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2022-04-11 3:15:06 PM  
More overtly racist.

Before Dump, the cockroaches scattered when you hit them with a spotlight.  Now, they just stare back defiantly and spew their shiat without blinking twice.

They need some Raid sprayed on them.
 
2022-04-11 3:18:45 PM  

markie_farkie: More overtly racist.

Before Dump, the cockroaches scattered when you hit them with a spotlight.  Now, they just stare back defiantly and spew their shiat without blinking twice.

They need some Raid sprayed on them.


"he's only saying what the whole country is thinking! us real muricans been ignored for too long!"
 
2022-04-11 3:42:27 PM  
Like the other two said, it just made it ok.

Sort of the white-nationalist version of "Let your freak flag fly."
 
2022-04-11 3:58:02 PM  
Everyone is little bit racist.  Look in your heart, you know it's true.  The question is whether you are ok with that part of yourself.  If you have a racist/bigoted thought and feel you should share because your friends will think it's funny, you're a terrible person and in need of a better class of friends.
 
2022-04-11 4:05:30 PM  

markie_farkie: More overtly racist.

Before Dump, the cockroaches scattered when you hit them with a spotlight.  Now, they just stare back defiantly and spew their shiat without blinking twice.

They need some Raid sprayed on them.


This.  It isn't any more or less racist than it ever was, he just gave cover and strength in numbers to the existing racists (and homophobes, and xenophobes, and...) to make them feel like it was okay to express their views now.  It is, in fact, one of the biggest reasons his base loves him so much -- he granted their racism the illusion of legitimacy such that they felt like their racism was okay, and therefore they were okay, and so it emboldened them to rise up from the slime and spew their racist bile.
 
2022-04-11 4:21:33 PM  

markie_farkie: More overtly racist.

Before Dump, the cockroaches scattered when you hit them with a spotlight.  Now, they just stare back defiantly and spew their shiat without blinking twice.

They need some Raid sprayed on them.


Question answered in one post.
 
2022-04-11 4:22:39 PM  

markie_farkie: More overtly racist.

Before Dump, the cockroaches scattered when you hit them with a spotlight.  Now, they just stare back defiantly and spew their shiat without blinking twice.

They need some Raid sprayed on them.


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2022-04-11 4:22:52 PM  
Since his opening speech talked about supposed Mexican rapists swarming the US, the answer is too obvious.

And that whole thing about banning Muslims from entering the US.

And plenty, plenty more.
 
2022-04-11 4:27:24 PM  
Like everything else he did, it polarized the nation. Those who were against racism but not actually doing anything about it were far more likely to join BLM, donate to the ACLU, spread information about racist policing, redlining, etc, and otherwise take actual, concrete action to help the country move in the right direction...

...and racist, bigoted assholes doubled-down to a level of in-your-face racism that hasn't been seen since the 1800s.
 
2022-04-11 4:28:16 PM  
FTFA:
"The researchers found that explicit racial and religious prejudice increased amongst Trump's supporters,"

Sounds like kind of a hand-in-hand thing, maybe one goes along with the other.
 
2022-04-11 4:29:29 PM  
"While members of the national security establishment will tell you 'the real problem' is Trump and only Trump, the reality is abuse was endemic to the DHS from its very beginning, when it was weaponized for the purposes of a partisan fistfight and quickly turned its crosshairs on law-abiding Americans. It was inevitable it would someday be abused in the way we're seeing now, ever since the DHS under Bush broadened its definition of terrorism to include the vague charge of trying to 'intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation.'

[...]

It's a similar story with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency whose overreach more than any other has come to symbolize Trump's protofascist rule, and which had its first birthday midway through Bush's presidency. It was under Bush, with his creation of the DHS and reorganization of the federal government to fight terrorism, that immigration was officially reenvisioned as a national security threat instead of a law enforcement issue, and that a '100 percent rate of removal for all removable aliens' became a goal.

Indeed, as Quartz's Heather Timmons pointed out, even the right-wing Heritage Foundation argued that ICE was created as a separate agency 'without a compelling reason,' something the DHS's own inspector general noted in 2005 would lead to its unnecessary bloating. One "senior official" told the inspector general that ICE wasn't made 'with a focus on supporting a particular mission but rather on building an institutional foundation large enough to justify a new organization.'"

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/08/george-bush-administration-donald-trump-dhs-ice
 
2022-04-11 4:30:38 PM  
conservatives going into convulsions screaming woke so hard on this news
 
2022-04-11 4:32:38 PM  
the fook back all of just a few decades ago when i was a kid, the fook a racist shiat had to look over their shoulder, talk in whispers and wear fooking hoods to hide.
WTF happened to you people? WTF generation after mine that some how decided to be the generation of freedom to be racists openly.


And of course why not, if they have the right to freedom like everyone else then....
yeah that don't reconcile for me. We can't be a culture of anti-racsims, if we literally protect the right to teach and preach racism.

You can not have both at once, if you help protect  there to be more racist tomorrow, then the fook that is what you did.
If you can not decide that some ideas are evil and should not be spread, then that is you that chooses that.
You make racism be a protected right in that. I say some symbols and some words are just intrinsically evil and you can and should ban them if you are in fact against those thigns.
To protect them is exactly that, why are you protecting the spread of an ideology of hate?

You can not protect that and also claim to be against it.
Pick one.
 
2022-04-11 4:33:07 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: "While members of the national security establishment will tell you 'the real problem' is Trump and only Trump, the reality is abuse was endemic to the DHS from its very beginning, when it was weaponized for the purposes of a partisan fistfight and quickly turned its crosshairs on law-abiding Americans. It was inevitable it would someday be abused in the way we're seeing now, ever since the DHS under Bush broadened its definition of terrorism to include the vague charge of trying to 'intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation.'

[...]

It's a similar story with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency whose overreach more than any other has come to symbolize Trump's protofascist rule, and which had its first birthday midway through Bush's presidency. It was under Bush, with his creation of the DHS and reorganization of the federal government to fight terrorism, that immigration was officially reenvisioned as a national security threat instead of a law enforcement issue, and that a '100 percent rate of removal for all removable aliens' became a goal.

Indeed, as Quartz's Heather Timmons pointed out, even the right-wing Heritage Foundation argued that ICE was created as a separate agency 'without a compelling reason,' something the DHS's own inspector general noted in 2005 would lead to its unnecessary bloating. One "senior official" told the inspector general that ICE wasn't made 'with a focus on supporting a particular mission but rather on building an institutional foundation large enough to justify a new organization.'"

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/08/george-bush-administration-donald-trump-dhs-ice


9/11 was a gift for those farks.
 
2022-04-11 4:35:58 PM  

trerro: Like everything else he did, it polarized the nation. Those who were against racism but not actually doing anything about it were far more likely to join BLM, donate to the ACLU, spread information about racist policing, redlining, etc, and otherwise take actual, concrete action to help the country move in the right direction...

...and racist, bigoted assholes doubled-down to a level of in-your-face racism that hasn't been seen since the 1800s.


1800s eh?

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2022-04-11 4:38:33 PM  
He absolutely normalized racism again among some Americans.
 
2022-04-11 4:42:21 PM  
"there used to be a lot of assholes that lived in this part of the building.....but we systematically removed them like you would with any type of termite or roach"
 
2022-04-11 4:44:55 PM  
There was already a baseline racism, but more people felt free to express it freely and publicly when he was elected.

I don't know if he "created" any more racist people, but he sure as shiat enabled the ones who were already racist, and inadvertently helped us out by making it easy to identify the minimum number of racist assholes in America: 74 million.

Yes, I'm including all the people of color who voted for him, because they're racist assholes, too.
 
2022-04-11 4:45:15 PM  

trerro: Like everything else he did, it polarized the nation. Those who were against racism but not actually doing anything about it were far more likely to join BLM, donate to the ACLU, spread information about racist policing, redlining, etc, and otherwise take actual, concrete action to help the country move in the right direction...

...and racist, bigoted assholes doubled-down to a level of in-your-face racism that hasn't been seen since the 1800s.


1960s would be closer to accurate -- while others can credibly argue that it never really went away, just into hiding -- or morphing into aggressive support for police.
 
2022-04-11 4:46:21 PM  

tokinGLX: "there used to be a lot of assholes that lived in this part of the building.....but we systematically removed them like you would with any type of termite or roach"


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2022-04-11 4:47:47 PM  
It let the closeted racists out.

Take notes on the people you know that started saying racist crap. Believe them when they tell you what kind of person they are.
 
2022-04-11 4:52:56 PM  
It made us stupider, too.

And the life expectancy dropped.
 
2022-04-11 4:54:17 PM  
It's like boiling fatty pork, whenever the scum floats to the surface it has to be skimmed off and thrown away.
 
2022-04-11 4:58:25 PM  

markie_farkie: They need some Raid sprayed on them.


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2022-04-11 5:26:48 PM  
Obvious tag pulled over for driving while obvious?
 
2022-04-11 5:38:20 PM  

EvilEgg: Everyone is little bit racist.  Look in your heart, you know it's true.  The question is whether you are ok with that part of yourself.  If you have a racist/bigoted thought and feel you should share because your friends will think it's funny, you're a terrible person and in need of a better class of friends.


All you've told us is that you are a little bit racist. It's the same thing as when someone insists that everyone is at least a little bit bi. Accept yourself, you don't have to do this to feel better about yourself.

/ straight
// not quite a little bit country
/// is a whole lot rock and roll
//// not racist
 
2022-04-11 5:43:08 PM  

trerro: Like everything else he did, it polarized the nation. Those who were against racism but not actually doing anything about it were far more likely to join BLM, donate to the ACLU, spread information about racist policing, redlining, etc, and otherwise take actual, concrete action to help the country move in the right direction...

...and racist, bigoted assholes doubled-down to a level of in-your-face racism that hasn't been seen since the 1800s.


This type of in-your-face was widespread as late as the 50s and 60s.
 
2022-04-11 5:45:15 PM  
Trump made it ok for the racists to be openly racist again.
 
2022-04-11 6:06:42 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: Trump made it ok for the racists to be openly racist again.


I know a few people who were racist, who voted for Obama. They weren't quite so racist after his second term was over, and are appalled at what has transpired since. One even asked, "Please. Tell me i was never that bad?"

But in general you are, sadly, correct.
 
2022-04-11 6:07:21 PM  

austerity101: trerro: Like everything else he did, it polarized the nation. Those who were against racism but not actually doing anything about it were far more likely to join BLM, donate to the ACLU, spread information about racist policing, redlining, etc, and otherwise take actual, concrete action to help the country move in the right direction...

...and racist, bigoted assholes doubled-down to a level of in-your-face racism that hasn't been seen since the 1800s.

This type of in-your-face was widespread as late as the 50s and 60s.


^^^ He's right, you know.
 
2022-04-11 6:14:20 PM  

EvilEgg: Everyone is little bit racist.  Look in your heart, you know it's true.  The question is whether you are ok with that part of yourself.  If you have a racist/bigoted thought and feel you should share because your friends will think it's funny, you're a terrible person and in need of a better class of friends.


I'd agree.  Everyone prejudges.  You go through your day making judgements automatically in almost every situation you're in   I'm not sure if that translates to racism, but it can be a result.

Humans, despite their ability to have critical thought, also are burdened with a leftover lizard brain that runs on autopilot and sometimes makes the wrong connections in the name of fight or flight.


That said, some people do seem a lot more inclined to rely on the lizard brain rather than defer to critical thought, and for those people it's a feature not a bug.
 
2022-04-11 6:17:25 PM  
There were certainly less calls for cultural genocide before Trump
 
2022-04-11 6:18:04 PM  

lindalouwho: EvilEgg: Everyone is little bit racist.  Look in your heart, you know it's true.  The question is whether you are ok with that part of yourself.  If you have a racist/bigoted thought and feel you should share because your friends will think it's funny, you're a terrible person and in need of a better class of friends.

All you've told us is that you are a little bit racist. It's the same thing as when someone insists that everyone is at least a little bit bi. Accept yourself, you don't have to do this to feel better about yourself.

/ straight
// not quite a little bit country
/// is a whole lot rock and roll
//// not racist


I think he's mixing up prejudicial with racism when they aren't quite the same but one can lead to the other.

I don't agree that everyone is a little racist, but everyone is prejudicial, it's built into your brain, and that can result in racism.

How you deal with / react to that is the differentiating factor.
 
2022-04-11 6:22:04 PM  

madgonad: It let the closeted racists out.

Take notes on the people you know that started saying racist crap. Believe them when they tell you what kind of person they are.


Here's my take.

People in America equate wealth/popularity/fame with wisdom.

I have no idea why, but they do.  "Look at trump, he wouldn't be so rich if he wasn't doing something right!"

Trump is a racist, therefore racism is OK.


So, that's my take on how the morons see it.
 
2022-04-11 6:22:29 PM  

Mrs. Snipes: FTFA:
"The researchers found that explicit racial and religious prejudice increased amongst Trump's supporters,"

Sounds like kind of a hand-in-hand thing, maybe one goes along with the other.


Oh, if you're a Muslim or Jewish, you know for a fact that we're in year seven of a massive spike of hate that has never ebbed since its beginning and only amped up. Right now Jews on Twitter are dealing with the annual surge of Judenhass that crops up around Easter, because Christians right now are talking about the crucifixion and resurrection. And after last Easter, it only cooled off slightly. After the guy in Texas who took four people hostage at a Temple last year and got thwarted by a surprise chair throw, it didn't even go down at all, it just kept ramping.

May The Former Guy's name be blotted out of the history books, except for the charges.
 
2022-04-11 6:39:20 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: lindalouwho: EvilEgg: Everyone is little bit racist.  Look in your heart, you know it's true.  The question is whether you are ok with that part of yourself.  If you have a racist/bigoted thought and feel you should share because your friends will think it's funny, you're a terrible person and in need of a better class of friends.

All you've told us is that you are a little bit racist. It's the same thing as when someone insists that everyone is at least a little bit bi. Accept yourself, you don't have to do this to feel better about yourself.

/ straight
// not quite a little bit country
/// is a whole lot rock and roll
//// not racist

I think he's mixing up prejudicial with racism when they aren't quite the same but one can lead to the other.

I don't agree that everyone is a little racist, but everyone is prejudicial, it's built into your brain, and that can result in racism.

How you deal with / react to that is the differentiating factor.


That would make sense. And that person, from what I've seen, usually does.
 
2022-04-11 6:46:40 PM  

EvilEgg: Everyone is little bit racist.  Look in your heart, you know it's true.  The question is whether you are ok with that part of yourself.  If you have a racist/bigoted thought and feel you should share because your friends will think it's funny, you're a terrible person and in need of a better class of friends.


Yeah I'm a racist. I've ALWAYS hated Russians. Always.
Because fark Russia, that's why.
 
2022-04-11 7:10:55 PM  

EvilEgg: Everyone is little bit racist.  Look in your heart, you know it's true.  The question is whether you are ok with that part of yourself.  If you have a racist/bigoted thought and feel you should share because your friends will think it's funny, you're a terrible person and in need of a better class of friends.


Racism is prejudice plus power.  People of color cant be racist since they dont have power.

Not everybody is a little racist.  Only whites.
 
2022-04-11 8:09:47 PM  

The Brains: trerro: Like everything else he did, it polarized the nation. Those who were against racism but not actually doing anything about it were far more likely to join BLM, donate to the ACLU, spread information about racist policing, redlining, etc, and otherwise take actual, concrete action to help the country move in the right direction...

...and racist, bigoted assholes doubled-down to a level of in-your-face racism that hasn't been seen since the 1800s.

1800s eh?

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The last human chattel slave in the US was Alfred Irving, who was freed by FDR in 1942 in my home state of Texas.
 
2022-04-11 8:23:01 PM  
Trump is clarifying. He makes you pick a side. He's such a shameless bastard that he makes good people better and bad people worse.
 
2022-04-11 10:19:03 PM  

EvilEgg: Everyone is little bit racist.  Look in your heart, you know it's true.  The question is whether you are ok with that part of yourself.  If you have a racist/bigoted thought and feel you should share because your friends will think it's funny, you're a terrible person and in need of a better class of friends.


This. From a basic level, we all 'stick to what's familiar' and 'fear of what is different'. We all do this to some extent every day. This is why you have entire neighborhoods of people of a color or from a specific ethnic origin, and they all get antsy when people outside their group moves in. This is why you see men flock together and women go to the restrooms together, why people who are wealthy go to country clubs while those who aren't as wealthy go to the biker bars. Its all part of that 'tribal nature' we all have.

There are those who fear people different than they are will somehow show them up, do a better job, or find a better way, or even be more honest and truly fair to their employees and make them look bad. Those are the ones Trump latched on to and amplified those fears to the point of anxiety and brought them out of the woodwork. The racism has always been there, but Trump enabled it.
 
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