Trump’s hate-mongering will not have the last laugh

Published: March 15, 2016
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Hate, war and fear-mongering are the words that aptly describe the 2016 Republican presidential campaign with Donald Trump being the star of the show. Yes, Trump, the same individual who has pushed the electoral process to disastrous limits and pulled the very concept of democracy to deepest of bizarrely disruptive depths never witnessed in modern US history.

Growing up we were told not to run our mouths. It appears Trump’s elders never taught him basic etiquettes of life. Loose lips sink ships and through his verbal dysentery, Trump has created a volcanically toxic environment unleashing spirits that make people wonder if this is what American democracy has come to.

Trump is a hideous racist. At a time when the Republican campaign can use statesman like behaviour, Trump has toyed around with people’s emotions and started a dangerous conversation thereby sowing seeds of everlasting discord. Trump’s inflammatory ways have divided and alienated the entire political landscape and tarnished the country’s image. He’s gone after everyone – Afro-AmericansMuslimsHispanics – and uprooted the delicate balance that took decades for the American society to establish.

Luckily there’s still some civility left. Trump has been rebutted by other contenders with respect to his views about Muslims. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have called for a deeper analysis of the radical Islam situation and opening up of communication and collaboration lines with the Muslim world.

Trump is a master at putting blame on others for his dastardly remarks and acts. The recent incident in Chicago is a classic case in hand whereby instead of apologising, he conveniently pointed fingers at Bernie Sanders for the chaos.

Being a pathological liar, Trump thrives amongst ‘low information’, ‘poorly educated’ class of people and is a political arsonist. He says he wants to make America great. Little does he realise that he can’t make America great by getting rid of everything that made America great – it’s values, diversity, openness – strengths that have helped this nation grow and prosper.

Trump is the face of extremist America and a threat to national integration. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), white supremacists and whoever wants to make a mockery of the US belief system simply love him.

Even if Trump is able to bluff his way to Republican nomination, come general election day, Democrats will easily recapture the White House. Trump may be able to thrive amongst a small percentage of narrow-minded voters but the good news is that his ideals are not shared by mainstream America.

The US is robust enough to overcome upheavals, put aside differences and march on with the bravado and the swagger so typical of its values and traditions. Trump’s political adventure is destined to meet a deplorable end.

This schizophrenic environment is a temporary hurdle and, like always, American people will breakdown all the barriers that stand in the way of empowerment. All we need are a few more heroes like the Chicago protesters and Thomas Dimassimo for, I’m certain that, this perfectly imperfect union will overcome this ugly and divisive rhetoric.

Ahson Saeed Hasan

Ahson Saeed Hasan

The writer is a proud American, a peacenik who has traveled well over 80 countries and lived in four continents. He likes to share his experiences and reflect on the worldly surroundings. He tweets @tweetingacho (twitter.com/tweetingacho)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Parvez

    All things said and done, if it goes as it has been going, it looks like Trump will win the Republican Nomination.Recommend

  • Fahim

    Let hitler come to power instead spreading in community silentlyRecommend

  • Tommy Gunn

    Trump will win the Republican nomination but he’ll get clobbered in the general election. Mark my words!Recommend

  • Nomad1412

    “The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), white supremacists and whoever wants to make a mockery of the US belief system simply love him.”

    In these days of Google, don’t know why some people love to make false assertions that undermine their entire post. If it pleases you, one KKK leader switched to Hillary recently and KKK fortunately is a shadow of the terror it once used to be.Recommend

  • Seetharaman Ramachandran

    look at your country… dont worry about AmericaRecommend

  • Rohan

    Pakistan should worry about the hate against Hindus and ahmadis throughout its textbooks and constitution.Obsession with Modi, trump and Afghanistan won’t change the hate within PakistanRecommend

  • Parvez

    He is an American….so he is looking at his country.Recommend

  • Acorn Guts

    I hope Trump becomes president, because that’s the only way to get rid of him for good .. let them see what consequences of supporting hate are. Otherwise they’ll keep coming back every 4 years.Recommend

  • Acorn Guts

    We are a nation who is always looking beyond the horizon, sorry, we don’t subscribe to your narrow views.

    Besides, the author is DC based, please pay attention next time. ThanksRecommend

  • Sanders save me

    I want him to win just to see what happens Recommend

  • mahesh

    Author’s language is so filthyRecommend

  • Nouman Ahmed

    India should worry about the hate against Muslims and Dalits throughout its textbooks and constitution.Obsession with Pakistan won’t change the hate within Pakistan.Recommend

  • gp65

    That may or may not be true. Despite living in the US for the longest time, I have retained my Indian citizenship. So I am not an American, just an American resident.
    Having said that, I certainly do not approve of Ramachandran’s ad hominem attack on the author. If you disagree with an author you must point out flaws in either fact or logic. Simply attacking an individual makes for a very poor argument.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    Is this wishful thinking?Recommend

  • Rohan

    There is no hate in our textbooks and constitution.Our constitution talks about secularism, yours promotes hate against ahmadis and bars minorities from being pm and presidentRecommend

  • Acorn Guts

    Don’t worry my friend, we are good at multi-tasking. We’ll solve issues within our country and also raise a voice against hate spread by Modi, Trump et all.

    Don’t you worry about us at all ..Recommend

  • zafars

    What hate mongering?. He is a true Amercan and doing what any patriot would do to preserve his country’s culture and legacy.Recommend

  • Sridhar Kaushik

    Trump’s conventions keep getting interrupted. He is not the one who is sabotaging other people’s conventions.
    And what many term hatred speech is also one that touches on truth at many levels.
    (Being a pathological liar, Trump thrives amongst ‘low information’, ‘poorly educated’ class of people and is a political arsonist.)
    Above is exactly the kind of undemocratic language his detractors are using.Recommend

  • Nouman Ahmed

    Your textbooks do not contain any anti-Pakistan propaganda? What a joke!

    Please open the following links and do some reading.
    http://homegrown.co.in/these-10-excerpts-from-indian-text-books-are-seriously-terrifying/

    Here is another link of your national newspaper.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/saffronising-textbooks-where-myth-and-dogma-replace-history/story-CauM4dmmsPGrjZ3APAvNxO.html

    Also open this link to see how absurd your books are.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34336826

    This inflated sense of Hinduism is not only limited to India, but some people from yours side have also took this to the USA. Here is a research article from Harvard which shows that how you people have tried to systematically revise the history that justifies and fosters prejudice against minorities. https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/9887609/GJIA%20–%20Visweswaran%20–%20PDF%20copy.pdf?sequence=1

    Our constitution certainly undermines minorities and I hate it, but saying that there is no anti-Pakistan propaganda in India is a blatant lie. No more no less. Just plain stupid lie.Recommend

  • Nouman Ahmed

    And even though your constitution is secular, your government does promote hate against Muslims and Dalits or simply anyone who challenges its narrative.Recommend

  • Rangoonwala

    Kudos to you gp65 ! You must be mellowing with time.
    Agree with you, to an extent. After all, there are cyber
    warriors, from Hindustan, who are paid to malign Pakistan,
    [and Muslims] just about everywhere. You may not agree
    with this, that is your prerogative. Your opinion is valued.
    As for Trump, he is an American nightmare, in living color.
    And he has brought to the surface, the deep rooted bigotry
    racism and discrimination that still exists in misogynist US.
    Truly, they say, it is sad to see your countrymen embracing
    a bottom feeding, two bit racist thug like Trump. You can see
    it all over this ET newspaper. Perhaps they don’t realize,
    in their zeal to score points, that they are brown skinned
    Third World masses,…to Trump. About 1.5 billion of them.
    If Indians are buying, he is selling. Including his mother.Recommend

  • Rohan

    No it does not, we have some people who make provocative statements, plus Muslims here also make hate statements.The fact that we have challenged the narrative is why we are in the news.When non Muslims in Pakistan are persecuted we don’t hear a peep but when Israel throws a rocket in palestine, all the Pakistanis leave their jobs and protest.Recommend

  • Rohan

    The Hindustan Times article talks about the idea which hasn’t been implemented plus the things mentioned in the Harvard research has is 10 yrs old and corrected in the last decade.
    But in Pakistan the textbook hate is million times worse, ayesha jalal said most Pakistanis learn hate, bigotry and ideology , same was said by Pervez hoodbhoy.
    This has radicalized Pakistan beyond belief with many justifying hate,murder, killing of Hindus, Jews and armed jihadRecommend