a few words on equality
BY DENISE POSTED ON 27 JANUARY 2017
Today’s post is gonna be a bit different… Exactly one week ago today, Donald Trump got inaugurated and it moved the world. It moved me and it made me realise how important it is to use my voice, even (or especially!) on here.
Let me start off by telling you a few things about Mr. Trump and the things he has done over the past week. Donald Trump is a racist, misogynist, a liar and a bully. He’s homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, Islamaphobic… You name it. Although he literally got inaugurated ONE week ago, he has already realised some of his incredibly scary ideas. Not only did he revive two controversial oil pipelines (we’re talking about the contamination of drinking water here!!!), he’s also trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), which would leave thousands of people without a health insurance. The climate change pages have been removed from the White House website. He signed an executive order calling for the immediate construction of the wall between the US and Mexico. What I’m wondering here is, why isn’t he building a wall between the US and Canada? Oh, wait, that’s because most Canadians are white. THAT’S RACISM!!! Is he really that afraid of Mexicans? He has also signed an executive order to make sure that the American government can no longer offer visas to anyone from Muslim countries (such as Libya, Sudan and Iraq). There’s so much more, but I couldn’t possibly forget about the ban on federal money going to international groups that perform or provide information on abortions. No, Donald Trump. MY BODY, MY CHOICE. Let me remind you, this is his EIGHTH day as president.