By now so much has been written about Donald Trump I think what can I add? Just this: hearing him I recognize the voice of someone who’s in terrible pain and in turn will do anything to pass it to you.
The former KGB (now Russia’s ruling elite) discerned racism was America’s biggest weakness, first, in the 1950’s, imagining it as a propaganda tool in the Cold War; later as a means of domestic subversion. Make no mistake–though Putin didn’t “groom” Trump as some would have it, he knew he’d hit the jackpot when Trump fell into heavy Russian debt. Trump would be superhuman if he didn’t feel rage at being a puppet.
His racism “saves” him–it’s the thing he knows best and the more he blames dark people for every deleterious thing he can imagine, the more of Putin’s work he’s doing.
In this way he’s not a man of opinion, he’s a robotic Putin viceroy of bile who can perfectly divide a vulnerable, multi-cultural nation.
Ironically it’s our very multiculturalism that’s our biggest strength.
Thus endeth the sermon.