By Andrew Levison, March 8 2016 (LINK to article)
"Trump's open appeal to racial and xenophobic sentiments . . . and flirting with white supremacists"Understandably, many white Americans are not happy seeing themselves being reduced to an ethnic minority in the country their own forefathers founded and very largely made the huge success it has been (notwithstanding its failings), but the "liberal left" has no understanding for this unhappiness, condemning it as an expression of "white supremacism".
Why should white America share the liberal-left's contempt for its own race, when they have every reason not to?
Where does this contempt come form and what purpose does it serve?
It is, I suggest, an OVERREACTION to the evils of European (white) imperialism, slavery, Jim Crow, Apartheid and, above all, to Nazism and the Holocaust.
This overreaction was understandable, as is the purpose that it now serves, which is as an instrument of socio-political intimidation, rewards, punishments, manipulation and control, just as medieval church ideology once did.
It is the age-old strategy of all states, even democratic ones, of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".
See BLOG in which I elaborate on these ideas.