Wednesday, 31 May 2017

MELANIA, KEEP ON SLAPPING TRUMP'S HAND



Written by Indira Midha


If I could say just two words to Donald Trump, they would be “YOU'RE,” and “FIRED.” As a citizen of the United States of America, I am saddened by the state in which our country’s political atmosphere currently sits. An unqualified, disrespectful person holds the highest power over the government of this country. America, our president is somebody who mocked a journalist with a physical disability, and used the journalist’s disability as a reason to question their intelligence. America, our vice president is somebody who believes that you can electrocute the gay out of teenagers. What happened to “the land of the free, and the home of the brave?” These are words pulled from The Star-Spangled Banner, our national anthem: an extremely traditional, and valuable song. This country is meant to be a place in which human beings can simply exist as human beings, and attempt to positively contribute to society.




The first amendment to the American constitution, in summary, states that Americans are granted the freedom of expression – this expression being that of religion, speech, press, and assembly. The Republican party is known as one to defend the literal words of the constitution. Mike Pence, if your constitution states that all Americans have freedom of speech, why do you believe that two men should not be able to freely state that they are in love with each other? Your vision for this country, Mikey, is not one of freedom. For a journalist to attend a press event with a presidential candidate, they have to be thought of by their colleagues as somebody who can handle this extreme interviewing environment. A journalist, theoretically, must be pretty good at what they’re doing to be in a high enough position to be sent to cover such a prestigious event. A journalist with cerebral palsy, a disorder that impairs or discontinues a person’s ability to perform motor movements, as stated by cerebralpalsy.org, has no impairment to their cognitive functions. There is no reason to bring up this person’s disorder because it has absolutely no relevance in the interviewing context. There is no forgivable excuse to mock this person’s disorder, both in physical mimicry and through threatening their intelligence and mental capacity. 








This behavior is one of a bully. We picked a real gem, America. Actually, I’m not going to use “we” in that statement, because the only way that I would have voted for him is if someone was holding a gun to my head. I have only ever voted Democrat, but I would have taken another Bush presidency over this any day. Before anybody tells me that I am calling the president unnecessary and rude names, I would like to highlight that I was very careful about not stooping to his social level. I called him unqualified, which is true, because he has zero prior political experience. I also called him disrespectful, as he has demonstrated, even in just my single example above, intentional, and severe disrespect toward another American. My facts here are not alternative.




As for what Mr. Trump has done since his entry to office, it hasn’t been looking up. Our buddy, Don, is actually trying to end the world. He, as stated by the Washington Post, “greenlighted the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines,” and “signed an order canceling Obama’s efforts to fight climate change under the Clean Power Plan.” Nice. This is all really great. Let me ask you this question, Mr. President, how will you print your precious money when the world has no more trees? Okay, low blow, but I am a firm believer that President Obama did several amazing things for this country during his two-term presidency. I miss my boy, Barack. 








The article continues to describe the actions of Mr. Trump, the most noteworthy of which I will share with you. He bombed Syria and Afghanistan, revoked the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), and cut all funds to provide free lunches to American school-children who come from low-income families. The bombs were absolutely uncalled for. Also, Mr. President, people with a low income don’t deserve to receive medical care? They deserve to die because of the rough cards that life has handed them financially? Low-income children deserve to starve at school while their peers eat lunch? These kids deserve to go to class hungry and have a harder time learning because they can’t think about anything but the unbearable growl of their stomach? Speaking of schooling, Mr. Trump has significantly cut budgets for public schooling, at all levels, to a very detrimental extent. Good, non-billionaires don’t deserve to learn, got it.





The Undocumented are being arrested left and right, there are people being deported and families being torn apart because of it, and Trump even aimed to create a ban to prohibit inhabitants of six primarily Muslim countries from entering the USA. This ban was only successful for a matter of days before it was revoked, but I found it quite convenient that the Middle-Eastern and Asian (also primarily Muslim) countries that Trump had business connections with were not a part of the banThis attempt to create “security” again is really just an attempt to make America White again, disguised with seemingly wholesome intentions. We all know that the biggest catch of his campaign for presidency was that he promised to “build a wall” between Mexico and the USA in order to impede illegal immigrants from entering. He also promised, “Mexico WILL pay for it.”




 All of these attempts to make America White again, while claiming to “Make America Great Again” are just increasing the fear of the other in the already existing majority of this land. Under Trump, wealthy White men will run this country. It sounds like some pre-1776 kind of ensemble. The United States of America is not supposed to be a White country. Black Lives Matter. Latinx lives Matter. Police brutality in primarily Black and Latinx communities in the US is an extreme issue that needs to be addressed. Disabled Lives Matter. LGBTQ+ Lives Matter. I do believe that all lives matter, but the movement is Black lives matter, because those are the ones that people like Mr. Trump forget about the most. Until Black lives matter, not all lives will matter. Donald Trump is not a president who aims to do good by all Americans, only the ones who look like him, talk like him, and spend like him. He does horribly by all immigrants to this country, even though his wife is one. Melania, as much as I am not a fan of you at all (especially for copying my favorite first lady, Michelle Obama’s, speech), you keep on slapping that man’s hand away. 




The American Pledge of Allegiance promises to the American flag that this country will provide “liberty and justice for all.” That all includes Black people, Latinx people, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, mentally ill people, female people, veterans, ALL people. That group of people is our American “all.” It is an extremely heartbreaking reality that the United States has 3-and-a-half more years with a president who won’t fight for the “all.” 




Donald Trump will never “Make America Great Again.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A picture of blogger Indira from Indira's Inner Beauty
Indira is a 19 year old media student at the University of Illinois. In her blog, Indira's Inner Beauty, she writes mainly about social activism and inner beauty. Indira and Asha met on a blogger group on Facebook and have since had Skype sessions discussing the Trump administration, feminism, racial identity and instituational racism as well as fangirling over Nick Jonas.


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21 comments

  1. Although I'm not an American citizen myself, I can totally stand behind everything you're saying in this post. Great post Indira!

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    1. Thank you, Maya! I am so glad that you enjoyed the post. I aim to speak the truth that I see around me in the USA :)

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  2. Sing it sista. Agree with everything here.

    xoxo Christie
    http://icanstyleu.com/blog/

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  3. Trump is an absolute idiot, I have no comprehension as to how a xenophobic, racist, homophobic and sexist man managed to gain entry to the highest profiled job in the world. It is beyond me, what kind of world do we live in to allow a man who is all of those things and more govern a global commodity like the US. Barack Obama must be going grey with all of his successors nonsense.

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  4. Great post, I think you've summed up a lot of people's opinions on Trump here. I am still so shocked that he was voted in x

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    1. I think we were all shocked! Luckily he only has 3 and a half years left.

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  5. I have to say I really do think he is an awful person. He hasn't seem to do anything positive since he has come into power. I can't believe he was voted in.

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  6. I do agree with you and yea Everyone was shocked when he was voted in lol

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  7. I don't know what America did to deserve such a muppet in the role of the president. I don't think he will last too long to be honest, he makes too many mistakes.

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  8. I have a dream: only one mandate for Trump and in 3 years... Michelle Obama! I want her as president of the world. as a citizen of a country where Berlusconi was voted twice, i have to say that if a "D Trump" wins... something in the establishment must have been missing, though.

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  9. I hate the man and I am not even American, he stands for everything IO dislike in a human being!

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  10. I'm not an American citizen but I can totally stand behind everything you're saying in this post. loved reading this :)

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  11. Only one word is necessary: Amen.

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  12. I am not very much aware of politics so can't comment much on this. But your way of writing is great.

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  13. I feel like America needed a wake up call and this man is not going anywhere without resistance and good organisation of people.
    We all need to strategize, organise and stand up to all these bollocks. Melania is totally irrelevant and insignificant.

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  14. I am an Immigrant living in United Stated and I totally see who Trump govt is/ going to jeopardize many immigrant lives. I am saddened by all the racist comments many immigrants are facing right now.

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  15. Thank you all for the kind comments! I really appreciate you all taking the time to read this piece!
    Xoxo,

    Indira of indirasinnerbeauty.com

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