I’ve noticed, since this nightmare began seven or eight months ago, that strong, intelligent people who I have great respect for are, periodically, breaking down. I’ve seen it. If that sort of thing is happening to you– don’t panic. You’re not alone. In fact, at this point it seems to be a sign of sanity, decency and humanity. I’d be more worried if we weren’t having periodic emotional collapses. But we’ve got to keep it together. Double Down Don and his GOP toads are not going to go gently into that good night.
We, and many others, have been making the point that White Supremacy is American as apple pie, and at this point in history the racists are a structural part of the GOP. Lawrence Lewis makes the point artfully and with good sourcing.
Rachel Maddow does her usual full deep dig. Both videos are worth watching. The second one ties right into Trump’s father. Highly recommended.
And Trump and the Republicans have been working to empower the White Supremacists in other, quieter ways. Like ignoring warnings:
And defunding programs that target Supremacists:
The Right Media has, obviously, been aiding the empowering of the racists:
Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, especially, looks to have a real affection for the Supremacists:
Meanwhile, one click Right on the dial, at the Daily Stormer– they’ve been banished to the Dark Net with a server in… wait for it… Russia.
There’s been some discussion on the Left about where the bottom of Trump’s hardcore support really is. Mid teens? High 20’s? Here’s a piece that gives us a clue.
This all brings to mind a bunch of troubling possibilities. Here’s one:
Keep in mind, this is all happening against the backdrop of extreme economic inequality and political dysfunction that’s due in large part to money overwhelming our political system.
Don’t lose hope. Be kind, especially to those who are struggling with this madness, and Stay in the light, Sisters and Brothers.
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