Fame and shame
United States of America made all of us to look towards itself when it came to respecting and promoting democracy. In all our discussion and debated we used to vie for the democratic values the country held and the way it presented itself before the world.
But as they say that one moment of shame has undone the country’s worth and respect that it had earned for centuries. What has come as disrepute is that President Trump is still insisting the race for elections not being over. Trump’s refusal to accept his loss has proven that he is a bad loser who was not worthy of the chair he occupied.
The attack on the US Capitol clearly demonstrated the destructive impact of sustained distortion of facts, incitement to violence and hatred by political leaders. The sort of action the supporters of President Trump resorted to clearly reflected the growing intolerance among the US nationals.
This in any case does not augment well for a country that boasts of being the world’s fair democracies upholding the flags to respect the peoples verdict at all costs.
Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol, which demonstrated clearly the destructive impact of sustained, deliberate distortion of facts, and incitement to violence and hatred by President Trump’s utterances’ has cost the country its image it carried throughout the world.
Even when the election results were still pouring in Donald Trump threw out baseless allegations that the election wasn’t fair and illegal votes were counted. He threatened a flurry of legal actions and fired off all-caps tweets falsely insisting that he has won the elections.
What was interesting to note that most of his close men who are considered among his inner circle were nudging Trump and egging him on not giving up so easily? Ironically, however, the moves by the outgoing President will have a cloud over Biden’s presidency with half the people in the country believing that he was illegitimately elected.
The bad taste with which the Republicans are generating does not augur well for a country like the United States, rather they should focuses on moving the country forward.
That the peaceful transfer of power was even in doubt reflected the norm-shattering habits of the now-lame duck president, who even in victory never admitted that he had lost the popular vote in 2016.
As far now, the outgoing President needs to act like a true sportsman and display his statesmanship by honouring the verdict given by the people of his country. The actions that Trump has been resorting to has brought shame to democracy and the country itself which otherwise was an example for other developing and third world nations to emulate.