We all are well aware that Donald the Orange fed the hate and bias of many Americans……basically he was so popular not because of the presidency but rather he punished those that he hated…..
This is why the country loved Trump…..
Atlantic columnist Adam Serwer writes that there’s a simple reason the GOP base still loves Trump despite being ousted from office after just one term: They saw him as a punishment for all the people in America whom they hate.
“Trump was not a successful president,” Serwer contends. “But as a form of punishment, he was everything conservatives dreamed of, and they loved him for it.
Serwer goes on to documents some of the ways conservatives relished seeing Trump punish their foes.
“Early in his administration, Trump banned travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, barred federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, and sought to deport hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were in the U.S. on temporary protected status,” he writes. “Almost all of his accomplishments were punitive.”
Some say that this was a once in a lifetime event….not so.
The US has a long history of blaming minorities……the recent violence targeting Asian-Americans is a prime example of this……
The instinct to vilify minority groups, especially during times of crisis, has a long-standing history in the U.S., rooted in the country’s relationship to white supremacy or fear that white people might become less powerful, said Sherry Wang, a professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University. Wang explained that the U.S. has often promoted racist myths to portray different groups of people as either inferior, dirty or dangerous to white people. For Asian Americans in particular, she said, there’s the “Yellow Peril” stereotype, a fear that emerged in the late-19th century, after an increase in immigration to the U.S. from China — and after the West realized that Asians were strong enough as a political, economic and military threat to surpass the U.S. “When the West realized Asia was very big and could take over, they wanted to paint Asians, especially East Asians, as dangerous outsiders but not so threatening that they were superior,” she said. “They were seen as threatening to the white, Western way of life.”
The use of social media has made the feeding of hatred to become an art form….the spread of hatred flies around the globe at light speed.
After the insurrection of 06 January the hate groups are seemingly gain speed….
Some members have left extremist groups in the wake of the Jan. 6 violence. The members who remain, and the new members they are attracting, are increasing the radicalization of far-right groups. As the less committed members abandon these far-right groups, only the more devout remain. Such a shift is going to alter the subculture of these groups, driving them farther to the right. We expect this polarization will only accelerate the reactionary behaviors and extremist tendencies of these far-right groups.
I foresee danger ahead!
This must cease….a way to counter the feeding of hatred especially with lies and misinformation needs to be found and a solution needs a home.
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