-The Trump boys are out there pushing for the making of a white Christian nation. Too bad Irving Berlin isn’t around. He could pen the words to give Trump a favorite song, “I’m dreaming of a white Christian nation.” More and more it is becoming clear that is what is behind the operations of the Trump regime.
We are seeing the final gasp of an attempt to whitewash America, make it less colorful and more uniformly white. The facile speech of Trump about Black History Month is a clear indication that he has little interest in black concerns other than to demonize them for their poverty and violence. He has no solution other than to send the “feds” into the cities. The violence continues unabated but we see no action from Trump. I suppose he will attend to that after he keeps the non-whites out.
Recently Bannon said: “Twenty percent of this country is immigrants. Is that not the beating heart of this problem?” The percentage is obviously incorrect. It is more like 13% but on the mind of Bannon is the 20%. Why he would be concerned with is that over 80% are people of color. This, of necessity, dilutes the whiteness of our society.
I sometime think when Trump supporters complain about the “colored revolutions” they are parroting Putin in the Kremlin who fears them, see here. These color revolutions, the most famous being the orange in Ukraine and the green in Iran were started to give the people a more democratic form of government. Two minor ones in Belarus and Moldova against Russia that followed Ukraine were the ones that brought fright into the heart of Putin.
I wondered why Trump’s followers would be against democratic movements. Then I wondered whether it wasn’t that. I though perhaps many in Trump’s camp believe these were by people of color, you know, that somehow they relate to Pottawatomie John’s deeds at Harper’s Ferry.
As for the necessity of the country being Christian, Steve Bannon said in 2014 speech to a group at the Vatican: “we’re at the very beginning stages of a very brutal and bloody conflict, of which if the people in this room, the people in the church, do not bind together and really form what I feel is an aspect of the church militant, to really be able to not just stand with our beliefs, but to fight for our beliefs against this new barbarity that’s starting, that will completely eradicate everything that we’ve been bequeathed over the last 2,000, 2,500 years.”
The new barbarity is the radical Muslims. Or is it Islam itself? Bannon went on: “If you look back at the long history of the Judeo-Christian West struggle against Islam, I believe that our forefathers kept their stance, and I think they did the right thing. I think they kept it out of the world, whether it was at Vienna, or Tours, or other places… It bequeathed to use the great institution that is the church of the West.” (my emphasis)
The Bannon/Trump obvious Muslim ban which they turned into a 7-nation ban will have to be followed up with more disguises. I suppose the next thing will be a ban of people from Mexico or other parts of the Americas south of Mexico that are Christian areas. Obviously that will be done to show he is not against Muslims but just people of color.
The immigrant ban goes along with Bannon’s thinking there are too many people of color in the country. The coziness with Russia is due to its whiteness along with its lack of people of color and its traditional values. Bannon explaining that a lot of people are traditionalists and said: “One of the reasons is that they believe that at least Putin is standing up for traditional institutions.” He continued while admitting Putin and his cronies are a kleptocracy, “You know, Putin’s been quite an interesting character. He’s also very, very, very intelligent. I can see this in the United States where he’s playing very strongly to social conservatives about his message about more traditional values, so I think it’s something that we have to be very much on guard of.”
The Trump Team’s negative attitude toward the rest of Europe even though it is white is because it has moved away from the Christian traditions and allowed a greater influx of immigrants of color. Bannon is from the alt-right movement, which is fundamentally a white group which appeals to the white supremacist types. They may be dreaming like many of the WASPs in the past of what they would like America to be but they should know that ship sailed a long time ago. It is good it has.