Welcome to Trump-Dumb – the grope is on! Usually with America, one just laughs, shakes their head and moves on, but the business of Trump-Dumb is directly affecting my beloved nation. Canada is the first country to feel the stupidity of Trump-Dumb.
One of his first executive orders was to ban refugees and visitors entry into the US from seven selected countries. Of course they are all Muslim dominated countries and economically poor (didn’t see Saudi or Kuwait or Dubai on the list). His message as the leader of the free world, “I, as head of Trump-Dumb, am condemning your whole culture as a group of bloody terrorists.” However, the real subterfuge is to anti-Muslim and anti-immigration groups who now believe it’s pay back time for immigrants who do not conform to their narrow-minded ideals and values (whatever the hell that is and I guess religious tolerance is not ideal).
And what happens the day after the order? A white guy (Trump-Dumb and Marine Le Pen supporter on Facebook) goes into a Mosque and kills six innocent Muslims and injures another eighteen while they are peacefully praying. Nice work there Donny-Dud. You have no understanding what a message from your office means (this is not a reality show). And where did this horror take place? Canada, the peaceful benign home of trees, maple syrup and moose. We get the honour of receiving the first negative repercussions of a Trump-Dumb executive order.
The scary part? This is just beginning of his dictatorship. His attorney general says she doesn’t think the Muslim ban is constitutional. The person who is in charge of US law says the executive order is unlawful. So what does small hands do? Fires her for insubordination. So much for free speech in the country that has it as a fundamental right in their constitution. I just hope the American constitution has a dictator provision. Even more disturbing is when my eighty-eight year old mother-in-law, who lived through the Nazi occupation in Belgium, says “You know this is how Hitler started.”
As a personal gesture I’ve decided to no longer buy any thing American or shop in any American stores. Painful as this is, it means no more Costco (ahhh cheap gas and edamame pasta, the horror!). However I won’t paint America with one broad stroke (unlike the King of Trump-Dumb) and I will continue to enjoy Starbucks because Howard Schultz has decided to hire 10000 refugees (see article here). I’m so glad so many American companies have joined the anti-Trump immigration ban, including Google, Apple, Nike, and Netflix (thank you Reed Hastings, Santa Clarita Diet is safe). However after all the support against the ban, I’m not sure a business ban is the way to go (bring back the edamame noodles, but haven’t heard a peep from Costco).
Hope springs eternal. When I started this article Trump-Dumb was in full swing with a horrendous number of executive orders in just over a week. This week however, the train wreck appears to have slowed. Lady Justice has stepped in and protected liberty. A judge in Seattle (who ever thought a judge would become a national and world-wide hero?) had the audacity to stand up to the King of Trump-Dumb and hold his malicious order accountable. The action restoring my faith in America.
If there is one thing King Trump-Dumb has done is bring people together, but not to the liking of the King, I’m sure. Opposition is a powerful weapon. And for now, Lady Justice has a very shape blade her hands.
Thank you Froz (???) for the picture.