Tommy Tuberville stood before god, the nation, and Nevadans and went full racist at a Trump rally. And, the crowd ate it up, screamed for more.
“They [the Democrats] want crime. They want crime, because they want to take over what you got. They want to control what you have,” Tuberville told the crowd. “They want reparation because they think the people that do the crime are owed that. Bulls—. They are not owed that.”NAACP denounces ‘flat out racist’ remarks by GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville at Trump rally
Trump, the other flabby white meat, referred to Elaine Chou, his former Secretary of Transportation, and wife of Senator Mitch McConnell, as China loving, Coco Chow! Whatever the fuck that means. Seriously? But, it does sound vaguely racist and denigatory, especially when juxtaposed with his supposition that McConnell hates him and has a death wish. If that isn’t a Proud Boys stand back and stand by moment, I don’t know what is. Time to start wearing the old bulletproof vest, Mitch.
And, of course, when you’ve gotten nothing better to say, go for the Replacement Theory. It’s always a crowd pleaser. Here’s one of the latest espousals of it for political fun and profit.
Greene: Biden’s 5 million illegal aliens are on the verge of replacing you, your jobs, and your kids in school. Coming from all over the world, they’re also replacing your cultureMaddog Greene at some political rally or other on or about 10 October
And, then there’s the furor over LA city council member Nury Martinez’s remarks recorded at a private meeting in Los Angeles that disparaged Blacks and Oaxacans. Remarks made casually and privately like that, they don’t occur in a vacuum. It wasn’t the first time she expressed those thoughts. Those are her values and beliefs. Those are the values and beliefs of the two men who were with her.
That all of these racist events happened in the last week or so and more or less openly and nonchalantly is no coincidence.
Racism thrives in hearts and souls of many Americans no matter their political belief, economic class, ethnicity, or geographical area. Racism is the cockroach of American politics. Leave too many food scraps and dirty dishes stacked in the sinks, and they come crawling out from under the fridge at night. Pretty soon, they don’t even scurry away when you turn on the light. They just sit there feeding on the rancid fetid refuse of your daily life while you shriek your outrage and run for the can of Raid that they’re already immune to.
What is alarming is that this naked open taunting racism has become a political weapon of the Republican Party. We’ve known for quite some time that they are using Hitler’s playbook to deliberately promote continual outrage and despair among their followers to make it more likely that they’ll believe any old lie that they choose to tell, to build a nearly impenetrable wall of cognitive dissonance to keep them all believing.
But, the natural progression of outrage goes from sitting in front of your television set sputtering your spittle inflected outrage as singing harmony and the back up chorus to Fox News’ Tucker and Hannity, to road raging, epitaph flinging, arms flailing as you go about your daily business, to “confronting” the liberals and calling the cops when Black people are found in white spaces, to standing your ground, to threatening people with your guns and vehicles, to believing that you can storm the capital because you are white, well educated, and have a “future.”
This only goes in one direction and that is an increase in violence. In order to ride herd on the MAGA base, politicians have to keep stoking the outrage. The higher those fires burn, the more they consume. Pretty soon, it comes bursting out of the bonfire and has caught the roofs of the neighborhood on fire and now we’ve got a firestorm sweeping across the city like the cops just firebombed MOVE in the West Philadelphia Osage Neighborhood.
What stokes more self-righteous anger than religion? You are right because gawd told you you were right!
These MAGA Republicans have to keep turning up the temperature. The PBS News Hour compiled these recent examples of Republican politicians turning to religion to help fan the flames of violent political rhetoric.
We need to be the party of nationalism and I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly, we should be Christian Nationalists.Maddog Greene
The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church.Half-Loaded Boebert
When you look at our platform, it’s the only platform out there that recognizes the creator, that recognizes that we have rights that supersede government.Dan Cox Republican Maryland gubernatorial candidate
We need people all over the country to be willing to put on that full armor of God, to stand firm against the left’s schemes… You will be met with flaming arrows, but the shield the faith will stop them.Ron DeathSantis
White-Christian Nationalism builds on the white-grievance politics that helped vault Ronald Reagan into office and make the Ol’ Pussy Grabber acceptable to evangelicals.
This steadfast bedrock belief that our religion makes us right and, therefore, justifies whatever we do to advance our religious beliefs — Dan Cox said it, he said religious beliefs supersede government — has been here from the beginning of White people settling permanently in the Americas.
The Puritans did not come here for religious freedom; they came here for the freedom to discriminate against other religions. And, that sentiment has never been excised completely from the American soul.
It should come as no surprise then that 61% of Republicans and 78% of Evangelical Republicans want the country to declare itself a Christian nation. What is surprising is that 52% of Evangelical Democrats do. Luckily, they are a small minority. They want this even though they KNOW (57% of the Republicans, anyhow) it is unconstitutional.
Luckily, for us, this White Christian Nationalist fervor seems to be an old white person thing and not a Gen-Z thing. Unluckily for us, these old White Christian Nationalists want to do away with democracy and impose their fascist Christian order on all of us.
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