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No. 0     Original Topic:  What Part of Donald Trump Reminds You of Jesus Christ?'   
By:  sweetmusicman   Gender: M   Age: 42   on  Jul 9, 2017 at 4:05 AM   Viewed 2528 times     
I guess not only goes for Evangelical Christians, but for every other denomination that voted for Trump and still defending/supporting Trump.


Donald Trump's appeal to Evangelical voters is perplexing and bizarre, and it has earned the attention of more than one political observer. Samantha Bee dug into the phenomenon and came to the conclusion that it boiled down to a kind of identity politics, and now legendary documentarian Ken Burns has weighed in. He sat down with The Daily Beast to discuss a retrospective of his films just released online, but the conversation quickly drifted to the 2016 election.

Burns did not mince words when it came to Donald Trump and the religious right, the culmination of what he sees as a long con:

"The Republican Party has been extraordinarily successful at getting many groups of people to vote against their self-interest. Evangelicals are voting for Donald Trump. What part of Donald Trump reminds you of Jesus Christ? Trump lusts after his own daughter on national radio, talks about women's bodies and breasts in such a disparaging way, and mocks them. How is this in any way Christian? When you make the "other" the enemy, how is that Christian?"


Much of Burns' work deals with "race as a central subtheme of American life," and that extends to The Central Park Five, a documentary about five black teenagers wrongfully convicted of raping a white female jogger in New York's famed greenspace. Burns believes that Trump's role in that fiasco is telling:

"He shamefully took out a full-page ad in all of the New York dailies asking for a restoration of the death penalty for two 14-year-old, two 15-year-old, and one 16-year-old innocent children. While New York State laws would not have permitted their execution, just the fact that there was a rush to judgment ought to be complete evidence of how temperamentally unsuited he is for the office he now seeks."


And when asked if his involvement was racially motivated:

"Of course it was [racially motivated]. I found no outrage at the "preppie killer." The problem was that the initial idea of the crime was that there were these "wilding" black youths—a wolf pack—that attacked this innocent blond woman, and that's always been the primal fear of Americans as they tolerated slavery and then tolerated Jim Crow. You had newspapers in a progressive northern city sounding like a southern racist newspaper from the 1880s gleefully reporting on a lynching."


http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a46441/ken-burns-evangelicals-trump/
No. 58     Reply: Re: What Part of Donald Trump Reminds You of Jesus Christ?'   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 104   on  Jan 21, 2018 at 8:21 PM     
It seems that Sweetmusicman has deleted his profile.


Despite differences in political views, I do hope Sweetmusicman might return when arriving in the states (he certainly offers debate for those desiring and I do not think it is meant with hatred). I hope too he derives a better picture of things in the US when spending time here in the States.

God be with you Sweetmusicman on your travels and ventures in the US if still making the journey! I hope to see you back in threads again (I am more in GD and Theo personally, but welcome you back). I sincerely do pray my debating principles of economics was well with you as it was with me (no offense taken or given).