As the general election nears, and with Donald Trump officially securing enough delegates to force Republicans to hand their party over to him, eyes and attention are starting to pivot away from the last remnants of the primary season.
Now that we know for certain who is going to be the Republican nominee, the knives are coming out and taking aim at Trump in totally new ways that frankly, it will be nearly impossible for him to overcome. It’s only the beginning of summer, and already there’s a massive amount of anti-Trump media being released. What makes it even worse for Donald is that most of it will look like the absolutely devastating video below.
This latest anti-Trump ad shows just how brutal it’s going to be for Donald. His months and months of hate speech, bigotry, xenophobia, and racism are now finally coming back to haunt him. The ad below is just the first of an immensely powerful onslaught that is going to be coming at Donald.
That ad showed some of the worst elements in our modern-day history of racial injustice, inequality, and violence. However, that’s not the most frightening part. The bit that really scares the hell out of me personally is how accurately Donald’s own voice-over fits with it. It’s like he literally went back in time, watched the racial unrest of the 60s, and narrated it for a documentary.
This is the kind of America that Donald wants to take us back to. Make no mistake; he isn’t talking about anything other than this. It isn’t about noisy protesters at his “private” rallies, and it isn’t about people protesting in the streets. The message is that if someone is different from you, it’s ok to use violence – whether civilian or by policing – to subdue, harm, and arrest them for no crime other than being different. It also excuses your behavior by suggesting that since this is how they did it “in the good old days” that it’s acceptable to relive that dark time in our history.
In the 60’s it was being black. Today it’s being Muslim and even more recently LGBT. Republicans are literally, not figuratively, trying to re-legalize hatred and discrimination in America. We fought a war over the idea that certain people were “lesser” than other people. We know how it turned out and who won that fight. We don’t need to go down that road again.