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Friday, December 11, 2015

Will White Nationalism Completely Engulf Conservative And Independent America?

Last fall through this past week, multiple media, and social media reported on growing white supremacist support for Donald Trump's primary campaign. 


Hate Groups Love Donald Trump, And He Doesn't Seem To Mind

A number of white supremacist groups have publicly endorsed Donald Trump's run for the presidency, and Trump isn't discouraging them.
By Sebastian Martinez | August 27, 2015

Crooks & Liars

 Huffington Post
  • Matt FernerNational Reporter, The Huffington Post 12/7/2015 

The New Yorker

While the growing affinity for a GOP candidate who campaigns with bigotry, racism and public mocking of the physically challenged may not concern you, your comfort zone will receive a Trump rattle as narcissism and elitist insensitivity reaches outside of his inner family (and most white people). 

Paul Ryan, House Speaker, spoke out against Trump's talking of banning Muslim entry into the United States.  The RNC Chair, Reince Priebus, spoke in a tacit manner about Trump's remarks, effectively took 'the fifth" on requests to comment on Trumps racists proposal.  All GOP primary candidates have commented on Trump's proposal. Rand (Ron Paul's son) Paul even reached to affiliate with Trumps remarks via his comment about his "similar" proposal. Party response to Trump's remarks to Trump's comments has been very measured; probably with, in their minds, good cause.  The party has a full lock on a voting bloc that can be subscribed only as the white nationalist vote.  

The fully metastasized white nationalist vote has been careful developed and nurtured since Barry Goldwater's and Richard Nixon and Kevin Phillip's mid-to-late 1960s southern strategy.  

Not only can the GOP comfortable count on the US south and the Plains States as slam dunk electoral votes, the well-honed strategy has given rise to the a shifting national paradigm of *it is OK to express bias, bigotry and overt racism*.  A paradigm shift that picked up steam with Ronald Reagan's  political operative: Lee Atwater.  

The Nation, immediately after Mitt Romneys loss to President Obama.

Excerpt (despite no one has time for a 42-minute audio, posted to facilitate 360-degree responsibility)
The late, legendarily brutal campaign consultant Lee Atwater explains how Republicans can win the vote of racists without sounding racist themselves:
You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.” 
Now, the same indefatigable researcher who brought us Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remarks, James Carter IV, has dug up the entire forty-two-minute interview from which that quote derives. Here, The Nation publishes it in its entirety for the very first time. 
Listen to the full forty-two-minute conversation with Atwater:

A party that has carved out a major swath of voting support which reaches back to the antebellum south has now  evolved celebrity kingpin to lead a crusade, refuses to either full embrace a shameful reality or comprehensively refute the reality. 

If you have a few minutes skip through the following video, watch as MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and GOP shill Michael Steele gloss over the proliferation of support for Trump from white supremacists. Robert's openly states Trump's August remarks distancing himself from David Duke's public support, but he carefully crafted a question to Steele that was as easy to skip around as avoiding stepping of sidewalk gutter drains (the 2:33 mark to the end of Steele's talking head gibberish).


Could the corporate cautiousness from MSNBC have in some way fulfilled an obligation to report via the quotes from Duke and Black, while pulling up (politically) shy of real comment about the matter? While MSNBC producers and writers fulfilled a responsibility to report on Trump's growing support from white supremacists, network management should be taken to task for failing to properly report the full impact of Trump's candidacy and the harm it will bring to our nation.

The white racist fringe of American politics is a fragmented one, where attitudes toward Trump range from full-fledged embrace to cautious optimism to skepticism. 
Black of Stormfront said Trump's rhetoric has been a boon to white nationalists. “He has sparked an insurgency and I don’t think it’s going to go away,” he told POLITICO of Trump.

White nationalist set the path for sympathetic and gullible Americans to follow via the use of the word "insurgency". What message does the word send to all too willing militia Iraq action with Concealed Carry laws and in some states Open Carry (weapons) laws proliferate? The word "insurgency" isn't synonymous with peaceful actions towards change or, for that matter, regression.

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