I mean with all honesty the words in that title above; all of them. Trump, the front runner foe the GOP nomination for President of the United States is not a racist. He has galvanized, as Slate reporter Jamelle Bouie notes so elegantly, support from a sector of the GOP base which crosses many demographic lines within the party. This anger felt by so many Trump supporters has nothing to do with guns, or abortion or even immigration–at the end of the day it is about the definition of what it means to white in America.

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Fifty years ago being white in America had a tangible value. If you were assaulted, police would quickly come to your aid. if you graduated from high school and your family had little money you still had doors opened to you to become a middle class citizen. If you went to college and got a professional degree you were guaranteed a life of even greater privilege and wealth. These are all things that i could not say about persons of color fifty years ago.

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As Bouie points out in his article, “How Trump Happened,” “Drugs, ghettos, and dependency existed among whites in pockets of the country, but they were popularly understood as black and Latino problems, not white ones. Now, that isn’t true. Now, middle-class whites face addiction and dependence, which adds a racial element to economic anxiety, as the security provided by whiteness no longer exists for many Americans.” To me those words are not a shocking fact at all. I have been writing about the decline of white privilege and its social costs for more than a decade now. The post Great Recession elections have shown this fear that white Americans who have felt the decline of their generations long privilege have increasingly. The 2012 election was tempered by having Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee who refused to go Trumpian after the embarrassment of his 47% comments. Now that statement has been seized upon and transmuted into a nativist racial shout rather than a coded dog whistle.

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The violence at rallies, I fear is simply the tip of the iceberg for people who literally want the blood of their perceived enemies. Like most authoritarian campaigns Trump’s allure to the whites who are most angry is that he “has their back.” Trump has said before that he would pay the legal fees for anyone who physically assaulted a protester at one of his rallies. This is a shout of “break the law it will cost you nothing!” This is a cool water to those who have been ground nearly to dust by the failures in their own lives that their parents taught them, and the racial history of America bore out, they would be protected from simply because they were white. The violence surrounding Trump’s new take on the Southern Strategy will lead to someone being killed near or in one of his rallies before the GOP Convention in Cleveland this June.

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In Hindsight
The death of one of his supporters will simply make them more violent and the event will suck the air out of the news cycle for days. Into that vacuum will pour more rhetoric and more threats from the Trump supporter’s side. New violence in retaliation would take place and the process itself to elect nominees for the two major political process will be cast into chaos. On the other hand, if a Black Lives Matter protester is killed at a Trump rally by angry Trump supporters the outcome will simply be a resurgence of Trump support among his supporters and a graphic increase in armed white men outside of rallies claiming their constitutional right to protect their side against their “enemies.” I fear the die has been cast here and that it is virtually inevitable that in this election campaign because of the anger of white Americans who want to make America white again there will be blood.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
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  1. neocon01 Says:

    the BIG LIE is that Trump is a racist….
    The REAL RACISTS are the low iq savages from BLM, NOI, NBPP, and the howling mob of fascists, socialists fueled by union thugs and soros money denying huge amounts of civil Americans the right to free speech and assembly, through violence and intimidation…WE WONT HAVE IT!!

    • Trump isn’t a racist but he is stoking the racist elements of his base. All this proves is that many in the GOP were never “conservatives” that word just identified them with whiteness and privilege. Trump is the last gasp of that wing of a dying GOP.

  2. neocon01 Says:

    donks were, and still are the racists, bathhouse barry has and still is stroking the flames of hatred for 7 years.
    The donk party is now controlled by CPUSA

    • Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.] Says:

      Bill you’ve shouted that nearly a thousand times here and what has it gained you. Nothing. You went from being a lockstep W supporter back in 2005 when i first encountered you to simply one of the many angry white men supporting Donald Trump at least in words even if your heart lies with Ted Cruz. You are the classic Trump supporter. No college education, working class white male and very angry at anyone who isn’t like him. Dude your side lost the culture war in 1973 and you didn’t even notice. What makes you think that before you close your eyes to your current plane that the worldview of your childhood will come back?

      I wish the Democrats were controlled by the CPUSA! Sadly they are simply the better, far better, option to white nationalism which is what the GOP will serve up in 2016 at their convention.
      You may not recall that wrote and article back in 2006 that the GOP would be in the pickle they find themselves in and that people like you would spit on the establishment after eight years of Democratic Party control of the White House. i even wrote that you would turn nativist in contradiction of the need to diversify demographically the party you support. You called me a litany of names back then but the one that stands out in my mind was “lying idiot.” Well you’ve proven by your reposting of obvious falsehoods over the years that you will lie for the sake of momentary gotcha and equally, you have proven the mind numbing level of your stupidity by time and again choosing a path of bigotry and vitriol that does nothing more than alienate 50% of the American population to your worldview.

      So my suggestion to you Bill Logan, bigot and business owner is to save yourself some trouble and send in an early ballot for Hillary Rodham Clinton because a vote for Donald Trump is the same thing. I look forward to your ignorant nativist rant about black crime, dindu nuffins, feral savages et cetera in the coming hours. Scream at the Heavens all you want Bill no one can give you the past back. Your worldview has no future because the kids are alright.

      [I write this with civility because Sarah told me earlier that today it Be Kind to Idiots Day here in Dis.]

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