GET USED TO HEARING ABOUT
HOW HATE-FILLED YOU ARE
Donald Trump’s popularity is all about hate.
How do I know this? The Southern Poverty Law Center says that it is so. The spring issue of SPLC’s journal, Intelligence Report, correlates the rise of Trump with what might be termed the mainstreaming of hate, especially as regards the immigration issue…
“The number of ‘nativist extremist’ groups — organizations that go beyond mere advocacy to personally confront suspected undocumented immigrants or those who hire or help them — dropped again last year, falling from 19 to just 17.”
Which might be seen as good news, but alas…
“that slight decline was not a reflection of diminishing hatred directed at immigrants to the United States. What appears to have happened is that figures in the political mainstream, along with numerous state legislatures, have essentially co-opted the issue, making the nativist extremist groups’ activism unnecessary.
“A recent example of that is Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration and his description of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Immigrant-bashing, whether of Latinos or Muslims, has gone mainstream.”
So put away those hooded robes and Nazi flags. No need for that nasty old stuff. Voting for The Donald — even just considering it — is sufficient evidence of your true feelings.