The American subconscious has taken a grip on the masses. It has rebelled against structures of decay and decadence in our public discourse. Our conscious has created this great nation and it has also created the chaos before us. We have a choice to make as individuals and that choice cannot be taken lightly. There are many threats before us and many who can neutralize them. We cherish our past and revere our history, recognizing many of our abhorrent mistakes, but our duty is to now and later. Our laws are broken in front of our eyes and we do not notice it. We let our moral judgment and sense of justice blind us to the power we are usurping from our institutions. Is every person not innocent until proven guilty? We no longer abide by this and lynch our fellow citizens with putrid satisfaction.
This is not the case for everyone. Many of us feel disdain, fear, and insecurity in the face of immediate public verdicts of our actions. It is a nightmare we have seen and see many experience. Our current president lives this on a daily basis. I am not here to defend him or endorse every action he takes. I do, as many of you, see the blatant daily assaults on everything he does. Some of it is probably right, but so much is wrong that we are baffled by the public endorsement of his incompetence.
From day one it was prophesied by the pundits, the media, intellectuals, and many more with mass media access, that he would fall soon. In October 2016, it was getting clearer to many in power that Trump was going to win and so an investigation was opened into foreign influence on our elections. We all know about it, the media let us know daily. At the same time, Hillary was crowned the winner without a single vote being cast. Look at all the media and twitter post from that time, everybody was sure of what the result was going to be. Ironically, at the same time, there was an investigation of foreign influence on the election. I guess, in the minds of those that perpetrated it, it was an insurance policy against a Trump victory. The insurance policy has failed and now we have a “quid pro quo” insurance of the insurance that is frustrating for many Americans.
Now, how has Trump survived for so long under constant assault? The media constantly has a variety of different people with high credentials expressing that Trump is a foreign agent and always diminishing his authority as president of our great nation. It is of tremendous credit to Trump that he has not let any of the daily attacks take any power from him. The daily insinuations that he is losing have become like the warnings of the boy who cried wolf.
The declarations of his imminent demise is coupled with orchestrated social unrest and racial tensions. Our differences are constantly pitted against each other as if we are wimps and incapable of brushing aside the slightest insult. We are ordered to feel hurt and demand severe public shame and punishment towards those that express disrespect towards our “identities”. We explain our moral standing and sense of justice to justify and execute punishment for any expression perceived as insensitive. We talk of our past as if we are still living it. Some pretend we are in Jim Crow’s world while indulging in all the privileges that nobody in those time had.
As a nation, it is time to move beyond this. We cannot judge our fellow citizens in the court of public opinion regardless of the crime. We have a legal system that in its essence and nature, although not always the case, would rather have one thousand guilty go free if one innocent is wrongly convicted.
We cannot usurp the function of our institutions behind a sense of morality because we are presented with an accusation and riled up with moral outraged. If true, any wrongdoing, perhaps, deserves the greatest of disdain, but our courts determine if it is true and as lawful citizens we must respect that and not usurp and diminish our legal system because of sensationalize propaganda from powerful interests that control the mass media. As Americans, most of us do not like what the media tells us and we must find a way to change the lies we are fed daily, else we may perish as the greatest nation the world has ever seen.
The discourse in mass media is not the consciousness of Americans. They are not representing us. Sure, there are some that agree with the narrative, but it is not the majority, and the goal of the discourse is to coerce us into what they have already determined to be right and wrong. The media and the segment of Americans that believe its propaganda are fascist in their tactics and actions while proclaiming to be the complete opposite. Rednecks, white supremicist, Trump supporters, christians, minorities that support them, and all others that are chastised are not idiots and bigots like the media paints. They are people like anybody else and their outright dismissal in public discourse is censorship at best and is responsible for the political chaos our nation is currently experiencing.
Liberals and leftists have assumed that they are open minded, but they have shown in the last decade that they are not. I do not mean to dismiss them as they are dismissing many views, I will gladly engage their views, but that is only possible if they become open to dialogue without resorting to outrage to quell discourse. If we react to racist views by suppressing and marginalizing those that hold them, then we are saying that we do not have the ability to articulate our greater understanding on the issue. It may be “self-evident” that racism is bad, but if it is then it should be easy to engage it in discourse and shut it down. Having the freedom to express divergent, or bigoted and extreme views, should not be viewed as giving an endorsement of those views. If you can’t use reason, logic, science, or God to engage and refute a point of view, then you do not understand what you are defending.
I will debate any racist or white supremacist without censoring. They can say what they need to and all they say will be addressed without resorting to categorically dismissing them. Of course, if they resort to not engaging in the ideas then my engagement will be futile and our differences will be left with two options: tolerance or violence. Throughout human history tolerance or violence has been the prevalent dynamics for divergent views, but as Americans we have proven to have the ability to go beyond that and create meaningful discourse that leads to a better coexistence for all.
Let’s stop the impeachment and let Trump govern. The 2020 election will be the verdict on whether or not he goes, we are to close to it to entertain the circus of impeachment created. We are wasting time on petty desires, let Trump govern until he loses in 2020 or his time runs out in 2024. The attempt to remove him by other means is un-American and fascist at best.