But our toys

The people who write speeches for Trump to mouth should take more care to make them credible. The “Racism is Awesome” speech yesterday for instance:

“There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance,” the president told an audience of several thousand, gathered at the base of Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota.

“If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted and punished. Not going to happen to us,” he said.

See what I mean? There’s the written speech, and then suddenly there’s Trump. It’s jolting.

“Make no mistake, this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress.”

Translated into Trump:

These people hate our great country. They want to tear it down. We’re number one!

The gap between the two is too wide. Trump of course can’t amend his version, so the speech writers need to amend theirs.

Trump has made the removal of statues the subject of much of his ire during the protests, and hasĀ threatened anyone who vandalizes one with 10 years in prison.

It’s typical of his crude and impoverished mind. What matters? Not a large and complicated issue like racism, but a collection of physical objects. Not how we treat each other, but what kind of heavy stone statues we display. Not politics or social justice, but oversized toys.

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