Out damned spot

“Out damned spot,” quoth Lady Macbeth while washing invisible blood from her hands, regarding all the horrible things her ambition caused her to do.

President Trump certainly has blood on his hands after fanning the flames of descension that emboldened the fanatics in his followers to invade the capital.

It saddens me that President Trump continues his false claim that the election was stolen from him when fifty states, that have been running elections for fifty years, and the House, and the Senate have confirmed that the election was of the people, by the people, and for the people, and that Joe Biden won by a wide margin and by the largest voter turnout in the history of this country.

President Trump should honor the highest office of the land and the most powerful position in the world, and the whole world is watching. He should be a model for Democracy, like the men who came before him, and he should congratulate his worthy opponent who will succeed him and who is President-elect Joe Biden.

Instead, the president has dishonored himself by clinging to this falsehood and whipping up his supporters into mob psychology to storm the capital. His methods are dangerous, almost fascist as defined: a form of far-right authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power and forcible suppression of opposition prominent in the early twentieth-century Europe. After inciting violence in an attempt to retain power, he should be charged with sedition.

About the Author
Judy Benowitz is a creative writer in Cartersville, Georgia with an MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University, in Georgia where she was Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 2016. She is the 2015 Creative Writing Contest winner in The Georgia Writers Museum, and her stories appear in GRITS (Girls Raised in the South), the Atlanta Jewish Times, and the Georgia Writers Association among others.
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