Once more, President Trump is blamed for whatever is wrong with America. And whatever is, maybe, possibly, wrong. And only two years in office. Think of his gigantic potential to ruin everything! He has not directly been blamed yet for supposed climate change but it’s coming. Mark my word!
In the wake of the New Zealand massacre of Muslims (mid-March 2019) he was blamed for all white supremacists, including the putative assassin. Well, for the record, I have never heard Mr Trump say anything smacking of white supremacism. I have never heard him say anything racist. What is true is that his direct language is free of the ritual bowing to the racially (and genderly) oppressed that has become customary in American public discourse. We have drifted so far that it’s possible this absence is subconsciously perceived and honestly nourishes the absurd accusation of racism against the president. (If you want to know more about white supremacists in America today, go to my informational essay in Notes on Liberty: https://notesonliberty.com/2017/10/17/white-supremacists/)
An honest liberal with whom I tangled recently on FB (his, I think), affirmed that Mr Trump’s stance on immigration was racist because it affects mostly people of color. I guess that’s true, depending on what you call “color.” This has become liberal logic. So, here is one of the same ilk: Under the US immigration laws that have existed for about forty years, people from Latin America, and, secondarily, from China, are at a huge advantage if they want to emigrate to the US. The numbers demonstrate this fact with blinding clarity. So, following liberal logic, am I supposed to believe that US immigration legislation was crafted to penalize Europeans, and other mostly white people? I don’t believe it and that’s stupid. (If you want to know why current laws favor non-whites – some non-whites – go to my essay on legal immigration in Notes on Liberty
Now, I am a Trump supporter, more so than when I voted for him initially. So, I want to tackle the racism charge. I want to be on record with the following:
If it were my decision, between ten thousand potential immigrants from the failed societies of Central America, who are all white, and an equal number of black (very black) West Africans with a sound familiarity with enlightenment values and with democratic institutions, I would chose the second group every time.
If it were my choice, between ten thousand very white low-skill Europeans from failing welfare societies, and ten thousand West Africans with demonstrated skills (including plumbing and welding, but also, I would hope, nursing and doctoring), I would take the latter in a heart’s beat.
If two groups were even in terms of familiarity with democracy and in terms of skills, I would slightly favor the Africans this, for my own frivolous reasons: They are likely to bring along interesting music; western Europe is a musical desert.
I remember well the sixties and segregation, and the struggle for civil rights. Those who lament current American racism as more or less equivalent, and who try thus to hang a guilt trip on us are full of shit! You can quote me.