“But it is a mistake, in fact it is an outright lie to pretend that America is most accurately represented by Rosa Parks and not by the Klan just like it is a lie to pretend that when Trump looks beyond America’s borders and sees shit-holes, dens of rapine, harbors of terrorism and sneaky, job stealing Asians, he is functioning as anything other than a traditional (White) American. The first step beyond alcoholism is to admit that you have a problem. The first step beyond being a racist hellhole is to stop lying about who you are.”
Hear! Hear! Every single word is TRUTH!
I’ve long since lost track of when I first heard it. In all likelihood, it was during the primaries, maybe it was after Trump said that Mexico was dumping rapists and murderers across its northern border. Maybe it was after he attacked the parents of a dead Muslim soldier, implying that his grieving father had beaten his grieving mother into silent submission. Maybe it came earlier: Maybe after it became common knowledge that Trump took out full paged ads calling for a return of the death penalty, just so the state of New York could kill five Black teenagers falsely convicted of raping a White jogger. I could have first heard it in a thousand places, but, I can never ignore it when I hear it. It grates. It twists itself into my abdomen, it triggers a mild but unmistakable bullshit induced stress response. Trump says something hateful: pundits respond:…
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