A Trump win for the Presidency would be one of the most powerful global signals to re-state white racial superiority that the world has seen in many decades.
Let’s start with the kind of political party a Trump election would encourage in the United States. The Republican party will choose between a victory that empowers the most racist factions of America, or a loss that diminishes them.
The one thing the many alt-right commentators agree on is that we need to organize society on the assumption that white people are genetically superior, and white culture is inherently superior, and whites need this superiority protected by the state-imposed and enforced separation of peoples. This is the side Trump leads. We know how much he leads this because his campaign is chaired by the main organizer of the voice of the alt-right, which is breitbart.com. Check it out if you dare and you will see what I mean. As they shouted to him at his campaign launch: “Build That Wall!”
Breitbart.com courts the alt-right audience. They are integrated into the Trump campaign. What used to be toxic to the mainstream, will become the de facto voice of the White House and President of the United States.
It will also shift the positional power of the alt-right within Congress and the Senate. If Trump wins and leads, Paul Ryan has to accept it. Mitch McConnell has to accept it. Reince Preibus as head of the Republican Party membership and organisation has to accept it. So far they have. Republican pro-white policies will be pushed by the White House in Congress, Senate, and Party membership. To imagine that kind of society in operation, we have to go back to prior to LBJ’s civil rights reforms for open Republican acceptance and encouragement of pro-white policy and social force.
This global signal is worth railing against on the left, internationally. As the Human Rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said yesterday, the formula across the world goes like this: “Make people, already nervous, feel terrible, and then emphasise it’s all because of a group, lying within, foreign and menacing. Then make your target audience feel good by offering what is a fantasy to them, but a horrendous injustice to others. Inflame and quench, many times over, until anxiety has been hardened into hatred.”
He said this was a pattern in current political leadership including Dutch politician Geert Wilders (currently leading in the polls), the US candidate Mr Trump, and other leaders including Mr Orban, Mr Zeman, Mr Hofer, Mr Fico, Madame Le Pen, and Mr Farage. And they are identical techniques to ISIS.
He said: “All seek in varying forms to recover a past, halcyon and pure in form, where sunlit fields are settled by people united by ethnicity or religion – living peacefully in isolation, pilots of their fate, free of crime, foreign influence and war. A past that most certainly, in reality, did not exist anywhere, ever.”
And naturally, he turned those techniques into questions: “Are we going to stand by and watch this banalization of bigotry, until it reaches its logical conclusion?” Mr Ra’a Al Hussein asked. “Ultimately, it is the law that will safeguard our societies – human rights law, binding law which is the distillation of human experience, of generations of human suffering, the screams of the victims of past crimes and hate.”
Before we cloak ourselves in national virtue, remember that we came within a whisker of the Orewa speech becoming our government too. We all have a part to play in defying this rising racist tide, here and across the world.
If you’d like to have a look at Mr Al Hussein’s speech, merely as an antidote to the hate from Trump and the rest, here you go.
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