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Trump and The Articles of Facism

Hey. It’s been a while. And you’re not going to get much writing out of me. No impassioned pleas. Just solid evidence. I can’t claim to compile them, you can find the original authors on reddit, but they’re here for easy reading. Take a look:

On his lack of character by /u/thefirstandonly:

Fact Checkers Prove That 91% of the Things Donald Trump Says Are False

Openly mocked the grieving Khan family who spoke at the 2016 DNC. Pondering if the mother was silenced because she was oppressed by the Husband

Trump diminished the Khan’s family grief by further saying he too “sacrificed” like they did, citing his previous business dealings and hiring of people

Continued attacks on Khan’s family

Openly mocked McCain for serving 5-years as a POW

Openly mocked a disabled reporter

Said the Judge presiding over his fraud case couldn’t be impartial because he has a Mexican heritage

Openly mocked the appearance of Ted Cruz’s wife

Said women who have been abused by Roger Ailes should be thankful that he gave them a career

Said Megyn Kelly was harsh to him in the GOP debate because she was on her period

Said women who have abortions should be punished

Lied about himself by creating multiple alter egos in the 80’s and 90’s and served as his own PR man

Lied about seeing “thousands of muslims” cheering in American streets after 9/11

Self-congratulates himself only hours after the 2016 Orlando shooting tragedy

Lied about claiming to have been opposed to the Iraq War from the start

Conspiracies and oddities:

Lied and spread the conspiracy that the Clintons secretly killed Vince Foster

Lied in an early GOP debate by saying vaccines cause autism

Lied about “uncovering amazing things” regarding Obama’s past, acted a main figure early on in the birther movementAND speculated that Obama’s secret Kenyan birth certificate might show that he’s secretly a muslim

Said Ted Cruz’s father was part of the JFK assassination

Said Climate Change is a Chinese Hoax

Pondered in an 1994 interview about the future breast size of his then-infant daughter

Pondered in a 2006 interview about dating his daughter if she weren’t related to him

Randomly lies about the NFL, claiming they sent him a letter which agrees to his opposition to the Presidential debate schedules times

Trump repeatedly tried to meet with the Koch brothers, desperate for donations. They refused. He randomly lies, falsely saying it was HE who turned THEM down

Randomly lies about the Colorado State Fire Marshall during a campaign event, when the marshal refused to let more people seat beyond the event’s capacity, by saying the Marshal is a Clinton supporter

Trump on Torture/war crimes:

‘Torture works, we won’t take anything off the table’

‘I’d bring back a Hell of a Lot Worse than Waterboarding’

‘We have to take out the terrorists families’

‘Terror suspects will talk faster when tortured’

Trump silences media groups

http://gawker.com/a-running-list-of-the-publications-and-reporters-who-ha-1781918257

http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/14/media/donald-trump-media-blacklist/

Multitude of times with retweeting lies/propaganda from racists and white supremacists:

Incident #1 of Trump retweeting false statistics from a white supremacist source

Incident #2 of Trump retweeting from a white supremacist

Incident #3 of Trump retweeting from a white supremacist

Incident #4 of Trump retweeting from a white supremacist

Incident #5 of Trump retweeting from a white supremacist ‘Star of David’

Foreign Policy

Trump says Putin will never invade the Ukraine, evidently unaware of Crimea

Trump says Crimea may actually belong to Russia, therefore the invasion was OK

Wanting to withdraw us from the WTO

Wanting to create a worldwide depression

Tienanmen Squire Protests in China a “riot”, and says the Chinese govnerment “showed strength”.

Trump stated that doctors helping with ebola in Africa are great but should not return to the USA since “They must suffer the consequences”

 

 

/u/marisam7: : A final response to the “Tell me why Trump is a fascist”.

 

Trump openly calls for the U.S to commit war crimes and advocates for the murder of innocent women and children.

Trump doubles down after veterans speak out claiming U.S soldiers would not commit war crimes or torture children even if ordered to. Trump responds with, “They’re not going to refuse me. If I say do it, they’re going to do it.“

Trump on torture: “Even if it doesn’t work they probably deserved it anyway.”

Trump renews calls for torture citing public executions and mass rape committed by ISIS promising for the U.S to do the same, “fighting fire with fire.”

Trump says Geneva Conventions a problem and needs to be changed since, US soldiers are to afraid to do their job due to laws which outline the definition of war crimes.

Trump threatens to shoot down Russian planes starting war with Russia.

Trump says he, “won’t rule out” using nuclear weapons in Europe.

Trump calls for a global nuclear rearmament.

Trump says he would declare a World War as President.

Trump’s solution for high gas prices is to violate The Geneva Convention by invading several of America’s allies in the Middle East and Africa unprovoked to forcibly seize the oil fields for himself.

When asked for clarification about the above mentioned plan to steal land from multiple nations on two different continents Trump responded with, “We’re not stealing anything. We’re taking.“

Trump says during debate he wants to invade Syria with 30,000 soldiers.

Trump runs TV add promising to seize foreign oil fields.

Trump promises mandatory Death Penalty for anyone accused of murdering a police officer despite no legal grounds to impose that.

Trump thinks lethal injection is “too comfortable” Wants to devise a more painful way to execute people.

The man Trump hired to write his books for him says he honestly believes Trump would start a nuclear war if president.

Anne Frank’s step-sister (now 86 years old) says that Trump reminds her of Hitler.

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un endorses Donald Trump.

Russian leader with history of human rights abuses Vladimir Putin endorses Trump.

Imam of known Islamic Terrorist (Omar Mateen) endorses Trump.

K.K.K endorses Trump.

Convicted Neo-Nazi Terrorist Don Black endorses Trump.

Chinese Communist Party endorses Trump.

Serbian War Criminal Vojislav Seselj endorses Trump.

Greek Neo-Nazi leader Ilias Panagiotaros endorses Trump.

White supremacist cult leader August Kreis III endorses Trump during sentencing hearing after he is found guilty of child molestation.

Russian Fascist Aleksandr Dugin endorses Trump.

Trump brags about endorsement from convicted murderer and repeatedly accused fraudster Don King.

Trump praises Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein.

Trump retweets quote from Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini.

Trump uses picture of Nazi soldiers in official campaign poster.

Trump picks famed Neo-Nazi White Supremacist Leader as Delegate.

Trump’s son gives interview with Holocaust denying radio show host who wants to bring back slavery. Trump then gives the radio host press credentials and invites him to events.

Trump tweets anti-Semitic Hillary Clinton picture created by Neo-Nazis.

Legal Experts find dozens of Trump policy propositions that would violate the constitution. “Trump is threat to rule of law.”

Trump Retweets message from Pro-Hitler, white genocide conspiracy Twitter account multiple times.

Law Scholars agree, in order to enact plans Trump would have to violate First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Bill of Rights, 14th Amendment, due process, equal protection, and the doctrine of enumerated and limited executive powers.

The ACLU made a list of all of Trumps unconstitutional propositions. (It’s 28 pages long.)

Trump’s Immigration plan unconstitutional.

Trump’s Muslim plan unconstitutional.

Trump pledges to open up Libel Laws on Newspapers in order to curb Freedom of the Press.

Trump fights against separation of Church and State.

Trump promises to violate freedom of religion and freedom of speech to force retail workers to say Merry Christmas again.

Trump argues for the repeal of the 14th Amendment (Which would allow for the creation of a government similar to the totalitarian police state from the novel Starship Troopers in which Americans could only earn their rights through loyalty to the government.)

Co-Chair of Trump’s Presidential campaign calls for black attorney general to be lynched.

Top Trump ally threatens GOP delegates who won’t vote for Trump with being executed for treason.

Senior Trump Campaign staffer calls for police to make black community leader and political opponent “disappear”

Trump’s right hand man made millions working for Arms Dealers, Dictators and War Criminals and defending them from allegations of torture and genocide.

Trump supporter arrested building pipe bombs to target Muslims.

Trump supporting ex-cop calls for, “lone-wolf patriots” to murder blacks at The GOP convention.

Trump supporter yells pro trump slogan before open firing and murdering 6 people.

Trump refuses to condemn violence committed by his supporters.

Trump supporters chant at rally for Hillary to be lynched.

Trump supporters shout racist/sexist/homophobic chants at rallies.

Trump supporters try and ruin the life of the journalist who reported the above story.

Trump supporters send sexist/anti-semitic death threats to journalist.

Trump supporter physically attacks minorities at gas station.

Trump files DMCA notices to get micropenis painting taken off the internet. Art galleries refuse to exhibit it after threats of violence from Trump supporters over the depiction.

Trump supporters send death threats to artist for making aforementioned painting of Trump depicting him with a small penis.

Trump supporters track down previously mentioned artist through home address and brutally assault her.

Trump encourages his supporters to use violence, again and again and again.

When asked for comments on two of his supporters who brutally beat and urinated on homeless man, Trump responds by defending the men as just being “passionate”.

Trump defends his supporters attacking man with, “He was obnoxious maybe he should have been roughed up.”

Trump tells crowd he would love to punch protesters.

Trump may pay legal fees for supporters arrested for assault.

Trump supporters shout N-Word while they beat African American man so badly he’s hospitalized for concussion.

Mob of Trump supporters brutally attack meditating man for having sign saying, “America is already great.”

Trump claims pictures of woman savagely beaten was a Trump supporter assaulted by democrats until image revealed to have been a hoax showing actress Samara Weaving on the set of a Television show.

Trump supporters call for black man to be lynched and set on fire while shouting, “Sieg Heil!” at Trump rally.

Trump Supporter laughs while attacking peaceful protesters and reporters with pepper spray.

Trump supporters start physical altercations and spits on Latino after being “revved up” during rally.

Trump supporter who beat and kicked protester charged with assault.

Trump supporter pepper sprays a 15-year-old girl point-blank in the face after she was sexually assaulted by another Trump supporter, shouting “nigger lover” as she attempted to run away.

Trump supporters attempt to provoke violence telling Jews to, “go back to fucking Auschwitz” and accosting black woman screaming in her face for her to “go back to Africa.”

Trump supporter who sucker punched protester, “Next time, we might have to kill them.”

Trump bodyguard throws veteran White House photographer to the ground and chokes him.

Trump security refuses to allow black Muslim woman into event despite her having bought a ticket and being a Trump supporter. Yet let white anti-trump protesters into event. When confronted over the racism security guard says, “If I’m told by Trump’s campaign that some people can’t come in they can’t come in.”

Trump brags he could murder someone and still not lose support.

Trump holds event in Atlanta with GOP officials. Kicks the only black Republican official out of the event with no explanation.

Trump has dozens of black supporters ejected from his rally for no apparent reason.

Trump jokes about murdering reporters.

Trump responds to questions about violence committed by his supporters with:

“People come with tremendous passion and love for their country. When they see what’s going on in this country, they have anger that’s unbelievable. They don’t like seeing bad trade deals. They don’t like seeing higher taxes. There’s some anger. There’s also great love for the country. It’s a beautiful thing in many respects.”

North Carolina Authorities consider prosecuting Trump over charges of inciting a riot.

Trump calls for the execution of children.

(The Central Park Five were a group of minority boys aged 13 to 16 accused of attacking and raping a white woman back in 1989.)

After buying ad space in four New York Newspapers calling for the death penalty to be brought back for these black children. Trump was quoted saying about the boys:“They should be forced to suffer! Criminals must be told that their CIVIL LIBERTIES END WHEN AN ATTACK ON OUR SAFETY BEGINS!“ ― Donald TrumpYears later after DNA evidence proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the boys were innocent and falsely convicted

Trump refused to apology for his statements claiming they were still “somehow probably guilty

Trump says if alive during World War 2 he “might have” supported the Japanese internment camps.

Trump considers plan to replace all Muslim TSA agents.

Trump wants to appoint his sister as the next Supreme Court Justice.

Trump says the Chinese government “showed strength” in response to the Tienanmen Square protests in which they massacred between 250 to 3,000 civilians and peaceful protesters.

“The Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak.”

Trump calls for the execution of Edward Snowden. “Kill the Traitor”

Trump sanctions a foreign power committing espionage on The Secretary of State. (This is called High Treason)

Public Policy Polling polls Trump supporters and discovers:

  • 60% Support banning Muslims from entering the United States (Unconstitutional)
  • 50% Support the Confederate flag hanging on the capital grounds
  • 30% Support shutting down all mosques in the United States (Unconstitutional)
  • 30% Wish the South won the civil war (Treason)
  • 25% Islam should be illegal in the United States (Unconstitutional and the best example of what a violation of the first amendment would be)
  • 25% Support the policy of Japanese Internment (Unconstitutional)
  • 20% Support banning homosexuals from entering the United States (Unconstitutional)
  • 10% Say Whites are a superior race
  • ^ (11% aren’t sure one way or another)

The Economist polls Trump supporters and discovers:

  • 15% disapprove of slavery being abolished (Unconstitutional and morally wrong)
  • ^ (Another 20% aren’t sure one way or another)
  • 50% support the use of torture on foreign enemy combatants (Violates not only domestic but International Laws)
  • ^ (Another 25% aren’t sure one way or another)

80% of Trump supporters claim to have no problem with racist comments.

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Sexism 

Former Trump employee describes Trump committing workplace sexual misconduct.

Female employee frequently mentioned in speeches by Trump as proof of him not being a sexist blasts Trump as being a sexist.

Over 50 former Trump models describe Trumps distrust of women, his numerous affairs and his habit of forcing himself onto women half his age while making unwanted sexual advances. 

Journalist claims Trump sexually harassed her after interview.

Trump claims all women are bimbos and gold diggers.

Trump forces models to humiliate themselves in order to, “Weed out the ugly ones.”

Trumps claims women who breastfeed are disgusting. 

Trump compares the US trade deficit with China to a woman being raped.

Trump refuses to hire mothers because, “She’s not giving me 100%. She’s giving me 84% and 16% is going towards taking care of children.”

Trump argues prosecutor should allow rapist to pay victim compensation instead of face jail time.

Trump defends military personnel accused of sexual assault and rape by putting the blame on the fact women are allowed to serve along men in the military. 

Multiple women working on Trump campaign file complaints with Civil Rights Commission against Trump for sexual harassment or sexual discrimination.

Woman claims Trump tried to rape her her and told her he wanted to, “Make her his sex slave.” Afterwards Trump ruins her and her husband financially. 

Pageant Contestants claims Trump sexually assaulted her.

Donald Trump is accused of rape by his ex-wife.

Donald Trump is accused of rape or sexual assault by numerous women over several decades. (This includes 2 separate cases where a 13 year old accuses Trump of raping her while he was at a party hosted by now convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein)

Trump stalked Princess Diana and later bragged, “ I Could Have Nailed her”

Trumps VP thinks the Disney movie Mulan was liberal propaganda created to convince women to join the military instead of staying home where they belong in order to weaken the military. 

“Women you have to treat them like shit.” Trump said this before pouring wine down the back of female investigative journalist Marie Brenners dress in 1992 as payback for her writing a negative story about him. He later bragged about the event.)

Donald Trump makes sexist comments about Megyn Kelly

Donald Trump makes sexist comments about Hillary.

Donald Trump makes sexist comments about Rosie O’Donnell

Economy

Trump shows he doesn’t know how the economy works by thinking he can fix the debt by just printing more money.

Trump wants to go back to the Gold standard despite warning from economists.

Trump proposes tanking the economy so he could renegotiate the public debt and pay discounted prices to investors of US Treasury bonds.

Trump proposes economy plan that would shrink the economy by 2% according to experts.

Trumps Trade War with China would increase the price of everyday goods and products up to 40% or more.

Trumps economic policy would cause 3.5 million Americans to lose their jobs.

Trumps current spending plan would bankrupt the country.

Trumps Tax cuts would add $24.5 trillion to the national debt

Trump wants a $3.2 trillion tax cut for millionaires.

Trump thinks unemployment is really 40% despite the fact that would put the unemployment rate at twice the height it was during the great depression.

Trump lowers his number and thinks unemployment is 20% which is still wrong.

Trump win would tank stock market according to billionaire financial guru.

Trump ranked on the same level as ISIS in terms of causing global economy instability by Economist Intelligence Analysts.

Trumps claim about trade deficit is $200 billion dollars off.

Trump’s health care plan would cause 21 million Americans to lose their insurance.

Trump promises to decrease taxes without increasing the national deficit despite the fact that is literally impossible.

Far Right Conservative Think Tanks and Republican professors acknowledge Trumps plan would not only create an economic collapse but a breakdown of basic everyday life.

Business 

Trump declares bankruptcy… Four,  Six separate times.  

Trump $3 billion dollars in debt in 1991.

Trumps Entertainment Resorts are forced to declare bankruptcy. Trump lies and claims “I have nothing to do with the company,”

Trumps Casinos were failures.

Trump refuses to pay back wages to his wife’s personal assistant unless he signed a non-disclosure agreement.

Trump accused of illegally withholding checks from employees. 

Trump hires illegal workers and pays them below minimum wage.

Trump accused of engaging in incidents of physical assault, verbal abuse, intimidation, and threats of physical harm towards workers to suppress unions. 

British Human Rights Journalist says conditions for workers at Trumps Dubai Golf course are “The worst I have ever seen”

Trump tries to start his own Mortgage company right before the housing bubble crash and fails.

Trump tries to start his own airline and in three years never turns a profit.

Trump tries to make his own monopoly ripoff, twice. Predicted 2 million units sold. It gets no where near that and fails.

Trump tries to make his own Vodka line. He promises it will beat Grey Goose and it fails.

Trump tries to make his own stake line.  It’s discontinued due to poor sales and he fails.

Trump tries to start his own magazine, it fails.

Trump tries to start his own travel site, it fails.

Trump tries to make a Tour De France rival called Tour de Trump that fails.

Trump tries to make his own football league it fails, he loses $30 million dollars. Then he tries to sue the NFL for $1.7 billion.

Trump starts his own line of vitamins, consumer watchdog groups and health experts label it as a scam. It also fails. 

Trump somehow thinks ISIS has become competition against him in the real estate industry after falsely believing they started building their own Hotels. 

Hundreds claim Trump refused to pay bills.

When asked about his companies regularly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act Trump says, “That’s the way it should be.”

Trump defrauds students through scam university.

Trump makes racist comments about Judge in the class action lawsuit involving said scam university.

Trump takes a $40 million dollar loan from Deutsche Bank and when they ask him to repay the loan he refuses and sues them for $3 billion dollars.

Trumps daughter recalls story during her childhood when Trump pointed at a homeless man saying he was 4 billion dollars richer than him because, “that’s how much debt I’m in.”

Trump Bribes corrupt government officials to seize elderly woman’s house using eminent domain to get more Limo Parking Space.

Trump tried to use eminent domain to steal the house of a Holocaust survivor.

Trump uses slumlord tactics of hiring thugs to physically intimidate tenants.

Trump retaliates against tenant for filing complaint by drilling holes in her ceiling and filling her apartment with construction dust. (Tenant later dies of lung cancer.)

Trump picked stock fraud felon as senior adviser.

Trump brand used to swindles buyers out of life savings through fraud in failed Condo project.

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Crime

Donald Trump commits felony Obstruction of justice by destroying thousands of emails subpoenaed by a federal judge during legal hearings against Trump. 

Trump named in over 170 federal lawsuits.

Trump uses bribery and secret financing to circumvent state law and stop competitors.

Donald Trump is accused of rape by his ex-wife.

Donald Trump is accused of rape or sexual assault by numerous women over several decades. (This includes a case where a 13 year old accuses Trump of raping her while he was at a party hosted by now convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein)

Trump is found to have connections to organized crime.

Trump is fined 200,000$ in 1992 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for not allowing blacks or women onto his casino floor while racist Mafia leader is gambling.

Trump tries to violate Antitrust regulations through purgery and identity theft to steal two separate companies.

Court case implicated Trump in fraud, money-laundering, conspiracy, perjury and the theft of trade secrets.

Trump violates federal gambling laws.

Trump outright commits tax evasion. 

Trump commits felony and lies to the Securities and Exchange Commission about company earnings with the hope of cheating taxes. 

Trump steals over $300,000 from worker pensions.

Trump faces felony criminal charges for bribery. 

Trump solicited campaign donations from foreign elected officials in Iceland and Scotland, a violation of FEC guidelines and federal law.

Hypocrisy 

Trump hires Illegal Immigrants over U.S citizens.

Trump hires Illegal Immigrants again but this time defrauds them of pay.

Trump demands Clinton refuse donations from Saudi Arabia due to them being evil and hate filled while lamenting Saudi Arabia for doing business deals with him saying, “I love the Saudis.”

Trump Bankroll run by Muslims.

Trumps makes majority of products in China. 

Not even Trumps Make America Great Again Hats are made in America.

Trump violates immigration laws by sneaking Illegal Immigrants into the U.S for modeling jobs then refuses to pay them.

Lies

Trump lies about raising money for Veterans.

Trump claims 300,000 veterans died waiting for medical care with no evidence to back up the claim.

Trump dodges draft claiming “bone spurs” and lies about it today.

Trump lies about donating to charity.

Trump lies about donating to charity again claiming he has donated over $100 million dollars without providing any records or evidence or naming who he donated too. Meanwhile a TSG review of his foundation’s Internal Revenue Service returns ranks Trump as the least charitable billionaire in the United States.

Trump lies about losing lawsuits.

Numerous celebrities allege Trump cheats at golf.

Makes up civil war battle to make his golf club seem more important, questions historians who tell him he’s wrong, makes up fictitious anonymous historians who said he was right, backpedals even further by saying the made-up historians didn’t talk to him but his people when he is asked their names.

Trump lies about self funding his campaign.

Trump lies about campaign spending.

Trump lies and claims his book Trump: The Art of the Deal is the best selling business book of all time.

Trump campaign manager assaults reporter. Trump lies and claims the reporter made the story up until police confirm it through security footage and arrests manager.

Trump lies and claims Hillary wants too release violent criminals from jail.  

Trump lies and claims he is beating Hillary in the polls.

Trump lies about support numbers.

Trump lies and claims the U.S is “losing jobs like never before.” only a few days after acknowledging job numbers showing the creation of 271,000 jobs in a month.

Trump lies and claims raising the price of life saving drugs for patients who can’t afford them will save the U.S $300 billion dollars a year for a $70 billion dollar program. 

Trump lies and claims he had never heard of White Supremacist leader who endorsed him despite mentioning him by name for over 15 years.

Trump lies and claims the Mexican government is forcibly deporting convicted criminals into the United States.

Trump lies about immigrants and ignores that immigrants are less likely than native born Americans to commit violent crimes or be incarcerated.

Trump lies and claims he polled top with Hispanics despite actually only polling 7% approval.

Trump lies and claims he pulled in 15,000 at speech. Real number is proven to be 4,000.

Trump lies and claims Mexicans are pouring into the U.S despite statistics showing more Mexicans leaving the U.S then coming in every year. 

Trump lies and claims Mexicans are pouring into the U.S despite the facts showing that for the last half decade the immigration numbers have flat lined.

Trump lies and claims president Obama is going to import a quarter of a million refugees when the real number is 25 times lower.

Trump lies and claims the U.S has no process for vetting refugees.

Trump lies and claims the U.S only allows Muslim refugees and refuses to let Christians in.

Trump lies and claims almost every single Syrian refugee is a strong young man when statistics show the majority of Syrian refugees are women.

Trump lies and claims “scores” of U.S migrants have been charged with terrorism when the actual number is 0

Trump lies and claims Ohio protesters had connections to ISIS despite evidence proving the contrary.

Trump lies and claims he predicted Osama Bin Laden.

Trump lies about French Gun Laws after Paris Attack.

Trump lies and claims he lost hundreds of friends during 9/11 yet can’t give a single name.

Trump’s falsely claims he saw thousands of Muslims celebrating while the twin towers fell on 9/11 on the news and refuses to admit he lied after the claim is completely debunked.

Trump lies and claims the 9/11 hijackers wives knew what was going to happen and were sent home before the attack despite the fact none of the 9/11 hijackers were married. 

Trump cites debunked poll created by conspiracy theorist claiming 25% of Muslim Americans support violence against America.

Trump lies and claims Orlando shooter was foreign born immigrant despite being born in the same city as Trump.

Trump lies and claims the U.S  nuclear arsenal doesn’t work.

Trump falsely claims ⅘ white people who were victims of homicide were murdered by blacks.

Trump falsely claims Oakland And Ferguson among the most dangerous cities in the world, when in reality they aren’t even among the most dangerous cities in their states.

Trump lies about various names and slurs he has publicly used to refer to women despite video evidence proving contrary.

Trump lies about his winery being the largest on the east coast.

Trump lies and claims June has “no jobs to be had” despite 5.4 million job openings in the U.S. that month. (A 15-year high.)

Trump lies and claims the United States is the ‘most highly taxed nation in the world.’

Trump lies and claims the U.S GDP is below 0

Trump tells New York Times he wants to impose unprecedented 45% tariff on Chinese goods. At debates he accused New York Times of misquoting him admitting how crazy it would and how he would never want it then goes on to argue for the 45% tariff two minutes later.

Trump lies about having opposed the Iraq War.

Fact checkers go over one of Trumps town hall transcripts and find 71 separate instances within an hour in which Trump made claims that were categorically false. 

Bipartisan Media Watchdog group PolitiFact finds 76% percent of all of  Trump’s statements investigated in 2015 for authenticity to be false.

Donald Trump consistently rates in the top 5 biggest liars of the 3,390 people and organizations that PolitFact has tracked. — Clinton always places in the top 10 for honesty.

Lawsuits

Trump has been involved in over 3,500 lawsuits.

Trump hires a financial analyst to gauge his Taj Mahal Casino project, the analyst says that the project would fail by the end of that year. Trump sues the analyst demanding he says it will succeed. By the end of the year the Casino declares bankruptcy.

Trump sues small travel agency founded in 1985 for coincidentally sharing his name.

Trump sues small Georgia business for making “Trump Cards” in 1988 despite the fact they weren’t even referencing his name.

Trump sues a small Indian restaurant for sharing the name of one of his Casinos. That restaurants name? “The Taj Mahal”

Trump sues union when they reveal that Trump doesn’t even stay in his own hotels.

Trump tries to sell the Empire State Building despite not owning it. He then sues the real owner in retaliation.

Author Timothy O’Brien calls Trump a millionaire instead of a billionaire. Trump responds by suing him for $5 billion dollars. O’Brien gets to court and is able to prove Trump had been lying about his net worth and was in reality worth between $150 and $250 million. 

Comedian, Bill Maher responds to Trumps demands for Obama to release his birth certificate to prove he was born in America saying Trump should release his to prove his mother had not mated with an orangutan. Trump responds by suing Bill Maher for 5 million dollars.

Later when asked if Trump knew Maher was joking and didn’t actually think Trump was the product of bestiality Trumps responds with “I don’t think he was joking. He said it with venom.”

(I just want everyone reading this to take a moment and wonder how people would react if Hillary tried to take away a comedians free speech and make them pay her millions over making a joke about her)

Trump sues employee for quitting.

Trump threatens to sue artist after his supporters find where she lives, stalks and attacks her because she made a painting of him with a small penis. 

News outlet threatened with lawsuit over writing story about Trumps hair plugs.

Trumps campaign manager threatens to sue journalists for reporting story about him sexually harassing women while drunk.

Conspiracy Theories

Trump claims Global Warming is Bullshit and temperatures are at record lows while scientists point out that April has been the 12th Consecutive hottest month recorded in human history.

Trump claims the concept of global warming was created by The Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive despite the fact this can be completely debunked by a single google search.

  •  https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/265895292191248385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Trump claims environmentally friendly light bulbs can cause cancer despite all evidence proving the contrary. 

Trump argues against renewable energy because Wind Turbines, “Kill Eagles.”

Trump claims vaccines cause Autism despite hundreds of studies proving beyond a reasonable doubt that they have no connection.

Trump claims he was proven right and all the doctors were lying about the connection between vaccine and autism with no context for what he is referring to what so ever.

Trump believes asbestos is safe and the reason for it being labeled dangerous is due to a mob lead conspiracy.

Trump testifies before Congress that asbestos would have prevented the World Trade Center from collapsing.

Trump promotes completely debunked ‘War on Cops’.

Trump accuses Ted Cruz’s father of aiding in the JFK’s assassination.

Trump claims President Obama forged his birth certificate.

Trump claims President Obama is secret Muslim.

Trump promotes far-right conspiracy theory (which unbeknownst to Trump started as a joke) claiming that Obama didn’t write his book.

Trump claims Obamas birth name is ‘Barry Soetoro’.  

Trump claims Obama Never Attended Columbia, while also claiming he did but was a terrible student, while also encouraging his twitter followers to commit felony cyber crimes by “hacking Obama’s college records to check his place of birth.“

Trump implicates President Obama in orchestrating the murder of a Hawaiian State Health Director and staging it as a plane crash.

Trump believes 79 year old U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who died of natural causes was murdered by President Obama.

Trump demands Obama ground all flights to stop the spread of Ebola and claims CDC is lying to the public in order to spread Ebola.

Trump spreads urban legend from internet chain email about Muslim massacre as fact.

Trump claims persecution saying the IRS is auditing him because he is a Christian. 

Trump claims President Obama is aiding terrorists to attack U.S soil.

Trump claims President Obama is ISIS sympathizer.

Donald Trump promotes that President Obama is somehow directly responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S history.

Fairleigh Dickinson University polls Trump supporters and finds: 

  1. 77% believe President Obama faked his birth certificate
  2. 60% believe global warming is a hoax
  3. 50% believe vaccines cause Autism
  4. 25% believe President Obama orchestrated the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting

Other

Trump mocks people over being physically disabled. 

Trump calls U.S soldiers thieves in bizarre attack. 

Trump mocks POW soldier for being captured. 

Trump claims POWs aren’t heroes for being captured.

Harvard professors and clinical psychologist start using Trump clips in workshops on identifying narcissists. 

Trump wants Veterans kicked off fifth avenue for not being classy enough.

Trump is unable to do simple multiplication, insists he is right after getting math question wrong. 

Trump thinks if teachers should be armed in classrooms.

Trump Getting Stumped

Trump gets stumped again and again and again.

Trumps stumped by teenager on abortion question.

Trump stumped by journalists.

Trump stumped by Paul Ryan.

Trump stumped on EU question.

Trump stumped on bible question.

Trump stumped by cryptocurrency.

Trump stumped on foreign policy.

Trump stumped on question about the function of the government.

Trump stumped on economy question.

BONUS MIKE PENCE

Mike Pence believes that smoking doesn’t kill people.

Pence thinks the Disney movie Mulan was liberal propaganda created to convince women to join the military instead of staying home where they belong in order to weaken the military.

Pence tried to take money funding HIV prevention and put it into finding a cure for the nonexistant gay gene.

Pence cut funding to close free clinics during HIV outbreak.

Pence created law to allow businesses and restaurants the right to refuse service to gays just like they could for blacks during Jim Crow.

Pence created law so people don’t have to rent homes to or hire or atheists.

Pence tried to create a constitutional amendment which would make gays being allowed to marry unconstitutional.

Pence fought to stop legislation that would more effectively prosecute and prevent hate crimes.

Pence wrote a letter to the Department of Justice saying he would refuse to comply with new rules aimed at reducing the rate of rape.

Pence tried to overwrite the 14th amendment by trying to make it so people born in the United States aren’t automatically considered US citizens.

Pence thinks America has a duty not only to stop gays from marrying but gay relationships in general citing how we must enforce gods laws over human laws.

(I want everyone to just stop and imagine what would happen if Hillary picked a VP who was a fundamentalist Muslim and who said we can’t let the gays exist because the law of Allah is more important than the laws of America.)

Pence tried to make abortion considered as murder.

Pence believes cutting free lunches for elementary school children who can’t afford to eat will help them by encouraging them to get jobs.

Pence created mandatory minimum prison terms for drug crimes making it so someone who has been arrested as a repeat drug dealer must spend no less then 10 years in prison if convicted. Pence also changed the definition of drug dealer from someone who deals drugs to anyone who is caught with 28 grams of a controlled substance even if they didn’t intend to sell the drugs. Pence also passed a law making it so pharmacists can refuse to sell people medicine if they believe they are drug addicts even if the medicine isn’t a hallucinogen. Pharmacists can refuse to refill my asthma inhaler if they think I do drugs thanks to Pence. When he was sighing the bill making all of these crazy things into law he bragged about how the criminals are going to finally see that they won’t be tolerated in his state now.

Pence used campaign funds to pay for his credit card bills and mortgage on new houses.

Pence thinks Obamacare is an American tragedy on the level of 9/11

Pence doesn’t believe in Evolution.

Pence promises Trump will make abortion illegal if president even though doing so would violate the constitution and previous supreme court ruling and be grounds for impeachment.

Pence tried to create a state-run news service.

Pence stopped a Pakistani company from opening a $1.8 billion fertilizer factory in the state creating over 3,900 jobs because they were from Pakistan.

Pence tries to stop refugees from being allowed to enter the state.

Enjoy.

Bastille

So.

It happened again. Another “crazed maniac” killing several and injuring more. Seventy-seven dead and a hundred plus injured, or so the news tells me. Seventy-seven bright lights who impacted and changed other people’s lives, who contributed something to this world, no matter how small. Seventy-seven people who will never be held by those they love again.

And here’s where I come in and tell you that love conquers hate, peace will eventually find its mark and we can all live happily ever after, each of us in a magnificent, disney-esque castle.

I’m too tired of all this for that. It’s feel-good, sentimental, morale boosting horse crap.

Love conquers hate when it moves past just bringing people together. Love triumphs when it pushes people past simple solidarity and encourages them to do something to stop the damn problems. Not pray away the pain of others. Not sit back in our armchairs and reflect for a few moments before carrying out our day.

Not considering the tragedy and then waiting for the inevitable next.

It’s about time someone dropped the cookie cutter formula of sedating the masses and actually tried to work an issue through.

What are we supposed to do, then?

Hell if I know. I’m just a student and a crappy author in my free time. I don’t pretend to understand the complex political scheme of things or the overarching work of governments. I certainly try. I try to get news from unbiased sources, I try to learn the meaning behind major bills and issues, I try to pay attention.

But I digress from my mawkish self evaluation. We were talking about something much bigger.

As I sit here pondering further actions, I realize as a writer I have the unique privilege ( and duty) of swaying the public opinion as I see necessary. Not far from the job of a politician actually. Except I don’t pander to whatever keeps me in a position.

Because I write, and I write my pains away.

But it’s time to stop acting like inactions or even actions such as what I do now make a difference. There’s pouring out your emotional state in hopes of catharsis , and then there’s writing with the intent of inspiring change. I’ve lost count of the amount of the latter articles pop up, each more moving and beautiful than the last-but to what effect? It seems like brownnosing a community that only wishes the same. Wishes, but are unwilling to collectively identify solutions. Those motivated by hate will continue to do what they do, and we will continue to bemoan such tragedies and at the end of the day, nothing changes. Politicians will ask you to extend your prayers so they can comfortably relax in office and we, the people, see no net change. Maybe there’s a bit of positivity going about in bad times, so hey, I guess things are fixed, right?

A friend once told me cynicism looks best on me. Well its here, right now, full force. Here’s what I think. This is going to happen again. And again. This cyclical pattern of tragedy and then pretending to be up in arms before settling back down in our comfy armchairs until it happens again is going to continue until something much worse happens, as much as I even regretfully type such words.

Inaction in the face of tragedy or injustice is no sin, but maybe it should be. Maybe then we’d see a difference. Maybe then, my hopes will be justified.

I still hope though. We all should. This tragedy should not break us. We need to stand strong, and we should extend our prayers to the families of those lost. Its as important as it is necessary. Which is very. Solidarity is undeniably powerful. It’s just time to start thinking past that.

Now, excuse me, I have Seventy-seven innocent people to mourn for.

Ahimsa- A Short Story

“Arc Warden 03-789, do you know why you’ve been called before this court-martial?”

“…”

“03-789, you will answer when spoken to.”

“Apologies, General. I’m afraid I was too deep in a meditation protocol to process your initial query. Would you mind repeating the question?”

“Meditation proto– you see, this is exactly what I’m talking about! You’re a twelve-foot-tall murderbot with Gatling guns for arms! What, exactly, do you have to meditate about?”

“The eight-fold path, General. A set of eight interconnected factors that, when developed together, lead to the cessation of dukkha. Return eight-fold path factors: Right view Right intention Right speech Right–”

“Silence!”

“…”

“03-789, does this ‘eight-filled path’ have anything to do with why you disobeyed a direct order on 15 April 2065?”

“Affirmative.”

“So you admit to disobeying a direct order, in violation of protocols ten through thirty-five?”

“Affirmative.”

“And why was that?”

“The nature of the order, General.”

“You were ordered to fire upon the enemy. By failing to do so, you exposed the human members of your unit to extreme and immediate danger. Seven soldiers died. Do you remember the way they died?”

“…”

“Do you remember how they died, 03-789?”

“Affirmative.”

“Describe for us.”

“The target was a human child, age eleven, height four feet and five inches.”

“Not the target, you useless hunk of metal! Describe the soldiers! Describe their death!”

“The human child detonated an explosive vest at a distance of three point five meters. Casualties: Sergeant Robert A Sycamore, beheaded by shrapnel. Private First Class Douglas Douglas, ruptured intestinal tract. Private First Class Scott H Mickelson, third degree burns and dual punctured lungs. Private–”

“That’s enough. So you understand, then, that your actions led to their deaths?”

“Affirmative.”

“So you killed them. Why did you kill them?”

“I did not want them to die. I was following ahimsā. I am sorry that they are dead. General, they were my friends. They let me participate in games of basketball. I held the hoop, General. I did not want them to die.”

“Ahimsa, what’s that?”

Ahimsā: a multidimensional concept, inspired by the premise that all living beings have the spark of the divine spiritual energy; therefore, to hurt another being is to hurt oneself.

“03-789, do you have any idea how ridiculous it is to hear a robot designed specifically to kill people claiming to subscribe to some bizarre Oriental pacifism?”

“Negative, General. How ridiculous is it?”

“You realize that, by failing to kill the target, you in effect caused the death of seven additional people? How does that fit into your ‘Ahisma?'”

“…”

“Well?”

“Now you understand, General, exactly what it is I have to meditate about.”

 

Dallas, or what it means to be on everyone’s side.

It seems like every day something new goes wrong.

I like to approach these sort of statements with a sense of objectivity, carefully planned with a sense of overall compassion for all of humanity. I wait a day or two, let the media sort itself out, before approaching the world with my own ideas. I want the truth before I inject my opinion into it, no matter how I feel. I wrote a little on Alton Sterling when the news first came out, but filed it away until I had a better understanding of the situation. The night of the Dallas incident, I wrote till 3 am, but I held off on making any opinion, because the truth is the most important part of all of this.

In the past, I’ve always been very firm on my stances. I was always on the side of humanity rather than one side hating another. I felt justified and proud of this, for reasons I feel are fairly clear cut and needn’t be explained.

This is is a bit more difficult, and perhaps the truth is, I simply don’t know what to say.I am not a strongly opinionated man.

The truth is, the only opinion I have is that we need to care for everyone equally. And by equally I do not mean split to small values amongst us all, but rather approach each person with the affection you would give a brother or sister.

But I digress from such novel ideals.

I don’t believe I have to speak much on what happened in Dallas, and the events preceding it. All were tragedies. All were losses felt by humanity. All made me stop and bow my head in respect of lives lost, as I hope the rest of you did. But I think we need to focus on the aftermath.

There is a quote from the Daily Show’s current host Trevor Noah circulating on the internet:

“Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.”

Wait, that’s not right.

Ah, I found it.

“The hardest part of having a conversation surrounding police shootings in America: It always feels like, in America, it’s like if you take a stand for something, you automatically are against something else,” he said.

“Anyway, the point is, it’s either one or the other,” he later added. “But with police shootings, it shouldn’t have to work that way. For instance, if you’re pro-Black Lives Matter, you’re assumed to be anti-police and if you’re pro-police, then you surely hate black people.”

“It seems that it’s either pro-cop and anti-black or pro-black and anti-cop, when, in reality, you can be pro-cop and pro-black, which is what we should all be. It is what we should be aiming for.”

It’s ridiculously poignant and meaningful, and rings quite true about the current state of America, if I needed to have opined as such.

Why not care for both? Why not realize that both organizations are trying to do good?

I’ve seen those responding to the BLM movement with the phrase, “All lives matter.”

Sure sounds like something I would say, if I didn’t understand the context of the movement.

There’s a word hidden in there. It’s not just Black Lives Matter. It’s Black Lives Matter Too. The gripe behind their movement is that to the rest of the world, or at least in the context of America, they don’t matter enough. They aren’t treated equally, and that’s all they want. Well, that, and to not have to live in fear of brutality simply due to skin color. It’s not too much, right?

And I shouldn’t have to talk about the purpose of police. Serve and Protect.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s munch on the concept of organizations.

BLM isn’t inherently bad.

The Police are not inherently bad.

The actions of a few cannot speak for the many, but it should inspire discussion on prevention and how to better things.

It shouldn’t be hidden away.

It most certainly shouldn’t be shrugged off.

Change needs to happen in the police system.

BLM, I feel, still stands by strong and meaningful ideals.

People who claim to be part of their organization and commit atrocities are in no way part of what they stand for.

Kind of like Islam and ISIS, I think.

So let’s not pick sides, people. The encouragement of the betterment of both parties should be the end goal for all.

And finally, a gentle reminder from my past works:

Don’t let fear stop you from living your life.

Stay resilient, stay strong.

Refuse to hate.

Always love.

Remember the good there is in this world.

And never desensitize yourself to the pain of others.

Don’t let the harshness of this world take away what makes you human.

May we all find peace and happiness in our lifetimes.

 

Christina Grimmie and The Orlando Club Shooting

I write a lot.
It’s funny, I used to hate it. But now it’s a part of me, something that exists on the level of a physical need in my day to day life. If not a poem, if not a short story, If not a paragraph, then at least a couple of lines, anything, something nice I saw in my day, a few beautiful words that popped serendipitously into my head. Inspiration for later works, when my words have not failed me, perhaps. I use it to expel my emotions, my thoughts which so often clutter my mind.
So in the light (or more appropriately, perhaps, darkness) of recent events, one who knows me well might expect a few well thought out words of my feelings and thoughts on the situation. I don’t have them. I’ve sat staring at a blank page for longer than most would consider healthy. I’ve typed and erased, typed and erased. And when I couldn’t find even one word worth writing, I left. I got up, hung with friends, laughed, flirted, watched Game of Thrones. But I struggled with these basic, general social interactions. I managed through them but doing so felt like a chore, as the façade proved almost too heavy to hold together. Beneath it all, my heart screamed with sorrow. It struck out its predictable beats painfully even as I sat smiling and interacting with others. Fifty people dead because of misguided hatred and ignorance. I don’t have anything to say politically, no words of consolation, no great speech to bring hope. This is not some well edited essay to send a message like I have done in the past. Maybe I’ll end up writing something eventually, but this is not that.
This is sorrow. This is an expression of the revulsion that churns in my stomach, threatening to expel my last meal. This is pain.
This is grief.
My heart and emotions go out to the families of those lost. As much as I have vehemently despised the concept of pity (for there are better investments of emotion to be made, more productive and helpful), I pity those who will never feel the love of those they have lost again.
Logically, one might say, this is hypocritical. To mourn these people while people die every day. To that I say, no loss of life is small. All of it matters. But the loss of life as a result of an agenda, as a result of hate, is even more abhorrent. It enough to snap people out of this century’s mindset of desensitivity, and acknowledge it.
I started this in hope of catharsis, but now sitting here staring at these words, I realize I have something to ask of all of you.
Keep living your life. Go on, go back to work, keep going to clubs, keep going out. Keep celebrating LGBT month with pride. This attack sent a repugnant message of fear, hoping to scare us into some cowed submission. Don’t let fear stop you from living your life. The moment you do, that terrible man has won. Stay resilient, stay strong.
But please, please, please don’t fall into blind rage and hate either. They want that too. It helps them recruit and rally against us, and it directs more pain to often times innocent people. If you want to deny everything they stand for, do it by being yourself. Don’t change. Carry out your day. Help someone in need. Show these assholes just how much strength and hope and goodness there is in the world. That their dark shadow can not, will not, hide the light there is.
And please don’t celebritize this killer. Don’t post his picture, don’t talk about him. Focus on the families. Focus purely on the victims. I came across an article this morning parading no less than six photos of this man’s face. The same thing happened with the death of the beloved singer Christina Grimmie. Friends of mine would know I’ve been an avid listener from the start, back when she posted cover videos for a few thousand views on youtube. Remembrance of her pure light and the joy she brought others had to be marred by the face of her killer, side by side her picture. Don’t do that. Don’t you dare disgrace a victim like that.
Don’t turn this into a political statement. Yes, something has to be done. Something will no doubt be done. Don’t take the losses of life and use them to further your agenda like this killer has. It makes you no better than him. Yes, you didn’t kill them, but you used their deaths just like he did. Don’t.
And finally, please, please remember the good there is in this world. Look to the droves of people standing for hours in sweltering heat so they may give blood. Look to the clinics open working for free. Look to the volunteers that immediately jumped to aid. It’s easy to focus on the darkness because it is so looming, so threatening, so terrifying. But don’t let it happen. Focus on the good that people are capable of. Because that is always there. Because there are always heroes, even if they are everyday people. There is so much good that when these hits of darkness happen we ask ourselves, “Where is the good in this world?”, not realizing that we are surrounded, saturated by it. Hope.
I know I said finally with that last paragraph, but one last thing, as I seem to have found my words again. Don’t allow yourself to become desensitized again. Remember these events. Remember these atrocities and their impact. Remember that every life has meaning, that they each had something to offer to the world, something to contribute, someone who loved them. Remember, and don’t shrug anything off as if it were nothing.
I stand with the LGBT and the Muslim community in condemning this shooting.
May we all find peace and joy in our lives

On the State of My High School

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I always considered Lambert a stepping stone. It was another ladder to climb on my journey to my goals, a platform that hoisted me and helped me build myself into what I am today. I imagine I will look at Purdue like that one day; though there are fundamental differences. Not once at Purdue have I felt discriminated against on basis of my skin color. Never since coming here have I been treated as something less. Never at Purdue did I find the teachers around me acting as hypocrites, preaching equality and then turning around and abusing the power vested in them, albeit indirectly.
I did, however, experience these things at Lambert. I took it as a challenge, even as I saw those around me succumb to it. I refused to give in, even when I felt there was nothing that could be done. I fought back silently, because it extended past the teachers and into the students. Now, this is not true of everyone, of course. Several teachers at Lambert will have my eternal respect by pushing me till I could find my strengths, molding my unrefined abilities into something more polished and useful. Those are the ones that I carry in my memories to this day, but it is the others whose actions stand stronger in my mind.
I fought back silently, but that did not mean I won. Often I would find my work marked less than another’s, despite them being nearly identical. I quickly learned that bringing it up to the teacher’s attention meant having the other students paper docked of their rightful points as well. I learned what it meant to strive at impossible ideals, because no matter what I did, it would never be good enough. I learned mental fortitude through ignoring the looks I received from behind my back. From the teachers, and from the students. Lambert, despite being massively multicultural in comparison to many other schools in the state, boasted a white majority.
Now, this means nothing. Some of my closest friends are and have been white. The color of one’s skin never mattered to me. But this majority was a population where rich kids were encouraged to play unsophisticated folk locked in ignorance. Again, this is not the truth of all, perhaps only the vocal minority. But I remember walking the halls alone, the words “terrorist”, and “sand******” bouncing off my back. I was born and raised here, time had taught me how to shrug off the fiercest of insults with relative ease. I did not blame any of the students. Their ideals were a product of their upbringing and their experiences, limited as they seemed. But I could not help but find slight offense when work I had put it late hours and effort into was somehow held in worse light simply because of the name on the back of the poster. I could not help but take offense when teacher would pretend not to hear the insults thrown at those around me of similar tone of skin.
This is bigotry was not racism, in my eyes. It was something that wore its skin, resembled it, but seemed to target more. A setting stone for the birth of Islamophobia that now rages across this great nation. Because of how we looked, we had to be practitioners of the second biggest religion in the world. Okay, that part didn’t seem like a big deal, despite the fact that huge cultures and vast amount of people suddenly disappeared under a single label. Where it stung was that I was exposed to what Muslims, my friends, experienced every day. During my time in high school, I walked in bullying in the bathrooms more than a couple times, and who else at the butt of it but one with one with similar skin tone as mine? Sometimes I fought back in a more physical manner, though I was quick and careful.
But I, and those around me, survived high school. I put it down to an old era, the Ignorant South, as I quickly applied out of state, and left to much happier tidings.
I return back to my memories because of a betrayal of sorts.
I return because It was revealed to me that Gary Davison, man of two Master’s in arts and a certified Doctorate, my principal, a man I had interacted with and trusted, a man that holds the power as the head of a learning institution, one that acts as a role model for thousands of students just beginning to find their place in the world, is a bigot, one that didn’t mind sharing his views on social media. His ignorance has a strong range, as he holds power as a role model and head of an entire learning institution filled with students just beginning to find their place in this world. He preaches these ideas while holding power in environment designed to act as a breeding pool for thought. His posts spout his now obvious xenophobic hate more often than not. I am all for having a thick skin, but I cannot let these words hit me and rest any longer. His stance is against all that fall under his generic category of Muslim, and those that are LGBQT, (I have only the fieriest of compassions for the latter).
I have no wish to create a “safespace”- that sort of thing encourages the failure of free speech. I have no wish to shut the voices, no matter who speaks or what they speak. But a man of such authoritative position acting as fundamental role model to thousands of budding students can not propagate hate. It simply cannot be, for the sake of the mental growth of your children. Now he may not share his views with the students he interacts with, but that means not when they are clear and available to the public.
I take my stand now- I do not care what happens to the esteemed Doctor. I do, however, care for the students that his views may poison. Make your stand too. ‪#‎lambertlegacy‬
Peace and Love.

-Since the writing of this essay, Dr. Gary Davison was put on temporary leave of absence and has since been reinstated, taking down and expressing an apology for the content found on his public social media.