The Pardu

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Following Tucker Carlson Into South Africa





Last night Donald Trump obviously spent part of his evening drinking Diet Coke and watching Tucker Carson on Fox News. Immediately after Carlson left the Fox News airways, Trump hit tweeter with what follows.


I have asked Secretary of State to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.”
The back story on Trump's very first mention of the continent of Africa was the result of the Carlson segment. In the first 2:05 of the (vie plus minute) segment Carlson stated a case which is as flawed and phony as Trump's c0b over. Carlson placed icing on his demagoguery via hosting a guest who is white, for South Africa and works for the conservative Cato Institute. Linked here.

If you can move away from Trump's obviously racist and utter gullibility in following Fox News around like a baby seeking its pacifier, you should question your psyche and social paradigm.  Should you embark on the internal peep into your psyche while asking yourself if you once bemoaned of rallied against decades of South African apartheid. rest assured Fox News never reported on South African apartheid from a position of sympathy for the vast majority of black citizens of that nation.  recall South African whites comprise only 4% of the nation's population; followed by 8% of mixed colored or non-black citizens from other countries. The remainder of the population is comprised of South African black people (citizens).

Before posting a response to Trump's white knight charged into the internal workings of a nation seeking to balance its economic fairness reality, it is important to note the nation suffers unemployment at the 40 percent level. 

The response from the South African government was short, professional deliberately cogent. 
“South Africa totally rejects this narrow perception which only seeks to divide our nation and reminds us of our colonial past,” a tweet from South Africa’s official government account said in response to Trump’s comments.
CNN video.

MSNBC Morning Joe producers also weighed-in on Trump's attempt to deflect from his day in political and legal hell. Linked

We have also read reports the South African foreign minister will seek clarification from the US Embassy in South Africa. The nation's government followed the internationally accepted path for seeking explanations of reality or clarification which could have no basis in fact. Shouldn't we expect same for Trump well before running up a supportive flag anchored in racism and obviously support for international white supremacy.

The Tucker Carlson impetus for a release of Trump's lean towards white supremacy is startling and indicative of a leader who values far-right propaganda while flashing supportive monikers in support of white supremacy via Twitter.

Trump's insertion into a nation which has a land ownership ratio at 75% ownership white South Africans (85% during apartheid) could prove to end in another Fox News/Trump international stumble unworthy of the time spent on the matter. After decades of apartheid, it is impractical and illogical to feel there would be no efforts to re balance the potential for wealthy and livelihoods. 

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