The Guardian published some more Trump voters in their own words (see here). This time, the most obvious pattern was the racism denial. “I know you are, but what am I?” is a crude but effective standard bullying tactic. I’m rubber, you’re glue…They get a lot of mileage out of false equivalence.
Of course he’s not racist. That’s a label people want to put on someone when they don’t agree how to solve a problem. You don’t see the issue, so you attack. That’s the way the left has operated in our country very effectively.
Both sides were wrong in Charlottesville. Everyone has a right to peacefully protest under the first amendment but this was a form of domestic terrorism: the left started it and the white supremacists helped it explode. Trump was trying to say Nazism and Marxism are on the same spectrum: they want to control how you think, how you live.
Other white lady:
He’s not a racist and his response to Charlottesville didn’t bother me. I’m a mother of two kids and I know every time there’s a fight there seems to be two people involved, but I can understand why people were upset. He should have done more to condemn white supremacists but I don’t think I would have done any better.
Blond, blue-eyed 19 year old:
I don’t think he’s a racist. I think if they’re calling him a racist, they may be racist.
Another old lady:
You go back and look over the years and Trump is not a racist. Last week, Sean Hannity pulled videos of him denouncing the KKK and neo-Nazis. He used to get awards from some of the black organisations because he would go in and help them. When the left can’t win in debate, the only thing they can say is, “You’re a racist.” Sometimes it’s an excuse.
Belligerent white guy:
Is Trump racist? Hell, no. The stuff about Charlottesville is bullshit and I agree 100% with what he said. There are haters on both sides. The KKK had the legal right to express their opposition and they got a permit and everything would have been fine except that counter-protesters came with baseball bats and rocks. It’s not the KKK that started it. If they’d just let them kick around in the streets, that would have been it. Paid protesters started it and the media does not want that narrative to be told.
What distinguishes these people is just how active of a role they’d play in a lynching. The women are the “good people” and the belligerent guy is the one Keeping Them Safe.
This is Dylann Roof’s perspective on the good people:
Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system.
Now White parents are forced to move to the suburbs to send their children to “good schools”. But what constitutes a “good school”? The fact is that how good a school is considered directly corresponds to how White it is. I hate with a passion the whole idea of the suburbs. To me it represents nothing but scared White people running. Running because they are too weak, scared, and brainwashed to fight. Why should we have to flee the cities we created for the security of the suburbs? Why are the suburbs secure in the first place? Because they are White. The pathetic part is that these White people dont even admit to themselves why they are moving. They tell themselves it is for better schools or simply to live in a nicer neighborhood. But it is honestly just a way to escape niggers and other minorities.
When the left says that, and Dylann Roof also says that, you would think that would make it part of consensus reality. Moderates are people with more extreme self-deception.
People like that need a Black Friend.
This is a sad sight, really. I was immunized against this by exposure to critical race theory by the time I was his age (19). I think I see where he’s getting it from, though:
I voted for him because of diversity. He actually practices diversity unlike liberals, who don’t practice diversity. Obama had this whole country thinking about skin colour. Trump doesn’t look at skin colour. He doesn’t label anyone who’s non-white a minority, just people. Skin colour is colour, not culture. His cabinet is nothing to do with skin colour: they’re right for the job.
Both sides in Charlottesville are bad. He’s absolutely right. The Antifa [anti-fascist groups] are the equivalent of the KKK and both were responsible. Antifa is the KKK, just without the history. The Confederate flag is not racist: only 5% of slave owners had the Confederate flag; the US flag is more racist. Do you think I’d be that stupid to vote for an actual racist to be in office?
CNN and MSNBC are complete bullshit. They label the Antifa as peaceful protesters.
Thirty other countries have a wall to protect against illegal immigration but is the only one that gets called racist.
My dad and family are all Democratic except my grandfather. They’ve tried to change my mind but it doesn’t make sense to me what they say.
This is the same mixed-race angst that can lead to objectivism. Everyone can see that his parents broke a sexual taboo and he really doesn’t want to think about it and why is everyone so fixated on race, anyway?
He says the US flag is more racist than the Confederate one, and he’s wearing one as a cape. He’s using himself as a token. It’s a great way to make superficial friends that have no respect for you.
Then he absorbed the prevailing belligerence and, yes, started acting white.