Hate: It’s About the Republicans

by Glenn R. Geist

The increased visibility and growing confidence of White nationalists may or not reflect the president’s personal values. It could be he’s using the neo-Know Nothings and the Aryan idiots to distract us all from is more personal and lucrative scams and hustles, but it may not matter. What matters is that the hate culture feels like he supports them. It’s enough.

I can’t blame Trump for teens who shoot up schools, but the people who murder gay people, Muslim people, Jewish people, Black people and Native people wear Donald Trump hats like a talisman, a token of justification and righteousness. They share what he offers in the way of bogie men. That tends to be those not of Northern European descent – the people Trump credits for his “good genes.” “It’s not me stealing from you, it’s that guy washing dishes”

I have a problem with the way we who oppose such things address the wages of white racism and nationalism. We have factions and organizations and associations all of whom need to protect their turf and talking points and so to one it’s about “weapons of war” and another it’s about racist cops and to another it’s about Gay rights, Feminism, and a host of things that may be worthy causes even if the officers of the corporation sometimes may not be so great.

We don’t unite against the hate culture unless we are united against hate culture; recognize its source, recognize its voices, the most vocal of whom are Donald J. Trump and his gang of thieves and saboteurs. It’s not people born with white skin. It’s not people with money. It’s not big this or big that, it’s what we let them get away with by being stupid and selfish enough to go along with them. It’s not the economy stupid. It’s the Republicans.

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3 Responses to Hate: It’s About the Republicans

  1. Michael John Scott Reply

    August 6, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve lived a long time, and never have I seen our country in such a wretched state, and the primary reason is because we have so many wretched people, led by the man they voted for, the man at the top.

  2. Glenn Geist Reply

    August 7, 2019 at 9:09 am

    We’ve never been one country except perhaps during one of our bigger wars. I think we’ve gotten better at confusing prosperity with poverty, liberty with anarchy and all manner of things with their opposites. I feel a wave of nausea when I’m asked to mumble about “liberty and justice for all”

  3. jess Reply

    August 7, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    This is why I have taken up drinking before noon 🙂 Not really but the anti depressants I am on help me a whole lot. I cannot deal anymore with these people.

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