White Nationalism On March In Trump Administration
It was as if a police car with siren blaring had roared down the street. The news that Steve Bannon, the former president of Breitbart News, will be chief strategist and chief counselor to Donald Trump made for concerns all over the nation. There were shudders from those who pay attention when Bannon was brought into the campaign in the closing months. Now with this news there is clear proof that the stoking of white anger and the playing with political fire will be front and center in the new administration.
I fully understand that the vast majority of this nation is not overly bright. Nearly half did not vote which speaks volumes about that group, and another group (roughly a fourth of the nation) voted as it their head was lodged up their backside. So when people talk, or as I write here, about Bannon being a main pusher of populist white nationalism many have no idea what that means. Those who pay attention fully grasp that the anti-immigration and especially anti-Muslim agitation was created by design to enrage a demographic that teeters on the edge of reality most days. Throw them a little red meat and they voted for Trump.
Now that level of fear-based politics has been given an office in the White House. There is no doubt whatsoever that Bannon represents bare-knuckle style politics that is aimed at creating inflammatory instincts in Trump and his uninformed followers. Trump voters have no idea what is happening when it is clear the next administration will embrace ethno-nationalism. Recall that he didn’t want his children going to school with Jewish people. Bannon called conservative commentator Bill Kristol a ‘renegade Jew’ and advised female victims of online harassment to ‘just log off’ and stop”‘screwing up the internet for men.”
Governing takes level headed people and so it does concern me when a bomb-thrower is allowed such access to a president. The racist, fascist extreme right has an office in the White House!
Is it any wonder why I have such a low regard for the Trump voters in this nation who allowed this to happen?