Dispatch from the real America
More than 150 headstones were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri. We can expect more such desecrations as the country's neo-Nazis see one of their own so close to the levers of power. Even putative president* Donald Trump was forced to acknowledge the violence his rise has engendered.
But the story of the cemetery desecration doesn't end there. Muslim activists launched a page on launchgood.com to raise money to help repair the headstones. The fundraising goal was $20,000. As of this writing, the page has raised $75,000, with 26 days left to go.
Donald Trump is making America great again. He's making us great in making us realize that what unites us far exceeds what divides us. He's making us great again in again learning that freedom isn't free, and has to be fought for constantly. He's engendering a wave of activism and political commitment not seen since the 1960s. He's energizing a Democratic Party which had grown moribund and complacent. He's putting paid to the lie that we're a Balkanized country, with groups at each others' throats. Muslims are standing with Jews. Latinos are standing with Muslims. People of goodwill have found their voices and are using them.
This has been a report from the real America: the America which will arise from the dark Trump Era.
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