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SENIOR MOMENTS Not my president, not my first lady
by Sukie de la Croix
2016-12-14

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It doesn't surprise me that another German fascist has risen to power.

In Europe, we've been through this before with devastating results. I grew up in the shadow of World War II, bombsites, ration books, Vera Lynn and poverty. In fact, from ages 6 to 12 I lived in a house built by German prisoners of war. I saw firsthand what fascism does. I was born six years after the war ended and my parents, and millions of others, were damaged by it. In North Africa, my father found himself covered in his best friend's entrails when the young soldier opened a booby-trapped cupboard. My mother jumped into a hedge and dodged machine gun bullets fired from a German plane. Neither completely recovered.

As an adult, I visited Dachau concentration camp in Germany. It affected me deeply and I wasn't the same afterwards. I remember standing under the sign Arbeit macht frei ( work sets you free ) and thinking that I must follow in my father's footsteps and fight fascism. It's been my life's work. Whenever I see inequality and injustice I protest, either in person or in print. That started March 17, 1968, at an anti-Vietnam War protest in London's Grosvenor Square up until an anti-Trump rally in Palm Springs in November 2016.

So here we are in 2016 with the USA now a fascist regime run by neo-Nazis. I am not a pacifist. Pacifists make me sick. This is no time for compromise. We are now called upon to fight for our lives. Every Republican who voted for Donald Trump is a neo-Nazi. Not SOME of them, but ALL of them. What are we going to do with these fascists? These are not people you can reason with. We are going to crush them. One by one they must be stopped by any means possible.

A few years back, I predicted a rise in fascism in this country when a charismatic leader emerged. Well, for once I was right. I wish I'd been wrong. The KKK messiah has been elected, but never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be an infant. Donald Trump is a petulant child who tweets, has tantrums, and is a puppet of Vladimir Putin. His thin skin will be his undoing. As I write this, is he addressing the pressing problems in this country? No, he's waging war on SNL and a musical. You can't make this stuff up.

Who elected him? Imbeciles.

This slobbering orange baboon is so delusional he thinks he's attractive to women. That's so bizarre, I'm compelled to repeat it … Donald Trump thinks he's attractive to women. I shouldn't be making fun of someone's appearance—I'm no oil painting myself—but really! Really! What woman could want this misshapen wobbling Jello pumpkin? Apart from a high-priced sex worker, that is? Which is what Melania Trump is. A prostitute.

I'm not slut-shaming because I don't think there's anything wrong with being a prostitute. So when I say Melania Trump is a whore, I'm not judging, I'm just saying she's a whore. If you want your daughter to pander to a sexual predator's whims and fancies, pose nude and have no career, this is the First Lady role model for you. Hope you don't mind old white guys grabbing your daughter's pussy.

I love living in America but I'm so glad my daughter and granddaughter don't live here. This is not the role model I choose for them.

A TV reality star and a sex worker.

Not my president, not my first lady.


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