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Donald Trump’s Supporters Represent the Worst Kind of Human Hypocrisy

Donald Trump has found a way to out-Trumpify himself when he declared that the only way to prevent the threat of terrorism was with “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

Donald Trump is an intelligent man. Say what you want about him, you don’t get to amass the wealth and business savvy that he has being a complete dumbass. He knows what’s going to get him attention, and he knows what his supporters want to hear, so of course, he’s going to keep making these polarizing statements. At this point, I’m not sure that he really believes half the things that he says… he may just be saying them for the effect that he knows they will have. But this post isn’t so much about Donald Trump. It’s about those who sincerely believe the crap that he’s spewing.

You would think that with every new Trumpism that the Donald comes up with, he’d lose a larger and larger fraction of his supporters, but nope, just the opposite seems to be happening. That is, more and more people seem to fall in love with him. Or, at the very least, those who do support him seem to feel an increase in the amount of adoration that they feel for him. Take a look at this video and tell me I’m wrong. They like him, they really like him!

Considering the enormity of the threat that IS(IS) poses on an international level, I think that it is completely understandable that people would be afraid. However, fear – no matter how justified – does not excuse the level of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination that so many people have now (publicly) subscribed to. Honestly, people, you can’t be that stupid to think that every single Muslim not only believes the same as the IS extremists but is somehow connected to them to the effect that the most random Muslim entering the US would be strapped with a suicide vest. I’m actually wondering if these people are that moronic, or are they just pretending to be in order to publicly espouse the hatred that they’ve felt all this time.

Now, I can’t be totally sure, but taking into account who Trump’s key demographic is, I’d be willing to bet good money that these people who are unashamed to go on national television and eviscerate an entire religion are the same people who are quick to cry that Christians are being persecuted whenever their religious belief is brought into question. So, you’re the ones being attacked when you’re asked to keep your religion out of Governmental policies, but when you’re calling for the exile and ban of all Muslims, you’re merely endorsing the good ole American way? Hmm, that smells an awful lot like irony and hypocrisy…

Furthermore, it’s amazing that these people seem blithely unaware of the fact that by giving all Muslims the face of IS, they’re effectively doing the same thing to all Christians. That is, they’re painting all regular peace-loving Muslims as terrorists and murderers while representing all Christians as vile, hate-mongering ignoramuses. It would be quite funny, actually, if it weren’t so sinfully disgusting.

The Donald Sterling/Phil Robertson Double Standard Saga

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So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know about the controversy surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. Honestly, I hadn’t planned on commenting on this at all, because why on earth would I give any more attention to an obvious racist? However, something just occurred to me a few minutes ago, and I thought I’d share it.

Again, by now, everyone should know about the media firestorm which took place a few months ago regarding A&E’s Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson, and the ignorant homophobic remarks that he’d made under the guise of Christian beliefs. If you remember that, then you should remember that the LGBT community didn’t take too kindly to the interview. But, of course, when we spoke out about it, the homophobes came out of the inbred woodwork in droves, accusing us of infringing upon Robertson’s God-given, constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of speech. Many of them even threatened a boycott of A&E, who had suspended Robertson for a few episodes of the show as punishment. Again, the over-used argument of the network trying to stifle his right to free speech was thrown around as carelessly as a deflated soccer ball.

Uh, no! No one was taking away Robertson’s free speech. He was still free to be a raging homophobic asshole, and free to make his backwards hillbilly comments, just not on a public forum where he violated the viewpoint and tarnished the reputation of the network under which he was contractually bonded.

Flash-forward a few months, and we now have a new scandal of discriminatory and offensive remarks. Let’s take a minute to compare the two situations, shall we? Both instances revolved around disgusting comments made by a rich, influential straight white male. Both instances offended millions of people, with a particular emphasis on a minority group. Both instances prompted a demand for swift and appropriate retribution.

How about we now decide to contrast the two situations? One of those instances occurred in private, with the remarks publicly leaked without the offender’s knowledge, while the other was freely made to an international publication. One of those instances blatantly insulted and degraded their despised target while the other offended but did not overtly insult. Please note that I am not trying to trivialise what Donald Sterling said, but I am just pointing out facts. He doesn’t actually outright insult black people (though he could have since he thought his remarks were being said in confidence); the real offense comes in the form of his vile refusal to have his girlfriend be seen in public with black people, whether on social media or at his games.

The most important difference in the two situations, I think, is that there seems to be a global desire to have Donald Sterling punished. Indeed, in very many cases, it appears that people are desperate to give off the impression that they’re backing the move in an attempt to not be pegged as racist. Even actual racist idiots, who no doubt agree with every word that escaped Sterling’s lips, aren’t brave or stupid enough to come forward because they are well aware of the backlash which would ensue. HOWEVER, when it was Phil Robertson in the spotlight, the homophobes were more than happy to spew their vitriolic bullshit. Even worse, news outlets were more than accommodating in supplying them with a platform to air their views. So can someone please explain to me why Donald Sterling is now the spawn of Satan and no one is defending his freedom of speech (again, for comments made in private), while Phil Robertson was the greatest victimised martyr being burned at the stake by the gay agenda?

Tell me, can people still be justified in claiming that the LGBT community wants “special” rights? If people who blatantly spread hatred and discrimination towards us are not held as accountable as those who spread hatred and discrimination towards other minority groups, have we even achieved equal rights, to now be seeking “special” ones? Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia… every form of discrimination and hatred is as disgusting as the others and we need to stop acting like they’re not.