In one of my last posts I told you how shocked most LGBT Americans were to hear themselves described as Donald Trump's newest supporters.
With that ghastly bigot now claiming that after the Orlando massacre, gay people hate Muslims as much as he does.
Even though that's nonsense.
So I'm glad to see that Hillary Clinton is trying to correct the record.
Donald Trump says he's "the real friend" of the LGBT community.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 17, 2016
But to get an even better idea of how wrong Trump's claim is, you have to attend one his rallies.
For as Jared Yates Sexton found out when he attended one, it's an American horror story.
“The gays had it coming!” a man shouted and gazed back at the guy who’d called Hillary a bitch. They met eyes, shared a smile, a look of recognition. As if it were some kind of joke. As if 49 of his fellow Americans—49 living, breathing human beings—hadn’t just been mowed down.
A homophobic, racist, and misogynistic nightmare.
In the parking lot of the Greensboro Coliseum there were vendors hawking everything from cheap pins of the GOP’s elephant mascot wearing Donald Trump’s hair-helmet to knock-off “Make America Great Again” hats in red, black, white, and came.
The coveted item for the day, however, were screen-printed anti-Hillary T-shirts. “Hillary For Prison ’16.” “Trump That Bitch.” And the real star, a shirt you could hear vendors peddling from a hundred yards away: “Hillary Sucks, But Not Like Monica.”
Sexton's tweets from that rally only drive that point home.
And this is his conclusion:
This campaign, whose success has long been attributed to the forgotten working and middle classes, the so-called Silent Majority, has been, and always will be, an unholy alliance between the Hateful and the Privileged, the former always on a never-ending search for new venues for their poison and the latter enjoying, for the first time since Reagan’s ’80s, an opportunity to get out and step on some necks in public.
Trump supporters may have legitimate grievances, but their anger is boiling over, and turning their crusade into a fascist movement.
With their own Orange Fuhrer...
Which tells me two things:
One, progressives in America need to heed Bernie Sanders' call for an American Revolution.
We must start engaging at the local and state level in an unprecedented way. #OurRevolution pic.twitter.com/8ZxfQ2APRD— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 17, 2016
Because that is the only way real change will happen.
But two, even as they build that movement, any of his supporters who don't believe that they will eventually have to vote for Hillary Clinton, whether they like it or not, are frankly delusional.
For if Trump is not stopped, their revolution will be crushed, and they could end up living in a society like this one...
There can be no other conclusion.
Trump is a fascist.
And all progressives must unite to defeat him...
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