According To the “Duck Test” Trump Is a Raging White Supremacist

 

Whether they realize it or not, most Americans are familiar with the so-called “duck test.” It is a humorous term for a form of abductive reasoning implying the ease of identifying a subject based on their habitual characteristics. It is typically stated thus:

“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck then it probably is a duck.

If any American had questions after listening to Donald “Duck” Trump act, walk and talk like a Nazi white supremacist, then they should have no doubts any longer about what he really is. It is particularly true as of late when Trump equated his nasty racist devotees with Americans vehemently opposed to racism. And, as if to display his white supremacist bona fides for all to see, Trump compared the white supremacists’ and Ku Klux Klan’s treasonous Confederate heroes with America’s Founding Fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

It isn’t that Trump doesn’t know the difference between his white supremacist acolytes and decent Americans who oppose them, or why the nature and symbolism of Confederate statues inclines decent Americans to want them removed; he certainly does. But he doesn’t care because he is a public and private racist and is as ensconced in the white supremacist mindset as every Nazi, white supremacist and K.K.K. member that created havoc and shed blood in Charlottesville last week.

After listening to Trump parroting the exact same talking points as the K.K.K., League of the South, Occidental Dissent, alt-right, Daily Stormer and various Confederate white supremacist groups, it is beyond refute he is one of them. It might be true that Trump doesn’t want to recreate the United States in the image of the Confederacy that attempted to tear America apart, but by venerating its treasonous leaders as some kind of divine cultural icons and defending memorials to their vicious acts and deeds, he may as well hoist a Confederate battle flag over the White House and declare war against the United States of America. In a manner of speaking, he already has.

First, Trump equating the treasonous Robert E. Lee to Founding Fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson because the latter owned slaves is simply beyond the pale. Yes, it is problematic that the Founders owned slaves, but they were not traitors to the nation they founded. Conversely, Robert E. Lee left the United States military to wage war against the United States of America; it is the Constitution and U.S. Code definition of what a traitor to America is.

Robert E. Lee only avoided being tried, convicted and executed for treason due to the Herculean effort of Ulysses S. Grant. It was Grant who convinced then-president Andrew Johnson to quash an indictment against Lee for treason. Grant was averse to going back on his word to the Confederate traitors that they would be granted amnesty despite causing the deaths of well over 750,000 Americans in the South’s bloody war against the United States.

That bloody war to “rip apart America” was fought to preserve the South’s ability to own human beings as slaves and it is that “culture” the Trump and his white nationalist acolytes want to “honor.” It is noteworthy that Trump’s acolytes want to rip the country apart again to recreate the Confederacy as “white man’s land” to “reclaim their precious patrimony” the Confederate statues and monuments symbolize.

Trump had the temerity to write on Twitter  that it was “foolish” to remove statues of traitors Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson while putting them in the same class as two of the nation’s Founding Fathers. To sound as close as possible to the white supremacists and Klan members in Charlottesville last week, Trump wrote:

Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”

It was sickening that Trump accused Americans opposed to memorials to slavery and treason as “ripping apart our great country’s culture” when those same memorials honor the traitors who literally attempted to “rip our great nation apart.”

That language was not, as the New York Times wrote, “similar to that of white supremacists arguing the statues should remain in place.” It was verbatim parroting directly from the League of the South, Ku Klux Klan, and Occidental Dissent that claim the Civil War had nothing to do with white men subjugating another race.

Back in May the Los Angeles Times editorial board noted:

Despite the assertions of apologists [like Trump], the war was not a fight to repel Northern aggression — the South fired first — nor to save a genteel agrarian culture. Those who continue to romanticize antebellum Dixie willingly embrace a world that found its meaning in the violent subjugation of another race.” )author bold)

In fact, that subjugation continued well beyond the end of the Civil War and it is precisely what white supremacists and Nazis want to re-establish; including maintaining the Confederate traitors’ statues to remind African Americans that they are sub human in “white man’s land.”

A fair number of those statues and monuments to the Confederacy were erected several decades after the Civil War ended during the so-called “second rise” of the racist Ku Klux Klan. They reflected a hateful attempt by Southern racists to “rewrite the past and intimidate African Americans already beaten down by Jim Crow laws and a caste system based on one superior race.”

As noted in the New York Times, “a statue of [Robert E.] Lee in a town square sends a frightening message [to African Americans] that the [Civil] war might be over, but the South is still the [white supremacist] South.”

If any American uses abductive reasoning, the so-called “duck test,” to identify Trump according to his characteristic traits, worldview, and speech, they are left with no other conclusion than he is a Nazi white supremacist in the mold of his avid K.K.K supporters. That same test can be employed to identify the great majority of Republicans who are still standing with Trump. Republicans may not express their white supremacy out loud like Trump, but by not demanding he resign immediately or impeaching him with extreme prejudice, they are as abominably racist as their Nazi white supremacist leader.

Trump’s DOJ To Target Discrimination Against Whites

 

Most Americans with a basic sense of awareness were concerned that with Trump in the White House, an alt-right Nazi as his senior adviser, and an acknowledged bigot as his attorney general, attacks on Americans’ civil rights were never going to be addressed. Of course that concern was well-founded as the Department of Justice’s civil rights division has gone fully alt-religious right and gave voting rights, LGBTQ rights, and police reforms nothing but animus according to Jeff Sessions’ worldview with Trump’s blessings.

Believe it or not, there was news yesterday that at first blush gave the appearance that the white supremacist running the DOJ was going to attend to civil rights and discrimination as he should be doing as a matter of course. It is true that the Trump DOJ is going to devote significant resources towards investigating civil rights violations involving discrimination, but the Sessions DOJ isn’t concerned about bias against people of color, women, gays, or the non-religious. The Trump-Sessions DOJ is hewing closely to the demands of the alt-right white supremacists and will target discrimination against whites. The racist effort will identify, investigate and start filing federal lawsuits against American colleges and universities for discriminating against white people.

According to an internal document obtained by the New York Times, the DOJ’s civil rights division is seeking “current lawyers interested in working for a ‘new project’” that will be run by Trump’s political appointees instead of the Education Opportunities Section.

Sessions doesn’t want career civil servants with expertise in “racial discrimination” in schools and universities involved because they will not focus on how badly the equal opportunities laws are “intentionally discriminating against white people.” Keeping the “new project” away from the DOJ’s civil rights division and directly under Sessions’ watchful eye will assure Trump’s alt-right acolytes that his campaign pledge to “make America white again” reaches fruition.

In case anyone wonders whether or not the Trump DOJ is really going to pursue so-called discrimination against the poor beleaguered white race, a former Reagan and first Bush administration official, Roger Clegg, hailed the “new project” as “welcomed and long overdue.” Clegg is the current president of the conservative (read white) Center for Equal Opportunity and he claims since the United States is becoming “increasingly multiracial,” its obvious that only whites are being discriminated against. Clegg said:

The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that only whites are discriminated against now.”

The president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Kristen Clarke, criticized the Department of Justice’s attack on affirmative action she said is “misaligned with the division’s longstanding priorities.” She reminded Americans that the civil rights division was only “created and launched to deal with the unique problem of discrimination faced by our nation’s most oppressed minority groups, by performing work that often no one else has the resources or expertise to do.” Ms. Clarke continued:

This is deeply disturbing. It would be a dog whistle that could invite a lot of chaos and unnecessarily create hysteria among colleges and universities who may fear that the government may come down on them for their efforts to maintain diversity on their campuses.”

Of course it is disturbing and of course it is a dog whistle for racists and white supremacist groups – that is the Trump administration’s purpose.

It is also intended to intimidate colleges and universities because there is no doubt with Trump in the White House and racist Sessions running the DOJ, the alt-right sycophants will use the full weight and power of the federal government to end diversity on college campuses with a long term goal of ending diversity everywhere.

Interestingly, the Supreme Court just ruled last year on an “affirmative action” admissions policy case involving the University of Texas at Austin and upheld the institution’s “race-conscious program.” Undeterred, racist groups have several other lawsuits in the works claiming discrimination against whites at “high profile” institutions such as Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. Those lawsuits are going forward despite that last year’s Supreme Court ruling upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action.

The current president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former head of the civil rights division during the Obama Administration’s second term, Vanita Gupta, said that it is a bad sign that this federal government attack on affirmative action is going to be run “directly by Trump’s political appointees.” Ms. Gupta said:

The fact that the position is in the political front office, and not in the career section that enforces anti-discrimination laws for education, suggests that this person will be carrying out an agenda aimed at undermining diversity in higher education without needing to say it.”

Of course no-one has to say this is a blatant attack on diversity in higher education or anywhere else in the nation. There is an acclaimed anti-civil and equal rights crusader running the Justice Department, and a white supremacist alt-right administration running the executive branch of the government; both have made no secret of their intent to attack racial or cultural diversity under the guise of “ending political correctness.

Any idiot American who didn’t believe that the Trump administration is racist should have a clue they were indeed idiots. All Americans should understand that the Department of Justice under an anti-civil rights fanatic like Sessions will put a quick end to any and every law, regulation or Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for all Americans.

If there was any doubt that America is being run by rabid white supremacists whether they call themselves the alt-right, religious right, neo-Nazis or white power advocates, this latest atrocity should dispel those doubts immediately.