Thursday, September 1, 2016

Election 2016: 'I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten...'

"I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten;
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie's Land!"

- Dixie Land

Good Day World!

Racists have infiltrating mainstream politics this electoral season.

The word went out when Donald Trump got nominated for president by the Republican party that it's okay to show your true colors.

Encouraged by Trump's success at race-baiting, a former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard, David Duke, is running for the senate with the message he will protect European Americans (code for white guys).

Republican politicians have been paving the way to racism for years now. Take Maine governor Paul LaPage for example:

"You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy. And the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people color or people of Hispanic origin." - 8/26/16 News conference

Then there's the emergence of the Alt-Right.

The alt-right is against political correctness and feminism. It's nationalistic, tribalist and anti-establishment. It's followers are fond of internet pranks using provocative, often grossly offensive messages to goad their enemies on both the right and the left.

And many of them are Trump supporters.

Emboldened by their success supporting Trump, the alt-right believers have been crawling out from beneath their hiding places in droves.

Although the alt-right has no official ideology most sources connect it to white nationalism, anti-semitism, right-wing populism, and nativism.

Take a look at the Old Confederacy states. They're now the Neo Confederacy (Red States). 

In the news: US Election: Racist trolling for reporting on Trump

Another recommended read: Trump, Clinton and Racisim in American Politics

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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