By Prof Dr Bischara Ali EGAL
August 22, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - He attacked four progressive congresswomen of color from the Democratic Party whom he directed his ugly, vicious, and vile vitriol at: Alexandria Ocassio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Talaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MAS).
“On Sunday evening, he initiated an attack on Twitter, denouncing them as “radical Left Congresswomen” who “speak so badly of our Country” and “hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion.”Trump cited the comments of one of his cronies Republican Senator Lindsey Graham that”AOC[Ocasio-Cortez} and this crowd and this crowd are a bunch of Communists” who are “Anti-Semitic” and “Anti-American”
The President continued his own comment along this theme Monday afternoon: “We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country,” he tweeted. “IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!”1
Historically Violence and Institutional Racism in American has been part and parcel of American history, culture, and psychic since the first European landed on the shores of the Atlantic. But, what is new is Trump’s tirade and race-baiting is that Race and Racism has become legitimized, normalized, a factor to be used as a much deeper political, racial, social and demographic divide for America’s heart and soul for 2020 presidential electioneering.
Trump’s History of Racism:
Donald Trump, a New York real estate swindler & ruthless businessman he was well known for his vile, filthy, vulgar racism towards his apartment housing tenets in NY. His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage. He has a long history of racism and hatred towards visible minorities i.e. African, Hispanic, Chinese & Muslim Americans and women since his early years in the 1970’s.
Trumps father was a well-known Klansman in New York and New Jersey in his hey days. Most of Trump’s business Associates espoused racist, xenophobic, misogynic and exploitative ideology and business practices all their adult and business lives.
Trump prospered both personally and financially in racial zed, and politicized American societies and business environment which he personally cherishes and glows. His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage.
But Trump’s racist tweet have a deeper and more strategic agenda then meets the eye, and that it is his Re-election Campaign for 2020 and to energize his electoral base who are the crux of this matter: White Nationalist and supremacy Agenda
Who are majority white, male, rural or/ and trailer- park residents, unemployed from the rust-belt, bible-belt, and southern corn-belt.
A central theme of white nationalist agenda is to see phrases like “Go back to your country” or “go back to where you came from” and their variations have been used to attack racial, ethnic, and religious minorities around the world for generations. But it is also an important sentiment for white nationalists, who see immigration and multiculturalism as threats to white-majority power and cultural dominance, or as an attempt at “white genocide.” In their view, nonwhite immigrants represent a subhuman invasion to be repelled — people who should be pushed and kept out of the country”.2
Although President represent the 1% extremely rich corporate class Elites of America and doesn’t care a hoot on those average blue- color working class and white ,male , hard-core Republican base, he is still pandering and willing to use their ‘White Nationalistic Supremacy Agenda” for political and personal gain to be re-elected in 2020.
“Today’s Republican Party is the largest, most powerful and most dangerous white racist organization in the United States — if not the world. Donald Trump, the president of the United States, is its leader. These are plain if not understated facts. No embellishment is needed. The examples are many. Over the last few days Donald Trump has repeatedly dug into his bucket of racist political scatology, saying on Twitter and elsewhere that four nonwhite members of Congress (“Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen,” as he mockingly put it) should leave America and go back to their own “crime infested” and “totally broken” countries.
Are You Tired Of The Lies And Non-Stop Propaganda?
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib were all born in the United States. Rep. Ilhan Omar is a naturalized citizen who was born in Somalia. This is not the first time that Donald Trump has said such vile things, which are almost word-for-word white supremacist or white nationalist talking points about how being a “real American” means one must first and foremost be “white” — and that nonwhites should be removed from the United States if they do not submit to white rule and authority.3
This political Dog- whistling is master and foster ‘white Identity’ nationalist agenda and politics of social Anomie and ‘US’ against ‘Them’ mentality that are nascent in American Nativism and rugged individualistic ideology.
Race, institutionalized racism and violence in America are as American as apple pie since the first European landed in the shores of America.
President Trump has always been a xenophobic, misogynic racist who used and exploits race and the power of vile, filthy, hateful and deeming racit ideology in order to get ahead and further his political, financial, personal and ideological interests .
Before Trump’s unabashed racism reveals America’s, and that’s something no one should ever unsee:
“The central framing of this kind of thinking is that this is a white country, founded and built by white men, and destined to be maintained as a white country. For anyone to be accepted as truly American they must assimilate and acquiesce to that narrative, to bow to that heritage and bend to those customs. …
Trump — and many of his supporters and defenders — spew their racism and tell themselves that it is perfectly acceptable when it is read back to them, in much the same way that a dog will eat its own vomit
There can be no more discussion or debate about whether or not Trump is a racist. He is. There can be no more rhetorical juggling about not knowing what’s in his heart. We see what flows out of it. White people and whiteness are the center of the Trump presidency. His primary concern is to defend, protect and promote it. All that threatens it must be attacked and assaulted. Trump is bringing the force of the American presidency to the rescue of white supremacy. And, self-identified Republicans absolutely love him for it.
In the years since then, Trump has assembled a long record of comment on issues involving African Americans as well as Mexicans, Hispanics more broadly, Native Americans, Muslims, Jews, immigrants, women, and people with disabilities. His statements have been reflected in his behavior—from public acts (placing ads calling for the execution of five (the Central Park Five) young black and Latino men accused of rape, who were later shown to be innocent) to private preferences (“When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” a former employee of Trump’s Castle, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, told a writer for The New Yorker). Trump emerged as a political force owing to his full-throated embrace of “birtherism,” the false charge that the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, was not born in the United States. His presidential campaign was fueled by nativist sentiment directed at nonwhite immigrants, and he proposed barring Muslims from entering the country. In 2016, Trump described himself to The Washington Post as “the least racist person that you’ve ever encountered.”
Instances of bigotry involving Donald Trump span more than four decades. The Atlantic interviewed a range of people with knowledge of several of those episodes. Their recollections have been edited for concision and clarity.4
And in a nut shell, Trump equates opposition to his policies tantamount to being ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘anti-Israeli’ which is so mind-boggling and racist itself.
And lastly, as Dr. Kevin Barrett, an academic and political scholar based in Wisconsin, made the remarks in the aftermath of racist tweets by Trump, who has called on several female lawmakers critical of his policies to return to their countries of origin.
“If US congresswomen from other descents need to go back to their countries as US President Donald Trump has suggested, then the American head of state himself should go to Israel where his allegiance lies, says an American scholar.”5
“It is quite amazing that Trump thinks this is a winning strategy,” Barrett told Press TV on Tuesday. “We can see why he believes he can try to accuse these left-leaning congresswomen of being outside the mainstream of specially his base, given that Trump’s base is a nativist and largely white population.”
“This really shows the polarization that the American electorate has gone far beyond where it ever used to be,” he added.
Trump has doubled down on his remarks, saying that the lawmakers in question have left Israelis feel “abandoned” by criticizing Tel Aviv’s crimes against Palestinians.
“Why is Trump equating the office of the president and the people of Israel? Well maybe that is because… Trump is in fact a Zionist asset or he has been,” Barrett argued.
Referring Trump many pro-Israel policies since taking office, he said this was not a far-fetched theory.
“Maybe Trump should go back to where he came from, which is the genocidal” Israel, he added.
The analyst said Trump’s remarks were also similar to the case of billionaire child sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, in that in both cases “rich, old, white men feel free to abuse young women from poorer backgrounds” and different races”5
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