How Trump can win the White House

June 28, 2016


These are the people who can put Trump in the White House.

Even though America was founded by people seeking tolerance and acceptance for differences, those are traits many Americans do not think are important (if they think at all) and do not represent. The irony is inescapable.

The fact is, though, I don’t like the implications of the term tolerance, in the sense of having to endure something. I like acceptance far better.  And the fact is that a sizable segment of our population does not accept differences and they are a vocal bunch.

Look closely at the nasty scowl on the woman’s face.

They do, however, take their First Amendment rights seriously, including the right to be as nasty as they can to people who are different. It’s fear that drives this behavior. Fear. And fear is what is driving politics today. Fear and discontent.  There is no rational thought represented in this photograph and little rational thought among Trump supporters. To them, differences are fearful and change, any change, even if it’s not based on rational thought, is a threat.

Trump-can-winLook at this little girl, needing guards to simply go to school.

My  heart goes out to this little girl, who needed law enforcement escorts to simply attend school, just because she isn’t white. She looked “different.” What if she were your little girl? This happened in my lifetime and the horror of that still breaks my heart.  But these things are still going on today. Still. All those years later.  Our secret underbelly of intolerance has always lurked below the surface but at that time, and now, it’s made itself visible. The question is, are we looking? And what are we going to do about it?

Trump-can-winThese are the kind of people who were screaming at that little girl.

This is what talking heads on TV look like. This is what today’s political protesters act like.  This uncivilized behavior toward people who think differently is fast becoming the norm.  I looked at these women’s faces for a really long time today. Such ugliness. Is this really what America is about? I’m afraid it is. It’s not how all of us are, but there are far too many who either look like this or would if they could.

This is the sentiment that can put Trump in the White House.

If you do not see the connection between these people and Trump supporters, look more closely and then think some more.

Because Trump can win and this is how.

I’m ashamed and embarrassed that these attitudes can still be found in our populace. But I can not deny it. And I will not close my eyes to it.

Because this is how Trump can win.

Don’t let it happen.

27 comments on “How Trump can win the White House
  1. Jennifer says:

    I agree. Nasty bullies all of them. In this day and age, I find it hard to wrap my mind around people wanting to see a bully in the White House—a bully who is only out to make himself richer at the expense of everyone else.

  2. And it’s not just against our African American friends. Trump supporters hate Jews, Muslims, the disabled, women, Mexicans, immigrants. And so on. The demonstration/rally in Sacramento, where many hatemongers wore Trump hats? Yup, The KKK and neo-Nazi’s love him too. G-d help us all.

  3. pia says:

    If people didn’t get how stupid and sick Trump’s recent tirade in Scotland was there is no hope.

    You hit everything on the head.

    I was talking to a friend last night about how so many of the Bernie bots are boomers. I supported him–lost all respect as a vote for him is a vote for Trump.

    To say that I’m scared is understating it.

  4. beth b says:

    The thought of someone so vile and ignorant in the White House is chilling. I’m convinced this started when President Obama was elected as our president — meaning that racism is much more prevalent than anyone realized and that there are those who will not stand for a person of color as the leader of our nation.

    It’s amazing and frightening that with every hate-filled statement Trump makes, his popularity grows.

    I pray he does not make it to Washington.

  5. T.O, Weller says:

    As I looked at the photos above, I was reminded of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”. The more I think about it, the more I see how much that story applies to current events.
    Hmm … I wonder how many Trump supporters would offended with the comparison, or whether they would even get it.

  6. Barbara says:

    That little girl with the marshalls makes me want to cry. Have you ever seen Noman Rockwell’s painting of her walking to school in her pretty white dress up against a white wall splattered with tomatoes? It’s a chilling look at what we thought and hoped was over. Sadly it’s just been simmering under the radar and drumpf has brought it out for all to see. That said, I still believe we will never go back to that level of blatant hate being the norm. He is dropping in the polls every day. Every time he opens that puckered little pie hole he digs his hole a little deeper. Don’t give up!

  7. Michelle says:

    You make some valid points here. Yet neither candidate thrills me at this point.

  8. Those photos make me want to cry. What is wrong with people???? I am doing everything I can to make sure he doesn’t anywhere near the White House – even for a visit.

  9. It’s so scary right now. It seems like politicians have gone completely bonkers but what’s worse are the people who are following them. It’s like space bugs have gotten into their brains.

  10. Alana says:

    What did our country really learn from Little Rock? Or what happened in the 60’s in general? All that hate just went underground. Now, it has permission to reemerge. I am a member of a religious minority. I grew up among Holocaust survivors. And we are getting coming attractions from post-Brexit Britain. I am scared because I nearly majored in history in college and I know what history teaches. And I know how quickly things can happen for the worst. In the blink of an eye.

    • sue Ellam says:

      I’m in the UK and you are right. Racial hatred is rearing its head in a very ugly way after the Brexit vote. I think politics have come to a sorry state when the only candidates that our countries are given the choice of voting for are steeped in lies and corruption. I have seen a lot on the internet about the massive support Bernie Sanders has – a man who is advocating peace – yet the system rejects him! Crazy times for us all!

  11. I’ve sat and am perplexed by the support for Trump. I truly don’t understand the support of his followers. I intentionally call them followers rather than supporters because, in my opinion, that is the choice they are making. They blindly follow, without looking deeper at the messenger or his message. I agree, he has exposed the long present underbelly of this country and it is terrifying.

  12. Silly Mummy says:

    Well said. The far right and these nasty views are really spreading at the moment, throughout the west. It is frightening, particularly that people don’t see the historical parallels, are falling for the lies of those who seek to create scapegoats for discontentment.

  13. hillsmom says:

    Some of those horrid photos were from trying to integrate schools in the south. I think I remember that much later, the snarling faces were identified. The women came forward and admitted how ashamed they were of their behavior. Then they hugged and begged forgiveness from the people they tormented.
    How can it be that Herr tRumpkoff can stir all this up again? Anyone who would vote for him, would have voted for Hitler in the 30s.

  14. Estelle says:

    Awful. It truly makes me nauseous. But we need to look and keep looking!!

  15. Diane says:

    My brother, whom I’ve always considered a rational, intelligent man, is in full support of Trump. He says this kind of ‘I don’t give a damn what you think’ politician is what is needed. I asked him if he’d want a neighbour who hated everyone, was dishonest in his business dealings and didn’t give a fig for any of his neighbours. He couldn’t answer. You don’t want to live next door to him, but you want to give him the most powerful political seat in the world? This country needs an enema.Or a good old slap up the back of the head…

  16. sue says:

    I feel so angry when I see that scowl on the woman’s face and the other images you have shown. We are all human beings and it is sad to think that there are still people who are bigots, bullies and have prejudices ingrained in them. Fingers crossed for Hilary for you. At least in Australia we aren’t quite that bad although mostly now it is the Muslim faith that is the target of prejudice.

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