Is Trump actually a true friend towards Greeks? Nov 7, 2020 23:00:17 GMT -5
Post by Emperor AAdmin on Nov 7, 2020 23:00:17 GMT -5
found this on internet somewhere
The election was STOLEN: the real winner, and everyone knows it, was... Kanye West!
Joking aside, I don't understand why so many Greek-Americans (and even Greeks from Greece) supported Trump so passionately and so personally. Trump is not a friend to Greece. He is, however, personal friends with Recep Tayyip Erdogan: the imperialistic, Islamist Turkish leader who desecrated Hagia Sophia (and numerous other ancient Greek churches) and who covets our ancestral lands because he dreams of building a neo-Ottoman empire that will Islamicize the world. In fact, not only did Trump *not* condemn that affront to Orthodox Christianity (despite being asked to by Orthodox leaders) but even sent the American ambassador to visit as a sign of support for the vile sacrilege! (In that sense he is in the same company as Islamist political leaders, including those of terrorist organizations, who also rejoiced and sent envoys to celebrate this heinous act of Islamic imperialism and cultural vandalism.)
Additionally, former American ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns was recently asked by a Greek journalist if the United States would help Greece "at a critical moment" if the Turks decided to invade and steal our islands. This was his response: "I'm sorry to say it, but if Greece needs U.S. support in an incident with Turkey, I don't think you will get it from President Trump".
It also bears mentioning that Trump unsuccessfully tried to block the Senate's recognition of the Armenian Genocide with a handful of Republican senators. (I think one was Lindsay Graham, who is likewise a staunch supporter of Turkey, but we need to identify the rest so we can blacklist and shame these disgusting individuals.) Now, why is this relevant to Greeks, you may wonder? It's relevant because denying the Armenian Genocide means implicitly denying the Greek Genocide (circa 1913-1922): the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek genocides all happened during the same general time period and were perpetrated by the Turks so to deny one is to deny them all. (Even if they hadn't occurred together, it would still be odious to support a politician who denies such great suffering in the name of geopolitics, his personal business dealings, or anything else.)
Even if you support Trump purely for domestic issues, what exactly has he done in that regard? He didn't fulfill a single campaign promise, as far as I can tell. All he did was talk (or tweet) with no corresponding actions whatsoever (because, despite four years in office, he never figured out how government works). Even when social media companies started cracking down on his supporters by censoring and banning them, he didn't do anything about that because as a narcissist he doesn't care (or even think) about other people. (Ironically, that actually backfired on him as this indifference to social media censorship prevented his supporters from being galvanized like in 2016.) There's a reason why so many extremely loyal people who worked for Trump ultimately turned against him: despite their initial unwavering support, when they needed him because they got caught lying for him (or in some other trouble), he just threw them under the bus and downplayed his relationship to them. That's what happened to George Papadopoulos: for all his dedicated service and personal/professional sacrifice, Trump called him a mere "coffee boy" and pretended not to know him! Really? This is the type of leader you guys think is a great man of the people?
Now, all that said, I'm not endorsing Joe Biden or the Democrat Party and I want to be very clear about that. Both Republicans and Democrats alike tend to promote strong ties with the Turks to our detriment (which is why we should build an alliance with other non-Western powers) and time will tell what course Biden takes in that regard. Furthermore, both parties have positions I cannot support as a person dedicated to peace, human rights, and social justice.
I'm not Republican and I'm not Democrat so I'm just explaining things the way I see them and the one and only thing of substance I can credit Trump for was not starting foreign wars. (However, he still attacked Syria twice and engaged in illegal drone strikes so his hands are not clean in that regard either; it's just that his hands are comparitively less bloody than Obama's or Bush's.) That's one of my bigger concerns with a Biden presidency: not only is the world order in a very precarious place right now — fraught with mounting tensions in hot spots all around the world that can lead to a catastrophe of global proportions — but the Democrats unwisely pushed Russian conspiracy theories to their (equally-fanaticized) base to explain their loss in 2016, thereby reviving a very dangerous cold war with Russia which will probably escalate over the next four years.
It really is a tragedy Kanye didn't win.