On the cover of the summer 2016 issue of New Politics is a caricature of Donald Trump dressed as Benito Mussolini with his arm outstretched in the infamous Fascist salute.
Interesting how these very same leftists feign contempt and outrage whenever conservative pundits invoke similar imagery from the time of the Second World War.
It is claimed that that period’s loss of life was so overwhelming that it ought to only be referred to in connection to itself and must not be cheapened by using such horrors as a basis for other historical or political comparisons.
Even more worthy of reference is the accompanying caption insisting that Donald Trump’s slogan is “Make America White Again”.
The candidate said nothing of the sort.
All Trump threatened to do is to enforce existing immigration laws and to implement a number of possible security measures to keep out those not coming here in compliance with established procedures and those intent upon harming the nation.
If the editors of New Politics construe the phrase “Make America Great Again” as “Make America White Again”, aren’t these intellectuals the ones insinuating that, without a White majority, America won’t likely be able to retain its preeminence in the world or standard of living.
Even if Trump did run on a platform of making America White again (which he is not), how is such an aspiration any worse than the desire of Ray Nagin to keep New Orleans as a “Chocolate City” as he enunciated during his tenure as that metropolis’ corrupt executive?
How is making America White again as a rallying point of a campaign anymore outrageous than activists that lament “gentrification”, a fancy way of saying its better off for inner cities to remain in a state of decay than for them to become inhabited by an infestation of White interlopers desiring to reside there for whatever reasons.
By Frederick Meekins