When Rich Old White Men Stop Losing Control of the United States

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The rise of Trump obliterates all other issues — campaign 2016 is now almost entirely about race

Source: The Republicans Are Now Officially the Party of White Paranoia | Rolling Stone

When Rich Old White Men Stop Losing Control of the United States

The way I view the Republican Party of today is that they are just another group of rich old white men of European origin trying to retain their control over the United States, just as they always have.  They seem to think that just because this country was founded by rich white men of European origin, many of them slave owners, it should always remain under their control, even though in a number of states, including my own state of California, whites are now a minority.

They choose to fight the diversity that should be embraced instead of rejected.  Except for the Native Americans, every person in this country could be regarded as “illegal aliens”.  They refuse to acknowledge that our country has evolved into a diverse culture, where everyone should have a say in what happens.

As for Donald Trump, he is just another white racist who feels threatened that the control he and the other old rich white men who have traditionally controlled this country, is slipping from their grasp.  His statement that Mexican immigrants are “killers” and “rapists” should be ample proof of his racist beliefs.  Trump also has a lot of support from white supremacists.  Just last week, Donald Trump received the endorsement of David Duke, former grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan of Louisiana.  To me, that says a lot about where Trump is coming from, especially since he did not reject the endorsement from Duke.

His relentless pursuit of President Obama’s birth certificate and ridiculous claims that Barack Obama was born in Kenya was not only a sign of Donald Trump’s racist beliefs.  I would be willing to bet nearly anything that if Barack Obama was white, Trump wouldn’t have said a damn thing.  He, like many other rich old white men really feel paranoid about losing the control that they have always had, but don’t deserve.

Even though quite a few people, many of them within the Republican Party, underestimate Donald Trump’s appeal, he and his entire mindset are dangerous.  Most of his so-called “appeal” derives from the fact that he panders to the lowest common denominator that unfortunately exists with many Americans; racism and fear of losing control over this country.  Equally unfortunate is that many of Trump’s supporters are from the fast disappearing middle-class.  These people don’t seem to realize that they have been every bit as much exploited by rich old white men as anyone else, if not more so.  They have been exploited through their labors and blue-collar status.  Unfortunately, not many of them seem to be able to recognize this fact.

This very well in the article from Rolling Stone is one I can highly recommend taking the time to read because it says it all; rich old white man are afraid of losing control of the United States.

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Author: Blane Beckwith

I was born on December 22, 1955, in a small Pennsylvania town named Corry. I was raised in Bear Lake, Pennsylvania.

I graduated from Corry Area High School in 1973. After that, I attended Edinboro State College from 1977-79.

I moved to Berkeley, California in 1980, in search of an independent life. In 2006, I graduated from Berkeley city College with two degrees, one in English and the other in Liberal Arts.

I have been active in the disability rights movement for well over 20 years.