland will no longer have a “negro mentality” about their relationship with the US and he’s publicly denounced “race mixing.” This is the disgusting garbage that Trump touts and says should serve as an example!? I’d like to say I’m shocked and appalled, but Trump has proven himself to be exactly the kind of fragile ego, power hungry, racist, xenophobic human waste that would love this shit. He wants so badly to be an authoritarian, its palpable. Trump is a wannabe dictator who is just one terror attack or natural disaster away from the scariest version of himself.

He went on in his speech to say: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive,” he said. “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?” Reading this sent a chill down my spine. If this doesn’t scare you, it should. This is “end times” talk here. A lot of people say this is just bluster or rhetoric, but the reality is we have no clue what Trump will actually do. Far scarier still is that he does in fact have the power to end life on earth and a complete lack of self control. That is a recipe for total devastation. 

I don’t find myself saying things like this, ever, but I do agree with Trump about the fundamental question of our time being “whether the West has the will to survive.” I would take it further to say the question is whether the West has the will to survive the likes of Trump, his special breed of wannabe dictators, and right wing nationalism. This really does appear to be taking shape as the fight of good vs. evil.

Please pay attention to what is going on. These indeed are scary times.

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