Dana Janine Diamond


Trump made the KKK, the White Nationalists, the Neo-Nazis fearless. And when you voted for him and ignored his dog whistles, you did, too.

It’s long past time to voice your regret for your vote. If Trump does not launch us into WWIII with his bellicose rhetoric, stupidity, and pumped up ego, he’ll send us into a civil war with his empowerment of bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny and xenophobia.

It’s time for you to turn to your neighbor or friend, your senator and local politician, and tell them, they own a piece of this. If they are not outspoken in condemning Trump and Pence and their Nazi base, they are silent collaborators, no different than in Nazi Germany.

Last week my dogs and I were literally chased in circles by a dog who got off leash. It went on for over five minutes. It was traumatizing and physically painful. The owner froze and did not come after his dog.

He had two huge dogs on one leash, without a proper choke hold collar. Kind of like Bannon and Gorka.

Later, his spouse blamed my dog for barking from far across the parking lot. They did not accept responsibility. Rather, she faulted me for being effected by what happened.

A slice of life, a vignette, that illustrates the underbelly mentality in America. Now the fringe is running wild and fierce, foaming at the mouth, and at the President’s microphone. It’s in the ultra-right wing newspapers you’ve justified.

My analogy is clear. Classic abuse. Exactly what we see in Trump and Pence and their alt-right base.

When you love an abuser, remain loyal to an abuser, eventually you will get punched in the face, perhaps even killed. I was once in such a relationship – and I left. When I saw the corruption in Orthodoxy and how dangerous it was, I left that, too. When friends joined the Trump cult, we parted ways.

Now here we are. Nazis proudly in the streets of America, quoting Hitler. Not committing graffiti hate crimes in the dead of night, not cloaked undercover.


When the Anti-Defamation League condemned Trump’s tweets and remarks, the Republican Jewish Coalition broke ranks with fellow Jews and attacked the ADL. They own this.

What was your prejudice and greed that brought America to this place? Or have you simply been a lemming for too long? Did you not face up to the fact that misogyny is the first tell? When women and children are sacrificed, it’s only a matter of time before you’re next.

You need to own up to what you’ve done. You aligned yourself with the hateful. Your support of Trump, your false read, your shifting of blame, unleashed this Neo-Nazi terrorism.

Sure, we all prayed it wouldn’t come to this. But here we are. We are all in Charlottesville now. Whose side are you on?

About the Author
Dana is a Jewish feminist, writer and poet. She is passionate about kindness, spirituality, the artist's voice, and speaking out for the vulnerable. She lives in New York.
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