White Supremacy

One Washington Post columnist’s headline today reads “Arsonist Condemns Inferno,” which is certainly a catchy phrase. With the caveat that Columnists seldom if ever write their own headlines, the phrase illustrates the political divide.

The president condemned White Supremacy today, the first time in my knowledge that he has done so in that term, but he is so late in doing so as to let opponents say, “R I g h tttt….”

I believe it is certainly true that Trump has created a climate into which marginal idiots, who always exist in a 350 million population, feel more psychological comfortable. Trump has not eased laws, or law enforcement, but his rhetoric, “is not helpful” is the term of art in diplomatic circles.

Right from the start Trump lost me with his first pronouncement on illegal immigration. “They’re (Mexico) sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” June 16, 2015

I have known literally hundreds of illegal Mexican aliens, and I doubt Trump has known any, and I know Trump’s assertion is deeply flawed. Most are good people, and some are not. My opinion is easily proved…there are 22 million illegal aliens, and if most were bad our country would be in continuous riot. Of course most should be deported, but most were simply seeking better economic opportunity just as you and I would do under their circumstances.

I have always believed (because it is true), that almost everything Republicans say about Democrats has some truth to it, and visa versa. Democrats claim the president himself is racist, which I doubt, but there is this whiff of racism in his rhetoric. He is late in correcting that.

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