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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Daiy GOP Ignominious: Trump Advanced US Racism From the Oval Office






Trump again steps on US decency and stood as a mockery of US leadership during an honor session with a dwindling group of US World War II Heroes. While addressing a group of former US communications "code talkers", again used one of his favorite racial slurs: "Pocahontas."

Facts:

A. Using the word "Pocahontas" as a blanket disparaging disruptor for Elizabeth Warren, US Senator, and former university educator is over-the-top racist.

B. Using the racist slur while hosting a group of Americans most effective weapons in World War II Native American heroes, was gutter racist with no regard for the former communications warriors in the room.



C. Trump's remarks highlight an undercurrent of racism and white supremacy which is deeply ingrained in the GOP and shared by millions who call themselves conservatives. Of course, bias and feelings of bigotry are not confined to the GOP and conservative Americans, but without question, the vast majority of racist and white supremacist do not subscribe to progressive o liberal politics.

D.  Andrew Jackson as a US President was known as"the Indian killer" President. Trump and his handlers staged the press opportunity with Trump's beloved picture of Andrew Jackson very visibly displayed and bubbling over with subliminal messaging. Jackson signed the US Indian Removal Act of 1830. How is the optics and different from a staged White House setting hosting the remaining Tuskegee Airman with an image of David Duke, Founder of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in 1975, visible lurking in the background? 

Media is not embracing Trump's latest attack on non-white Americans.  

Newsweek

Trump Pocahontas Slur: The President Has a Long History of Insulting ...


CNN

In March of this year, Trump's use of the name Pocahontas as a slur was addressed by Native News Online.

Native News Online (March 2017)
Nonetheless, Trump's staffers and presstitutes took up the standard defense posture after their boss let the racial slur. The White House official response was utter ignorant and way outside the scope of sensible.


While it is easy to regurgitate that old axiom: "perception is in the eyes of the beholder", we think it deplorable for Trump to show such utter racism. It is even more disgusting to have a tax paid "presstitute" adorn the White House press room podium stage and offer weak deflective but rap to cover Trump's racism.

Alas, there is another relevant axiom regarding perception: "perception is all that matters."

The leader if the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes, John Norwood, spoke about Trump's continued use of the racial slur.

John Norwood, general secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes, said Trump’s nickname for Warren “smacks of racism.” 
“The reference is using a historic American Indian figure as a derogatory insult and that’s insulting to all American Indians,” said John Norwood, the general secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes, adding that the comment “smacks of racism.” 
Norwood told MSNBC that the president should “stop using our historical people of significance as a racial slur against one of his opponents.”
A report with Indian Country Today and the other publications also address Trump's slur via her Twitter account. Linked, here
Respected journalist Ruth Hopkins of Indian Country Today and The Last Real Indians, well known for her outstanding coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, took to Twitter to set the record straight:
Pocahontas was a pre-teen who was kidnapped, held hostage & raped by European invaders. Stop using her name as a racial slur & how dare you insult these brave Native men who risked their lives for this country. https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/935235170487201794  
Not to mention, these men are Navajo (Dine) and Pocahontas was from the Pamunkey tribe. Two entirely different Native nations.

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