It has become apparent to me that a darkness has descended upon America. Openly expressing misogyny, racism, xenophobia, and homophobia are now considered by many on the right to be acceptable. Nazis are identified by our commander-in-chief as “very fine people.” Ruthless dictators and autocratic leaders are embraced while friends and allies are scorned.
Most past presidents, when there is a deep divide within the country, would have been trying to bring people together with speeches of hope and common goals. But not Donald Trump. His inciteful rhetoric fans the flames hatred and divisiveness. He’s even granted the authority to the Customs and Border Patrol to arrest and detain immigrants seeking asylum and to separate children from their parents, which is totally despicable.
The political divide in the United States has been fermenting for years, but it’s still hard for me to fathom how rapidly it has surfaced since that megalomaniac was elected president just two years ago. Breaking all of the rules of political norms and decorum has now become routine in this country.
Written for the following one-word prompts: Daily Addictions (apparent), Scotts Daily Prompt, (authority), Word of the Day Challenge (fathom), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (routine), Ragtag Daily Prompt (plump), and Your Daily Word Prompt (hibernate).