An Open Letter to World Leaders against Trump:
IN 2021, TRAVEL BANS ARE TWO-WAY STREETS.
As you deal with America’s Travel in War President, we want to introduce you to his complete antithesis: America’s Travel in Peace (TIP) political party.
We are the progressives’ counterpoint to the Republicans’ Tea Party. America’s Red States think we’ve moved past their history of atrocities. But we’re experiencing a fresh wave with the Trump presidency—from the Muslim ban and call for a border wall to trying to dismantle Obamacare in order to give the wealthiest Americans a tax break, to firing every person who’s dared investigate his likely collusion with Russia and trying to discredit the free press. And he’s not just upsetting people at home—Trump provokes international outcries at every turn.
Before he even took office, Trump broke diplomatic tradition and angered China to feed his own ego by taking a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan's president. On his first official workday, he pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Since then, he’s demolished NAFTA, picked fights with NATO, pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, threatened nuclear war with North Korea, repudiated the Iran nuclear deal, recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (drawing a rebuke from 128 countries at the United Nations) and riled China and Russia by describing them as “rivals” in his new national security strategy. And he never once showed signs of stopping.
President Trump has actively worked to keep people of color from emigrating to this country. Referring to Haiti and African nations, he asked in an Oval Office meeting, & quote; “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?” and suggested the US should get more people from Norway.
Every day a new story breaks that further horrifies us. And we are fighting back. We can no longer wait years for governments to step in. It took the entire world to stop the Holocaust and South African Apartheid. And now we need that global help again. You can make a difference today. We ask each of you not to visit or support the places that oppress us, both with Trump and beyond, both as an act of solidarity and for your own safety, which we fear could be in jeopardy if you visit the heart of Trump’s America.
The world will rightly never allow apartheid in South Africa or Nazism in Germany to take root again. We therefore ask that you help Black America ensure Trump and the Confederacy never rise again by boycotting all travel to red states for the next 10 years.
You have just witnessed first-hand the sheer terror that Black Americans has endured every day in America for the past 400 years with the storming of the Capitol. Terror. Sheer terror. Red States must pay for locking children in cages, terrorizing minorities in America and trying to gut democracy. If not, Trump will rise again in four years. TRUMP MUST CONCEDE, TODAY.
Consequently, please consider redirecting your travel dollars to progressive states like: