Trump's comments about Jews are ridiculous

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Submitted: August 27, 2019

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I know it’s been a few days and I’m kind of late, but can we just address Trump thinking that Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal to not only their religion, but also Israel? Because this got me thinking. Because if you put this in context, it makes little sense.

I hate it when politics and religion mix, because a country usually has more than just people of one religion, and many don’t believe in that shit at all. Things like “Christian values” tend to be just good morals, like not treating other people like shit. You don’t have to be Christian to value life. Most religions do that. And I’m sure more people who don’t believe in anything like that, can value life. I do, but it has nothing to do with life being sacred or some shit like that. Anyway. I’m getting off the topic.

Why does Trump expect every Jew in America to be loyal to their religion? I’m a Christian, but I’m not loyal to it. I hate my religion. I’m glad I don’t have to do anything with it, because let’s face it, Lutheranism is like the chilliest form of Christianism. We have literally no rules. Not that I would obey them, because fuck that. I already have to obey some shitty laws that the Finnish governments have passed, and atop of that some EU laws. I don’t need some wannabe-real god character telling me what to do on top of that. Being a part of some religious group doesn’t mean that you are super loyal to that religion. But I get it, Europe is way more secular than the United States. Thank fuck. Something to be happy about.

Let’s bring politics into this. I am Christian, yes, about 70% of Finland’s population belongs in the Evangelic Lutheran Church, but still, the most religious party, the Christian Democrats, has a popularity of 3.6% as of this June. The Finns lead the charts, and yes, they are conservatists, but that has little to do with religion. It’s mostly because we have a lot of racists and people who think climate change is bullshit. So expecting people to vote based on their religion and then accusing of disloyalty because they voted for someone else, is ignorant. It’s 2019. People make political choices based on several issues, and to many, religion even isn’t one. I would personally rather vote for a Muslim that doesn’t push their religion on me, than a Christian who does, because I don’t want politics and religion tied together.

Enough about that. Why does Trump expect Jews to be loyal to Israel? Sure, Israel is a Jewish state, but it has nothing to do with Jews in America. It might have, but not all Jews give a shit. I’m sure that there are Jews in this world who do not approve of what Israel’s government is doing to Palestinians. If I were Jewish, I doubt my opinion on that would change. I don’t approve of it when Christians kill people of other religion just because why not? Sure, Hamas is different, but Israel is literally running a concentration camp in Gaza. If someone doesn’t approve of that, then their religion matters very little.

And secondly, does that somehow mean that if you vote for a party that Donald Trump doesn’t like, that makes you… un-American? Let me just put this into perspective and twist this into another context. You remember Barack Obama? Good. He was the black guy who had roots in Kenya. Good. Let’s say I was a black person who decided to vote for the Republicans, and Obama called me disloyal to all black people and disloyal to Kenya or even the whole Africa. This raises the question: why would I be loyal to any country I don’t live in? Why do I have to be loyal to any country in the first place?

Don’t get me wrong. I am loyal to my country. I don’t always approve of the government, but being able to say that and want change is what I think patriotism means. Being proud of your country but noticing if something could be done better and not being scared to do something about it. But that’s just my opinion. I’m loyal to my country, but that’s it. And honestly, loyalty is a weird concept. Legally it means I won’t go around and tell Finland’s government secrets to other countries, but I don’t exactly know any so… In case we get into a war situation, sure, I’m required to help, but that’s it. I don’t think there is anything else that counts as loyalty What party I vote for has nothing to do with it. My religion has nothing to do with it.

And I sure as hell don’t have to be loyal to another country. I don’t know what it could be, but if we bring up the religion thing, it’d most likely be Germany, because that’s where Lutheranism is from. Sure, Merkel is someone I have great respect for and Finland has been allies with Germany even before we were an independent country but… Germany’s on their own. If I find out Germany’s government secrets, I can tell them to someone. I think. Although I don’t know if there is an EU regulation about that (might be, there seems to be about everything). Well, US. If I find out their government secrets, I can do what I want with it. I don’t have to be loyal to a country that’s across the ocean from me, even if my religion had roots there. Fuck that.


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