My take on Saturday’s march in mid-Pacific in Letter to the Editor, Maui News.
IN 250 WORDS OR LESS: Saturday’s unprecedented women’s (and men’s) march of 5,000 in Kahului was inspirational. The march was not an end but a beginning.
Trumpites do not understand why we marched.This was not for the most part anti-Trump . It was a call to our politicians to act with respect and dignity; it was a call to recognize global warming rather than deny it. It was a call to preserve gains in health care; it was a call to end counterproductive bashing of media,the backbone of democracy.
It was a call to exercise some intelligence and common sense in solving our country’s deep problems and produce positive,rather than negative change. Many voters fell into the trap of believing outrageous claims about Hillary who has been bashed
unfairly for 40 years. No wonder people wanted her locked up.
Brainwashed lies repeated again and again tend to be believed. Hillary made mistakes, ran a poor campaign, but did not deserve what she got. The example of a Hana woman whose idea went viral produced a million marchers worldwide. One person can make a difference.
The 5,000 who marched need to continue to step up, to speak out. Societies have suffered because people remained silent in the face of tyranny and not without penalty.Let’s move
forward America, return to the values that indeed have made this country great, as it still is. At the same time, let’s figure out ways to work for positive not negative change.
Trump wins Virginia, a progressive state. One wonders why so many people do not get it–that this man has no experience, does not know history (important for a president), exaggerates, lies, insults, disrespects women and much more of dubious merit, to say the least. more commentary from the perspective of the mid-pacific far away from New York and Washington conventional wisdom.
MAUI, HAWAII–With the polls about to close in many states in less than 30 minutes, demagogue Donald Trump is likely to win a huge bundle of delegates. Trump sounds like a dictator saying he will do this and that. I will do this, I will do that does not work. We have a Congress that must pass laws for many of the things Trumps wants to do. It is unlikely they would ok most of the things he would like to do. Even much of the GOP establishment opposes Trump. The people need to listen.