By Editorial Board, July 1 2016 (LINK to article)
"Mr Trump’s continuing appeal [is] to aggrieved working-class voters"Mr Trump's main appeal, it seems to me, is to white Americans who are sick of their own white elites (the likes of Mr & Mrs Clinton) telling them that they must deny and despise their own race in order to avoid being demonised as "bigots", "racists" or "xenophobes".
Trump clearly has many faults, but at least he doesn't despise his own race, as his "progressive" opponents all do.
WHY do so many white Americans deny and despise their own race?
In an editorial response, The Price of Fear, to the Islamist terror attack in Paris last November, the NYT warned its readers that
“In the reaction and overreaction to terrorism [evil] comes the risk that society will lose its way.”This is what happened, on a massive scale, in regard to Nazism and the Holocaust, which traumatised the West, especially academics, and even more especially Jews and Jewish academics.
This denial of and contempt for one's own racial/ethnic identity, as a European (whether Jew or non-Jew) is a grotesque overreaction to Nazism and the Holocaust (also to European imperialism, slavery, Jim Crow and Apartheid), which now serves the age-old strategy of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly non-prejudiced, i.e. "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) more prejudiced, i.e. less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".
I elaborate on this idea in this and appended BLOGS.