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Is This Who We Are? Is This What We Want?

Free at last.

Every school child, every parishioner, every teacher, every minister, every parent, every person is now free to use whatever vulgar language they want. Thanks to the President of the United States.

Trump, Freedom, No, Enough,

Hey educators, you won’t be fired if you cuss or decry various races with slanderous remarks.

We didn’t fire our President when he did it…so your job is safe.

Trump, Freedom, No, Enough,

Hey clergy, it’s okay for you to use the pulpit to ridicule using terms our mothers would have called ‘mouth washing with soap’ crude.

Your church members will accept it because our president is still standing tall without cleansing suds flowing from his mouth.

Hey kids, it is now okay for you to verbally abuse with expletives while playing with school mates.

The president plays that way, so you can too.

Trump, Freedom, No, Enough,

The rules, the expectations, the social norms have been altered with impunity. No more boundaries limit us.

Curse, brag, lie, abuse, hate.

It’s okay.

We are free to say whatever comes to mind, without consequences.

Our president does it, so we can too.

Trump, Freedom, No, Enough,

We, as citizens of this United States, now face the alteration of our society.

No longer do we have the societal rules that have guided us for the past 200+ years. No longer can we say with pride that we Americans have a moral code that treats people equally. Nor do we have social norms that insist on high standards from our leaders.

This begs the question: do we have leaders today?

Who are they? Where are they?

Trump, Freedom, No, Enough,

Are we going to be guided and led by someone who cares not for our historical mores?

Are we okay with the behavior exhibited by the person who we expect to set our standards?

The answer appears to be yes. I hear people mumble their disapproval, but there is silence from those who we expect to lead.

Teachers, what words are you teaching?

Clergy, what are you saying in your sermons?

Parents, what are you telling your children?

Citizens, what are you demanding from this democracy?

It is time for all of us to decide what is acceptable today, and what we want our country to look like 10 years from now, 50 years from now, 200 years from now.

Trump, Freedom, No, Enough,

Will we insist on retaining the moral standards we have fought and struggled to attain, or will we toss them aside thinking we are making America great again by lying, abusing, degrading, hating, and marginalizing?

Is this what freedom looks like?

We will decide, because we, you and I, are the leaders we expect much from.

What say you?

What do you?

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Trump, Freedom, No, Enough,

19 thoughts on “Is This Who We Are? Is This What We Want?

  1. Preach Sister! Preach! You are spot on! I’ve already been kicked out of a FB group because my post on this very subject was « offensive «  to some women. Obviously Trumps behavior has now become socially acceptable. What a pity!!


  2. I still cannot understand just how reviled a President of such a dynamic country has become. Prior to the election you did wonder from afar just what was happening and after the results you expected folk to fall into line behind the President…..but it would appear not so. With each new tweet and outpouring you can understand why. We used to have a saying here in the UK when things got unbelievably bad and disorganised but still appeared to get worse……”the lunatics have taken over the asylum”.

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  3. I am agape and aghast watching this unfold … the vile, foul, disgraceful things this object is uttering. And the filthy language. And no-one is really and truly standing up and saying no. Whilst I accept that it can be hard to take on an authority figure (although, frankly this is not one) but where is the integrity of standing to one’s core standards? This enabling is deplorable. And if this creature is the highly intelligent person he claims to be, then why the need for sordid language and references? I’m at a loss. But your piece is brilliantly written and I would like to share it on FaceBook if you are willing

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      1. Thank you. I will wait til after the weekend to get the most traction on it. It really is one of the best pieces I have read on this issue which should not even exist

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  4. Amazing post!

    Apparently, it is who we are now. Or rather, it’s something that’s always been a part of us (that “Ugly American” stereotype did not appear out of nowhere, nor is it a new phenomenon). It’s only that the scum has floated to the top, and has empowered the ugliness to show itself.

    Cynical me watches it with wry amusement: people showing their true faces at last. So many I’ve suspected to be closet racists, bigots, you name it – all proudly flying their colors.

    “Mama” me is getting rather cranky. Not enough that we’ve screwed over my children’s generation and left them (as well as the scorned millennials) to hold the flaming bag of dung. We’re belittling and insulting them in the process.

    I’d like to think this is the old guards’ last Hurrah. The last frantic twitches of a doomed and failed idea. Failed thrice over, and then some. But I can’t be sure. And Cynic Me suspects that “we ain’t seen nothin yet”

    But as old Churchill said: “If you’re going through hell, keep going”

    And there’s light at the end of the tunnel: Both my teens are more politically aware that I ever was at that age, or until well into my 30ies to be honest. The younger even considers running for congress one day (please accept my apologies in advance. She is brilliant, but quite a little bundle of mayhem).

    As for me – well, if I can’t do great things, I can do small things in a great way. (shamelessly borrowed from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)


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