Last Friday, Donald Trump finally got a taste of something he enjoys: freedom of speech. During his rally at the University of Illinois in Chicago (base of Trump International Hotel and Tower), his supporters encountered a massive block consisting of student body. It all started when he announced he would be rallying in that college, which has a very diverse student body (Hispanics and Muslims, targets of Trump’s campaign, to name a few). Read more about what happened in this article from The New Yorker. #SHUTITDOWN was indeed trending that night, a hashtag started by a Chicago activist Ja’Mal Green.
But that’s not the end of the opposition Trump is gathering. In the past few weeks, a lot of articles comparing him to Hitler have been written. If you still think this is an exaggeration, just take a look at this experiment. In the video, a man reads some of Trump’s quotes to his followers, and they surprisingly and blindly agree with them, only to find out they were actually said by Hitler. Remember when teachers tell students how History’s main objective is to not repeat the mistakes from the past? Well, a whole percentage of Americans is either ignoring History, or worse, aiming to repeat the mistakes of the Second World War, and here is why. One of the articles describes a psychological profile, which Trump possesses, and the reason he is achieving popularity: authoritarianism. The rise of American authoritarianism, from Vox, goes on to predict that even if he loses, more politicians like him could follow. Scary, hey?
I love this GIF, not only is it entertaining, it’s symbolical. The United States national symbol biting at this man, could nature be any clearer? If you want to read more about people against Trump, check out the open letter Brandon Stanton sent to the candidate. Stanton is the human behind the Humans of New York project, and while he had been trying to stay out of politics, he feels opposing Trump is a matter of moral. He states how his job makes his point certain: “[…] over the last two years I have conducted extensive interviews with hundreds of Muslims, chosen at random, on the streets of Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. I’ve also interviewed hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees across seven different countries. And I can confirm— the hateful one is you.”
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