In case any American was confused in regards to the Republican motion’s imaginative and prescient for America as an Aryan nation, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear he agrees with loser Trump that there isn’t a room for range in America.
On his way out of workplace serving a white supremacist administration, Pompeo let it’s known by way of his State Division Twitter account that he doesn’t settle for America as being made up of a number of completely different cultures. Trump’s lap canine said:
“Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all of the -isms — they’re not who America is.”
It’s obvious that Pompeo missed American historical past courses in main and secondary faculty as a result of America has all the time been a multicultural nation going again to the nation’s founding and persevering with right now.
Whether or not it was white males shopping for and enslaving African natives, or wealthy white males importing Chinese language labor to construct their railroads, or white males utilizing Mexican labor on their farms, or any variety of completely different cultural teams tasked with serving the wants of the white race; America has all the time been a multicultural nation.
It’s true that Pompeo, like Trump and his racist acolytes, want American tradition was based mostly solely on evangelical white superiority, however their dream of America as an Aryan nation is simply that – a dream. Nonetheless, it’s a dream that Pompeo fostered at the State Department and one Trump based his complete political marketing campaign on and promoted all through his catastrophic failure as White Home occupant.
That Pompeo had no qualms brazenly attacking America’s numerous cultural heritage speaks volumes; about his white evangelical ethos and his pandering to the worst phase of America’s populace – Trump’s evangelical white supremacist base.
Multiculturalism is, in reality, “who America is” and Pompeo and his ilk can not comport the idea in any way as a result of apart from difficult the notion of white supremacy; it was the driving power behind Trump’s assaults on individuals of colour, the LGBTQ neighborhood and individuals who don’t subscribe to the authoritarian evangelical faith.
It’s apparent that Pompeo is Hell-bent and duty-bound to proceed the largest loser Trump’s divisive rhetoric pitting his white evangelical supremacists in opposition to any American recognizing the worth of a various cultural inhabitants. It was that try at stitching discord amongst America’s numerous inhabitants that prompted thousands and thousands of Individuals to turn out to be conscious of the myriad points concerning social and racial injustice – what Pompeo known as “wokism.” It’s also what helped drive Trump out of workplace as a result of the vast majority of voters don’t embrace the systemic and institutional racism and inequality plaguing America.
That systemic racism in addition to nativism driving each one in every of Trump’s home insurance policies is a malignancy on the nation. It’s also one thing President Joseph Biden cited throughout his Inauguration speech on Tuesday previous. And to show just how a lot even mentioning the racism and nativism plaguing the US bothers Republicans, contemplate what the architect of George W. Bush’s administration needed to say.
After listening to President Biden’s inaugurations speech, Republican activist Karl Rove stated he was offended that the brand new President addressed the destructive impression of embracing nativism and racism. Rove said:
“The racism factor to me is — I used to be offended within the speech. I imply, I assumed it was an excellent speech. It wasn’t a terrific speech, but it surely was an excellent speech and it was the proper speech for the second. However there was a degree in there the place he stated we’re divided as a rustic between the individuals who imagine within the American very best [racial and cultural diversity] and racism, nativism and concern. That was an try and mainly say, should you’re not for me, you’re a part of the group that’s, , racist and nativist and concern mongering, which I didn’t assume was an excellent notice to strike.“
Rove additionally stated that President Biden known as out racism as a “payoff to the left of the Democratic Social gathering.”
Like Pompeo, Rove is aware of there’s a significant issue in America the place Trump (Republican) devotees are keen to insurgent in opposition to the federal government to additional perpetuate the battle on America’s numerous inhabitants. The one distinction between Pompeo and Rove is that Rove pretends there’s not endemic inequality suppressing range whereas Pompeo brazenly assaults multiculturalism and the inhabitants’s newfound consciousness that social and racial injustice is institutionalized and systemic.
What each Pompeo and Rove are doing is sending a not-so-subtle message to Trump’s evangelical white supremacist base reassuring them that their intrinsic hatred and deep-seated animosity in direction of “the opposite” is justified. Trump could also be gone, however the toxic division between respectable human beings and hate-driven malcontents is right here for the period; and that ought to terrify Individuals who imagine within the very best that every one Individuals have worth.
Audio engineer and teacher for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of ladies, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of faith and significantly, freedom of NO faith.
Born within the South, raised within the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
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