Trump recently cited his own “great and unmatched wisdom” regarding Turkey and his decision to pull back troops in Syria. Yesterday, Turkey attacked Northern Syria. Trump’s complacency allows Turkey, unchecked, to carry out acts of genocide primarily against Syria’s largest ethnic minority, the Kurds.
Trump believes his mandate is from God and prominent evangelists support Trump in this belief. Inside Trump supporter, Pastor Paula White Cain, said in her Jim Bakker show video “The True Story of Donald Trump” that she believes that the first settlers landed in America and were “blessed” to put their “white crosses” down on a land that would become “a lighthouse” for the world. She goes on to say that Trump will help take America back because the nation is tired of “the 5% dictating to the 95%.”
And just who are the 5%?
Trump exceptionalism infringes on democracy, marginalizes minorities and, in many instances, violates the spirit and letter of U.S. constitutional law.
His lack of action in Syria is an extension of his overall inhumane treatment of life, the earth and its inhabitants.
This satirical poem I wrote several years ago came to mind given the recent events.
One Nation Under God
Twisting propaganda, choking humanity’s aorta;
The leash of compassion’s constraint,
worships nationalism’s professed God,
My country’s will be done, here on earth –
You who are forsaken, you who are diseased;
You are not me; You are not the fortunate one.
Thou shalt not kill Uncle Sam,
Love one another, An eye for an eye –
One nation under an omnipotent God,
“The righteous will live by faith;”
Deceitfully waging contempt’s warfare;
Infinitely marching onward –
Holding faith in esteemed position,
Love within geographical boundaries;
Life on Earth as it is in Heaven –
My Heaven; not your’s.
(c) 2014 s l jennings
I don’t believe a benevolent God supports hatred. My ultimate hope is that we can all work together to create a world that promotes caring for and support of all humanity. Buying Jim Bakker freeze-dried pizzas will not cure this epidemic. Trump’s impeachment will certainly be a beginning.