Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Dog Whistle has Become an Air Raid Siren

It's not every day when you see the President of the United States parrot the fever dreams of foreign white supremacists, but Donald Trump is no ordinary President:

I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews

The myth of mass killings of white South African farmers is but one facet of the 'white genocide' narrative pushed by neo-Nazis and ethnonationalists. The white genocide conspiracy theory usually involves a Jewish plot to flood majority white countries with non-whites, who are portrayed as less intelligent than whites, in order to create a less-intelligent mixed-race population which can more easily manipulated by a Jewish (considered non-white by neo-Nazis) elite. Usually, it boils down to an alt-right boy's failure to get a date for Saturday night leading to claims of genocide.

The fact that the President of the United States is even contemplating this sort of rhetoric is very problematic.

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