The Danger of Trump’s ‘Again’
It’s the “again” part of Donald Trump’s campaign that is truly terrifying.
Native Americans were robbed of their land and killed by the millions.
African Americans were imported as slaves, beaten and stripped of their identities, forced to adopt new names like “Toby” or “Jefferson.”
Japanese Americans were interned and cities were obliterated with nuclear bombs.
Innumerable land wars in Asia and the Mid East were fought and “black sites” were built in some of the most oppressive dictatorships in the world.
All of these were done in the name of “making America great” or, at the very least “keeping America great.” All of these terrible, indefensible choices were, at least ostensibly, forward-looking. The Trump campaign, by its own definition, looks in the other direction.