The time has come when the people aren’t afraid to say that the emperor’s naked. In response to Trump’s choice not to condemn “the cancer of hatred”, all 17 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities have resigned.
The reaction of the committee members comes after Donald Trump decided to avoid condemning the actions of the white supremacists, who created chaos and spread hatred and indifference to the values of the American society and the foundations it has been formed on.
Their letter addressed to the president starts with a strong message: “Reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville.”
The letter has also been intelligently created so that the first letters of each paragraph combine to spell out RESIST – the word associated with the people’s protest of Trump and his administration.
Besides Trump’s indifference to the spread of hate and Nazi ideologies, the committee listed several other reasons for resigning, including the president’s budget-cut proposals for the arts, the reevaluation of the Civil Rights Act, transgender rights in the military, the pulling out of the Paris Agreement, the travel ban, and the president’s threats of nuclear war.
The committee members remind that ignoring hateful rhetoric would make them complicit in Trump’s words and actions and that it is their duty under a patriotic oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
You can read the whole letter below:
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 18, 2017