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The Backside of Trump's America

The Backside of Trump's America

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on April 18, 2019. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 19 April 2019 01:04 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Donald Trump won because his words spoke and still speak for the silent majority including many whites who still feel left out of the discourse on the welfare of this nation.

Depicted as “Deplorables” by Hillary Clinton who incites people to incivility towards the “Trumpers” or the plethora of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates pledging a great American giveaway of gifts not founded within the U.S. Constitution — the constant barrage and battle against a U.S. President with a media onslaught further speaks to a lack of impartiality in reporting the news or any attempt at fairness highlights the worst within us.

In addition, presidential off the cuff remarks not always based on facts do not enhance a search for common ground.

On the Amtrak Carolina Train from Salisbury, N.C., to the Trump-renovated Union Station of Washington, D.C., the comfort of the seats and relaxed pace underplay visuals from a rural America not often covered by the media or its selling of an America that too few experience up close and personal. The rural settings with dilapidated barns, unpainted houses, cars and rusting machinery exposed to the elements, dogs trotting hungrily looking for food and some for shelter, an angry landscape as well as men hanging around talking illustrates clearly a side of this nation not involved in the publicity garnered by those who advocate for a life and lifestyle many of these folks won't support. This contrast with the inner cities of America often steeped in poverty with perceptual violence abounding. The intolerance blamed on many for their religious views, perceived racism or sexism and other instances in which such people exists unfortunately make it too often seem these folks aren’t fit to be Americans.

Bridging the gap of our divisions, which seems to increase everyday, first must be met by a willingness to listen to other's views and let all parties state their case, letting it be absorbed, if differences are to be surmounted.

“The Best of Enemies” movingly depicts 10 days in 1971 from my hometown of Durham, N.C., which bought together Ann Atwater, a black community activist head from Operation Break Through and C. P. Ellis, a white businessman and President (Exhalted Cyclops) of the local Ku Klux Klan, to address the issue of school integration which though passed by the courts had not penetrated the hearts of citizens. The intervention of Bill Reddick from Shaw University, who used a mediation technique called a “charrette,” turned the tide in the developing atmosphere of all parties by getting folks to truly listen before engaging in attempts to find doable solutions.

Taraji P. Henson delivers an Oscar worthy performance as Ann Atwater capturing her essence as a strong black woman determined to continue in her entrenched anti-white views. Her Klan charrette co-chairman, J. P. Ellis, found in the Klan strength in appreciation of his whiteness without understanding in being so acknowledged with such privilege, in fact he was still as poor and deprived as the very blacks, Jews, and others he was taught to despise.

“The Best of Friends” movie should be viewed by all seeking an understanding of the truths behind this nation’s history which are still not self-evident but rather being suppressed before needed reminders about lessons, which have made us less than great, can be learned.

Increasingly we see a nation causing us to become the worst of friends by those who refuse to allow free speech which isn’t always from hate but from faith, from experiences, from fear and also from ignorance.

Patrick Henry noted that I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to my death your right to say it. All who want to restore America’s principles of fairness, inclusiveness, and representative democracy should see “The Best of Enemies” for it may help us in all our getting to “Keep US A great Nation."

Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a licensed teacher, retired Corporate physician, former county school board member, speaker, author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us Book 1" (available through Amazon. com) and is the NC Republican National Committeewoman. Contact through DrAdaMFisher.org. To read more of Dr. Fisher's reports, Click Here Now.

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Donald Trump won because his words spoke and still speak for the silent majority including many whites who still feel left out of the discourse on the welfare of this nation.
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