I’m Sorry, But It’s Racism That’s Created, Enables and Protects Trump
“Make America Great Again.” There are many who believe that Donald Trump’s campaign slogan (which, btw, he stole from Ronald Reagan) is simple code for “Make America White Again.” They’re not wrong.
To those who claim that Trump voters were and remain motivated by “economic reasons,” or that they wanted to “shake things up” and/or wanted a rich “outsider” who’d use his own money and therefore “not be beholden to any special interests”…I say bullshit. It’s about race. And racism. Period. End…of…story.
Throughout history racism has driven seemingly normal, law-abiding, religious people to do very, very bad things. Like commit murder. Remember all the lynchings? The Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner killings in ‘64? People of color get killed every day in racially-motivated hate crimes. Hatred trumps (pun intended) logic and reason.
To be sure, not every racist is a murderer, a thief or any sort of criminal. But, racists can surely elect another racist president and then proceed to justify, defend and enable his racism and his reckless, dangerous, anti-American behavior every day that he’s in office.
Racists can cavalierly cast aside the core values that our great nation was built on, and the Constitution which preserves and protects those values as well as our liberties, freedoms and laws.
Racists will sacrifice their own needs and interests and allow themselves to be subjugated by their racist president.
Racists will turn a blind eye to their racist president’s complicity in Russia’s meddling in our election and its undermining of our democracy despite obvious collusion, obstruction of justice and a blatant cover up.
Racists will believe their racist president when he spews his relentless propaganda about the Russia investigation being a “witch hunt” despite multiple criminal indictments and guilty-pleas to-date.
Racists will believe their racist president when he and his henchmen wage an unconscionable and unprecedented campaign to simultaneously demean, disrespect and discredit the Department of Justice, FBI and the intelligence community.
Racists will allow their racist president to circumvent the rule of law, attack our independent judiciary and label our free and open press “the enemy of the people.”
Racists will allow their racist president to convince them that the media and fact-checkers — the very people who’s job it is to fight for and report the truth — are the real liars.
Racists will believe anything their racist president tells them no matter how obvious and staggering the lies.
Racists will still blindly support their racist president no matter how much he’s lied to them and reneged on campaign promises.
Racists will hear their racist president condescendingly mock them with “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters”…and without an ounce of dignity or self-respect still support him.
Racists will accept when their racist president grabs pussies, bangs porn stars and cheats on his wife…even when Melania herself appears to have mentally and physically checked out.
Racists have no problem with their racist president attacking the Pope. Or disabled people. Or Gold Star widows and mothers.
Racists will cheer when their racist president summarily scapegoats and discriminates entire segments of the population because of religion and/or skin color.
Racists are ok with their racist president being what many mental health professionals believe is a sociopath.
Racists will bastardize everything…everything…they claim to believe in and stand for because of racism…allowing their overpowering bigotry to turn them into heartless, soulless, compassion-and-empathy-bankrupt hypocrites.
Racists are even ok with their racist president possibly committing treason and being a traitor.
Racism makes people crazy. Racism makes people stupid. Racism makes people self-destructive. Racism is poison. And it’s that poison that’s brought us to the doorstep of a Constitutional crisis. Of a complete and shocking ethical and moral subversion. Of authoritarian rule.
Make no mistake: Trump is who he is, where he is and does what he does with impunity because of racism.