By Desi Cortez
Slighting a Gold Star family, mocking a disabled reporter, insulting women with the neanderthal “she’s bleeding heavily” swipe, belittling Senator McCain’s Vietnam war POW status, dismissing the Pope, dissing Underground Railroad Conductor Harriet Tubman and running a con-game college. His Euro-trash wife’s plagiarizing RNC Convention speech and possibly concocting her Coming to America immigration fairy tale. Injecting the George Wallace/Tricky Dick Nixon dog-whistle phrase of “law and order” (which is nothing but “redneck-ish” code-words for “I’ll declare open season on Black and Brown peoples.” All of this is irrelevant and meaningless in the eyes of the vast, overwhelming majority of White America,
These half-mad White folks don’t give a damn.
Trump’s mildly-educated followers couldn’t tell Andrew Jackson from Tito Jackson, but they are satisfied just as long as their savior is working-to return White men to their fake, fabricated, falsified position of societal dominance. Donald Trump is their “Great White Hope” and getting their alpha orangutan elected justifies the diabolical means this dope has employed to ignite their fire and craft this 21st century Confederate backlash. This–and I use the term with trepidation–“movement” is being dubbed White Nationalism but it is good ol’ all-American White Supremacy. Trump is merely articulating blind hatred and amplifying the insecurities and paranoia of mainstream White America, specifically White males. The sky is falling mainly because they’ve lost their immoral stranglehold on absolute, audacious power.
The burning-bush truth sometimes hurts.
As far as global affairs, Lord Trump is another hypocritical Pat Buchanan imperialistic, war-Hawk draft-dodger who harbors no qualms about sending GI Joe and Jane to the four corners of the globe, while he wouldn’t do the same in his generation’s imperialist bloodbath. He’s already ignorantly asking why nuclear weapons can’t be recklessly used. Domestically, the Don’s willing to have armed soldiers go door to door, dragging 77-year-old Mexican grandmothers and 7 year- old little girls out onto the street at 2:30 in the AM, onto awaiting Greyhounds headed South to Tijuana. Does anyone with a half a brain and a tad bit of common sense envision this unethical purging can be done without widespread chaos and disorder resulting in martial law?
Let’s be honest; Trump’s fanatical followers–of which the vast, overwhelming majority are White people– are able to set-aside the endorsement of both the old and new Ku Klux Klan and remain behind Trump. That in itself, the history of the Klan and what it still presently represents can be rationalized and minimized in order to justify them standing by their man, is disgusting as well as alarming as hell.
These White folks about to go cray-cray up in here.
It is clear; the 1865 Confederacy lives on, and it has spread from the South to the Northwest, from Alaska to Nebraska, from Fargo to Key Largo. This racist mindset is present, if not woven into the very fabric of WASP culture.
It simply does not matter to most blue-collar Rednecks Trump is a racist. All which matters is Trump wants to make America white again – and he’s willing to get Clint Eastwood barbaric tough to get it done – by any caveman means required. This is country n’ Western music to scores of frustrated White men who long-for yesteryear, when they’d rigged the “game of life” and all the unwashed little people were discriminated-against at every tier of US life, deliberately and strategically excluded from acquiring the tools needed to attain the ever-elusive American Dream. Here’s the butt-naked truth; White men have been merely pretending to accept racial inclusion and cultural diversity, when in all actuality what we’ve here is a case of “tolerance.”
White men have “tolerated” equality. While in hillbilly reality let’s admit they have had to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the 21st century. They’d rather go back to the glory days of say 1940 when their word was final, a time and place when everyone knew, and supposedly accepted their assigned place. Ain’t That bitch?
Before I cut off the light, let me state the obvious: if this tyrannical nut doesn’t get his way, if he can’t paint the Black House White again, burn the sheets and rip-out the toilets, he’s going to start a race war. He’s going to call it a revolt to take back America. I’m going to brand it a coup but whatever we call it, it’s about to get funky up in here!
Black folks and most Americans of color had either be stocking-up on bread and bullets, or updating their passports, seriously.