Monday, 14 November 2016

Hate spews across the US post Trump election

Church defaced for having immigrant attendees
Toilet door at Maple Grove Senior High School, Minnesota
The hatred stirred up by Trump has lead to the Trump followers I guess feeling emboldened to act on that hatred. Signs being put up against black people, some of them in schools as the door image shows. School kids shooting "Build the wall", and in another incident students walking through a school with Trump signs shouting "White power". I never though I would see such things coming out of the US in 2016.

David and I have also noticed online the aggressive nature of Trump supporters. We've both had to block people (David on Facebook and me on Twitter) who seem to have this emboldened arrogance and ignorant hate for anyone who doesn't support Trump. For example, I Tweeted the other day to a Trump supporter that he was going to undo gay rights over there (Pence and all) and their answer was denial saying "I didn't see that on the ballot paper". FFS total ignorance. 

In the 24 hours since Donald Trump was elected, police departments across the country have been investigating a wave of hate crimes toward Muslims, African Americans, Hispanics, and those in the LGBT community. 

Ultimately, it boils down to this: The individuals now openly engaging in or encouraging these racial attacks are simply emulating the new president-elect’s behavior throughout the long and disturbing campaign. 

Did anybody seriously think an electoral victory by Trump – the man endorsed by the KKK – would quiet these voices? If they did, they had their head in the sand. 

The last few days have proven that what many people, including Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, warned us about prior to this election is actually taking place all across the country. Independent