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Trump Supporters Sense Coming Disaster, Don’t Care

This inauguration of Donald J. Trump will be a sad day for many Americans, and perhaps history will prove that it was also a sad day for America. It will in any case be a transfer of political power like none other in the history of the country. It feels like the forerunner to a great catastrophe – something is going to happen and even Trumpians can feel it, even Trumpians know that the bottom is about to fall out, but they don’t care. After all, it is how you make America great again.

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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Three

Mr. Trump apparently tapped into this deep-seated, Southern brand of rancor and resentment – the feelings of hatred, bigotry, misogyny, and yes, racism, too, whether overt or covert – in short, the ugliness of it all! – and in the process, unleashed the beast within, the worst in our already tarnished (white) nature. The rest is history.

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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Two

If only someone had miraculously turned back the clock to the good ol' days of slavery, or at least to the pre-Civil Rights era, everything would have been just fine. No one was complaining back then, not even the poor whites, for they were still far better off than the blacks and the rest of us who had trickled in afterwards.

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