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White Supremacy in the Age of Trump - Brewman_Jax - 08-13-2017 06:27 AM

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From the article:
Quote:Since before the election, poor white voters largely have been blamed for the rise of Donald Trump. Although their complicity in his election is clear and well established, they’re continually targeted as if their actions are the primary reason Trump won. But in fact, higher-earning, college-educated whites supported him at even greater rates.

It’s quite easy to brand the working class as the most rabidly xenophobic and racist group of whites. Whether they’re brandishing Confederate flags or vociferously vowing to “Make America Great Again,” their beliefs about white supremacy are completely exposed for the world to witness. It’s much harder to see how those atop the economic pyramid not only greatly benefit from white supremacy but actually use racism to their advantage — generally from behind the scenes.

In short, when we hold the working class responsible for white supremacy, other whites are absolved of racial wrongdoing. By allowing the spread of civic ignorance, by propagating historical lies and political untruths, and by engendering an insidious form of racism, upper class whites are undoubtedly just as culpable — if not more so — than working class whites in the quest to maintain white supremacy.

Certainly, there is no apology for the racism of working-class whites, nor any excuse; but we should seek to understand the ways in which white supremacy and power are completely intertwined. Throughout American history, the economic elite have used vile forms of racism to perpetuate the current hierarchy — politically, socially and economically. White supremacy is most commonly conceptualized as a way for lower-class whites to feel socially superior to people from other ethnic backgrounds. More important, though, white supremacy is a tried-and-tested means for upper class whites to grow their wealth and power.

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Education and ignorance are very profitable. The Fairness Doctrine is gone, media consolidation has 6 major corporations that control most of the media. FauxNews has too much of white America brainwashed to the point that Russian interference in the 2016 election is alright with them, as long as no member of the servant class is in the executive chair, again.

Education is controlled by the Top 1%. K-12 grades of public schools is paid by property taxes. Costs of college has been going up faster than the rate of inflation. If you graduate from college, you're very likely laboring under a great amount of student loan debt that cannot be excused, bankruptcy or otherwise.

Add the force of the white-normative racist social caste system. The system says that you're supposed to be better than and better off than "those people", not that you have more in common with them than the Top 1% that control everything. Make America white again resonates with them. As long as differing groups are fighting each other, the Top 1% walk away scot free.


RE: White Supremacy in the Age of Trump - jaxx - 08-13-2017 11:53 AM

I have never subscribed to the caste system, it's the pecking order where there is always someone to look down on. It has nothing to do with a person, but only the ego of 'I'm better than you are'. To think that says 'the hell you are' to me. Equality will burn the alt-righties, it began 241 years ago and burns bright today as we stand up for our fellow men and women against the racism, bigotry and hate heaped down on our neighbors.

I thought this was the worst moment for DT ever.....it puts him right in the bullseye as white trash.

David Duke @DrDavidDuke
I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/896420822780444672
1:03 PM - Aug 12, 2017
http://www.businessinsider.com/david-duke-strikes-out-at-trump-for-condemning-charlottesville-rally-2017-8


RE: White Supremacy in the Age of Trump - Brewman_Jax - 08-13-2017 01:10 PM

(08-13-2017 11:53 AM)jaxx Wrote:  I have never subscribed to the caste system, it's the pecking order where there is always someone to look down on. It has nothing to do with a person, but only the ego of 'I'm better than you are'. To think that says 'the hell you are' to me. Equality will burn the alt-righties, it began 241 years ago and burns bright today as we stand up for our fellow men and women against the racism, bigotry and hate heaped down on our neighbors.

I thought this was the worst moment for DT ever.....it puts him right in the bullseye as white trash.

David Duke @DrDavidDuke
I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/896420822780444672
1:03 PM - Aug 12, 2017
http://www.businessinsider.com/david-duke-strikes-out-at-trump-for-condemning-charlottesville-rally-2017-8

Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but the US has NEVER lived up to the ideals enshrined in the founding documents. Maybe now, enough people will decide that now is the time for equality; because we've seen since the Presidential campaign that there are enough that don't want equality for all. Patriot