“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
I John 4: 18
“Donald Trump`s campaign message in two words: Be afraid.
My campaign message in two words: Be brave.”
Stephen King tweet
“Horror novelist Stephen King boiled down President Donald Trump`s campaign message for the November midterms to just two words on Twitter Monday night.
And they are: `Be afraid.`
King, who on Sunday bashed Trump for his latest baseless attack on immigrants, also coined his own campaign message to counter Trump`s fearmongering pitch to vote Republican.
`Be brave,` he wrote.”
With just two weeks to go before the midterm election, Trump isn`t campaigning on the vibrant economy or the astounding success he`s had in placing conservative judges on the federal courts and nominating and confirming two conservative judges to the Supreme Court.
Fear is the first refuge of a racist populist, and Trump is relying on bellicose and inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric to motivate his base to vote. Stirring up hatred and fear of Muslims, immigrants, and minorities is what got Trump elected, and he`s relying on the same foul oratory to try to retain control of the House and Senate.
Trump is making the migrant caravan the central issue of his campaign, he warns that the caravan has been infiltrated by unknown Middle Easterners and MS-13 gang members. He`s threatening to send the military to the border to protect us from this invading horde of criminals, gang members and Muslim terrorists.
Trump suggests that liberal bogeyman George Soros and the Democratic Party financed the caravan, of course he doesn`t have any facts to back up his conspiracy theory.
But Trump`s base doesn`t care about facts, they care only about feelings and emotions, and his emotional entreaties resonate with his racist followers.
There is no doubt that Trump`s message of fear and resentment will inspire his cultists to vote, but I`m optimistic that love will prevail over fear, and the Democrats will regain control of the House.
Patriots` love for the migrants who are fleeing violence in their homelands for the hope of freedom and safety in America, will prevail over the bigots who hate black and brown migrants seeking a better life.
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