Donald Trump is the product of a childhood immersed in White racist nationalism, hyper-masculinist misogyny, and the sneering elitism of the wealthiest 1%. His years as a teenager at New York Military Academy honed his authoritarianism and militarism.
His actions consisted of walking, wearing black and being a witness to history as a freelance journalist. Yet, a few months later, and despite having no clear evidence of such crimes, federal prosecutors slammed him with eight felony charges including conspiracy to riot and property damage.
Now, more than 70 columns later, either that has changed, or I was wrong-headed from the start. The Trump regime has taken up so much air from every other story that, while it is wildly important and has implications everywhere, I believe that each of these papers is better served following up on the way Trump’s policies affect their local communities.
America loves to give racists second chances, so don’t count the alt-right out
Like American Nazis, the Golden Dawn fascists claim they are being prosecuted for their ideas—“free speech,” as Richard Spencer and his racist comrades have put it.
All things point toward an even more racist Republican future
How have Pepe-posting meme warriors responded to real violence?
Among the many to weigh in on these issues, the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) has released a compelling statement... It’s on the money, and so informative and forward-looking that we thought it was our duty to excerpt it here...
The line connecting Yeats to Didion to us: The center cannot hold. The election should have shown us that clearly. The majority lost and we elected an authoritarian entirely uninterested in compromise.
Commercial media needed to pin a medal on somebody, and that person wasn’t going to come from any of the many groups that peaceably managed tens of thousands of people.