Impeaching Trump could actually set off a stream of unmanageable events.Every single day we find ourselves ever deeper down the white nationalist rabbit hole represented by Donald Trump’s regime. I thought that the deadly Nazi rally in Charlottesville would have been the upturn point where we began digging ourselves out of the shit, instead Hair Führer refused the path of decency and the bottom dropped out from under us again. Trump’s unwillingness to properly disavow American Nazism is not surprising; that is his base after all. In the wake of this new showing of America’s true colors, the fever pitch of hysterical calls for Trump’s impeachment are flooding all avenues of media. Hate to break it to you folks, impeaching Trump — as satisfying as it might be — will not be the end to the growing conflicts in this country. This kind of magical thinking is extremely counterproductive to the work that needs to be done from the top down in dismantling white supremacy in America. This problem of white nationalism is bigger than just Trump, although he was a "yuge" fomenter since he began the so-called birther movement about our first black president. Trump has come out and said all the things that disgruntled white people have been thinking for years. These white people are angry at their perceived loss of white power, and they are armed to the teeth. As our editor, Lara Witt wrote for Harper’s Bazaar, this white supremacy is deeply entrenched into the fabric of American society. Trump has undermined all our judicial and governmental systems of checks and balances; he has eviscerated the credibility of the free press and elevated propaganda factories. He has problematized the very notion of truth, facts, and science through his “FAKE NEWS” bloviating. He has shredded fundamental fabrics of reality in America in favor of trigger happy, often uneducated, and fundamentally bigoted world views.
We were outnumbered at the “Battle for Berkeley,” and we can’t afford to let that happen again. The Handmaid's Tale reveals exactly why.I originally sat down to write about being in the age of Trump and watching the first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, a new series from Hulu that debuts April 26, with a couple hot takes to offer the masses. Then I went to what is being called “the Battle for Berkeley” on April 15, and I realized that any SEO-friendly thinkpiece I could write was complete and utter bullshit compared to the call to awareness The Handmaid’s Tale is. I was struck by the similarities between the rise to power of Gilead, the fascist religious regime controlling the world of the main characters -- particularly Offred -- in The Handmaid's Tale, and the rise to power of Trump, Pence and the alt-right. Related: How White Millennials Became Neo-Nazis Be forewarned: there are some spoilers (especially relating to the third episode), but if you’ve read the book, you won’t be too surprised.
Both Hitler and Trump rose on tsunami of lies, fear and anti-free speech platforms. It isn’t too late to stop history from coming full circle. Deportation raids are happening en masse across the country. Refugees have been turned away at the