To The Daily Sun,
Recently, David Yankovich tweeted,"We hate Donald Trump like you hated President Obama. However, we hate Trump because he is racist, you hated Obama because you are racist."
Love him or hate him, Herr Trumpf campaigned on xenophobia, bigotry, our divisions, and hate and that is what Democrats and progressives should expect. There will be no coming together behind this bigot who started his cabinet with Bannon, a white supremacist; Sessions, a civil rights hating racist; and General Flynn, a warmongering Islamophobe. The swamp is being filled with even more vipers and the Year of Broken Glass continues. In Delaware a white man began yelling ethnic slurs and pulled up his jacket to reveal his gun as two Muslim women pulled into a parking lot. "You heard me. Go back to where you belong. Go back to Africa. If you didn't hear me, let me come closer," he said while walking quickly toward the women with his gun visible. Avesyan was charged with terroristic threats. Bail was set at $250,000. His 21 guns, thousands of rounds of ammo, smoke grenades and bulletproof vests were confiscated. Murica! After Lizzy Waites, a transgendered woman living in Pierre, South Dakota committed suicide last Wednesday, Trump supporters took over her Facebook page with comments like "Glad he's gone," "#TRANSLIVESDONTMATTER," and "America just became a little bit greater."
James Shawlin, a gay man. and his 4-year-old son were shopping at the Highlands Ranch, Colorado Floor and Decor when they were verbally attacked by a store manager who called him "the faggot that voted for Hillary," and by another customer who overheard the manager and interjected, "what are these faggots going to do to this child?" The store manager has been fired. In Georgia, Mairah Teli, a young language arts teacher who is Muslim received a flag adorned note saying, "Your headscarf isn't allowed anymore. Why don't you tie it around your neck and hang yourself with it off of your neck instead of your head." It was signed, "America!." Just the other day on a Delta Air Lines flight 248. a passenger disrupted a flight by standing in the isle, shouting and clapping "We got some Hillary bitches on here? Donald Trump, baby. He's your president. If you don't like it, too bad." The video went viral. Delta has banned him for life and all passengers are receiving a refund.
Over the last few days, three California Mosques have received identical letters addressed "to the children of Satan." The letter called Muslims "vile," "filthy" and "evil" and, "Your mothers are whores and your fathers are dogs."
In Pittsburg, Ankur Mehta, an Indian, was working on his tablet and wearing earbuds at the bar at a Red Robin Restaurant when 54-year-old Jeffrey Burgess told Mehta "things are different now" and "I don't want you sitting next to me — you people." Burgess began making racial and ethnic epithets like "sand (n-word)" and (expletive) Muslim". Mehta, with earbuds on, was oblivious to it all until Burgess elbowed him in the face several times and then grabbed him by the head and punched him several times. Mehta was taken to the hospital and Burgess was taken to jail on four counts.
At Harvard, Sanford Levinson, a renowned legal scholar and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, received an anti-Semitic letter. "You just got your ass kicked kike" and "We're gonna drain the swamp at Harvard Law." It ended with "Juden Raus," a German phrase that translates to "Jews out," referring to the name of an infamous Nazi-era board game. At the University of Kansas, three male cheerleaders posted themselves in a way that clearly spelled KKK. They have been suspended from school. In Chicago, a white woman erupted in a 30 minute "Trumper Tantrum" and claimed anti-white discrimination when she was charged for $1 reusable bag at a Chicago-area store. Jennifer Boyle, who had previously been videoed harassing Black employees at Peet's Coffee told Dlack employees at Michael's arts and craft store that she had voted for Donald Trump and shouldn't have to pay for the bag. When videoed by a white woman, she went ballistic because, "why are you videoing me? They're Black and you're white!" The video made national news. We all know that Herr Trumpf has thin skin and his right wing supporters are no different. He whines endlessly as they do about criticism. While skipping most of his recent security briefings, Trumpfenfuhrer, has had time to fight the cast of Hamilton and Saturday Night Live. Now the cast of Hamilton has received death threats and extra security has been hired.
Teachers have reported nearly 2,500 cases of bigotry and bullying in U.S. schools since the election. According to a SPLC survey of 10,000 teachers, "eight in 10 respondents said they were anxious and concerned for their students, especially Black, Muslim and LGBT children and teens, and they were worried how Trump's election would affect themselves and their families.
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