For the benefit of those of us in the UK, here’s the link to the petition to prevent Trump’s state visit:
This is the post I wrote on Facebook about it:
I know I’m exactly the person you’d expect to see sharing this, but this is not about politics in the sense that you or I would generally discuss it.
This about a dangerous and divisive man who is setting the world on a path to disaster. A man who draws no distinction between OUR citizens and those who murder the innocent. A man whose grip on reality is tenuous and whose presidency is the greatest crisis of all of our lives.
Whatever your politics are, this man is something else, something that threatens us all and our government urgently need to be dissuaded from the course of cosying up to him that they seem to have chosen.
Yes, we have our own momentous challenge to face and it would be nice if a trade deal with our friends in the United States could mitigate the economic turbulence we are about to go through, but this is not the man to save us, this is the man that will bury us along with his own people.
The mistake Chamberlain made with Hitler was believing he was a man who could be reasoned with. That mistake was made partly out of fear of what the consequences would be if Hitler turned out to believe what he said. That same frightening choice is in front of us now.
It might make no difference. It will PROBABLY make no difference. But take the chance to say no. No to appeasing this man, and no to what he stands for and no to him standing on our soil and bringing hate and intolerance here.[/quote]