Donald Trump Displays His Stupidity by Using Norway As Example

Donald Trump Displays His Stupidity by Using Norway As Example

Donald TrumpDonald Trump once again displays his stupidity by using Norway as an example of a place who citizens wish to leave. I blew me away when Donald Trump cited Norway as a place where people should emigrate to the United States from, rather than the so-called “shithole countries.” By “shithole countries,” Donald Trump was referring to places like Haiti or African countries. His stupid example was his typical racism because the citizens of Norway are predominantly white, not dark-skinned like most people in Haiti and Africa. After all, doesn’t every racist want to keep out the “brown people”?

When I first heard this ridiculous and stupid statement by Donald Trump, I was first insulted, then not surprised because our current president had never tried to hide his racist feelings even when he was a candidate. Now that he has been president for a year, people should almost be used to the fact that Donald Trump is just as much of a racist as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Except the president wears a business suit instead of a white robe.

The incredible stupidity and apparent ignorance displayed by Donald Trump when he uttered the statement that he asked why more people from Norway do not want to come to the United States because they give more to our society struck me. The first thing that came to my mind was, what Norwegian in their right mind would want to leave Norway to come here? This stupid statement by Trump was appalling and that he obviously knows nothing about Norway. Once again, Donald Trump has displayed just how limited is knowledge is about everything.

Why would anyone want to leave a country that gives its citizens free healthcare, a free college education, free public services, and an economy that is just about the most robust in the world? As we all sadly know, the United States offers none of those things.

The United States is a country that gives healthcare to only those who can afford it, or can afford the healthcare premiums paid to HMOs and insurance companies, a college education that is only available to those who can afford the exorbitant tuition fees, public services that are expensive if they are available, and an economy that can go up and down on a whim. Not to mention, the United States has periods of homeless people who have no place to live, and are forced to live on the streets.

Leave Norway for that? Donald Trump has to be stupid to think that, let alone actually say it.

 

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Michael Steele, Former Chair of the RNC, Condemns Trump’s Position On Race

Source: Former RNC chief: Trump picked at the scab of racism until it became a wound again

Michael Steele, Former Chair of the RNC, Condemns Trump’s Position on Race

Michael Steele, former Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) condemned the racial divisions caused by Pres. Donald Trump. He was a guest panelist on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews on MSNBC. Steele, over the past several months, has become a regular on MSNBC, a news network that is thought to be liberal, even though I would classify it as centrist in its position.

In his remarks, Michael Steele, about what happened at Charlottesville, VA, said that “Trump picked at the scab of racism until became a wound again”. Considering that Michael Steele still identifies himself as a member of the Republican Party, this is a pretty harsh statement, although it is true and one that I agree with 100%.

Michael Steele and most people who consider themselves to be moderate Republicans do not condone the racism of Donald Trump. Steele went on to say that Trump should be a uniting force in this country, instead of the voice of division that he has shown himself to be. Many moderate Republicans feel the same way, even though Michael Steele is one of the few who has the courage to speak out against a Republican president.

In some ways, I have to say that I find the attitude of Michael Steele refreshing. At one time, I didn’t really like or respect Michael Steele, primarily because he was not only a Republican, but I could not understand why any African-American would identify with the Republican Party, the party that has never held the best interests of African-Americans at heart, or in their actions. Even though I still don’t understand why an African-American, in this case, Michael Steele affiliates themselves with a party that has always seemingly been against them.

The only thing I can think of that might explain this is that the Democratic Party was at one time the political party that represented segregationists, like George Wallace and others like him. In that respect, I can understand it completely. It’s just that I prefer to look at what a party is doing now, not in the past.

Within the last year or so, while watching Michael Steele on MSNBC, mostly as a guest panelist, I have gained a great deal of respect for what he says and his position. I just wish there were more Republicans like him.

 

Republican National Committee chairmanship election, 2009

election started out as a six-way race, and ended on the sixth ballot with Michael Steele becoming the first African-American chairman of the Republican National
United States Senate election in Maryland, 2006

since 1986, when junior Senator Barbara Mikulski was first elected. Michael Steele won the Republican nomination after facing little competition in the

 

 

 

Any worse than Paul Ryan? It could be!

Source: A Republican Running To Replace Paul Ryan Comes With White Nationalist Street Cred | HuffPost

Any worse than Paul Ryan? It could be!

Paul RyanEven though Paul Ryan is a terrible Speaker of the House, things could actually get much worse considering the newest candidate for the job. In fact, this new prospect, Paul Nehlen, could make Paul Ryan look like a saint. As a person with ties to the “white nationalist” movement, Paul Nehlen could be much more dangerous than Paul right in ever thought of being.

This latest development came about because Paul Ryan has said that he probably won’t be seeking re-election for another term. His absence will leave open the much-coveted position of Speaker of the House, the number one job in the House of Representatives. The person who holds this office basically sets the tone for voting in the US House of Representatives.

Even though Paul Ryan, a devotee of Ayn Rand who taught a philosophy of selfishness and bashing the poor; something that Paul Ryan has always had a talent for, this new candidate for Speaker almost makes him look like a Sunday school teacher. Paul Nehlen is openly a “white nationalist” and racist.

Although some people may argue that Paul Ryan is also a racist because of his attacks on poor people and entitlement programs, I say that Paul Ryan is probably more driven by an ignorance and sense of entitlement, as is often the case in people of his ilk. If he is a racist, he hides it well, because this new candidate for Speaker seems to revel in his racism in a very open and overt way.

Paul Nehlen was very active in the campaign to elect Roy Moore, the child molesting Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama. Nehlen was very active in his campaign, because Paul Ryan was one of the first leading Republicans to call for Moore to drop out of the race, mostly because of the controversy surrounding his low character. For this, Paul Ryan deserves some credit.

An example of Nehlen’s overt links to the “white nationalist” movement is his participation a well-known podcast called “Fash the Nation”. Apparently, the word “fash” is short for fascism.

For those people who may hate Paul Ryan, which includes me, we should stop and realize that he very well could be the lesser of two evils. Paul Nehlen is not the type of person who deserves to sit in such a high position of power as Speaker of the House of Representatives. In fact, he is the type of person who doesn’t deserve to sit in any election seat.

 

Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district

Milwaukee County. The district’s current Representative is Republican Paul Ryan, the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was the Republican
Political positions of Paul Ryan

The political positions of Paul Ryan, the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district since 1999 and currently the 54th Speaker of

 

 

Donald Trump Exploits Death To Promote Wall

Once again, President Donald Trump is exploiting the death of a person to promote his infamous wall.

Despite few available details, Trump rushes to exploit death of Border Patrol agent

Donald Trump Exploits Death To Promote Wall

Once again, President Donald Trump is exploiting the death of a person to promote his infamous wall. The most recent incident involves the death of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent. CBP agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed, and his partner was injured. Circumstances surrounding the incident are not really clear at this point. That being said, it is very inappropriate for Donald Trump to use this incident to make “political hay” and promote the building of a wall between Mexico and the United States. This is not the first time that Donald Trump has attempted to exploit a tragedy to further his racist agenda.

Last year’s death of Kate Steinle, who was shot by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, was another occasion that Donald Trump tried explaining a tragedy to further his agenda and promote the idea of building a wall between the two countries. Despite the fact that Ms. Steinle’s family asked that her death not be exploited for political reasons, President Donald Trump went ahead and use the tragedy of her death a number of times during his campaign. He did not give a damn, but went ahead and disrespected the wishes of her family.  He has been pushing this ridiculous idea that a wall would somehow make us safer since his campaign for POTUS in 2016. My big question has always been, “safe from what?”

Donald Trump, during his presidential campaign”, stated that Mexicans are “rapists and killers”, even though there are absolutely no statistics given any evidence that what he says is true. People of Mexican descent are no more likely to commit crimes than people of other races. He is merely targeting Latinos, and other people of color, as scapegoats for the trouble in our society. My opinion is he is more threatened by the fact that wealthy rich white men are losing control of this country, and he can’t stand it because his thinly veiled racist nature simply won’t allow him to accept people who are different than him. His entire attitude smacks of Eurocentrism and all the evils that follow it.

Donald Trump is obviously racist against people who are not white, in this case, Latinos. There is no doubt about that. You just have to look at the people that the president associates with, and what they say and believe, to see that Donald Trump is very obviously prejudiced against people of color. He singled them out and picks on them at every given turn. He is willing to do anything to build his wall, despite the fact that it will not only be too expensive but has shown to be highly unpopular among most people in this country. Hopefully, this wall will collapse on top of him.

 

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Will White Supremacy In the US Ever Be Dealt with Effectively?

The problem of white supremacists will never beget with effectively in the US as long as people choose to remain in the state of denial that still exists.

Will White Supremacy In the US Ever Be Dealt with Effectively?

White supremacyThe problem of white supremacy will never be dealt with effectively in the US as long as people choose to stay in the state of denial that it still exists. Until people in this country acknowledge that white supremacy is alive and well in America, and we all take on the subject of racism, not much will change. In fact, white supremacy will probably increase to the point where it will create violent instability in this country. In most ways this would be a bad thing to happen, although I can actually see where this type of action may be necessary. Even though I embrace principles of nonviolence and pacifism, I can honestly admit that some type of “cleansing process” may be necessary.

By the term “cleansing process” I simply mean that it may be necessary for those of us on the Left to meet force with force, especially since most of the white supremacist organizations I’ve seen always seem to be well armed. I am suggesting that it may be necessary for those of us on the Left, to also be well armed and ready to use whatever means necessary to stop his ugliness known as “white supremacy” to end, or least be stifled to the point where it is no longer dangerous.

After the incident in Charlottesville, VA, we need to start considering the question, how does white supremacy affect society? Even though there have been other incidents of white supremacist violence, the incident in Charlottesville seems to bring the entire issue to a head. I, and I suspect other people, have come to the conclusion that every white supremacist group needs to be dealt with effectively. By effectively, I mean it’s such a way that it ceases to be a driving factor in today’s society, as it now seems. I think most of agree with we ask ourselves the question, “is white supremacy on the rise? The answer would seem to be yes definitely.

Even though I firmly believe in the U.S. Constitution and principles of freedom of speech, there comes a point when this freedom of speech should be controlled, especially if it leads to violence, as it did in Charlottesville. I’m not proposing we amend the U.S. Constitution or alter the clause dealing with “freedom of speech”, mostly because that would betray the very core principles upon which this document is based. I am suggesting that when this freedom of speech leads to violence, things have been allowed to go too far.

Like I said before, those of us on the Left and even those who consider themselves moderates, should be ready to meet force with force because the white supremacist have always kept violence as an open option for them to use when they see fit. Maybe it’s time we on the Left started thinking the same way. If they want blood, we on the Left should be ready to give it to them in full measure.

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White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville, VA Breaks out in Violence Against Counter Protesters

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA broke out in violence when white supremacists attacked antiracism counter protesters.

Violent white nationalist protests prompt state of emergency in Virginia | TheHill

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/346310-virginia-gov-declares-state-of-emergency-as-charlottesville-protests-turn

White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville, VA Breaks out in Violence Against Counter Protesters

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA broke out in violence when a white supremacist attacked anti racism counter protesters. I can say is I’m at all surprised by this incident because I predicted that there may be some type of violence at this rally by white supremacists. I wrote about it in my last post.

Apparently, the violence began after someone drove a car into anti-racist counter-demonstrators. It is thought that this car was driven by white supremacists, who were probably trying to scare the anti-racists. Using violence to suppress opposers is nothing unexpected from people who thrive on hatred and violence against others who do may disagree with them. Typical fascist behavior!

Even though in a statement, Donald Trump addressed this violent incident he still refused to accept responsibility for the increase in hatred and racist violence in this country. He blamed “all sides” for the violence, still refusing to acknowledge that he has a “white nationalist”, Steve Bannon, on his cabinet. In case you do not know, the term “white nationalist” is a code word for white supremacist.

As if we can ever forget, Donald Trump used racist hate speech during his entire campaign for the presidency. He needs to own up to it and admit that this hate speech from his campaign may be a reason for the increased empowerment of white supremacists in this country. However, I will not hold my breath until he admits this connection between his campaign rhetoric and the increase in racist behavior in the United States. I don’t want to suffocate waiting for it!

 

White Nationalists Becoming More Active on College Campuses

In January, the night before alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, two members of the white supremacist group American Renaissance got in a fistfight with other young men after they were caught plastering trees and buildings around campus with posters that proclaimed, “Embrace white identity!”

Source: White nationalists are targeting college campuses, and these students are fighting back

White Nationalists Becoming More Active On College Campuses

In and effort to persuade more students to buy into their doctrine of hate, White Nationalists are ramping up recruitment efforts on America’s college campuses.  White nationalists (a.k.a. white supremacists) are feeling much freer to recruit people, in particular, white students, than ever before.  This movement has not gone unnoticed by the Southern poverty Law Center (SPLC) who are also forming chapters on college campuses, across the nation.

White nationalists have become more emboldened to spread their racist message, within the last year.  Could there possibly be any connection between the election of Donald Trump, the appointment of white nationalist Steve Bannon Steve Bannon as National Security Advisor (NSA), and the current trend of Trump supporters committing acts of violence across the country? Personally, I think there is!

Although it may be unfair to place the blame entirely on the election of Donald Trump, for the resurgence of hate speech and racism across the country, but I and many others think that some of Trump’s ugly racist rhetoric during the election didn’t help the matter.  Sometimes, a small fringe element, such as the white nationalists, need to feel empowered by someone who holds a high office, to bring their activities more out in the open.  The election of someone whom they feel shares the same values (if you can call me that) as they do, often gives a “green light” to any group that deep down knows they are wrong, to start bringing their activities out into the public eye.

The very fact that white nationalists have become very sensitive about being rightfully labeled as “white supremacists” in itself says a lot.  After all, if someone is truly proud of who they are and what they feel their mission is, why do they choose to hide behind the name white nationalists.  If they truly feel that they are correct, why should they be proud of it?  The answer is; they are engaging in activities of hatred and violence that endanger public safety, and they know it.

This resurgence of racial hatred is a very ugly thing and needs to be combated at every level.  I’m very glad that groups like SPLC on campus SPLC on campus were started.  The Southern Poverty Law Center really deserves a lot of credit for stepping up and doing something proactive to fight the rise of white nationalism.

 

White nationalism – Wikipedia

White nationalism is a type of nationalism or pan-nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and maintain a white national identity. Its proponents identify with and are attached to the concept of a white nation. White nationalists seek to ensure the survival of (what they see as) the white …

White Nationalist | Southern Poverty Law Center

White nationalist groups espouse white supremacist or white separatist ideologies, often focusing on the alleged inferiority of nonwhites. Groups listed in a …

‘White Nationalism,’ Explained – The New York Times

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