From the Cold War to the Culture of War

Dr.Wilmer Leon III

“…culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies.” Steven King (R-Iowa) March 12. 2017

“Individuals will contribute differently, not equally to this civilization and society. Certain groups of people will do more from a productive side than other groups of people will.” Steven King (R-Iowa) March 13, 2017

Recently I had a conversation with the brilliant, insightful, activist and human rights soldier Ms. Ruby Sales during which she said, “My son, White supremacy has moved us from the Cold War to the culture war. I want you to write about that.”  Being the good “son” that I am, when Ms. Sales tells me to do something I try my best to follow her directions.

It is as though she saw this coming.  Ms. Sales was able to synthesize her lifetime of commitment to the struggle of Black people, Dr. King’s “Where Do We go From Here Chaos or Community?”, Dr. Ronald Walter’s “White Nationalism Black Interests”, the election of our 45th President and predict Congressman King’s clear articulation of his xenophobic, racist and White supremacist world view.  Ms. Sales has seen it all and while disappointed, is not surprised (we had our discussion before King made his indefensible remarks).

At the end of WWII the relationship between former allies, the United States and Soviet Union reverted back to the clash of ideologies that had existed before the war. Differing economic, political and social structures based upon Capitalism vs. Communism brought the two military powers into a state of political hostility called the Cold War. It lasted from 1945 until the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Many of the international conflicts such as the battle over Cuba, Vietnam, and the struggle for independence of many countries in Africa were proxy cultural wars being fought by white colonial/imperialist powers in countries inhabited by people of color.

On the domestic front, the fear of Communism led the American government into periods of panic such as the Red Scare during the 1920’s and the Second Red Scare of the 1950’s.  During the Second Red Scare, Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) engaged in the politics of “Red-Baiting”, a witch-hunt designed to identify and ferret out any suspected Communist or Communist sympathizer within the US government and American society. It’s interesting to note at this juncture Trump’s mentor, Roy Cohn was a top-aide and henchman for McCarthy. At the age of 23 Cohn was chief counsel to McCarthy during the infamous McCarthy Hearings.

President Trump - Popular or a Populist Like “Old Hickory”?

Dr.Wilmer Leon III

        “We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come…Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people.” President Donald Trump, January 20, 2017

        As a candidate for president Donald Trump ran on a “populist” slogan of “Make America Great Again”. He told Americans that as president he would bring manufacturing jobs back to the American worker and build a wall to prevent Mexicans (“They’re rapists”) from “…bringing drugs…bringing crime into America.  His campaign released a statement calling for a total ban on Muslims entering the United States. “"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

       The Trump administration has deleted data and information about climate change and civil rights from the White House web page.  The page marking the history of civil rights in the US has been replaced by one entitled ‘Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community’.  The administration has placed a gag order on federal employees from various agencies, preventing them from speaking with members of Congress.  According to the Associated Press, President Trump has banned employees with the EPA from speaking with the media and communicating via social media.

         President Trump signed an executive order reviving the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP).  The Army Core of Engineers, under the Obama Administration refused to grant Energy Access Partners (EAP) the easement necessary to construct the pipeline through sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Trump’s executive order directs the Army Corps of Engineers to “review and approve in an expedited manner, to the extent permitted by law.”

President Trump, Dictator for the Oligarchs

Dr.Wilmer Leon III

“…The history of the (President) of (The United States) is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.” The Declaration of Independence – July 4, 1776

 

The Facts are as follows:

Donald Trump, the six-time bankrupted “business man” ran for president as a non-conformist, non-political, outsider.  He fanned the flames of nationalism, xenophobia, racism, misogyny and anti-Muslim bigotry to capture the hearts and minds of a disenchanted, anti- status quo electorate. His message of hate resonated with this part of the electorate as backlash to the election of America’s first African American President.

Historically, once a presidential candidate is elected he quickly shifts from campaign mode to governing. He broadens his message and appeal in an attempt to unite the country.  Trump’s inability or unwillingness to pivot away from his hyperbolic rhetoric is a clear indication that he has no interest in uniting the country.

The Founders created the Executive Branch as one branch of three separate but coequal branches of government. Trump appears to have no interest in “equal” and even less interest in governing. He wants to rule.

       The Trump administration has deleted data and information about climate change and civil rights from the White House web page.  The page marking the history of civil rights in the US has been replaced by one entitled ‘Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community’.  The administration has placed a gag order on federal employees from various agencies, preventing them from speaking with members of Congress.  According to the Associated Press, President Trump has banned employees with the EPA from speaking with the media and communicating via social media.

         President Trump signed an executive order reviving the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP).  The Army Core of Engineers, under the Obama Administration refused to grant Energy Access Partners (EAP) the easement necessary to construct the pipeline through sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Trump’s executive order directs the Army Corps of Engineers to “review and approve in an expedited manner, to the extent permitted by law.”

6/11/17

JFK's 'New Frontier' vs. Trump's Racist 'America Great Again' Dogwhistle

Dr.Wilmer Leon III

From Kennedy to TrumpOn July 15, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy said: "But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus…But I believe the times demand new invention, innovation, imagination, decision.”
On May 29th, we commemorated the 100th birthday of one of the most popular presidents ever, the late President John F. Kennedy. As America romanticizes Kennedy’s “Camelot” accurate historical context requires that we also assess Kennedy’s understanding of realpolitik. He was a shrewd and practical politician.
Before he delivered his definitive statement on Civil Rights in 1963, Senator Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Bill in order not to alienate the Southern Democrats whose votes he would need for a successful run for the White House. He reluctantly added the words “at home” to his 1960 inaugural address in reference to the struggle for human rights.

To Kennedy, the omission would keep the human rights struggle in the domestically accepted anti-communism context. To include them would refer to the politically volatile Civil Rights Movement. Then there was Vietnam. Kennedy was a proponent of the “Domino Theory”. If South Vietnam fell into Communist control the rest of the region would befall the same fate.

From Kennedy to Trump On July 15, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy said: "But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus…But I believe the times demand new invention, innovation, imagination, decision.” On May 29th, we commemorated the 100th birthday of one of the most popular presidents ever, the late President John F. Kennedy. As America romanticizes Kennedy’s “Camelot” accurate historical context requires that we also assess Kennedy’s understanding of realpolitik. He was a shrewd and practical politician. Before he delivered his definitive statement on Civil Rights in 1963, Senator Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Bill in order not to alienate the Southern Democrats whose votes he would need for a successful run for the White House. He reluctantly added the words “at home” to his 1960 inaugural address in reference to the struggle for human rights. To Kennedy, the omission would keep the human rights struggle in the domestically accepted anti-communism context. To include them would refer to the politically volatile Civil Rights Movement. Then there was Vietnam. Kennedy was a proponent of the “Domino Theory”. If South Vietnam fell into Communist control the rest of the region would befall the same fate.

President Trump’s “Peace Through Strength” is Really “Metastability”

Dr.Wilmer Leon III

"We know that peace is the condition under which mankind was meant to flourish. Yet peace does not exist of its own will. It depends on us, on our courage to build it and guard it and pass it on to future generations. George Washington's words may seem hard and cold today, but history has proven him right again and again. "To be prepared for war," he said, "is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." Well, to those who think strength provokes conflict, Will Rogers had his own answer. He said of the world heavyweight champion of his day: "I've never seen anyone insult Jack Dempsey.” President Ronald Reagan, “Address to the Nation on National Security”, February 26, 1986

 

President Trump opened his 2017 inauguration speech by saying, “Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.”  He went on to say, “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first.”

The White House website defines “America First” as “a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.”

It is important to understand that “America First” is not a foreign policy. A policy is a clearly stated direction or course of action consisting of goals and procedures that are designed to achieve the stated goals. “America First” is a slogan, catch-phrase or tag line.

“Peace through strength” is another often-used slogan first credited to Roman Emperor Hadrian in the first century AD.  It is believed Hadrian said, “"peace through strength or, failing that, peace through threat.”

The problem with President Trump’s claim of “peace through strength” is the same age-old problem that has existed through the centuries, from Hadrian to Reagan; it brings neither peace nor strength. Neither strength nor threat involves diplomacy, understanding or cooperation. They obtain capitulation through force or the threat of force.  The threat of force may result in a temporary and false sense of calm but it does not bring peace. Peace is a state of quiet, tranquility and/or harmony. As Gil Scott-Heron wrote, “peace is not the absence of war, it is the absence of the need for war.” Albert Einstein said, “Peace is not merely the absence of war but the presence of justice, of law, of order —in short, of government.” James Baldwin told us that no empire can sustain itself through force or violence.

A president who proclaims that America will determine the course of the world for many years to come and promises to “rebuild our military” by “… loading it up with beautiful new equipment,” is not seeking peace, he is preparing for war based on idealism. The ideals of Manifest Destiny and American Exceptionalism are popular among Trump and his faithful. His hyperbolic anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant language is playing to the xenophobic White nationalist alt-right.

We Played Trump Cheap; Now the Joke’s On Us

Dr.Wilmer Leon III

“In several Southern states men long regarded as political clowns had become governors or only narrowly missed election, their magic achieved with a “witches” brew of bigotry, prejudice, half-truths and whole lies.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1967

              

                 President Trump recently tweeted, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

              To date Trump has provided no evidence to substantiate this outlandish claim.  But the man who ran on eliminating waste, fraud and abuse” is now asking Congress to open an investigation. “You have tremendous waste, fraud, and abuse. That we’re taking care of. That we’re taking care of. It’s tremendous.”  The investigation should begin with Congress asking Trump to present to the public the information he used to make his claim. If not, how much tax payer money will be wasted researching another unsubstantiated claim by Trump?

             The larger problem is it’s not just Trump, it’s also those around him.  Here’s what Trump’s HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, said about enslaved Africans, “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity…There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.”  Carson tried to “clarify” his statement by saying that anybody who’s come from a foreign place is an immigrant. Ignoring the fact that Webster defines “immigrant” as “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence”. A person “comes” to a country based upon their free will. Enslaved Africans did not come to America to take up permanent residence in pursuit of opportunity; they were brought to America against their will and worked to death.

              Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently praised HBCU’s as “pioneers” of the school choice movement. DeVos ignores the historical reality that in Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana and other states it was illegal to teach and/or allow Africans in America slave or free to read.  In Virginia, any slave or free person of color found at any school for teaching, reading or writing by day or night" could be whipped, at the discretion of a judge, "no more than twenty lashes".  Mississippi state law required a white person to serve up to a year in prison as "penalty for teaching a slave to read".  The creation of HBCU’s had nothing to do with choice and everything to do with the response to slave codes, Jim Crow laws and state sanctioned segregation.

              During his fist address to the joint session of Congress, Trump acknowledged the sacrifice of Navy Special Operator Senior Chief William ‘Ryan’ Owens, but failed to take responsibility for authorizing the raid in Yemen where he died.  In fact, he tried to blame the Obama administration for authorizing the raid and leaving it for him to clean up.  According to the Washington Post, “In an interview with Fox News that aired Tuesday morning, Trump said the mission “was started before I got here.”  He went on to say, ““This was something that was, you know, just — they wanted to do…“And they lost Ryan,” Trump continued.”  According to PBS, President Obama did not authorize the raid; it was suggested in early January that the decision be “deferred to the Trump administration, so they could run their own careful process. And President Obama agreed on that, that he would make no decision whether to do things like this, and instead that Trump should run his own process.”

               Donald Trump is a man long regarded as a political clown. We mocked him, scoffed at him and dismissed him as we dismissed Sarah Palin; the lightest of lightweights. He worked his magic (and Republican thievery) and was elected by employing a “witches” brew of bigotry, prejudice, half-truths and whole lies.  A tactic he continues to employ.

                You get what you vote for in America (or don’t show up to vote for). We played him cheap; now the jokes on us.

Dr. Wilmer Leon is the author of Politics Another Perspective, Producer/ Host of the nationally broadcast call-in talk radio program “Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon,” on SiriusXM Satellite radio channel 126. Go to www.wilmerleon.com or email: wjl3us@yahoo.com. www.twitter.com/drwleon and Dr. Leon’s Prescription at Facebook.com

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             On Friday, January, 20 America inaugurated a narcissistic misogynist millionaire who marketed to what Dr. King called the “white backlash” by playing to racist sentiments, bigotry and hatred. Just as he stole the line “Make America Great Again” from Reagan’s campaign, Trump also stole the racist page from Reagan’s play book. As Reagan, then Governor of California sought to reassure social conservatives (aka racists) by launching his presidential bid in Philadelphia, MS, Trump has fanned the flames of xenophobia and ill-founded fears of terrorism.  His tweets and illogical rants were and continue to be a “witches” brew of bigotry, ignorance, prejudice, half-truths and whole lies.”  We played him cheap and now the jokes on us.

              Early on in the 2016 presidential campaign “businessman” Donald Trump was the media darling. CBS Chairman Les Moonves said at a Morgan Stanley conference, "It may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS…It's a terrible thing to say. But, bring it on, Donald. Keep going.”

         America could not get enough of Trump’s bombast, buffoonery and total disregard for truth and fact.  Mainstream media was so entertained by the novelty of Trump that it ignored his inability to articulate substantive policy 

and lack of experience.  According to a report from Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy, “Only 11 percent of coverage focused on candidates’ policy positions, leadership abilities or personal and professional histories.”

               It’s imperative that we clearly understand that this white backlash as Dr. King called it, or politics of resentment as Dr. Ronald Walters called it, is not new. What is the backlash in response to? What is this resentment directed towards?

                The answer to the question is; the election of Barack Obama as the first African American President of the United States. As Dr. Walters wrote in White Nationalism Black Interests – Conservative Public Policy and the Black Community “Within American society, which includes contending social groups, there exists a balance of power that conforms to that society’s racial composition”.  This balance must conform to the normal distribution of power if society is to remain in equilibrium.  President Obama, in the minds of a many people became an indicator that the normal distribution of power was askew and in jeopardy.

              

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The Republican Health Care Plan is Making Me Sick

Dr.Wilmer Leon III

"This is a great plan. I actually think it will get even better. This is a repeal and replace of Obamacare. Make no mistake about it…" President Trump May 4, 2017

 

       On May 4th, 2017, after voting more than 50 times over the past seven years to either cripple, delay implementation or repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Republican controlled House voted 217 to 213 to repeal and replace the ACA.  The bill now faces an uncertain fate as it goes over to the Senate, which has stated that it is in the process of writing its own bill.

reforming health care. The ACA deals with insurance companies not health care providers. This is an important distinction as insurance companies do not provide health care, they pay for it. The ACA was meant to address health insurance reform not health care reform.

Since its inception, there has been and continues to be problems with the “health care reform” debate. Language is very important. 

How an issue is defined and subsequently described can significantly impact the publics ability to intelligently and effectively understand it. The first problem is that neither the ACA nor the Republican responses deal with

The Obama Administration’s solution to the problems with the delivery of quality health care and access for all Americans was to increase the number of people that were signed up with health insurance companies. They reformed the requirements stipulated by the insurance companies with regard to who could have access to the health care system. These requirements dictated reimbursement for services rendered, the rules of eligibility for coverage (such as a preexisting conditions) and how health care providers are paid. They did not address the quality and types of care that are provided. 

With this in mind, providing more Americans access to health insurance is a good thing.  As a result of the passage of the ACA, according to PolitiFact - Wisconsin, 20 million Americans gained health insurance. Total 

health expenditures hit record low rates in the first three years after the ACA was implemented. The ACA 

           lowered the number of uninsured Americans from 16% in 2010 to 8.9% in 2016. There are millions of  Americans who are no longer at risk of being denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions. These are all very positive results since the implementation of the ACA.

Why are so many Republicans opposed to a policy that according to Gallup most Americans support? “Fifty-five percent of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a major turnaround from five months ago when 42% approved and 53% disapproved.” Why are Republicans working feverously to repeal instead of repair the ACA (which they epithetically labeled “Obamacare”), a bill which is eerily similar to the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation’s 1993 Health Equity and Access Reform Today (HEART) bill?  Simply put, it’s the racist “Obama” tag in Obamacare that is causing so many of them so much heartburn.

Republicans interest in repealing the ACA is consistent with what Robert Draper describes in his book “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.” Draper documents how “they (Republican leadership) plotted out ways (after Obama’s first inauguration) to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform.” It’s consistent with then Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s (R-KY) 2010 pledge, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” While the above can be written off as competition between the 2 major parties, the racist element of their ire is evident in Donald Trump’s “birther” movement, former Speaker Gingrich’s calling President Obama a Mau Mau in the White House, “What if (Obama) is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan anticolonial behavior can you begin to piece together (his actions)?” Gingrich went on to call President Obama a conman, “This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president.” Finally, Congressman Joe Wilson’s infamous “you lie” during Obama’s State of the Union address are just a few examples of the injection of racism into the political discord as it pertained to Obama. Wilson nor any other member of Congress would have ever thought to disrespect any other President in this manner from the floor of Congress.

Congressman King’s clear articulation of his xenophobic, racist and White supremacist world view. Ms. Sales has seen it all and while disappointed, is not surprised (we had our discussion before King made his indefensible remarks).

At the end of WWII the relationship between former allies, the United States and Soviet Union reverted back to the clash of ideologies that had existed before the war. Differing economic, political and social structures based upon Capitalism vs. Communism brought the two military powers into a state of political hostility called the Cold War. It lasted from 1945 until the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Many of the international conflicts such as the battle over Cuba, Vietnam, and the struggle for independence of many countries in Africa were proxy cultural wars being fought by white colonial/imperialist powers in countries inhabited by people of color.

The first Black First Family--they just couldn't stand this. Photo: Wikipedia

Rep. Steven King (R-Iowa) opined March 12. 2017 that “…culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies.”

The very next day to make sure people didn't mistake his position he added: “Individuals will contribute differently, not equally to this civilization and society. Certain groups of people will do more from a productive side than other groups of people will.”

Recently I had a conversation with the brilliant, insightful, activist and human rights soldier Ms. Ruby Sales during which she said, “My son, White supremacy has moved us from the Cold War to the culture war. I want you to write about that.”  Being the good “son” that I am, when Ms. Sales tells me to do something I try my best to follow her directions.

 From The Cold War To The Culture War And White Supremacy

3/21/2016

Dr.Wilmer Leon III

On the domestic front, the fear of Communism led the American government into periods of panic such as the Red Scare during the 1920’s and the Second Red Scare of the 1950’s.  During the Second Red Scare, Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) engaged in the politics of “Red-Baiting”, a witch-hunt designed to identify and ferret out any suspected Communist or Communist sympathizer within the US government and American society. It’s interesting to note at this juncture Trump’s mentor, Roy Cohn was a top-aide and henchman for McCarthy. At the age of 23 Cohn was chief counsel to McCarthy during the infamous McCarthy Hearings.

Taking his cue from the Second Red Scare FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover used “Red-Baiting” to undermine and subvert the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders. Hoover created the Counter Intelligence Program or COINTELPRO to “prevent the rise of a Black Messiah” that could “unify, and electrify, the militant black nationalist movement.”  Hoover used the fear of the “Red-Menace” and alleged Communist influence to attack Malcolm X, The Black Panther’s, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, SCLC, SNCC, Dr. King and his advisors such as Bayard Rustin and Hunter Pitts “Jack” O’Dell.

Now that the Soviet Union has collapsed and the Cold War has ended, America, the sole remaining superpower faces a new foe. That foe is the “browning of America”. According to the Milken Institute, “Between 2015 and 2030 there will be an absolute decline in the size of the white population under age 65. And even among seniors, racial minorities will begin to gain.”

As Dr. Ron Walters wrote in White Nationalism Black Interests, “…a dominant sector of the White majority seems to have lost confidence in the promise of America as a liberal democratic state and has been recoiling from this vision…the White majority is proceeding to concentrate economic and social power within its own group, using its control over the political institutions of the state to punish presumptive enemies. The targets of this punishment have been Black, Hispanic, and other non-White communities.”

It’s not a coincidence that Congressman King tried to justify or rationalize his White nationalist comments by saying  on CNN, “I've been to Europe and spoken on this issue and I've said the same thing as far as ten years ago to the German people and any population of people that is a declining population that isn't willing to have enough babies to reproduce themselves.”

The concept of nationalism finds its genesis in Western Europe.  Again Walters, “…the idea that the racial/ethnic majority would dominate the state was an integral part of the context from which European ethnicities emerged to establish control over America.” Once in America, these White ethnicities coalesced and “established a privileged social status which has expressed its dominance over non-White groups and over the major institutions of American society.”  This Trump and King White nationalist politics is also playing itself out with Deerk Wilders in Denmark, Marine Le Pen in France, Dirk Driesang in Germany to name a few.

It’s also important to note here the reluctance if not inability of modern-day Black Republicans to call Congressman King out for the White Supremacist that he is.  Their collective silence is deafening.  This is in no way intended to question their “blackness”; that’s ridiculous. There’s another point that needs to be made. There are two controlling principles in Republican ideology; smaller government and individual freedom, liberty and self-actualization.  Any success in the struggle of Black people to be recognized as human and to be afforded human rights has always been based on the success and hard work of the collective, not the individual.

Furthermore, the defense and validation of those rights has always required the three branches of the government to legislate, validate and defend those rights. Most Black Republicans are not going to risk alienating themselves from their benefactors and placing their personal positions in jeopardy by advocating positions that benefit the collective. Asking those who subscribe to a small government individualistic ideology to defend the collective, for as nice as it would be and should be, is asking a bit much.

So, from Trent Lott (R-MS) waxing nostalgic about Dixiecrat and late Senator Strom Thurmon, ''I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it…” to Trump’s "You have people come in and I'm not just saying Mexicans, I'm talking about people that are from all over, that are killers and rapists and they're coming to this country," …to Congressman King’s “You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies…” we see what Dr.’s King and Walters warned us about, “White Backlash” or the “politics of resentment”.

It is exactly what Ms. Ruby Sales asked me to write about, a shift in focus, ideology and rhetoric away from the Cold War to the White Supremacist, xenophobic culture war.