It’s 2019 and the fact that you and Vice President Cruz
have decided to run for a second term deeply disturbs those of us who still
care about this country. Like many true patriots, my wife and I voted for
Sanders in 2016 and considered moving to France when you and that creepy
Canadian won. We stayed and we regret it.
In just under four years, you have irrevocably changed
this country for the worse. You said you would be hard on immigration and you
lied. You let more people in from Western Europe, Canada, and Australia than
any other president. While opening the floodgates to the Aryan barbarians, you
shut the doors on those who really needed to be here—most notably, Mexicans and
refugees. This lead to the death of thousands of Syrians in their home country,
not to mention the slaughter of possibly millions of people all over Africa and
the Middle East. Angela Merkel picked up the slack and it appears to have
driven Germany into a civil war. When asked to atone for these sins you asked
the chancellor, “What’s the German word for brassiere?” and added,
“DasShouldStopEmFromFloppin.” This is likely the most ridiculous thing said by
any president in history. My wife and I are very well educated, by the way, and
we are both familiar with many European words. The German word for brassiere is
likely something remarkably similar as English has its roots in German.
“The Department of Education offices look like they’re in
Detroit (old Detroit, not the capitalist hellhole you turned it into).”
Without the affordable labor of undocumented workers, our
youth were torn from their social lives and forced to do menial labor like a
sad horde of indentured servants. In the summer the streets are barren as
adolescents mow lawns, clean pools, flip burgers, babysit kids, and do all the
other jobs Americans shouldn’t have to do. You point out that the working and
middle classes have never been wealthier without mentioning that the top 20%
have grown at a much larger rate. This might be the biggest gap between rich
and poor in American history. We all—rich and poor—need to go back down to a
fairer income until we can get all the discrepancies worked out. That was
Bernie’s plan and that’s what’s fair.
You brag that unemployment reached record lows in 2018,
but at what cost? As with Thatcher, your first few months in office saw the
deaths of thousands of government jobs. Is there even a Department of Energy
anymore? The Department of Education offices look like they’re in Detroit (old
Detroit, not the capitalist hellhole you turned it into).
The Department of Energy was created by the people, for
the people, to create alternative energy sources. We could be living for free
off the grid using wind and solar, but the oil companies you work for shut that
down. Fracking is now rampant all over the country and we have no idea how that
will affect the water table. You claim you created thousands of jobs
revitalizing the Keystone Pipeline project, but you did it against Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau’s wishes, which is an act of war. The environmental
destruction you caused includes destroying several habitats such as those of
the Ross’s goose, black-footed ferret, sandhill crane, least tern, piping
plover, Sprague’s pipit, and, of course, pallid sturgeon.
Out of all the developed countries in the world America
is now last, I repeat LAST in the fight to combat Climate Change. Your crass
comments about women in Minnesota wearing bikinis are a slap in the face to the
Inuit and Northern peoples who rely on polar bear and penguin meat to survive.
More people would know about this destruction if you
hadn’t killed education by privatizing virtually every school in the country.
Public schools weren’t perfect, but the problem was systemic and related to the
parents just as much as the teachers. By refusing to fix a broken system and
starting anew, you have left thousands of teachers unemployed as well as many
times more in the administration and teachers’ unions.
Postsecondary education has been hit even harder as
government aid to non-STEM education has been completely cut off. My wife
teaches Sexual Intersectionality and Patriarchal Discourse at Brown and
attendance has been so poor, I have been forced to completely neglect my S.A.D.
(stay-at-home dad) blog and go back to work.
This isn’t the America we know. It’s not the America
Obama built for us. You have completely wiped out all the goodwill he brought
us from the Muslim world. They hate us more than ever and the only reason China
and Russia don’t hate us too is because you handed off the war in Afghanistan
to Putin and the North Korean conflict to whomever is in charge of China. Are
you aware of the human rights records these leaders have? We have no idea the
kind of senseless slaughters being perpetrated toward the peoples of Islam and
Northern Korea. You said we are “no longer the world’s police” without
justifying how we can turn a blind eye to all this suffering.
Speaking of police, their war on African-American people
of color continues unabated. You say this “employment boom” is most prevalent
in the black community, but at what cost? By cutting welfare down to almost
nothing, you are denying single mothers the care they deserve. Abortion would
have been a way out of this mess, but you cut that, too. The “black family is
back” (as you put it), but it’s not because they love each other. It’s because
you denied black women their independence. That’s not romance. It’s marriage
rape. Also, you lie when you pin this back-to-work trend on the drop in crime.
Crime is down because your draconian laws have forced everyone into what are
essentially labor camps across the country. Detroit hasn’t been revitalized.
Crime is also down because of fear. Abolishing gun
control has left the poor petrified of being shot by racists. What have you
done? How can you sleep at night? We used to be a nation that cared for huddled
masses. Now we crack the whip and march them into factories. Animals die, the
arts suffer, and everyone wakes up thinking, “Who will blow my head off today?”
This morning I went into a Starbucks and a man was carrying what looked like a
semiautomatic AK-47. My daughter asked me what it was and I was left no choice
but to begin crying. This made her cry also and I got down on one knee to hold
her. “I want Obama back,” she said as she wrapped her arms around my neck. “Me
too,” I replied while sobbing much harder, “Me too.”