So America has spoken and have elected a misogynistic, proven liar who:
- is embroiled in class-action suit against his fraudulent Trump University
- but who also has a pre-trial date in December for: “rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault, battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, duress, false imprisonment, and defamation” of a 13-year-old girl.
His victory is the result of a campaign conducted by a bully using the language of hate and incitement to violence.
I have a feeling future historians are going to look back on 2016 and demand why we were so wilfully blind, why we could not see the parallels between the 1930’s and 2010’s, why our memories were so short, and how we could leave the door open for atrocities which we said would never be repeated to happen again.
For once I find myself grateful that my mum, dad and step pa are not around to see what a mighty cock-up we have made of their sacrifices and legacy.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. Will we shut up and look the other way or will we stand up and say something?