U.S. Politics and Culture

An Open Letter to Republican Leadership

White Nationalism is what white supremacists call themselves. WN, actually, for those in the know. It is a movement now less clandestine, thanks to Donald Trump. WN backs Trump warily. After all, no one is certain what that mountebank really thinks. He may be playing WN too.  By and large, though, Trump is using the words and symbols of racial and ideological purity that form its core values.

WN has grown with Trump’s ascendancy to the top of the Republican Party. It is taking its venomous agenda more public, emboldened by a leader whose message resonates with its own.  Trump seized the nomination while the world was laughing.  Your membership has realized too late that his nomination represents a final perversion of the party of Lincoln. It would be unrecognizable to TR, Goldwater, Reagan, as it is to the Bushes. Only Nixon, a brilliant mind twisted by hate and paranoia, would recognize himself in Trump’s coalition.

Your party leaders won’t attend the convention, let alone speak at it. Your down-ticket candidates are running away from the Trump candidacy. Your donors won’t back him. The VP spot is in play for only those politically expedient Dead-Enders who have no way out and no way forward.

Sheldon Adelson, where do you think you fit in this WN vision of America? Jared Kushner, how about you? Are you the exceptions? Whose money do you think it was on the background of that meme? It’s worth paying a little more tax in a society that respects your human rights than less in one that despises and marginalizes you. I am astonished by anyone I meet who supports Trump, because that person has lost sight of the American mission, its fragility and his and his family’s vulnerability in the sectarian breakdown that supports Trump’s candidacy

The message of White Nationalism is tribal. Backed up against a wall, threatened with the loss of predominance and power, it is White America’s extremist response to the American destiny as a multi-cultural exemplar of tolerance, cooperation and survival.

You may have forfeited your party’s name but you still can salvage what is noble and honorable in its legacy. You must divorce yourself from this candidate and his loathsome campaign or face your own moral and political extinction.


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  1. I am not able to vote for anyone on the tickets this year. But I will be voting against someone. Sounds like hair splitting but it's not. This campagain is about fear. Fear in its worst form. Hillary is a fear monger. If you don't vote for her you are a hater and Trump will take away all your civil liberties.
    Trump is tapping into anger and fear. People who are afraid hate. Frankly I think there is more ambivalence then hate.
    The majority are tired of having stuff taken from them for fuzzy make you feel good and do nothing schemes. You want a little bit more money? Fine go earn it. 10 trillion dollars. Insane. $100 of millions spent on training 10 Iraqies how to fight. A 20 million dollar gas station in Afganistan.
    She is no FDR JFK LBJ democrat. LBJ sacrificed himself for civil rights with teeth. Not some mythic glass ceiling or birth control issue. Hillary said she will put Bill "in charge of the economy". It's all bs at this stage.
    Where you see WM I see people who are angry and fed up with a democracy that continues to take things from them and then throws it away. I know I'm pissed about it. No Evan it's past the time of asking the people to pay a little more. There's been a great experiment going on. It's failing. The moral compass has been set to 0.
    Vote Hillary sure. But don't for a moment believe she cares about anyone but Hillary. Hell, she'd throw Bill under the bus to get elected.
    <Feeling like a Grecian swimming between two forces.

  2. Go have a look at some of the WN sites and let me know if you think it is no more than anger and beiing fed up.

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