Davis: Xenophobic bigotry

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Within days of the terrorist massacre in Paris, American politicians, especially Republicans, were able to signal to the world that they want to protect Americans from terrorists by calling all Syrians and Iraqis potential terrorists. The U.S. House of Representatives was able to pass a bill in record time to show the world that they believe people from those countries should not be allowed to enter the U.S. because they are all potentially evil people. It is a sad time to be an American.

Then there is the yahoo circus of Republican candidates for president. The chief yahoo, Donald Trump, was mouthing off as usual and he was making statements that would lead one to believe that he may have re-read his personal copy of Mein Kampf.

As I listened to the sickening American reaction to Parisian events, I envisioned a new world order in which Trump had become president and the worst of policies had been enacted. My thoughts did not take the form of a dream but of a news story.

President Trump today announced new executive orders in the wake of the most recent terrorist incident in Washington, D.C. Last week an American walked into Union Station and took the lives of 50 people as he blew himself up using a suicide vest.

He left a posting on his Facebook page saying that he was sending a message to the Trump administration that it was no longer worth hoping that American democracy had the potential to make the world a better place. He said that he was doing a favor to as many Americans as he could kill by taking them to a better place.

Trump reacted to the political act by delving into the ethnic background of the bomber. It was determined that Jacob Dosgovski was a second-generation American whose grandparents had emigrated from Russia at the turn of the 20th century to find a better life, free of anti-semitism and political repression.

An executive order was carried out to have seven million yellow Stars of David made and to require all American Jews to wear the stars on their clothing at all times. Trump said, "We are doing the Jews of America a favor. They are mostly good people but we have to protect those Americans who are law-abiding citizens. We cannot allow a race of people the ability to go undetected when one of their people walks around with a bomb under his jacket."

Reaction to the order was swift and loud. The U.S. Ant-Defamation League sent out a press release saying that Trump should be tried for crimes against humanity by the world court for even making such statements about Jews. The league's president said, "American Jews and Jews all over the world are outraged that an American president should emulate the tactics of Adolph Hitler and hide behind them in the name of American security."

The American Civil Liberties Union called for the immediate impeachment of Trump. A number of Republican senators defended the Trump edict saying that the American people do not understand how vulnerable this country is to home-grown terrorists and that we all must make sacrifices in the name of security.

Reacting to criticism of his executive order, Trump was defiant and issued a second order requiring all American Jews to be tattooed on their arms and to register with the new Office of Ethnic Terrorism. In a national news conference, Trump was unapologetic for his orders and said that although people may think that Hitler was an evil man, he had many good ideas for maintaining power and security and that Trump was willing to use the best of Hitler's tactics in order to protect the American people.

Following the press conference members of congress officially began the impeachment process.

Richard Davis is a registered nurse. He writes from Guilford and welcomes comments at rbdav@comcast.net.


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