A lot of Americans apparently voted for Donald Trump in 2016 because they were tired of or frustratrd with the status quo. Washington wasn’t working for them and they wanted someone to come in and shake things up. Someone who would disrupt the dysfunction, and who would “drain the swamp.”
And what these gullible fools who fell hook, line, and sinker for Trump’s bullshit got was someone who would, indeed, disrupt. Unfortunately, what he’s disrupting is America’s democracy. He’s disrupting truth, facts, honesty, integrity, stability, decency, and the office of the President of the United States.
His disruption has created chaos in the White House and has further divided the country even more than it already was before his election. He is pandering to his base, which represents only about a third of the country’s citizens, while attacking anyone who dares to criticize him.
In Trump’s America, if your skin is black or brown, if you’re an immigrant, if you’re a member of the LGBT community, if you’re not Christian, or if you live in a blue state, you don’t count.
So what can we, or at least those of us who do not want to see the end of democracy as we know it, do to end Trump’s disruption? The answer is pretty simple. Go out and vote in November’s midterm elections.
It’s time to stand up and disrupt the disrupter by voting out the spineless, enabling Republicans and voting into the legislative branch those who will exercise their constitutional responsibility of serving as a check and balance on the executive branch.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “disrupt.”