‘Racist Trump represents a dark era’

President Trump’s racial venom labelling migrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from ‘Shithole countries’ reveal that he is the most uncouth leader ever elected.

This undereducated racist forgets that the USA has 46 military bases dotting the African continent in 24 countries and hosting 6000 U.S. troops who enjoy Africa’s warm hospitality. Does he realize that Africa exports almost 21 strategic minerals to the USA, without which his country will cease to be a military Superpower? Four strategic minerals, chromium, cobalt, manganese and platinum, imported from Africa enabled The USA to become an industrial giant.

Trump is grimly determined to change America’s world view of international politics. His threats and bellicose behaviour are a threat to the safety of many nations. His ire is directed against friends and foes alike. His understanding of war and peace is woefully inadequate.

Over the past 20 years, the United States has single-handedly decimated and destroyed free nations in an effort to control the world. That ignoble ambition died in the wreckage of Iraq and Syria. It was an ambition that was neither feasible nor smart. Intelligently perceived self-interest could tilt bellicose nations onto the path of peace. If not, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.

Donald Trump represents a dark era. His geographic knowledge is limited and his command of the English language is extremely poor. What is shocking is that he unable to recite the words of his country’s national anthem. Donald Duck is more intelligent than him.

Farouk Araie
Johannesburg.

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