Thursday, December 10, 2015

"The power of fear."

Make America white again*Congrats to Donald trump for  picking up an important endorsement from the New England police union. I guess that he has been speaking their language of late.

And congrats to him for leading the GOP field in places like South Carolina, even after his statement about Muslims entering America.

Anyway, now might be a good time for this editorial from the New York Times:

"Go ahead, deplore Donald Trump. Despise his message. Reject his appeals to exclusion and hatred. But do not make the mistake of treating him as a solitary phenomenon, a singular celebrity narcissist who has somehow, all alone, brought his party and its politics to the brink of fascism.
  • He is the leading Republican candidate for president. He has been for months. The things he says are outrageous, by design, but they were not spawned, nor have they flourished, in isolation.
     
    The Republican rivals rushing to distance themselves from his latest inflammatory proposal — a faith-based wall around the country — have been peddling their own nativist policies for months or years. They have been harshening their campaign speeches and immigration proposals in response to the Trump effect. Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush want to allow only Christian refugees from Syria to enter the country, and Mr. Cruz has introduced legislation to allow states to opt out of refugee resettlement.
     
    And party officials around the country, attuned to the power of fear, have developed homegrown versions of the Trump approach. In 31 states, governors — most but not all Republicans — have formed an axis of ignorance, declaring their borders closed to refugees fleeing the Islamic State in Syria. In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has sued the federal government and a nonprofit relief agency to keep refugees out. Indiana’s refusal forced one family to seek refuge in Connecticut. Georgia is seeking to deny displaced Syrians federal benefits, like food stamps, and keep their children out of school.
     
    Civil rights organizations — the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center — are defending the displaced against blatant discrimination. That it is even necessary to protect the victims of Islamic extremism from being victimized again, in the United States, is a national disgrace.
     
    This is the force that Mr. Trump feeds on and that propels him. It is bigger than he is, and toxic. Not a vote has been cast in the 2016 presidential race. But serious damage is already being done to the country, to its reputation overseas, by a man who is seen as speaking for America and twisting its message of tolerance and welcome, and by the candidates who trail him and are competing for his voters.
    Mr. Trump has not deported anyone, nor locked up or otherwise brutalized any Muslims, immigrants or others. The danger next year, of course, is giving him the power to do so. And the danger right now is allowing him to legitimize the hatred that he so skillfully exploits, and to revive the old American tendency, in frightening times, toward vicious treatment of the weak and outsiders.
     
    The internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II, as some Republicans have either forgotten or never understood, was a dark episode in American history. It is remembered today with regret, as something the nation struggled with, learned from, and moved beyond. But there are millions of Muslims who have good reason to fear that the darkness is falling again.
    The time to renounce Mr. Trump’s views was the day he entered the race, calling Mexico an exporter of criminals and rapists. He played to the politics of nativism and fear that was evident last year, when a wave of Central American mothers and children, fleeing gang-and-drug warfare to the Texas border, presented themselves upon the mercy of the United States, and were met with derision and hysteria.
     
    The racism behind the agenda of the right wing on immigrants and foreigners has long been plain as day. Mr. Trump makes it even plainer. After his remarks on Muslims, how many of Mr. Trump’s rivals have said they would reject his candidacy if he won the nomination? As of Wednesday, none." [Source]
     
    *Pic courtesy of sandiegofreepress.org
     
     

    52 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Field, Trump has never worn a cap that says, "Make America White Again." So why are you painting him as such?

    Do you realize that what you are doing is lying and lying is evil? Think about what it's doing to your character.

    Glenn said...

    Calling Trump a fascist is a bit much, but movements like fascism and communism get their start because the mechanisms of liberal democracy seem weak and ineffectual and dishonest. If you don’t want Trump — or, perhaps, some post-Trump figure who really is a fascist — to dominate things, you need to stop being weak and ineffectual and dishonest.

    Right now, after years of Obama hope-and-change, a majority of Americans (56%) think Islam is incompatible with American values. That’s true even for 43% of Democrats.

    In that sort of environment, where people feel unsafe and where the powers-that-be seem to be, well, weak and ineffectual and dishonest, the appeal of someone who doesn’t seem weak and ineffectual grows stronger.

    You can see this in France, where the long-marginalized “far right” National Front is now winning elections all over. It’s doing so well because the French people, after not one but two Islamist mass shootings in Paris, feel that their government is not serious about protecting them, and their way of life, from their enemies.

    Likewise, it’s a bit hard to take people seriously about Trump’s threat to civil liberties when President Obama was just endorsing an unconstitutional gun ban, when his attorney general was threatening to prosecute people for anti-Muslim speech (a threat later walked back, thankfully) and when universities and political leaders around the country are making clear their belief that free speech is obsolete.

    VD said...

    Glenn is making two very important points here:

    1. If the ruling parties break the laws and manipulate the democratic rules to keep out the law-abiding, democratic nationalists, they will soon find themselves facing the the lawless, anti-democratic, and violent ultranationalists. They are methodically cutting down the very trees of respect and authority that protect them from the people.

    2. The ruling Left has made it clear that they have zero respect for our free speech or our unalienable rights. That means we need not respect theirs.

    The mainstream media and the political establishment pretends to be frightened of Donald Trump in order to try to keep American nationalism down, but they should treat him fairly and let the chips fall where they may rather than play their games in order to defeat him. Because despite being somewhat of a bull in a china shop, Trump plays by the rules. And others are watching his example, and learning from it

    Anonymous said...

    Megyn Kelly had on a whistleblower today who said he was investigating groups infiltrating US with Islamists, but the Obama administration shut it down, calling it "problematic".

    He says he was investigating the umbrella group of Farouk Syed's mosque.

    Apparently he was shut down by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Homeland Security, because it was "problematic" to investigate Islamic groups.

    WTF?

    PilotX said...

    The right has always been a paranoid bunch. First it was the commies and now it's the A-rabs. You'll never go wrong on the right by stoking the flames of fear. Wasn't Ted Cruz's dad a John Bircher? The more things change..........

    Lt. Commander Johnson said...

    The "Right"..

    You parasitical POS. The "Right" is the only way you could have ever flown a plane. Don't even try to give me that Tusqueegee Airmen bullshit. They were crap. Losers in the 1st degree.

    I notice Field, as is his habit, has quoted the "http://sandiegofreepress.org/about-the-san-diego-free-press/"

    A bunch of goddamned communists who suck dick. I'm sure that will get lots of you off.

    The Left Has No Clothes said...

    "The power of fear."


    Nobody understands "The power of fear." better than Democrats and the hold it has on blacks. Which is why every election cycle since 1984 Democrats run on-

    'Republicans Going to Put Y'all Back in Chains'

    "If Republicans win more black churches will burn. If Republicans win more black people will be dragged behind trucks. If Republicans win they will bring back Jim Crow. If Republicans win black people will no longer be able to vote. If Republicans win they will bring back lynching. If Republicans win the kkk" And on and on.

    Nobody on the left ever calls out this fear mongering.


    Without double standards, the left would have no standards at all.

    The Left Has No Clothes said...

    PilotX said...

    The right has always been a paranoid bunch. First it was the commies and now it's the A-rabs. You'll never go wrong on the right by stoking the flames of fear. Wasn't Ted Cruz's dad a John Bircher?



    This coming from a blah person. Hilarious.

    The Purple Cow said...

    America is so fucked.

    Jose Gomez, Jr. said...

    "The racism behind the agenda of the right wing on immigrants and foreigners has long been plain as day"

    Is it "racist" for the Left to impose mass non-white immigration in order to eliminate the white majority in America?

    Anonymous said...

    PC, you are wrong about America. It is just changing clothes and will be more beautiful than ever!

    You must know this, don't you?

    The Left Has No Clothes said...

    The Purple Cow said...

    America is so fucked.


    You just now realizing that hero? Where have you been for the last 7 years?

    uptownsteve said...

    Donald Trump is the personification of white supremacy in it's death throes.

    A black President, America becoming a minority-majority nation, A hispanic Supreme Court Justice, movements like Black Lives Matter getting university Presidents fired and brutal cops prosecuted, it's all too much for the goobers.

    They want their country back. They want a political John Wayne with bad hair who talks tough and doesn't care if he offends those awful mud people.

    The sad thing for them is they don't realize that the Donald is accelerating their demise. It's not enough of them left to win nationwide elections.

    The Dems have won the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 Presidential elections and you think it's going to get any better for the Repubs with thise bloviating jerk appealing only to an ever shrinking demographic?

    uptownsteve said...

    The Left Has No Clothes,

    Are you saying black people are paranoid?

    Inbred racists like you are just a hallucination?

    StalinX said...

    PilotX said...
    The right has always been a paranoid bunch. First it was the commies and now it's the A-rabs.
    --

    Tell the people who had to live under communism it was all paranoia. Tell the families burying loved ones in San Bernadino they are a just paranoid.

    It's all acceptable collateral damage to PilotX in the glorious quest for Fundamental Change. As Uncle Joe said, if you want to make an omelet, you've got to crack some eggs.

    uptownsteve said...

    Stalin X

    You seem to prefer fascism and totalitarianism.

    One man's trash is another's treasure I guess.

    Anonymous said...

    Black man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Murderous Thug".
    Solution: Death penalty. No trial necessary.

    Muslim walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Murderous Terrorist Thug".
    Solution: Kill 'em all. Let the One True God (Ours) sort 'em out.

    White man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Poor, mentally disturbed baby. Mommy didn't love him."
    Solution: Report to parole officer, once a month.
    Pick up your guns on the way out. Thank you.

    The Fixer said...

    Black man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Gentle giant".
    Solution: Blame white privilege. No trial necessary

    Muslim walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Poor muslims''
    Solution: Blame Christians and take away the rights of all non muslims

    White man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    ''Racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted rightwing Republican Christian who represents all white males''
    Solution: Death penalty. No trail necessary.



    There.

    field negro said...

    Anon5@10:57,this might be a good time to remind u that I am a lawyer

    Anon@11:27,that was classic.

    field negro said...
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    Bill said...


    Strange...

    The friend of the san bern shooters made the KTLA news a few months ago for a feel good story.

    http://ktla.com/2015/04/03/dog-bitten-in-the-face-by-a-rattlesnake-in-jurupa-hills-expected-to-survive/

    Bill said...


    The FieldNegro said...
    Congrats to Donald trump


    Sorry to see you are back to your TDS.

    It seemed like just yesterday you were trying to kick the habit...

    I am tired of writing about Donald trump.

    Wow said...

    The Obama State Department shut down inquiry into the association of Mosques Syed Farouk belonged to, due to concerns of the "problematic" nature of investigating mosques:

    During an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said that in 2012 as an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center, he opened an investigation into a Sunni Islamic group called, Tablighi Jamaat, a subset of the fundamentalist Deobandi movement.

    But Haney said that just a year into the investigation it was shut down State Department and the Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

    The reason the investigation was quashed? Because the federal government did not want to profile Islamic groups, Haney told Kelly.


    Political Correctness kills, in this case 14 people.

    Obama would rather have Americans die than to hurt the feelings of hostile Muslims.

    http://therightscoop.com/dhs-whistleblower-obama-shut-down-investigation-that-could-have-thwarted-san-bernardino-terror-attack/

    The Left Has No Clothes said...

    uptownsteve said...

    The Left Has No Clothes,

    Are you saying black people are paranoid?

    Inbred racists like you are just a hallucination?




    Why so angry and racist bro? Did your girl leave you for a white man?

    The Purple Cow said...

    "You just now realizing that hero? Where have you been for the last 7 years?

    Amsterdam and Manchester.

    Why is this relevant?

    Josh the Turd said...


    Muh butt hurts cuz blahs want to stand up for their rights!

    Teh stupid said...

    Blah people have reasons to be paranoid, white folks not so much. This idiot talks about the horrors of communism as if it could happen in 'Murcia. The same idiots that are afraid of Sharia law taking over. I guess these hillbillies are more stupid than paranoid.

    The Fixer said...

    Black man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Murderous Thug".
    Solution: Death penalty. No trial necessary.

    Muslim walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Murderous Terrorist Thug".
    Solution: Kill 'em all. Let the One True God (Ours) sort 'em out.

    White man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Poor, mentally disturbed baby. Mommy didn't love him."
    Solution: Report to parole officer, once a month.
    Pick up your guns on the way out. Thank you.





    There, it was correct the first time.

    White privilege said...

    White man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Poor, mentally disturbed baby. Mommy didn't love him."
    Solution: Report to parole officer, once a month.
    Pick up your guns on the way out. Thank you.
    --------------

    You forgot you have to take them out to lunch.


    The Fixer said...

    Black man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Gentle giant".
    Solution: Blame white privilege. No trial necessary

    Muslim walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Poor muslims''
    Solution: Blame Christians and take away the rights of all non muslims

    White man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    ''Racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted rightwing Republican Christian who represents all white males''
    Solution: Death penalty. No trail necessary




    It was corrected the second time.

    The Fixer said...

    Black man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Murderous Thug".
    Solution: Death penalty. No trial necessary.

    Muslim walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Murderous Terrorist Thug".
    Solution: Kill 'em all. Let the One True God (Ours) sort 'em out.

    White man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Poor, mentally disturbed baby. Mommy didn't love him."
    Solution: Report to parole officer, once a month.
    Pick up your guns on the way out. Thank you.



    There, fixed it.

    Democrats party with stupid said...

    Teh stupid said...
    Blah people have reasons to be paranoid, white folks not so much.


    Yeeeah. Cause only blahs are victims of police corruption and abuse. Cause only blahs are victims of discrimination. Causeonly blah have been victims of government Teh stupid said...
    Blah people have reasons to be paranoid, white folks not so much. This idiot talks about the horrors of communism as if it could happen in 'Murcia. The same idiots that are afraid of Sharia law taking over. I guess these hillbillies are more stupid than paranoid. experimental.


    Are leftwingers always this obtuse?



    '' This idiot talks about the horrors of communism as if it could happen in 'Murcia.''



    The left use to call everyone idiots who warned of radical islam and warned of 9/11 style attacks. They told us it couls never happen in murcia.





    '' The same idiots that are afraid of Sharia law taking over. I guess these hillbillies are more stupid than paranoid.''

    Because only hillbilles should be worried.




    The stupid is strong in this one.

    The Fixer said...

    Black man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Gentle giant".
    Solution: Blame white privilege. No trial necessary

    Muslim walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Poor muslims''
    Solution: Blame Christians and take away the rights of all non muslims

    White man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    ''Racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted rightwing Republican Christian who represents all white males''
    Solution: Death penalty. No trail necessary



    There. Fixed it.

    RSHBRRC said...

    "I'm out in public every day, almost nobody can tell I'm carrying. You don't know me from Adam; if you pulled TNB in my presence you'd have a high probability of getting ventilated. That is what scares you."


    You mean like this racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted right wing Christian Republican who posts right here? Maybe we need that death penalty.

    Anonymous said...

    "The left use to call everyone idiots who warned of radical islam and warned of 9/11 style attacks. They told us it couls never happen in Merica"

    Uh nope, everyone knows terrorism exists but the left chooses not to demonize an entire religion. You should also be worried about radical right wing extremists like Tim Mc veigh. They have killed more people than radical Islamists. Shocking huh?

    Teh stupid said...

    So dumbass at 6:06 pm, are you saying we should be afraid of Sharia laws taking over in ' murica? And you have the gall to call someone else stupid? No wonder dumbass Republicans thought Palin was a good idea.

    Anonymous said...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/10/15/how-the-justice-department-is-stepping-up-its-response-to-domestic-extremists/


    More people killed by crazy white people than radical Islamists. You should have protests against 'murican on 'murican terrorism before worrying about Islamic terrorism.

    The Fixer said...


    Black man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Murderous Thug".
    Solution: Death penalty. No trial necessary.

    Muslim walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Murderous Terrorist Thug".
    Solution: Kill 'em all. Let the One True God (Ours) sort 'em out.

    White man walks into a room, shoots 14 people.
    "Poor, mentally disturbed baby. Mommy didn't love him."
    Solution: Report to parole officer, once a month.
    Pick up your guns on the way out. Thank you.



    There, fixed it.

    Typical conservative white male said...

    "If I was trying to kill a theater-full of people there are much better ways to do it, like firebombing all the doors. Between smoke and people trampled in the rush I'd probably get at least half of them."


    This is another quote from a poster right here on this blog. Crazy white males fantasizing about how he could kill the most people possible. Wanna bet he ain't a Democrat? This is much more a problem than Sharia law, typical right wing white male pondering how to get max kill.

    Democrats party with stupid said...

    '''Uh nope, everyone knows terrorism exists but the left chooses not to demonize an entire religion. You should also be worried about radical right wing extremists like Tim Mc veigh. They have killed more people than radical Islamists. Shocking huh?''



    Got links??? Take your time......And were you a functioning adult during the 90's???


    ''So dumbass at 6:06 pm, are you saying we should be afraid of Sharia laws taking over in ' murica? And you have the gall to call someone else stupid? No wonder dumbass Republicans thought Palin was a good idea.''


    Anything is possible when the left is in charge...Least we are not dumbass Democrats who thought Obama is the messiah..




    Lance Cockstrong said...

    The cable networks in a desperate attempt to boost ratings are what is keeping Butt Trumpet ahead in the polls, hanging on every fart that comes out this bloviating blowhard's blowhole. You can't make this shit up, but a sequel to "Network" where plum loco Howard Beal runs for president would come pretty close.

    teh stupid said...

    "Got links??? Take your time......And were you a functioning adult during the 90's???"

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/10/15/how-the-justice-department-is-stepping-up-its-response-to-domestic-extremists/

    Because I know conservatives are too fucking stupid to get things the first time and need to be led by the hand here you go again.



    "Least we are not dumbass Democrats who thought Obama is the messiah.."

    Uh, no one thinks he's the messiah, only a cleanup man who had to clean up the mess left by 8 years of another dumbfuck Republicans chose. Thanks but no thanks. And if you think Palin is a better choice than Barack you people are even dumber than I thought. By the by, check your tenses "who thought Obama is the messiah" should be WAS the messiah. Stoooooopid.

    the GOP said...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRkWebP2Q0Y

    A broad who can't even name a newspaper she reads. I guess to a Republican that is actually a "gotcha" question. The stooopid is strong in conservatives.

    the GOP said...

    The left use to call everyone idiots who warned of radical islam and warned of 9/11 style attacks. They told us it could never happen in murcia.

    ----------------

    Don't you mean the attacks the CIA warned the Bush administration about and they ignored? Those attacks? That is what happens when you elect incompetent Republicans to office. Then again incompetent and Republican are synonyms.

    Democrats party with stupid said...

    teh stupid said...
    "Got links??? Take your time......And were you a functioning adult during the 90's???"

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/10/15/how-the-justice-department-is-stepping-up-its-response-to-domestic-extremists/

    Because I know conservatives are too fucking stupid to get things the first time and need to be led by the hand here you go again



    Cherry picked data coming from a Soros funded front group????? I should have known..

    And btw, the DOJ doesn't consider half the folks on that list '' radical right wing extremists'''





    Teh stupid isn't just stupid, he's fucking stupid.....

    Anonymous said...

    Mr Field, I resent the photo shopped cap you have on Trump's head in your photo.

    It is very mean-spirited and furthermore, not true. When Trump becomes Prez it wouldn't surprise me if he hired Ben Carson and Obama as part of his cabinet to erase all racial tensions between Blacks and Whites.

    He would do this, of course, by shutting up folks like James Bold, Josh, KKK, David Duke and many others.

    I am confident that Trump will do the right thing.

    Democrats party with stupid said...

    '''Don't you mean the attacks the CIA warned the Bush administration about and they ignored? Those attacks? That is what happens when you elect incompetent Republicans to office. Then again incompetent and Republican are synonyms'''



    Which were the same warnings the Clinton administration got and ignored??

    Republicans should rot in hell said...


    Which were the same warnings the Clinton administration got and ignored??

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    Remind me, who was occupying the oval office on September 11, 2011? I forget.

    teh stupid said...

    Cherry picked data coming from a Soros funded front group????? I should have known..
    --------------

    Really fucktard? An article in the Washington Post is somehow a Soros front group? I know conservatives are stupid but damn dude. You are the poster child for staying in school.

    James Bold said...

    "You should also be worried about radical right wing extremists like Tim Mc veigh. They have killed more people than radical Islamists."

    Oklahoma City:  168 dead.
    9/11:  2977 victims dead.  Let's not even talk San Bernadino, Ft. Hood, the Boston Marathon....


    "This is another quote from a poster right here on this blog. Crazy white males fantasizing about how he could kill the most people possible."

    Not fantasizing in the least.  You can't understand that the first thing you have to do to prevent a problem is to know how it can occur.  That lets you plan to render it harmless.  Of course, this requires future time orientation, something that's so foreign to your underpowered African brain that you can't understand it even when it's shoved in your face.

    "typical right wing white male pondering how to get max kill."

    If I'm typical, think about getting the TYPICAL right-wing male riled up enough to seriously work on getting rid of you moolies wholesale because locking up criminals in ones and twos obviously isn't working.  Towelheads will be harder to deal with because they're smarter, but not smart enough.

    Damn but you pavement apes are dumb.  Can't think even one step ahead.

    Ohmigosh said...

    thank God this dude's Pappy left him some money. He looks like something that needs to check into the nearest MENTAL INSTITUTION yesterday. Looks entirely DERANGED. A DERANGED BILLIONAIRE, with the KILLER INSTINCT.

    James Bold said...

    "He looks like something that needs to check into the nearest MENTAL INSTITUTION yesterday."

    A psychiatrist making a diagnosis from blog comments would be guilty of professional malpractice.  You wouldn't happen to be a psychiatric professional, would you?  It would be funny to tie up your license.

    "Looks entirely DERANGED. A DERANGED BILLIONAIRE, with the KILLER INSTINCT."

    Actually, I'm naturally conflict-avoidant.  I deal with the hazards of Blacks because you come looking for me.  I speak for millions when I say just how tired I am of this, and anger will turn to action if it doesn't stop.  The Wrath of The Awakened Saxon should be a warning to you of what is coming, but if you can't even learn from your own experience there's no way you'll learn from history.