When a credible information source reports on Trump's lack of veracity (eg. serial lying) it should draw a read. He hasn't even taken office and the prologue to our future is bubbling over. Slate dot com: Paul Ryan says Trump's lying tweets mean nothing. Really? A serial liar about to be inaugurated to the US Presidency and the third in Constitutional Ascension finds the deplorable mental state, no big deal.
A catastrophic consideration of national leaders who sets its leadership in lies, while stifling flawed and subservient US media is what can come from a less than informed populace. Trump has gone about staffing his white House Staff with at least one noted racist and Anti-Semite, Steve Bannon. Bannon's mission in life over the past few years has been suing Andrew Breitbart's web pages to promulgate an ideology that reads like what follows:
12.7.16 - "We won. And we get to define what America means," white supremacist Richard Spencer said in a speech at Texas A&M. "America, at the end of the day, belongs to white men."
Noted white supremacist peddles his racism at a Texas university. It should be noted, other of Spencer's ilk are also visiting college campuses with the same message. While Spencer's visit was meet with hundreds in protest and the university did not support his event (as a public university they could not stop his show), but the fact is Trump's racist supporters have taken his election as a mandate for white supremacy.
"The Republican Party is essentially the white person's party."
While there are many who claim Republicanism who do not consider themselves racists, the reality is all overt racists claim the Republican Party (if they claim any US political ideology.) The party certainly offers a homogeneous opportunity for white supremacists messaging much like Joseph Goebbels successfully promulgated for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
The connection between the start of this piece and the verbiage just above this sentence? Of course, you are not a racist in your mind. You do not believe that whites-plaining means superiority over others who are non-white. Of course, you don't believe such.
You might suffer from the same indifference the German people experienced as Adolf Hitler used other national interest initiatives to advance the state of that nation while working effectively throughout at promulgating hatred that led to the murder of 11 million people. Also know Hitler and Goebbels brand of racism did not stop at attacks on Judaism, just over half the final solution victims were Jewish.
The connection is Trump's obvious affinity for all things white supremacist. His appointment of a leading supremacist and anti-Semite communications guru starkly resembles Hitler use of Goebbels to season the minds of mid-1920s Germany for hatred of the Jew. Yet, I haven't connected the lead paragraphs to Trump's aura of social superiority for whites.
If Trump can lie his way into the hearts of many million whites and ascend to the US Presidency the parallels to a world of Hitler should be obvious. Has Trump even come down really hard with condemnation of his racist followers? The answer is "no." Has he disavowed David Duke clinging to his coattails like a leech seeking a place to attach to the skin of an unsuspecting warm-blooded creature? In February of this year, the NYC Bloviator clearly stumbled regarding Duke's quest for his coat tails. CNN's Jake Tapper and Trump. Yet, Tapper didn't challenge Trump; thus the increasing criticism of US cable news.
Since, we often do not click the posted links, the following passages from the CNN piece speaks volumes about Trump's attempt to avoid any connection with Duke.
The Anti-Defamation League had called on Trump to repudiate the support of Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and other white supremacist groups.Despite what he said Sunday, Trump apparently did know Duke in 2000 -- citing him, as well as Pat Buchanan and Lenora Fulani -- in a statement that year explaining why he had decided to end his brief flirtation with a Reform Party presidential campaign."The Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulani. This is not company I wish to keep," Trump said in a statement reported then by The New York Times.He had also indicated he knew of Duke during a Friday press conference, when he was asked similar questions and said: "David Duke endorsed me? OK, all right. I disavow, OK?"
The lie! Where is the lie best promulgated: the media. If you haven't noticed Trump's attempts to stifle US media since the election and you are oblivious to talk from some (like chief demagogue Sean Hannity) about shutting down the White House press office, you are a walking case of susceptibility to Trumpism.