I am a foreigner, in every sense of the word, nearly everywhere in the world. I am from a country that no longer exists, a country I can never call home, or return to. I am a gypsy, a walker of life that goes where the wind and chocolate take me, and I am not afraid to admit it. I have been to many places, I have seen many people, and countless ways of life that encourage me to see the beauty of life all around. Fortunately, that also means I am in-tune to all the injustice around me, to the systems of oppression, almost everywhere.
Donald Trump has done quite a number on the US in the last year. He has brought out these systems for everyone to see. I will not be grateful for someone filled with such hate, but there are silver linings to everything. Unfortunately, Donald Trump only brings out a singular version of hate, and not all forms of it. The reality, is that many of the other forms have always been on full display, and are supported by even the most liberal of individuals.
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump for uncovering White Supremacy, something that many people associate with the KKK, Hitler, and other 'white supremacist' terrorist groups. But the reality is that White Supremacy is so much more than just violent groups. White Supremacy is everywhere, in almost everything we do, and everything we don't. White Supremacy is in our corporations, our schools, our hospitals, our government, and every aspect of our lives. White supremacy is going to war over lies, and destabilizing entire regions for the sake of 'liberating' those beneath us. White supremacy is in drones, selling firearms, and supporting illegal settlements around the world. White Supremacy is in the murder of children, the bombing of hospitals and schools. White Supremacy is what makes me homeless, and will never allow my grandparents, and parents, to die in their rightful homes. White supremacy is in being removed from an airplane for doing math, or speaking Arabic. White Supremacy is building prisons instead of schools. White Supremacy is in criminalizing substances because they're more popular in some communities and not others. White supremacy is what allows countries to get away with the worst human rights violations, while dismantling others for similar violations. White Supremacy is us.
White Supremacy is everything Hilary Clinton does, and has done, to support corrupt systems, and empowering systems of oppression that uphold White Supremacy.
Many, have been outraged over the things Donald Trump has said, comparing him to Hitler endlessly. Well, every White Supremacist is a Hitler to someone. Donald Trump is a white supremacist, plain and simple. His supporters are White Supremacists because they support him. If I supported ISIS I would be a terrorist, plain and simple, as it should be. You do not get to hide behind feeling victimized by Political Correctness, and support a White Supremacist, and the system of oppression it creates, and not be called a White Supremacist.
Hillary Clinton is also a White Supremacist, and believe it or not, so are her followers. You are entitled to vote for whoever you'd like, but know that there are consequences for the rest of the world.
Electing Donald Trump will be the worst thing for Citizens of the United States of America. Hillary Clinton will just be another White Supremacist President. She will cause wars, she will make the poor poorer, POC less likely to succeed, and everything else that the White Supremacists before her have done. I'm sorry to break it to you, but you're not that much better for supporting her. You just care more about the immediate danger to yourself. If you're worried about white supremacy then you'd find a way to elect a third option to dismantle a system that oppresses nearly everyone, even Whites. But most people are not worried about white supremacy. They are worried about the violence that white supremacy causes domestically, without a care about the effects of white supremacy internationally.
Before long there wont be any wind or chocolate left that has not been touched by white supremacy, and believe me when I say, the World will have to pick up the pieces, like it has been doing for years now.
We simply can no longer ignore White Supremacy, in ALL its forms.
Ahmad Abojaradeh is the Co-Founder of Muslim Community Link, An Engineer, a world traveler, a Peer Support Specialist, a Novelist and the founder and editor of Life in My Days. He hopes to spread awareness of living a life of wellness through his writing, workshops and speaker events. Follow Ahmad on twitter or facebook.