I'll honestly say that I been pretty quiet as of late in regards of what is going on overseas, not because I don't care but because quite frankly I'm scared. I'm afraid of what it means to have a sociopath, narcissist, destructive, religious fanatic, racist and bigot in the most powerful seat in the world. It scares me because Putin and Xi Jinping (President of China), and every Middle Eastern country run by a tyrant, are celebrating the fact that now they can rule the world in benefit of themselves and their believes not in benefit of the people.
I have to say I feel helpless and sorrow filled because I don't know what to do to help people I know, people I care for, people who I never met because I can see where Donald Trump, this new found dictator is taking their lives, locking them up and throwing away the key and no one does a thing to stop him. To all my American friends who didn't vote for Trump who now have to live their lives being suppressed and persecuted to an extent, now sit and watch their rights being stripped from them.
It's like going back 100 years, or even 200 years, where women couldn't vote or make decisions over their own bodies and lives, where being LGBTQ/SAGA was equal with criminal act (and that is how it is for people still today all over the world). We can say that anything where you are not a white, straight, male in the age of 50 is non acceptable and should be exterminated or treated like a slave, and follow the rules set to you by a small, a very small majority of the people.
I'm sorry but wasn't this why the immigrants left Europe to begin with? Because Europe was to much of a Russian dictatorship? Because the Government decided to much? Has to much power?
Now Trump is in bed with Russia trying very much like the Islamic state (ISIS) to rule the US by religious laws instead of secular laws. This is why I'm thankful each day that I live in Sweden, we are far from perfect politically but at least religion does not rule our country. It's funny because when the Democratic side in the Senate bring up Sweden as an example of good democratic believes and governmental structure the Republican side always call us communists and claim: We as Americans are free men, we will not surrender to communism and being imprisoned by the state, that is their response. What they mean is that we are to harsh in our way of living and to tightly govern by the state, we have to little freedoms and the government has to much power. It's so funny, because in Sweden you love who you want to love and do so openly right there at the town center, few to no one will bat an eyelash. We wouldn't dream of taking away a woman's right to decide over her own body, we wouldn't dream of letting religion make any decisions on how our country is run, we wouldn't dream to tell you what God to believe in or to believe in god at all, we wouldn't dream of demanding a political leader to swear in to office by holding a hand on a bible. Does that sound like a communist country or a dictator run country to you?
Like I said, Sweden have issues, Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries all have huge issues, we have to face and deal with. We have politicians not facing problems in regards to ie. honor violence, equality issues, integration of newly arrived immigrants and refugees, but at least here your are safe, you have your human rights and your life matter and that goes for Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway and Denmark) and the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) as a whole.
Where does this leave us, because yes I think this is an US problem not just an American problem we are in this together. Personally, I think that if things doesn't change soon and that is drastically change, I think abroad living Europeans will start leaving the US and return to their native countries, and in the end I also think American citizens who can will start to immigrating back to Europe. I'm not saying that they want to leave the U.S. because its their home, just like Sweden is mine, but between freedom and persecution I don't think the choice will be that hard and Trump is not indicating in anyway that he has any interest in doing anything that is best for the American people but what is best for white, straight, american males who already have power to gain more power.
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