The tragedy being wrought is larger than most imagine and will not end with Trump

Donald Trump has perfected the strategy of weaponizing justifiable attacks on him for being corrupt by spinning them together with racism, xenophobia, sexism and conspiracy theory to poison the mechanism of the democratic process.

Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president.

But Trump is not like all the other white men who have risen to power.

For the longest, the usual suspects of the African-American press corps have regurgitated the tired trope that whiteness engenders an existential threat to black people, and in fact the world.

The Republican party and Donald Trump himself have abused the white working class, more than any other group. They use them and their votes while pitting them against other racial groups as well as their own interests.

The Democratic Party shares an equal portion of the blame. They have largely abandoned economic issues for the more nebulous social justice issues. They will also gladly pit white people against black people if it helps their candidates get elected.

Donald Trump is not the Problem, He is a Symptom

It is much easier to blame the white boogie man than address class struggles and their underlying causes.

Throughout history the under-classes were remarkably, though not totally, free of racist enmity. The masses, regardless of race, realized they were more similar to each other then they were to the Donald Trumps of their respective eras.

Not every Trump Voter is a white supremacist, just as the vast majority of pre civil war southern whites weren’t slave owners.

Every Trump voter has handed the country over to this commercialistic, contemptuous, Cretan however. Of course, as has happened throughout history, they were manipulated by forces both foreign and domestic to make that choice.

The presidency of Donald Trump has done nothing to contradict this narrative…

The sickening, bloated, garish, manifestation of rot within the U.S. political system perfectly mimics similar qualities in the President himself making him an even easier target for those who work forces.

Trump’s decision to put a conspiracy theory at the heart of his campaign and then into his administration’s policy simply foreshadowed the authoritarian actions that followed.

Donald Trump has perfected the strategy of weaponizing justifiable attacks on him for being corrupt by spinning them together with racism, xenophobia, sexism and conspiracy theory to poison the mechanism of the democratic process.

Trump continues to embrace a tangled web of conspiracy theories and has even spun his own. When these conspiracy theories begin the inform policy, nero tunes up his fiddle.