Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Whether He Really Supports Them Or Not...

...His pandering to their interests have allowed them to crawl out from under the rocks they've been festering under for all these years. To crawl out and think that their way of thinking has a place in American thought and policy.

The ultimate irony of a nation formed of immigrants; formed of, and made so much stronger, from a mix of so many peoples and cultures, would begin to give into this kind of ignorant reductionism of what it means to be human, is just unbelievable. I suppose, though, that, given the fact that the Russians suffered something like twenty million dead at the hands of the fascists, and the subsequent growth of similar white nationalism there, it shouldn't surprise us that it might happen here.

Lest you forget fossil evidence strongly suggests that the very first humans to come into existence were people of color; precisely because of the latitudes of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and the amount of sun skin there would be exposed to. With all of the subsequent migrations, and intermingling, that took place over they many millennia since, how could we not all share at least some portion of the genetic makeup of virtually every nationality out there? You would think that under the light of these facts any notion of racial purity would be the most obvious of absurd notions.

But this is what happens when you get a bunch of people together who have no desire to know, or to distinguish, fact from their own fevered delusions. And then you get a national figure who plays into the denial of facts in the same way? Do you seriously think there will be no blowback from this kind of behavior? Unless, of course, you have decided to just give up on facts altogether. The question then is where will you be when the jacked booted brown shirts start coming round to beat their way of thinking into the rest of us?

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