When you look at the world map, you get a sense of what could possibly happen if so called “white supremacists” in America under the leadership of President Trump, have their way and then begin to influence others in the international community.
Already, all of the northern countries in the world have an almost unfair advantage over the southern countries in terms of financial resources, nuclear and military power, natural resources, educational resources, technological resources, institutional resources and more.
Think about it: Canada, the United States, all of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia. These are the northern countries. If Trump has his way, yes, definitely, Russia, which is now considered as the “black sheep” of the group, will join this exclusive club.
By contrast you have central and south America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (including India and China) to the South with Australia being a wild card. If Trump has his way, he will cripple China and then that will be the end of any possible hit back from the South.
But you only have to look at the world map to see how this kind of thinking and strategy on the part of governments and voters, in America and other countries (Marine LE Penn was this close to becoming President of France!) how if it spreads, what can happen in a few short years.
The problem with the “white supremacists” is not the white supremacists. On a certain level, Trump was accidentally right about that. He was honest about it. The problem is not the “white supremacists” who get on the streets with their torches. These people are fringe elements at the extreme end of the spectrum. They are not the key to a racist system in America and around the world.
There are “many other sides” to this but nobody wants to admit it. Instead, just point the finger at “white supremacists” they are the bad guys, not us. The “white supremacists” have mercifully taken the others off the hook.
How disingenuous to pretend that we are a world and country that values “racial equality.” No, we do not. On the contrary, we are a country and world that has fought and continues to fight tooth and nail to keep a distinction between people based on the color of their skin.
The problem with racism in America and in the world is the “good people” in the majority, the “silent majority” as Trump likes to call them, who tacitly agree with the fringe, who publicly decry the fringe but in their everyday dealings and actions and choices, make a totally different statement – and this is not just “white” people. There are other groups and individuals whose “racist” proclivities can be even more virulent and more damaging.
This is the everyday people who in their daily dealings with others, transmit this message of one race being superior over the other, who breed this hierarchical ideology and spreads it so far down the chain that you find that even at the bottom of the hierarchy, you have people of the same group discriminating against others in the group on the basis of skin shade, hair length, etc. and people in other groups who may be below the group that is considered to be “at the top” also discriminate (sometimes more viciously than those at the very top) against others they consider to be beneath them.
It’s true. And everybody knows it so stop pretending, everyone. Stop pretending! The difference with “white” racists is by and large, as a group they have the power to make the lives of those lower on the hierarchy more than just a little bit uncomfortable. You don’t have to go too far into history to see what is possible. It is not the fringe who does this. It is the majority through their tacit agreement.
It is those people who could shift the human politics and the human experience in the not so distant future.
Because, for example, how does a guy like Paul Ryan condemn Trump when you look at the photograph of interns in the House of Representatives of the United States under Paul Ryan’s watch? While he outwardly condemns “white supremacy” his actions behind the scenes are saying something totally different.
When Jeff Sessions, the sitting attorney general announced he would investigate discrimination against “white students” in American elite institutions of higher learning, the majority was totally SILENT. Not a word of objection from the good people in this country. And the focus is on one group of minorities: “black” Americans. As if, by banning every single student of African ancestry from every single freshman class in these elite schools (14 percent on average per class) that it will somehow by osmosis result in every “white” student getting a spot.
Lost on everyone, is the fact that there are finite spots. Lost on everyone is that it is racist to suggest that the only way “black” students can get into an elite school is a “racial preference.” Lost on everyone are the other minority groups including “white women” who benefit from these so called “affirmative action” policies. Lost on everyone is the fact that many “white” students who get into these schools did not get in due to merit but through family contacts and huge amounts of financial contributions from said families.
No. All the silent majority seem to cares about (and again it is not just the “white” people) are the 14 percent of “black” students who get into these schools and to see to it that none, or almost none, get in.
The culprits are not “white supremacists.” The real culprits to a racist system and a racist world are normal, good people who would never go to a march like that and who outwardly condemn it. But then go into certain Starbucks cafés for a cup of coffee and observe the treatment you get based on where you fall on this hierarchy. Go shopping in an average department store. Drive a car. Go on a job interview. Go buy a loaf of bread at the local boulangerie.
It is not just that and it’s not just affirmative action. Look at the immigration policies that the Trump administration is touting. The silent majority knew and supported the immigration policies of the Trump administration before he came to office – he never made his position on these issues a secret – and so nobody can genuinely claim to be “shocked.” Yet, he received more than 60,000,000 votes in the general election. 60 Million! (and the fact that a person did not vote for Trump does not mean they don’t subscribe to the hierarchy).
I read somewhere that a spoken objective of the Trump administration is to ban people from “third world” countries from entering the United States and immigrating to the United States. Well, I wonder, where are the “third world” countries?
The problem with the “white supremacists” open and notorious stance is that they will easily spread their M.O. and hierarchical ideology to the mainstream because the seed of these ideas is already present and very actively germinated. And it is not just Republicans or “white” people or Americans who have this notion of human hierarchy in the deepest recesses of their hearts and minds.
This is worldwide!
Race and ethnicity and even religion are all intricately connected and always have been. Discrimination, animus, distrust and hatred have also always been there. The only difference is that people are becoming more emboldened to openly say it and live it. It has been pent up and passive and now it is unleashed and increasingly spilling over into the open and becoming “normative” not in the sense that people are becoming supremacists but that people are more comfortable with openly professing disdain for others who they deem “different” from them in some way.
Does Trump have something to do with that? Yes. But he only stoked the fire. The embers were there, flickering all along.
It is not hard for this new “openness” to spread across the globe. And the trends are pointing to this already happening where all over the world (except in those countries that are already largely mono-racial like India, China, Russia and Japan – and this is a whole other issue, a whole other debate) people are fighting to get “different” looking people out of their countries. This is happening in Europe as much as it is happening in America and Canada. More and more people are becoming more open about the fact that they want a country where everybody looks like them, worships like them and have the “same way of life.”
It is not that there is anything so unnatural about this (after all, birds do it) but what you will have is a north south divide in the world where all the countries in the North are dominant and dominate all the countries to the south (and the people who are descendants of these countries)- with the possible exception of China – militarily, and other ways.
And the question is, what is going to happen? How is it all going to play out this time around?