President Donald Trump is doubling down on his gaudy hyper-patriotic July 4th takeover from last year, this time planning “military demonstrations” and a lecture on our “heritage.”
As we should all know, “heritage” is a buzzword used by racists when talking about the Confederacy and arguing against taking down Confederate flags and monuments.
Of course, Trump has voiced opposition to changing the names of American military bases that bear the names of Confederate generals, such as Bragg, Benning and Hood.
Not only were all three Confederate generals racists, they committed treason against this country and were losers. Literally, they lost battles and the war.
It only makes sense to change the names, but Republicans claim it’s their “heritage,” which is pretty awkward considering Republicans were in power when the slaves were freed and the Civil War was fought. They also all used to be Union supporters.
But now Trump plans to talk about “heritage” on July 4th. And he intends to use the military as a prop again to intimidate the American people.
According to a White House release:
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, along with the Department of Interior, will host the 2020 Salute to America on the South Lawn of the White House and Ellipse on Saturday, July 4. In addition to music, military demonstrations, and flyovers to honor our Nation’s service members and veterans, the President will deliver remarks that celebrate our independence and salute our amazing heritage. The evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display over the National Mall.
Once again, Trump is staging this event for his supporters, not for Americans as a whole. And you just know that he’s going to try to make it all about himself. This is a propaganda show, and a racist one at that. The military should have nothing to do with it and neither should the American people. Even the media should refuse to cover it.
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