If one believes Trump, America is worse off than war-ravaged Afghanistan and Syria combined and there is no hope for a people or nation under siege from “those foreigners.” It is little wonder there is an explosion in neo-Nazis and fascist white power groups and it is not just because Trump has given them the “space to destroy” with impunity; something they are eternally grateful for. Trump was at it again this week in the heartland riling up the base against immigrants and he fairly outdid his campaign fear-mongering from last year.
In keeping with his divisive rhetoric to incite his acolytes, on the campaign trail in Youngstown Ohio during a “make America great again” circus rally, Trump alerted his devotees that America is now under wartime occupation. That being the case in Trump’s tiny little mind, he said the nation now has to be liberated from what he called animals and gang members he asserted were bringing illegal drugs, violence, and horrible bloodshed to peaceful neighbors across America. It is the same scary stump speech he started delivering over a year ago.
It is noteworthy that Trump failed to cite any specific examples of the “horrible bloodshed” plaguing America’s peaceful neighborhoods, but he was confident that didn’t have to. His idiot followers want to believe their nation is a deadly cesspool that needs an authoritarian dictator to “liberate” the occupied (white) people from (not white) immigrants.
Trump ramped up his campaign’s scary stump speech and portrayed immigrants as enemy occupiers and a dire threat to “young girls” he claimed were being “sliced and diced” by knife wielding animals. Seriously, the punk in the Oval laid it on extraordinarily thick and one imagines it has a lot to do with distracting his bootlickers from his collusion and corruption problems. His acolytes ate it up and cheered their hero on.
Trump garnered adoring applause when he told Ohioans how dangerous their lives are and how they are lucky to be alive because he is saving them from knife-wielding animals who take pleasure in cutting up little girls. He claimed immigrants are like animals, and they are not using guns to kill people “because it’s too fast and it’s not painful enough.” According to the fear-monger in chief, those immigrants:
“Take a young, beautiful girl, 16, 15 and others and they slice them and dice them with a knife because they want them to go through excruciating pain before they die.”
After portraying life in America as a deadly experience, he “came to the rescue” and naturally boasted that he is “liberating” beleaguered, battered and bloody Americans from the occupiers by evicting them from what he claims is a cesspool.
“One by one, we are finding the illegal gang members, drug dealers, thieves, robbers, criminals, and killers. And we are sending them the hell back home where they came from.
And once they are gone, we will never let them back in, believe me. The predators and criminal aliens who poison our communities with drugs and prey on innocent young people – these beautiful, beautiful, innocent young people – will find no safe haven anywhere in our country.”
He also claimed that because he is president “people are screaming from their windows, thank you, thank you to the border patrol that come in and grab these thugs and throw them the hell out. We’re liberating our towns, and we’re liberating our cities. Can you believe we have to do that?”
Then he said that “this is not being done in a politically correct fashion. We’re doing it rough” to more wild applause.
Trump also boasted that, like a real tyrant, he is cracking down on American cities because they are refusing to follow his edicts and “do it rough” to immigrants. He is particularly angry because local law enforcement officials are not assigning their officers to go hunt down, round up and arrest immigrants like Hitler’s Brownshirts. As an aside, Trump’s Department of Justice is making moves to withhold federal grants to local law enforcement if the police departments and high-ranking officials continue refusing to be “not politically correct” immigration officers that “do it rough” to immigrants – the great overwhelming majority who are not criminals, not gang members, and not animals that have developed the physiology and foresight to carry knives and cut up little girls.
According to local law enforcement officials, including police chiefs from the major cities across the nation, if they do what Trump demands it “will make their job[s] of fighting local crime more difficult as it will deter witnesses and victims from coming forward.” That little bit of information never made it into Trump’s fear mongering speech for good reason; it would make him look like the clueless blowhard he really is and right in front of the clueless faithful.
It is noteworthy to mention that the preponderance of those arrested under Trump’s slash and burn immigrant policy have not committed a violent crime; the great majority have committed no crime except being brown in Trump’s white America. In fact, between January 22 and April 29 of this year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have made 10,800 “non-criminal arrests” compared to just 4,200 in the same period last year. There have been myriad reports of entire families being ripped apart in the majority of those “non-criminal arrests” and they have been widely reported in all manner of media. Curiously, none of Trump’s acolytes are aware of those oft-reported facts.
It is getting more difficult each passing day to understand why Trump’s followers continue cheering what they know are deliberate lies and scare tactics. Oh it is true that Americans are under an occupation force and face a mounting clear and present danger, but it is not due to immigrants or amazing animals packing “slice and dice” knives. It is from Trump and his seriously nasty alt-right Nazi supporters who lust for a reason to start shooting anyone Trump regards as an enemy or “the other.”
What also boggles the mind is why Trump’s devotees take the time out of their day to attend a campaign rally; it’s not like they are captive boys and young men at a Boy Scout Jamboree. It is likely that they are desperate for some “good news” to distract them from the daily revelations that their hero in the White House is as monumentally corrupt as they are embarrassingly gullible.
The tragedy is that based on the wild applause at Trump’s fear-mongering, some of those acolytes will act on Trump’s assertion that they and their nation are under siege and take action against immigrants; and since they are Trump devotees, it is certain that they are well-armed and ready to kill for their king.