The Policies of White Resentment – By Carol Andersonaug – NYTimes

The Policies of White Resentment

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  • Aussie Conservative  On August 7, 2017 at 4:23 am

    I enjoy reading things from the other side to get different perspectives. And in regards to Trump being a white nationalist and the like we have heard those claims again and again. But have you ever considered that a natural reaction to those who condemn American history, have an obsession with intersectionality and want to shut down conservative dissenters, is to rally against the Democratic Party as whites have done?

    • Aussie Conservative  On August 7, 2017 at 4:30 am

      If anything, the true enemies of African Americans are the Democrats, and hopefully more will wake up to this as occurred in 2016.

  • MCORPS  On August 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    WITH ALL DUE RESPECT; ALL OF THE AMERICA’S NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA. WAS NEVER A WHITE COUNTRY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT HISTORY, THEY INVADED THE MOORS – KNOWN BLACK PEOPLE. EIGHT PRESIDENTS BEFORE GEORGE WASHINGTON WERE MOORS. I CAN SHOW A PICTURE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH PRESIDENT HANSON BLACK MOOR AND PRESIDENT OBAMA. I DO NOT SEE ANY PHOTO LINK OR ATTACHMENT. YOU YOURSELF CHECK THE ONLINE INTERNET. AND SEARCH FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT HANSON ETC DO NOT TAKE MY WORD INSTEAD RESEARCH. GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS THE 9TH PRESIDENT. USA RE~WRITE THE CONSTITUTION IN 1770s AND LEFT OUT THE MOOR. GUYANA HAVE MOORS LIVING IN VICTORIA AND FRIENDSHIP. THEM IS PRINCE AND PRINCESS. ETC I AM FROM NABACLIS, I AM LIVING HERE IN NEW YORK CITY. WE ARE HERE ON THIS EARTH 300 BILLION YEARS NOW. I WERE WATCHING AN INDIA DOCUMENTARY AND I FOUND OUT. DON’T MAKE FRIENDS WITH PEOPLE WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW, BECAUSE NEXT THERE IS GOING TO BE AN INVASION.

  • Clyde Duncan  On August 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    A Stark Warning: How Trump’s Popularity Could Skyrocket

    Dartagnan | Daily Kos

    The bad news is that Trump is a single significant terror event away from regaining his popular standing and one quick war away from enjoying a wave of popularity that will enable him to inflict even worse damage on our Republic than he already has.

    An Administration that thrives on exploiting American fears would find the swimming immensely pleasurable in the aftermath of a serious terror attack on American soil.

    The fact that Trump and his cronies have such little regard for Constitutional constraints on their power to begin with suggests that they would make every attempt possible to subvert those constraints given the opportunity provided by terrorism.

    And if such an attack never comes, there are other ways of ginning up Americans’ support, most notably by starting a war.

    The clearest and most obvious example of this was the atrocious and obsequious conduct of the USA media as well as both political parties — but most notably the Democrats, in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

    While 9/11 occurred in a somewhat different era, the right wing media noise machine was not nearly as sophisticated, nor its audience as domesticated, as they are today.

    Today a large segment of the public has willfully walled itself off from facts, preferring to be told what is right or wrong exclusively by the likes of Breitbart and whatever makes it into their heavily-filtered Facebook newsfeed.

    Chait argues that the way to prevent this same, knee-jerk reaction from happening again under Trump is for the responsible media, and the American people, to refuse to accept the assumption in the first place — to refuse to kowtow and accept what comes out of this Administration’s communication organs in the event of such an attack, or war — as worthy of consideration, given its amply-demonstrated horrendous incompetence, enthusiasm for wholesale lying and general venality:

    The ability of a president to gain popularity by launching (or suffering) an attack is not a law of nature. It reflects, in part, choices — by the opposition to withhold criticism and by the news media to accept the administration’s framing of the facts at face value.

    A chaotic, still-understaffed administration led by a novice commander-in-chief who has alienated American allies deserves no benefit of the doubt.

    Everything from Trump’s incompetent management of the Department of Energy, which safeguards nuclear materials, to the now-skeletal State Department, to his blustering international profile has exposed the country to an elevated risk of a mass tragedy.

    A long-term task of the opposition is to prevent the crumbling presidency from transmuting that weakness into strength.

    When the event occurs — and it will very likely occur, in some fashion or another — the key will be not to fall into the trap of rallying behind a demonstrably incompetent Administration, but instead to oppose and resist any attempt by Trump to usurp power or defy the Constitution, both of which he has shown himself more than willing to do.

    This means holding Trump and his cronies — and holding the media — to account for every word they utter, and every action they propose.

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