Trump is no Enigma He is the dark Side of the Farce

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Trump is still at it. No one seems to lack surprise that he has lasted this long but most of the talking heads are starting to believe, even if reluctantly. Trump is no enigma however. He is exceptionally predictable for the most part and laughably transparent. If his polls drop he will demonize a new group or entity. If another candidate approaches his level in the polls he will attack that candidate with unusual and often personal attacks until they fall away, and even then he jabs occasionally to make certain they know who is number one.

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He is a child. He is a 6 year old bully at recess making fun of the other kids because they don’t dress right, or do not live in the right neighborhood, or wear braces. He talks longer and louder than they do in an attempt to drown them out. He thinks, because he is rich, he can get away with any transgression. So far no one has proven him wrong.

Trump appeals to the worst this nation has to offer. He counts among his supporters Ann Coulter, Pat Buchanan, David Duke and now Sarah Palin. He also counts among his people other leaders and prominent voices in the KKK and white supremacist movement.

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  • The Daily Stormer, a leading neo-Nazi news site, endorsed Trump on June 28. “Trump is willing to say what most Americans think: it’s time to deport these people,” the site said in its endorsement. It then urged white men to “vote for the first time in our lives for the one man who actually represents our interests.”
  • Richard Spencer, director of the National Policy Institute, which promotes the “heritage, identity, and future of European people,” said that Trump was “refreshing.” “Trump, on a gut level, kind of senses that this is about demographics, ultimately. We’re moving into a new America,” Spencer said. “I don’t think Trump is a white nationalist,” Spencer added, but noted that Trump embodies “an unconscious vision that white people have — that their grandchildren might be a hated minority in their own country. I think that scares us. They probably aren’t able to articulate it. I think it’s there. I think that, to a great degree, explains the Trump phenomenon. I think he is the one person who can tap into it.” Spencer, Osnos notes, is not the stereotype of a prejudiced yokel: At 36, he is clean-cut, and boasts degrees from elite universities. The Southern Poverty Law Center, Osnos says, calls Spencer “a suit-and-tie version of the white supremacists of old.”
  • Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, a Virginia-based white nationalist magazine, said: “I’m sure he would repudiate any association with people like me, but his support comes from people who are more like me than he might like to admit.” Taylor later told Osnos: “Why are whites supposed to be happy about being reduced to a minority? It’s clear why Hispanics celebrate diversity: ‘More of us! More Spanish! More cucaracha!’”
  • Michael Hill, head of the League of the South, an Alabama-based white supremacist secessionist group, said Trump was “good” for the white racist cause. “I love to see somebody like Donald Trump come along,” Hill said. “Not that I believe anything that he says. But he is stirring up chaos in the GOP, and for us that is good.” Osnos attended a speech Hill gave to a crowd of cheering followers in which he railed against the “cultural genocide” of white Americans, which he said was “merely a prelude to physical genocide.”
  • Brad Griffin, a member of Hill’s League of the South and author of the popular white supremacist blog Hunter Wallace, has written that his esteem for Trump is “soaring,” and has lauded the candidate for his “hostile takeover of the Republican Party.”

trump-and-immigration-cartoon-fitzsimmonsI suppose when a candidate states that American Latino citizens should be deported along with any and all of the approximately 12 million illegal immigrants. When a candidate states all Muslims should be prevented travel to the United States and Muslims currently living in the United States, citizens of the United States, should be placed in detainment camps. When a candidate wants to wall off the entire border with Mexico rather than find some reasonable and cost effective solution to the problem. When a candidates foreign policy focus about Iraq is not the dead Americans, and Iraqis, but that America failed to secure the oil the country produces. When a candidate clearly favors a profit over our men and women and the lives of innocents caught up in a conflict that was unnecessary and more than likely criminal. I suppose then that I am not surprised that his supporters would flow from the deepest darkest places of the human experience.

One of Trump’s normal, everyday followers named [2] Jim Sherota, 53, works for a landscaping company and attended Trump’s rally in Mobile, Alabama, told The New York Times before Trump’s arrival that he hoped Trump would announce a plan to issue licenses for hunting undocumented immigrants and offer $50 for “every confirmed kill.” Trump followers have attacked a Latino man in his name, attacked a black man at a rally. They have violently confronted any and all dissenting opinions offered at any rally of Trump’s. His response to these situations is to support his followers. He knows if he turns on them they will turn on him.

Trump has exposed a racism and intolerance that was always there. He has brought to the surface white rage and validated its beliefs. He has let them have a platform to cry for the things they feel they have lost. These particular white people feel they are persecuted. They think whites are fair game and all other races, and groups, can have special awards and special rules and special laws while each time the whites lose ground. They see the rights granted to other races and groups as rights taken away from them. They are your little brother whining to mom that it is unfair you get to stay up later or you got present on your birthday and they got nothing. No attempt is made by the little brother to understand that you are older so you should get to stay up, or that it is your birthday and you receive nothing on theirs. All the little brother ever sees is the inequity in the moment, exactly like the Trump supporter. No attempt is made to understand that the reason for the present is located in the past.

trumpmwahThese particular white people fail to understand that they are the cause of the rules and special circumstances given to other races and groups. These particular white people fail to understand that if they had not spent so long with a standard operating procedure of discrimination it would not be necessary to make a law forcing them to stop. These particular whites will never understand that giving some other group of humans a right does not remove it from them as the right itself is not a finite thing. Giving someone else a human right in writing is merely a way to demand the playing field be level.

Trump stands at the podium and says to these people that it is OK to vent their hatred. It is OK to believe their rights are going away because, Trump tells them, they are. Trump has no interest in reality. He plays to the basest human emotion. He is Nietzsche’s abyss. While you stare into him he is also staring into you and he is cherry picking your darkest thoughts, your most prominent prejudices, and he is voicing them with you and you revere him for it.

To follow Trump is to fail to understand who and what he is. He is the carnival side-show huckster. He is the reality TV star seeking ratings. To laud him as non establishment is to admit he has absolutely no experience. To say he cannot be bought is to state that he is big money, he is the buyer of politicians. To elect him is to take out the middle man and put the big money in the seat of power. To elect big money and expect it to act in your best interests is laughable and pathetic. To follow him because he is “not politically correct” is to say you are tired of hiding your true feelings and wish to be free to express your hatred and prejudice in the open. To follow him because you think he will “make America great again” is to admit you think America isn’t great now and that you aspire to a time that never really was, in a land of make believe. To make America great again requires people of good hearts and good will acting in concert to rebuild this nation.

5fdbc65280413d65c7ad9f5bd6bea45cWe have in this nation a failing infrastructure. We have terrible roads, and falling bridges. We have inadequate and polluted water supplies. We have an oil industry bent on keeping us in the dark ages away from renewable energy resources. We have a nation lacking goals. Where once we set our minds on Manhattan projects and moon landings we now can’t even decide to opt in for solar and wind and myriad other energies of the future. Where once we stood against the Axis powers in their quest to rule the world we now fight small, pitiful enemies for manufactured reasons to create profit for the upper crust. Where once we were proud of the sentiment on the statue of liberty saying “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” We now turn them away in fear and ignorance forgetting that the wretched refuse is what made this nation great. The combined efforts of those from many lands, the endless pursuit of prosperity and greatness of those unwanted by others, built this nation. We have a nation that lacks any vision beyond what effects them right now in this moment. We have a nation which, out of greed, fear, and ignorance will topple itself to avoid change, will cut off its nose to spite its face. We have a government that would rather see this nation fail utterly than to risk the other party in any way appearing to have success.

I know the Trump following is not great enough to win a general election. I know other countries are debating whether he should be banned from ever entering them because of his hate speech. I know certain financial deals, and situations he has had nationally and internationally are cancelled or in jeopardy because of his hate speech. I know also that he will continue to say anything and everything to keep his numbers up. This is what 6 yr old bullies do. No amount of reality or negative response will get them to cease their behavior. Their behavior is reaping attention and they care not if it is negative or positive.

Another thing I also know is Jim Sherota, our 53 year old Trump supporter and landscaper that wishes to hunt humans for Trump at 50 dollars a pop would never have been noticed by Trump. Would never be able to afford a night in one of Trumps high end suites. He would never be able to be seen in Trump’s company. He will be laughed at by Trump and his staff when they are alone, away from the podium. He will be forgotten along with all the other voters Trump is dragging about by their hate filled nose rings as they hang on his words and applaud his lies. Trump cares to win only. He cares for himself and his assets. If you believe otherwise you are among the problems in this nation. I believe we need a leader of vision that can aspire to take this nation into the future, in spite of itself. I wish I saw one out there.

 

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[1] [2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-white-supremacists_us_55dce43ee4b08cd3359dc41a

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