Is Racism, Replacement And Recidivism Now The Way Americans Will Vote?

By Donald A. Collins | 2 November 2022
Church and State


As I have stated in my Op Ed’s many times, the heart of Trump’s rise to power stemmed from his racist message about minorities—recall his Mexican comments about bringing crime and drugs—but more in fostering fear among white Americans about being replaced, about not being the dominant majority.

Sowing what amounts to predominantly anti-black hate speeches at Trump’s MAGA mass meetings beamed at too many whites who feel disenfranchised.

Trump’s denialism occurred even before November 2020, but since November 2020, Trump had sustained his false claims, despite his being was repeatedly informed that there was no meaningful fraud and Biden won conclusively.

In issuing his lies from his powerful pulpit, Trump’s MAGA crowds wanted to believe and the pursuit of power or fear of losing made many GOP elected leaders willing to stay supportive even as they knew the truth.

At that point Trump and his GOP allies knew the path to victory in 2024 led to restricting minority voting which Republican controlled state legislatures quickly passed rules to make it happen.

Now with the racist and xenophobic replacement messages working, the third R recidivism—using intimidation—was introduced widely and now some of those acquiescing Congressional Republicans were themselves intimidated by fear of personal harm.

The racist thugs Trump had cultivated since Charlottesville now had metastasized into willingness to engage in widespread intimidation and now major violence.

Obviously the most publicized such event of violence was the Paul Pelosi attack, but the use of hateful rhetoric by many GOP activists continues.

As AOL reported on 11/1/22 from San Francisco, “Officials: Suspect in Pelosi attack was on ‘suicide mission’”

The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home, beating her husband and seeking to kidnap her told police he was on a “suicide mission” and had plans to target other California and federal politicians, according to a Tuesday court filing.

David DePape was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court. His public defender entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf. It was the first public appearance since the early Friday attack for DePape, a fringe activist drawn to conspiracy theories.

Read the full story here.

As Ms. Hesse of the Washington Post tells us in her 11/1/22 column, “Never underestimate how much people hate Nancy Pelosi. If you’re surprised by the attack on Pelosi’s husband, or the right-wing smirking about it, you haven’t been paying attention”.

Read her thoughts in full here.

Many of Trump’s endorsed election deniers are poised to be elected to positions of critical power that will enable them to influence the voting in 2024 when Trump or one of his clones such as DeSantis could help his ilk reach their goal of authoritarianism.

Trump’s tax returns blocked likely until after November 8th by Chief Justice Roberts, part of the Trump induced majority of right-wing Supreme Court Justices.

The November 8th vote will give us a preview of 2024.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”, “Vote”, “Can Homo Sapiens Survive?” and “Will Choice and Democracy Win?”.

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