but you do realize that the rhetoric of "America First" is literally the motto of the KKK & other extremist groups right? America has seen this shit before - our eugenics psuedoscience theories were the direct inspiration for the "Aryan Race is the superior race" bullshit. & honestly before the election Trump's words were inspiring hate & vitrol before he got elected. we're just seeing the beginning but state sactioned violence is going to increase & i'm scared for all my muslim/immigrant friend
It’s not about superiority of race or ethnicity. If you were listening to what Donald Trump has been saying, he is advocating for putting Americans first as far as safety and jobs. He has no intention of making America an isolated country, or never accepting another refugee or immigrant. He wants better screening processes and for immigrants to come here legally and for companies to bring the jobs back to the US so that our country and prosper financially again.
I don’t think that he’s going about it in the right ways, necessarily. But that is what checks and balances are for. There are people in place that are supposed to keep him in line, and they’re already exercising their power.
I will agree that there are some terrible people who feel emboldened by his election, but this is not exclusive to the right. More violence and anger has been coming out of the left than I have ever seen in my life. They care very little about the rights and safety of those who oppose them, and the worst part is that they think they’re in the right, morally, and nobody can tell them otherwise. Tell me that’s not dangerous.
If the “state sanctioned violence” you’re talking about are the raids and deportations that are occurring right now, I have some news for you. These things have been happening for years, even during Obama’s terms. They may be taking a front seat and have a greater presence in the media right now, but Trump did say that he intended to focus on deporting criminal illegal immigrants and that, from what I understand, is what he is doing.
He’s not sending police into neighborhoods to take out any immigrant and muslim person they come across so they can kick them out of the US. People like you need to understand that, and understand that nobody has the right to just go and live wherever they want in this world without doing so legally.
I don’t care what you think the US stands for, we have laws for a reason, and nobody is immune from them.