[Marxism] Behind the rise of Trtump

Clay Claiborne clayclai at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 22:28:40 MDT 2016


You've got me there, if you take this as mention race:

> Never reconciled to the
> presence of a black man in the White House,

and

>   older people who equate being
> American with being white, male, heterosexual and citizens of a country
> that rules most of the world.

But I stand by the rest of my critique:

 Nothing in this excerpt about the racism that is at the heart of
Trump's campaign - i don't mean the racism of the white masses - the racism
of his campaign and nothing about white chauvinism,



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On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Alan Ginsberg via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Clay Claiborne asks:
>
> Does this article ever talk about the racism that is at the heart of
> Trump's campaign? Its a long piece and I only read about a 3rd. It mentions
> "fascism", "megalomania" but nothing about race or white chauvinism. Me, I
> would have put near the top of course, but then I'm black. Does this
> article ever get there? Curious but not curious enough to finish it.
> You said it stood up well
> . That's why I started reading it,
>
>
> The answer is yes, and before the 1/3rd mark.
>
> *Base against top*
>
> The dilemma of the Republican Party consists in the fact that its most
> hard-core constituency is composed of older people who equate being
> American with being white, male, heterosexual and citizens of a country
> that rules most of the world. This largely middle class base cannot cope
> with the fact that the country is moving – erratically, but moving
> nonetheless – in the direction of gender equality and sexual
> permissiveness. They are also traumatised by the prospect that whites are
> on course to become a minority by mid-century, and feel emasculated by
> Washington’s increasing inability to dispatch the Marine Corps to deal with
> anyone who stands up to the US abroad.
>
> This enraged, provincial and heavily southern party core became especially
> vocal after the election of Barack Obama in 2008. Never reconciled to the
> presence of a black man in the White House, they are determined to thwart
> Obama, no matter what he does. And, although what became the brand name of
> white male *ressentiment* – the Tea Party – is no longer present as an
> organised force on the ground, the notes it sounded in 2009 and after still
> resound among the party ranks, just as the theme of economic inequality
> introduced by the now vanished Occupy movement stuck in the minds of many
> Democratic voters.
>
> https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/whats-behind-the-
> political-rise-of-donald-trump/
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