Friday, March 11, 2016
The Most Racist Presidential Campaign In Many Years
The picture above is all over social media right now. It shows five women displaying their obvious racism at a Donald Trump rally. And look at their faces -- they are very proud of their racism. And note the faces of those behind them. Do any of them seem disgusted by this obvious display of racism?
It would not be so bad, if these women had been hustled out of the rally by Trump's aides, but they weren't. They have kicked out Blacks, Hispanics, and even reporters, but racists seem to be welcome.
And this is not the only incident. Just a couple of days ago, a white Trump supporters sucker-punched a Black man being escorted out by Sheriff's deputies. He was not arrested until the next day -- after the video of him punching the person for no reason (other than he was a Black man) went viral on social media and cable news programs.
Trump spokespeople say none of this has anything to do with Trump's campaign. That is more than a little disingenuous. Trump started his campaign with inflammatory rhetoric about immigrants, muslims, and other minorities -- and he has continued that hate speech.
That's why the KKK and other white supremacist groups have endorsed Trump's candidacy. They have heard what he is saying -- and it's the same thing they have been saying for years.
I doubt that all of Trump's supporters are outright racists, but a large number of them are -- and the others don't seem to mind. Is that because Trump (and the obvious racists turning out to support him at his rallies) are saying out loud what they are thinking? Probably. Anyone who doesn't oppose this kind of evil, supports it.
Donald Trump has tapped in to the vein of racism that still exists in this country, and he knows that. I don't see how anyone could deny that his campaign is racist -- probably the most racist presidential campaign since George Wallace ran for president in 1968. It's shameful and disgusting -- and horrifying that such a bigoted campaign could be run in this country in the 21st century.
America still has a long way to go to establish a true constitutional equality.