The Day America Broke America
It’s been just over a full year now since Trump won the election and there is still a lot of world interest in the United States. Specifically, what is going to happen next? It appears that when things take a turn for the worst, they only get worse. We’re not just talking about the natural disasters, but the way in which Trump has responded to all the real crises that has affected the United States, both domestic and abroad.
Trump incites religious extremism in his speeches and has rallied the bullies of the U.S.. He has actively contributed to anti-immigration, anti-gay, and anti-Muslim rhetoric, setting a strong tone of intolerance within his country and afar. One thing that has remained consistent is his disdain for Hillary Clinton. To this day he uses her email scandal as a means for pointing out the “worse-off” alternative to the now-established norm. Deflection is Trump’s primary tactic whenever he gets himself into hot water, which is pretty much a daily occurrence.
This man is truly remarkable. He has proven that he can act in any way he chooses, without any real consequences for his actions. Comments and actions that were once believed unfit of someone running for political office, seems to be OK for many Americans now. Here we stand, a year later, with a world-stage laughing stock who fails to unite the country he leads against acts of terrorism, both domestic and abroad.
Russel Howard, one of our favourite comedians, based out of the United Kingdom, recently did a few episodes about gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, the KKK and white supremacy groups, as well as other very relevant issues affecting the U.S.. Here’s a couple clips we think you’ll enjoy! Russel Howard is inspirational, serious when he has to be, and always succeed at driving home very important messages that we should all be listening to, something we can’t say for everyone!
Russel Howard – Daryl Davis – The man who created the documentary “Accidental Courtesy”
Russel Howard – U.S. Gun Control
In all seriousness, we really need to take a look at America and its position on the world stage. The U.S. is simply not the greatest country in the world and has far more flaws than positive attributes. Many of its people are behind the times, there are civil wars taking place all over the place, and those dealing with oppression aren’t getting any better. When the country and the world looks back on the George W. Bush era and starts to think they did not have it too badly, things start to come into perspective.
As Daryl Davis states in his interview with Russel Howard, Trump is the best thing to happen to America. In some cases you need to break something completely before you can fix it. Davis believes that America will come together like never before to rebuild it in a way that reflects true American values, as they were meant to be. We hope Davis is right, because this tragedy is supposed to last another 3 more years! Bring on the midterm elections and let’s start holding these baboons accountable!
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