Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A WHITE NATIONALIST FANTASY: TRUMP'S AMERICA IS NOT MADE FOR YOU AND ME

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Chauncey DeVega for Salon

"This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.




These beautiful words were both a slogan and a demand.

Donald Trump does not share such egalitarian values.

Last week, Trump was the featured guest at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. where he outlined a vision of Christian nationalism. A twice-divorced man, repeat adulterer, professed sexual predator who has said he grabs women by their genitals, liar and fraud, guest star in a pornographic video and a person who is neither pious nor modest speaking on matters of God and faith might be seen as comedy gold. Likewise, Trump’s promises to tear down the boundaries between church and state could also be mocked as boilerplate right-wing talking points that only resonate with the [resolutely] ignorant or the politically unhinged.

In this historical moment, these matters are too serious to be greeted with laughter, however. Trump’s comments at the prayer breakfast are part of a much larger and very dangerous pattern.

Donald Trump used overt white racism as well as white racial resentment [57% of white voters overall and 71 to 81% of WHITE evangelicals]  to secure his victory over Hillary Clinton. The narrative of “economic anxiety” among working-class whites is largely incorrect. 

White identity politics and ginning up fear about “white oppression” won Trump the White House....


People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant.... I go to church and I love God and I love my church."
Moderator Frank Luntz asked Trump whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions....
"I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don't think so," he said. "I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don't bring God into that picture. I don't."
Trump said that while he hasn't asked God for forgiveness, he does participate in Holy Communion.


Last week, Donald Trump doubled down on his embrace of these racist Herrenvolk and ethno-nationalist values when it was announced that former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Anton would be joining his administration... 

To Anton, the rising share of the nonwhite population is a foreign invasion: 
“The ceaseless importation of Third World foreigners with no tradition of, taste for, or experience in liberty means that the electorate grows more left, more Democratic, less Republican, less republican, and less traditionally American with every cycle,” he writes.  
He describes the children of immigrants as “ringers to form a permanent electoral majority.” The racial and political implications of this argument are both clear and extreme: Anton believes the white Republican base is the only legitimate governing coalition. Democratic governments are inherently illegitimate by dint of their racial cast." 


Read More On 
The Addition Of  Overt White Supremacists
To Trump's White House
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