The bigotry and divisiveness which are the strongest influences in the modern version of the Republican Party have congealed into their ideal candidate for President: Mr. Donald Trump.
Trump’s crude blasting of this culture’s vilest characteristics ripped back the USA’s veneer of civility and exposed its congenital defects –
Bigotry, Separatism & Rebellion.
Those Are His Strengths With Republican Voters. They are also historical USA defects.
The boats that landed the first English people in North America were loaded with folks infected with the thoroughly corrupt British culture and history. Religious and Class hatred were normal for them.
The Virginia and Massachusetts colonies were authorized by the British monarch as business ventures, not freedom expeditions. Freedom for individuals was not the point.
Profit was the purpose for these colonial enterprises. That drive for profit became the template for the new USA which was born in 1789 out of complaints about taxes and property rights with their King.
Europe and the adjacent British Isles were “land poor”. Their 1%ers, who declared themselves to be “Nobles”, had taken all the valuable land for themselves. The masses were left with very little. Sound familiar?
The warped “Founding Fathers” never recognized all humans as “people”. Second-Class citizenship and non-citizenship was designed into the core of the new nation. That defect was a holdover from their British overlords who had abused millions of humans for centuries in their homeland because they were not “peers”.
So here we are in 2016. Generations after the 13 lower British Colonies rebelled (don’t forget Canada was another colony) the USA is struggling with the same base problems – Bigotry, Separatism & Rebellion.
Profits, taxes and property rights still take precedence over human rights in our laws, courts, and everyday practice.
Political party labels and rhetoric may shift with the passing of time but the core culture is the same:
- Some humans are “people” and others are not.
- Non-people are nuisances who are there to be used for wealth building.
- If “people” don’t like the way things are going they can revolt and destroy anyone and anything to get what they want.
- Good “people” do not have to mingle with lesser humans. Separatism is a sign of success
The USA has been biased and stratified since its birth. It fights to keep it that way.
Donald Trump is its current embodiment of Bigotry, Separatism & Rebellion for “traditional” people in the USA. Therefore, they want him as their leader.
That is some scary shit for those considered as non-people.
Written by Stephen Maddox Sr.