Is The United States Threatened by White Supremacists?
The internal security of the United States is threatened by the ugliness of “white supremacy”. On August 12, 2017, white supremacists held a rally in Charlottesville, VA, and this rally turned violent as they often do. White supremacists attacked counter-demonstrators who were expressing their disdain for the beliefs of the white supremacists. As a result, the white supremacists killed a young woman and injured several other people. Now, as usual, they are acting like they are the ones being “victimized”.
If that wasn’t enough, these white supremacists have the backing of the president of the United States, Donald Trump. After the incident happened last month, he gave a statement in which he blamed “both sides” for the violence, even though the perpetrator were clearly the white supremacists.
This is the first time that Donald Trump has clearly shown himself to be a racist and white supremacist. Most of us who listen to him during his campaign already knew that he held racist beliefs, but we really did not know how deep these feelings run. Since his first statement, Donald Trump has given other statements which clearly show his sympathies lie with the white supremacists. Believe it or not, many people are surprised by these latest statements. Are these people just naïve or just plain stupid?
Unfortunately, many people have the weird idea that the entire concept of white supremacy somehow went away over the years. They are very wrong because I honestly believe that racism and white supremacy have increased over the last several years. It became very clear to me that white supremacists were gaining more power, especially with the election of an African-American, Barack Obama, as president of the United States.
White supremacy has increased in intensity and the situation has gotten much worse under Donald Trump. It is my firm belief that Donald Trump helped create the current atmosphere which supports white supremacy. This has happened because of some of the ugly racist vitriol used by then candidate Trump on the campaign trail. He made it very clear that he believes that any people of color; African-Americans, Latinos, etc., are responsible for what is wrong with this country. What is wrong with this country is that there are too many racists in positions of power in this country. One of these positions is President of the United States.