This Martin Luther King Day would be a good time to note the transformation of MLK’s legacy. White conservatives are doing their best to appropriate his message and shape him into their own image. (Just imagine their raging hate if they knew of his socialist leanings.)
They now share his pain, and relate to the discrimination and racism he endured. Yes, this is true. Stay with me, despite the fact there has never been a thing called, "Driving while white".
But they still find delight in hating and demeaning Black Americans, especially immigrants and refugees.
On the night that Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, Donald Trump made a campaign appearance in Bemidji, Minnesota where he stoked nativism in a state that has resettled large numbers of refugees from Somalia.
“One of the most vital issues in this election is the subject of refugees,” said Trump, who has fought to block humanitarian resettlement of displaced people in the United States. “You know it perhaps better than almost anybody. Lotsa luck! Are you having a good time with your refugees?”
The president then spewed bile at Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who serves Minnesota in Congress. Of course he would spout a baseless theory that she’d once married her brother.
Snopes pointed out the absurdity of this racist, I mean "not racist", trope:
“If Ahmed Elmi were truly Omar's brother, why would he have needed to take the drastic step of marrying her in order to secure a path to U.S. citizenship? U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policies qualify immigrants as eligible to apply for permanent residency status (and later become naturalized citizens) if they are the "spouse of a U.S. citizen" or the "brother or sister of a U.S. citizen." Why would Omar commit a federal crime and risk a prison sentence (and possibly her own citizenship status) in order to provide her brother with the opportunity to apply for something he would already have been eligible to seek?”
After that “not racist lie”, Trump moved on to praise his crowed for sharing his good Aryan genes.
“You have good genes, you know that right?” Trump said to the nearly all-white crowd. “A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it? Don’t you believe? The racehorse theory. You think we’re so different? You have good genes in Minnesota.”
That was mighty white of him to declare genetic superiority in his followers.
Would literacy, history and civics aptitude tests show his true believers’ advanced intellect? Would his aging obese crowd prove their physical prowess in athletic competition?
I think we already know how they would perform. His “racehorses” would prove to be swaybacks ripe for pasture.
And pay no attention to “commies” who write, “It is no longer socially acceptable in many quarters to identify oneself as racist. Instead, many Americans purport not to see color”.
This Martin Luther King Day is when Trump's white Americans with good genes, and who “don’t see color”, celebrate their shared struggle for equality. The delicate souls now FEEL like they are the "real victims" of racist persecution.
In 2021 the harsh reality of their plight was finally brought to light in, of all places, the “fake news, America-hating, enemy-of-the-people” media.
The Washington Post reported:
“More than half of Republicans think minorities are favored over Whites in the United States”.
NBC News discovered how our sensitive white male Trump supporters FEEL their victimization.
"Trump voters say men are discriminated against more than gays, minorities."
No wonder they FEEL so oppressed by the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory, they want to ban those “Anti-American racist” works everywhere forever. Nobody wants to know the history and effects of slavery and racism in America while white conservatives suffer the cruelties of racism more than Black Americans.
They don’t want to hear any claptrap about systemic racism if it isn’t about them, the “real victims” of racism and discrimination. Those Black and Brown immigrants have no idea how much they have it made in a system that works for only them. Just look at how the “Marxist Kenyan” Obama defiled the White House and the “incestuous” Ilhan Omar disgraced the House of Representatives.
It’s time the rest of us follow their example and learn from white Trump supporters.
We should judge them by the content of THEIR character.