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The Trump Campaign Is Now Fully Aligned With White Supremacists

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks onstage during a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, U.S., August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Published with permission from AlterNet.

Time was when one could sum up the connections of Donald J. Trump, Republican Party standard-bearer and King of the Twitterverse, to avowed white supremacists and right-wing white nationalists in a few retweets from the @realDonaldTrump account. Now, with the hire of Breitbart News’ Stephen K. Bannon, it’s official: Trump sees his path to victory through the swamps of hatred and resentment inhabited by the white nationalist “alt-right.”

But that victory may have less to do with winning the presidency than winning a media empire, one for which he has cobbled together an audience from the furthest fringes of the right, combined with the more garden-variety haters who consume more generic right-wing media. Bannon knows how to build a media company, as does Roger Ailes, the ousted Fox News director, who is said to be advising Trump. (It seems somehow fitting that an alleged serial harasser like Ailes should be on the Trump team, given the candidate’s propensity formisogynist statements.)

In a new report for the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund and Mother Jones, Sarah Posner tracked the intersection of Breitbart News’ Twitter followers and those of accounts with the Twitter handles of known white nationalists, and found a strong correlation between Breitbart and the white nationalists. Shewrites:

A Twitter analysis conducted by The Investigative Fund using Little Bird software found that these “elements” are more deeply connected to Breitbart News than more traditional conservative outlets. While only 5 percent of key influencers using the supremacist hashtag #whitegenocide follow the National Review, and 10 percent follow the Daily Caller, 31 percent follow Breitbart. The disparities are even starker for the anti-Muslim hashtag #counterjihad: National Review, 26 percent; the Daily Caller, 37 percent; Breitbart News, 62 percent.

White people who seethe with anger at the sight of non-white people may comprise a minority among U.S. whites, but it’s probably a sizable minority. According to the International Business Times, Breitbart News more than doubled its traffic during the course of the Trump campaign—to 17 million monthly unique visitors in December 2015. (The site is a premiere defender of and message-disseminator for Trump.)

And beyond the subgroup of pure haters, just look at the differences in how a generic cohort of white Americans view media and political attention to racial problems, compared with how blacks and Latinos do. According to asurvey conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year, 41 percent of whites told interviewers that “too much attention is paid to race and racial issues in our country today,” while only 22 percent of blacks, and 25 percent of Latinos and Latinas said the same. Sort it out by political party, and you find that 59 percent of white Republicans say that’s the case. One-third of white Americans told Pew researchers that President Obama made race relations worse in America, a conclusion likely drawn only from the fact that he’s black. Add it all up, and there’s a potential audience ripe for the picking. And it’s Trump’s audience.

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When people started noticing last year that Trump was retweeting the utterances of white supremacists, some were loath to believe he was doing so consciously. Well, one might say, maybe he didn’t know that the meme he retweeted on November 21 listing completely false crime statistics that depicted black people as a murder squad targeting white people emanated from a noxious pro-fascist account. As the Donald told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, hey, it was just a retweet. “Am I going to check every statistic?” he asked O’Reilly. “I get millions and millions of people @realdonaldtrump. All it was is a retweet. It wasn’t from me.”

But it kept happening. In March, Fortune magazine reported that, since the start of his campaign, Trump had retweeted posts from white supremacist accounts some 75 times, including the famous meme featuring a photo of Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton against a background of cash, next to a Star of David.

White supremacists, or white nationalists as some prefer to be called, often use the hashtag #whitegenocide. Among the more famous of the white supremacist websites, the Daily Stormer is run by Andrew Anglin, who wrote on January 25 that Trump “is giving us the old wink-wink.” As Fortune reporters Ben Kharakh and Dan Primack disclosed, he went on:

Where as the odd White genocide tweet could be a random occurrence, it isn’t statistically possible that two of them back to back could be a random occurrence. It could only be deliberate.

There is no way that this could be anything other than both a wink-wink-wink and a call for more publicity on his campaign. The media is going to say “Trump doubles down on White genocide” and he will just not respond to request for comment, and if it gets brought up in an interview he’ll just say “you know, we retweet a lot of people, a lot of people feel strongly about my campaign and want to make America great again, everybody likes me.”

Then there are the tweets of Trump’s own staffers. On Monday the Associated Press reported that at the lower echelons of the Trump campaign, staffers are clearly enmeshed with the alt-right and white nationalists, as evidenced by their personal social media feeds:

Donald Trump’s paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review by The Associated Press of their postings.

The AP reports that a graphic designer for the campaign’s advance team posted a video of black man castigating other blacks for having too many children, calling them ignorant, all while eating fried chicken. Meanwhile, a field organizer for Virginia tweeted “that Muslims were seeking to impose Sharia law in America and that ‘those who understand Islam for what it is are gearing up for the fight.’”

Now, with the hiring of Stephen K. Bannon, a stoker of the alt-right flame via his leadership of the Breitbart News website, as his campaign chief, Trump can no longer pretend he isn’t in league with the people who claim a white genocide is taking place in America. And what Bannon brings to the Trump campaign, according to dirty-trickster and Trump adviser Roger Stone, is “a deep understanding of the new media,” by which he seems to mean social media, and digital media over all.

“Although Donald has set the world on fire in terms of his personal Twitter account, which has become one of the great communication tools since the New York Times—but beyond that, the campaign has not been sophisticated in its use of the new media, in which Bannon is an expert,” Stone told C-SPAN on August 18.

Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos is one of Breitbart’s chief jesters. In Cleveland, during the Republican National Convention, Yiannopoulos—semi-famous for having been banned from Twitter for his racist hounding of actor Leslie Jones—presided over a party whose theme turned out to be a rhetorical bashing of Muslims featuring anti-Islam speaker Pamela Geller. Among the guests milling about, as Right Wing Watch’s Peter Montgomery reported, were Richard Spencer, president and director of the National Policy Institute, which bills itself as a think tank “dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of European people in the United States and around the world,” and Peter Brimelow, whose anti-immigrant site, VDARE, is rife with the rantings of white supremacists and antisemites. The Southern Poverty Law Center, as Evan Osnos pointed out in his August 2015 New Yorker article on the white nationalists supporting Trump, describes Spencer as “a suit-and-tie version of the white supremacists of old.” Regarding the anti-immigrant Brimelow, who is himself an immigrant to the U.S. from Great Britain, SPLC authors write: “For Brimelow, immigration itself is not the problem—it’s the influx of non-whites that is destroying America.”

Posner reports that Bannon doesn’t leave all the race-baiting to his minions:

Bannon has stoked racist themes himself, notably in a lengthy July postaccusing the “Left” of a “plot to take down America” by fixating on police shootings of black citizens. He argued that the five police officers slain in Dallas were murdered “by a #BlackLivesMatter-type activist-turned-sniper.” And he accused the mainstream media of an Orwellian “bait-and-switch as reporters and their Democratic allies and mentors seek to twist the subject from topics they don’t like to discuss—murderers with evil motives—to topics they do like to discuss, such as gun control.” Bannon added, “[H]ere’s a thought: What if the people getting shot by the cops did things to deserve it? There are, after all, in this world, some people who are naturally aggressive and violent.”

Adele M. Stan is AlterNet’s senior Washington editor. Follow her on Twitter @addiestan.

Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks onstage during a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, U.S., August 22, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri



  1. AgLander August 24, 2016

    This article is circular file material for anyone with a room temperature IQ but will appeal readily to low information lemmings marching in lock step to their masters at “Lib Central” who feed and nourish their faithful zombies via baseless, hate filled propaganda pieces like this. Adele Stan, the author, is a demonstrated left wing nut zealot. Look at her resume and past articles……she operates off the beginning premise that if you’re white, you are at best a racist, and at worst a white supremacist. Sad that we have such hateful, divisive people in this country masquerading as journalists. And it’s even sadder that we have such low information and gullible readers who swallow such rubbish willingly and ask for more!

    1. FireBaron August 24, 2016

      Awww. Is Aggie sad because this is hitting too close to home? Did you stain your white sheets in fear that your real beliefs were being outed? Pobricito!

      1. AgLander August 24, 2016

        ….as I was saying, gullible and below room temperature IQ.

        1. The lucky one August 24, 2016

          Yes that is an accurate description of yourself, a bit too flattering maybe.

          1. jmprint August 24, 2016

            Thanks Lucky one, since I blocked him, I am blessed.

          2. Insinnergy August 24, 2016


        2. SecludedCompound August 24, 2016

          Interesting. Every study done on the matter shows that Trump supporters have below average IQs. The simple fact that he’s a con man and you trust him should answer the “gullible” assertions.

          Have fun being part of a dying party and being shunned by society, loser.

        3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 25, 2016

          You’re simply showing us that your level of intelligence is far below average. Your simplistic dialog(actually a monologue) shows a mind that never fully matured, intellectually and emotionally.
          Stop being a parrot and a coward about how you feel deep down inside, and just flat out say that you’re an arch-enemy of anyone who looks different than you. The racists of the South have one thing of merit that you lack—that is, they never played games with words nor did they care for pretense by saying one thing while thinking another.

          They were brave enough to say how they really felt about other races and didn’t hide in the shadows like you do. I dare you to show the same convictions that they had. Or, you can pretend to be concerned like Trump while fearing to admit what you really feel. Don’t imply your racism, be bold enough to assert it, like Otto the Goat does.

      2. jmprint August 24, 2016

        Probrecito el estupido.

    2. charleo1 August 24, 2016

      I believe the operating premise here is clear. Being White, and a Trump supporter doesn’t necessarily brand one a bigot. After all, maybe one is not paying close attention? However, if one is a proud bigot, and likes to hang with other racists, and haters, the Republican Party and Donald Trump are a very welcoming place to be. And if that offends you, makes you mad, or gets you all defensive, and hurts your sensibilities. You must realize it is not because it is a lie, but because it is the simple truth.

      1. AgLander August 24, 2016

        You are suffering from the “Jim Jones Syndrome”. I cannot help you other than to point out to others about the human contaminants like yourself wandering about within the populace.

        1. SecludedCompound August 24, 2016

          Hm.. you’re the one that believes a strongman who tells you that only he can solve your problems, blames those problems on others, and then fleeces every one of your idiotic cohort, and you think other people are suffering from “Jim Jones Syndrome,” huh? Seems like this might be a Dunning Kruger moment happening in real time.

        2. charleo1 August 24, 2016

          But I’m a White male! Explain that, oh superior one.

          1. Daniel Wright August 26, 2016

            White people can be brainwashed as well as any. The millions of white Hillary supporters prove that.

          2. charleo1 August 26, 2016

            That would be the majority. You know how one can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all? Like that jackass.

          3. Daniel Wright August 26, 2016

            Yes,Hillary,like all Democrats is a jackass. I think their mascot is perfect.

      2. Halford Mackinder August 24, 2016

        “other racists, gutter snipes, and bottom feeders” – Do you really think you can talk about #Black Lives Matter this way and get away with it? Your #HateSpeech should see you jailed.

        1. jmprint August 24, 2016

          Typical Trumpster doing the twist and shout.

        2. SecludedCompound August 24, 2016

          Said like a true bigoted mouth breathing dullard. You really don’t know how little society wants you around, do you?

          You’re going ot have a very, very lonely and sad life.

        3. charleo1 August 24, 2016

          More Trump sarcasm????

      3. Joan August 29, 2016

        Please provide again how to block posters like AgLander, Itsfun and others who make me question my faith in and optimism for the human race. Thank you in advance for this public service.

        1. charleo1 August 29, 2016


    3. The lucky one August 24, 2016

      Utter nonsense bearing no relation to the actual article but that is standard from trolls such as you.

      1. AgLander August 24, 2016

        I compliment you on your firm and unshakeable commitment to ignorance.

        1. The lucky one August 24, 2016

          Well you would understand a firm and unshakeable commitment to ignorance better than most. It’s Trump’s trademark.

        2. SecludedCompound August 24, 2016

          It’s funny watching you guys writhe with discomfort, lash out, and go absolutely insane knowing that you’re aging out of the population, and there is nothing you can do about it.

          Your movement is done. You have lost. You’ve lost everything you tried to make out of this country. You’re pathetic. you’re losers who thought you would win, but you’re too stupid to see the canary in the coalmine.

          The best thing is, you’re done. You will be shunned by society. Women detest you. your children are sickened by you. there’s really no reason for you to continue.

      2. Insinnergy August 24, 2016

        AgLanderp is the master of not addressing the point and diverting to a favorite conspiracy theory that he’s currently jerking off like a desperate senior.

  2. stsintl August 24, 2016

    Most African Americans may be less educated than most White-Supremacist supporters of Donald Trump. But they are smarter. They can recognize a “Snake Oil Salesman” when they see one. On the other hand, these White-Supremacist, KKK, Neo-Nazi, idiots are buying everything Donal Drumpf is selling.

    1. jmprint August 24, 2016

      Soon they will have to crawl back in the dungeon where they belong.

      1. Halford Mackinder August 24, 2016

        lol be careful with all of your dungeon talk. You might find yourself facing the same fate one day soon.

        1. jmprint August 24, 2016

          Cold day in He11. Will you be uprising then?

        2. SecludedCompound August 24, 2016

          Who’s going to put us there? Our grandparents defeated a country of tens of millions of well armed white supremacists; I’m pretty sure we could hand a bunch of over the hill hicks asses to them in a heartbeat.

          Every alt-righter or neo-nazi I’ve ever run into, to a man, is a cowardly, physically weak, angry nerd basically. Please. Go up against the National Guard and help clean up the gene pool.

      1. stsintl August 24, 2016

        Remember, all the states GWB won in 2000 had their average IQs lower than the national average and all the states Al Gore won had their average IQs higher than the national average.

    2. Sand_Cat August 25, 2016

      I doubt most African Americans are less well educated that most white supremacists.

  3. Paul Bass August 24, 2016

    Ah, my blood pressure is so very thankful I’ve blocked Ag and Otto!

    Now I only see the responses to them, which is all I ever need! Thank you Lucky, Charlie, and Fire, for relieving me of their bad karma!

    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 24, 2016

      Bad Karma that they are. It is a relief to be rid of those parasites.

    2. jmprint August 24, 2016

      I did the same, and my life is so much more tranquil and void of dung.

    3. Insinnergy August 24, 2016

      Ditto. Look on the bright side: They are so serially retarded, and desperate in their need for attention that it’s pretty much certain they are paid to be sitting on this forum and posting.
      Normal humans (not being paid to do this as a job) would have died of shame by now.

  4. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 24, 2016

    Atta’ boy, Trump. You’re performing a much needed service of attracting all the racist elements in America to the GOP and its standard-bearer Donald Trump. This way it becomes obvious even to the most dull-minded what the main attraction of the GOP hopes to offer as one of its core principles.
    How can anyone with an ounce of intelligence fail to see what the satanic and core value of the GOP is.

    Trump and the GOP are doing a wonderful job with continuing the trend started by Goldwater, Nixon, and Reagan—that is, providing a roosting site for the garbage of society who are devoted to the universally acknowledged False Premise of “The Inequality of The Races”.

    Ryan can refer to Trump’s comments as being “text book racist” all he wants to, yet he refuses in his heart of hearts to divorce himself of the proclivity towards a racist agenda(albeit politely expressed) which he and his colleagues have no qualms with.

    The GOP has been sounding the invitation “CALLING ALL RACISTS” for decades now, and the chickens are coming home to roost in friendly environs in response to the dog whistles—thanks in large part to FOX, Giuliani, Breitbart, Ailes, and assorted riff raff.

    1. stsintl August 24, 2016

      Rupert Murdoch’s media empire was supposed to be the voice of GOP. However, once they discarded “Social Responsibility” as the core value and adopted: Little or no taxes, little or no regulations, carry the gun, and survival of the fittest, Murdoch and his ilk moved in and took it over. Now, GOP is voice of Rupert Murdoch and Mafia. Slime seeped in and turned GOP in to a swamp, where the scum has risen to the top.

      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 24, 2016

        Aye, matey. A swamp it is, make no mistake about it.

  5. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 24, 2016

    To Trump I say, keep on attracting those racist elements under that sordid Big Top of The GOP.

    “Bring in the clowns!!” (Carson, Christie, Sheriff Arpaio, Giuliani, Bannon, et al—that’s your cue, fellas. Move it!!)

  6. Halford Mackinder August 24, 2016

    Wasn’t the Trump movement “fully aligned with white supremacists” 4 or 5 months ago when he “refused to disavow” David Duke? You guys have been screaming “white supremacist” for well over a year now. What has changed since then to warrant this headline? You people are the (((media))) who cried Drumpf.

    1. jmprint August 24, 2016

      The headline is saying there’s no denying it now, as Trump has tried in the past to even knowing who David Duke is. I guess his dunce hat doesn’t hit well with all that orange carpet on top.

  7. Jim Samaras August 24, 2016


    By Patrick J. Buchanan

    You say we need to have a conversation about race in America . Fair enough.
    But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White
    America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.
    This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and
    demands heard. And among them are these:

    First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. Jeremiah Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

    Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated their time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.

    We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

    What more opportunity is it that the White people need to give to help the Blacks?

    If the poor white got this much opportunity there would be no poor white or lower class of white trash people!!

    The main problem why black people are not progressing is the, “They owe me factor”!! Get it in your head! No Body Owes You Any Thing!

    Obama talks about new ‘ladders of opportunity’ for blacks. Let him go to Altoona ? And Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for ‘deserving’ white kids?

    Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America ?

    Is it really white America ‘s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

    Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

    As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time? Is Obama aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

    We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena .. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

    Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.

    This is a message everyone needs to hear!

    I’m for a better America . I am Not racist, Not violent, and Just not silent anymore.

    1. jmprint August 24, 2016

      You and Buchanan see the world with negative eyes, with the “my kind is better then your kind” attitude. You don’t like what America is or has become, move to Russia, Putin has open arms for all white folks that are unhappy. The African Americans are NOT complaining about what has not been done for them, but what is being done to them. You cant touch that, because you are not touched by it, impossible for you to understand. The bible speaks of folks as yourselves, Jesus had to deal with your kind.

      1. Jim Samaras August 25, 2016

        My eyes see the world through a very positive viewpoint jm. There are just a few moves that need to be made that will in actuality help the black community. There is nothing in Mr. Buchanan’s statement about “my kind is better than your kind”. He is just stating facts that need to be discussed in order to have a real conversation. The small percentage of Blacks that act the fool are in reality perpetuating the stereotype that you complain about when you talk about “what is being done to them” Mr. Buchanans assessment of what has been done “for” them is all true and is a bewilderment to any thinking individual as to why with the all the money spent to help many are unwilling to help themselves. As far as the Bible is concerned fiction books have no place in any conversation regarding political views.

        1. jmprint August 25, 2016

          So in other post you pretend to be christian, and you are, the republican type of christian.

          If you saw things in a positive viewpoint you wouldn’t be so racist.

          The small percentage of Blacks that act the fool are in reality perpetuating the stereotype that you complain about when you talk about “what is being done to them”

          EXAMPLE OF stereotyping: A middle class women lives in a nice suburb in Dallas, she fines a note on her mail box it reads, we have seen black children playing in your yard and they don’t belong in our neighborhood, keep them out, they belong on the other side of the tracks.

          So Mr Jim please explain to this mindset, that you know so much about.

          1. Jim Samaras August 25, 2016

            Show me a post where I portray myself as “Christian”. I am an agnostic on that subject and would tend to believe in aliens before a fictitious man in the sky who knows all but always needs money.

            My viewpoints in no way point to racism. That’s the problem with you leftists, if we don’t agree you cry racism. Silly really.

            I know nothing of the mindset of that woman you speak of. You are the one who is “stereotyping” in that example you nitwit. Your example is pure “racism” on her part and I would never say or even think anywhere along those lines.

        2. jmprint August 25, 2016

          “He is just stating facts that need to be discussed in order to have a real conversation.”

          Let’s have a conversation on how pathetic scum like you really are, you think because to have live well you deserve the world.

          Get this through your thick head, the United States of America is our country and you ain’t taking it back. Like I said unhappy move to Russia.

          1. Jim Samaras August 25, 2016

            We have come to insults now jm? Just because we don’t agree? You’re ignorance as a human being is showing. When you say “our country” do you mean the ignorant blacks that “had” it good and were too stupid to realize it?

    2. charleo1 August 25, 2016

      Spare me your sanctimonious claptrap about the aggrieved Whites. Along with the outrageous claims of White absolution for 400 years of slavery. That being captured, and sold into slavery was, heck! Actually doing these slaves a favor, since it allowed them to be subjected to Christianity? If that’s not the stinking height of White racial arrogance, I want to know what is? Then what of the generation after generation of free labor? The selling of child from Mother, Husband from wife, parent from child? Not much Christianity to believe in, now was there? And answer this, boss. What would that unpaid balance for labor be worth in today’s dollars? And the ongoing systematic, inherent prejudice that is still enforced on the Black minority by a still very much in charge, White power structure. But they’ve got no business complaining? Really!
      As a people they continue to endure the false allegations, lending to vicious untrue stereotypes of the lazy Black, living on the White Man’s dole. When any honest fool could look at the books and see the overwhelming amount of public assistance is spent on the White Community, with the greater advantage of opportunity, better schools, and a an undeniable preference in hiring, and advancement in the workplace, So you tell me about this conversation you, and the picked on Whites in America are so eager to have. How you’re sick and tired of hearing this about the Blacks, or that about their Rights. That they should I suppose, just shut their ungrateful mouths, and realize how lucky they’ve been all along. Before the Whites get really peeved, and deal out a little much needed law and order on their lazy good for nothing, dope dealing, cop killing, white women raping, “Assets” Now isn’t that about the conversation you are willing to have?
      And of course, you are not a racist. No way, man! Let me ask you this. If you were a Black person would believe you?

      1. Jim Samaras August 25, 2016

        While I agree, the self righteous nauseam of bringing religion into the conversation has nothing to do with anything in my book, the facts are the facts! Would todays black community prefer that their ancestry never have been brought here in the first place? I think not. The same would go for Irish, Italian or Asian immigrants descendants who were discriminated against when they arrived here but have managed to do just fine with no real help at all from the public. They have pulled themselves for the most part out of poverty.

        If, “As a people they continue to endure the false allegations, lending to vicious untrue stereotypes of the lazy Black, living on the White Man’s dole” is true, it is only because of the democratic platform which has totally ignored human nature which is to take the easy route. This is true for white or black!

        Now the numbers mentioned above by Mr. Buchanan speak for themselves charleo. They are not a fabrication made up by the white man. A Trump administration would give them the help needed by creating good jobs and put them on the competitive road needed for self improvement and instead of needing affirmative action to level the playing field. It would allow parents to choose the school of their choice to put the child on the best path to success and destroy the powerful teachers union who is really the culprit standing in the way of freedom for the black community. If I were a Black person asked if I’d believe that the answer would be a resounding YES!

        1. charleo1 August 26, 2016

          First Buchanan’s, “numbers,” were more directed against the idea of social support via government initiative, than any example of what all the White Man has done for the African American Race. Race was merely the vehicle he was using to rebuff what his Party sees as the evil social programs of the New Deal Democrats. After all, such concepts as social justice, assuring the aged, poor, and hard pressed unemployed are fed, housed, have access to healthcare, and equal opportunity, are Democratic goals, with their roots firmly planted in the precepts made clear by Christ in the New Testament. And are, as it turns out, an anathema to the Cons. Right’s adherence to the tenets of apostates such as A.Smith’s free market, or A. Rand’s bottom line-sink or swim philosophies. Where the act of most charity itself is seen as harmful to a society who’s only means of improving itself is by work, and competition, and so observing the natural order of things, where only the strong survive.
          So no work, no food, no food, no survival, is construed in this down the rat hole pap for the morally bereft, and non-thinkers, as the way God must surely have intended! And better yet, as some see it, in this society straight out of a Dickens novel, the rich and poor alike all happily adhere to the bottom line, the great decider of both life, and death. And part of recreating all that of course, requires moving any power from the labor force. (People are not stupid) So’s not only cutting overhead, and maximizing profit, very important to the bottom line, but also in making certain the all important incentives to work long and hard, hunger, pain, longing for a better tomorrow for ones offspring, is maintained. And unions just tend to muck all this up with their concerns about pay, benefits, working conditions, on and on.. right? All of these things just tend to hammer the bottom line, and wreak havoc on profits. And so, just cannot be tolerated.

          Of course, it doesn’t help union’s cause wit the Cons. that the vast majority of unions, and their membership fund, and support the Democratic Party. So the evil union may be blamed wherever, and for whatever the malady, or shortcoming might happen to be. Well, you know, says the Republican, the problem is those damn Unions! If only the worker could be put back in a box, we could eventually, God willing, replace all that cheap labor we lost with that unconstitutional Communist Manifesto, Emancipation Proclamation. Being enforced as it was, by illegal war, on a peaceful, prosperous, and God fearing Confederacy.

          1. Jim Samaras August 26, 2016

            Do you not agree that checks and balances must be implemented to measure the effectiveness of any program? While I’m in support of taking care of those who can’t take care of themselves we could save billions by actually putting stops in the system to prohibit the fraud that is perpetrated on the American people in many areas of these social programs. I strongly believe that 90% of these people ton the receiving end of these benefits could do SOMETHING to earn their bowl of rice.

            The only union I mentioned was the teachers union. While good pay for them is, of course very important, is not the bottom line equally so? By the “bottom line” in this equation I mean measurable results in the form of the education the students receive. I’m sure you’ll agree that we haven’t gotten our monies worth in that department for many years and I put the blame squarely on the unions for that along with the governments program of “No child left behind” leaving schools no choice but to dumb down the test scores as to not miss out on federal funding putting the child second to the almighty dollar.

          2. charleo1 August 26, 2016

            What I believe is, the public school system, with adequate government investment developed the foundation for the science, mathematics, and technology, that once put man on the Moon. What I have seen is the determination of Right Wing Politicos, in their maniacal quest to rid the workforce of all union representation, make a battlefield out our once great public educational system. What I’ve noticed over the last 35 years, is with every increase in the deficit cause by a perverse, supply side, trickle down, soak the rich agenda. Is education is the first victim on the chop block whenever Republicans have anything to do with the budgetary process. They beat the mule they loathe, refuse to feed the mule that serves our children, but not their political interests. Then blame the mule when productivity falls below standard. I have also seen the determined efforts to lower educational standards, and stifle Federal oversight of our educational system, in order to pander to a major constituency of the Right, the Fundamentalist/Evangelicals. Who deny science, censor literature, and would be very happy indeed if they could collect public monies to teach the Bible all day, and spread their brand of creationism, and “literal word” theology to every child in the Country.

            And, absolutely make a fortune on the public dime. And in the process, obliterate a major supporter of the Left, The Teacher’s Union. Leaving the Left with no option but to crawl into bed with the corporatists, and bottom liners to fund their political activities, just like they themselves do. So now our small “d” democracy elections are full in the pocket of, and dependent on the wealthy elite for sustenance. In the meantime, millions of our youth, victims of all this, can hardly read at 5th grade level. But, the price of that in the mind of the zealot, the exporter, the exploiters of labor, and the global industrialist, is hardly any reason to abandon their fight to replace the public system with one they can buy, own, and control the study material. A very small price indeed as they see it. As they see it, the propaganda payoff alone would be enormous.

          3. Jim Samaras August 26, 2016

            It certainly was a different system that put a man on the moon in the late 60’s but I disagree that it’s a funding problem charleo. We spend more per child than just about any country in the world and we’re what, 30th?

            I believe both evolution as well as creationism should be subject matter in schools and allow the student to make his own decision as to which makes more sense to them. The fact that our youth can only read on a 5th grade level is the result of many uncaring teachers, that over the last 50 years, have not had their feet held to the fire for results. With that said why not give more power to the parents of a child who, because of their zip code, are now forced to send the child to a specific school instead of the one a few miles away that are exhibiting better results and have been for years.

            Here, the current system is broken! Why not TRY a system like Trump suggests to see if there just MIGHT be some improvement? I don’t see why or how it would create the scenario you paint above. Please advise

          4. charleo1 August 26, 2016

            As to funding, at State, and local levels, we can’t say, “we spend here.” Or place the blame there for political reasons. Plus, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, if skinning the cat, and not working together to improve our schools becomes a concerted effort. And equal time is fine, as long as debunked dogma is not given the same platform as proven science. To say let young, impressionable minds decide what is a known false equivalency, against what is pointed to as truth by all biological fact, is not teaching, But the very definition of abdicating the responsibility of transferring the collective knowledge from one generation to the next. In favor the political advantages involved of warping the minds of the youth against the very science, and the technology upon which all scientific advancement is based. It is failing to prepare our youth for a World in which they will be require to make a living. It is in my opinion, an unforgivable, and irreconcilable crime. And Trump’s proposals are the same proposals spouted out for years. I am well aware of, and reject them, as elitist, reckless, dogmatic, and uncaring as to the future of our County’s place in the World, and our very security in the coming years.

          5. Jim Samaras August 26, 2016

            All of what you say is true as far as teaching impressionable minds the lies of organized religion. Although, our country was founded on those very principles and are really nothing more than a guide for life to get along with others which may be what’s missing in todays youth. Do unto others, ya know?

            I don’t look at Trumps proposal on education as elitist or reckless at all. It brings choice back to the household and puts accountability squarely on the shoulders of the school and the teachers it employs. Can you think of a better way to hold them responsible for measurable results? What makes it a danger to the future and security of the country?

          6. charleo1 August 27, 2016

            To be honest Jim, I haven’t delved into Trump’s proposals on ed. all that deeply, because the man disqualified himself with me as a demagoguing conman at his first speech announcing his candidacy. And before that, with his shameful glomming onto the idiotic idea that President Obama was not a citizen. Obviously done as a publicity stunt to put himself in the spotlight, and test the waters for a possible run for the office himself. IMO. not the kind of person we should ever have representing what for me is the greatest Country to have ever existed. And here’s my thought on that. If one truly loves and respects America, understands Her traditions, and what America means to so many people across the World. One doesn’t interject themselves into the most watched political contest in the World in that way. To embarrass the Country and themselves, using such nonsensical, and really hate based claptrap. And then, be too ignorant, arrogant, or non caring to appreciate what he had done.
            As the World learned something about America they had not heretofore realized. That perhaps as many as 30-35 million of us somewhere here in America, were stupid enough to agree with Mr. Fringe Head. And yes, our enemies I’m sure got a kick out of it, all thanks to Mr. Trump.

            And it is this man Trump, who’s brilliant musings on educating our youth you would have me consider? First, there must be trust. You understand that, correct? Which brings me to my general problem with todays Conservative Right. Upon inspection of their proposals, and policies implemented, I find there is hardly a straightforward objective on any matter to be found. Minus the ever present ulterior motive attached to a larger agenda that panders to one faction or another of their disintegrating, and insular power base. It is fact, the Right has gotten so averse to possibly offending any of these base constituencies, that they have become moribund. Too frightened, or too indebted to their base to govern toward solution. So each proposed remedy then, is tied to a larger political goal to please a faction of that power base. In the case of education, the primary goal is two fold. Eliminating public sector unions, and opening up public tax coffers that traditionally fund a public secular school system to for profit corporate, and religiously based so named, “charter schools.”

            So they came accenting the real negatives, and shortcomings that do exist, in order to excuse implementing an untried, poorly outlined, teach to the test regimen that has made public school miserable for students, and held teachers accountable for the failure of policies they had no input on creating. And were in hindsight clearly doomed to fail from the onset. And by tying teacher’s salaries, and annual contracts to test scores in which no accommodation was made for schools with large immigrant populations where english was not the first language. Nor for inner city schools, where students have their own set of well known, and documented challenges build in. “No child Left Behind.” by most accounts has been a disaster for teachers, and students. But for it’s intended target, public schools, it has been by RW standards of intent, a roaring success. So it has been by this method, the primary agenda has been served. Our failing schools, with a now looming crisis of qualified teachers, and dilapidated facilities, is in real trouble, as half of the governing leaders of this Country who might save, and make better public ed. Are ecstatic for their own political reasons about the prospects of it’s imminent demise.

            One additional way the agenda, and not the student has been served, has been the exempting of private non union charter, and religious schools from the teach to the test programs. Republican leaders went further in those States where their majorities allowed, by lowering standards on both core courses, and curriculum. Then sweetened the deal by providing tax credits for parents to pay these private, largely corporate owned entities by moving the monies to pay for the tax credits from the State’s general education funds.
            In the 2008-09 financial crisis, most State’s real estate dependent education funds were devastated. Tens of thousands of teachers were laid off, many schools were forced to close, and thousands of badly needed upgrades, and planned renovations to other public schools across the Country were canceled. As the cost of public education hit property tax bills like a sledge hammer. People were rightly outraged. Excellent, said Republican leaders. A great opportunity to bash Obama, tax and spend Dems, teachers unions, Washington, the DOE. and the failure of public ed. in general. And to offer up again the private for profit school, as a sensible, or cheaper alternative as a badly needed choice to failing public schools.

            And here’s why all this is so reckless, elitist, and injurious to the very security of the Country. First, when public education is no longer, it cannot be revived. When it’s gone, it’s gone forever. And with it, will go the true choice Americans now have, and have always had when it came to their children’s education. In a few years after the publicly funded school system is gone, high money corporate interests will choke out the competition just the way they’ve managed to do with just about any service, or commodity, one might care to mention. Their lobbyists will go to work lowering standards, and changing curriculum to advance any particular line of thinking that might be helpful to these various entities to implant into the100s of thousands of young impressionable minds. Agendas ranging from everything from young Earth, literal interpretation, to making heroes out of Plutocrats, and Oligarchs, who are, after all, powerful just like Gods. And if a certain philosophy may be promoted, don’t think the radical Muslim element will pass up the chance to get in on the action. Thus in all likelihood causing a huge Constitutional crisis over the issue of publicly funded religion, and bringing to the fore what the freedom of thought, and expression in our new de-secularized Republic looks like in practice.

            There is no doubt in my mind how such a system could be nothing if not extremely divisive, and permanently so. As once the opportunity for education is squandered, or mishandled or a choice is later found to be a poor one, there is little chance for a do-over for that child. And as choice, and ability to pay in this new for profit system segregates rich from working class, Black from White, Hispanic from Asian. Ideologically based schools, in a World now brimming with technology, segregate for a lifetime the poorly educated who’ll need to compete against the secular, science, and math based schools, that prepare students for rigorous secondary educations for management, and leadership careers. That will by market price incentive, make the vast majority of these more exclusive preparatory institutions, out of the financial reach for the common worker bees.
            So I think we need to look very carefully before we leap. Before we ask casually, what harm could it do to try this on faith. The answer could be more harm than we can possibly repair in a thousand lifetimes.

          7. Jim Samaras August 27, 2016

            I must admit that you bring up some food for thought charleo as far as the evolution of privatized education.

            I’ve said all along that it’s about trust and yes, I do trust HIM. The conservative right has done exactly what you’ve said, pandered to their constituency and made moves to insure their re election and nothing more. It’s nor even to their base that they’re worried about, it’s the “favor” flow that would stop if they were to just do what’s right. While the decisions that Trump will make may not always be right they will always be in, what he believes, is in the best interest of the American people which is why he is rebuffed by leaders of both parties.

            What is the true choice that you speak of as far as education for children? While there are private schools they are only available to the select few. The general public is trapped by virtue of their zip code. I think you’re worrying needlessly regarding an evolution to private faith based teaching. As information is more readily available church attendance has fallen to new lows and THAT BUSINESS is now fighting for it’s very survival with the exception of the idiot Muslims and we know how most Americans feel about that.

            The bottom line is the system is broken and SOMETHING must be done. I haven’t heard anyone else jump in with any other ideas as to how so for the time being Trump is the guy.

          8. charleo1 August 28, 2016

            We both want to see what is best for the majority, and the Country.
            Our difference is in determining the best way to achieve that goal.
            Now, I’m a Democrat because I truly believe in the philosophy of when we all do well, all of us, rich and otherwise, do better. As for myself, it’s all about balance of power. And money being the main physical element behind the authoritative power of government we hear spoken of in terms of being too big, too intrusive, and so on.
            I doubt people would be complaining, if they seen that government as listening to them, and working on their behalf. And so yes, it’s partly about redistribution of power down the economic scale. An ugly word I know amongst the few that now own, and control the bigger part of the wealth and property in this Country. That run the Republican Party, and a lot of the Democratic one as well. Since a Conservative leaning Supreme Court opened the floodgates to the rich, and connected. Who now use the People’s Government like it was their own personal household appliance they bought and paid for on sale at Sears.

            That the wealthy would be opposed to this is only human nature. But, I believe a restructuring of the way wealth is distributed is going to be necessary in order to preserve the representative democracy we see being bought right out from under the people as we speak.
            And I do not see a Republican Trump, or the Republican Party, with it’s history, it’s platform, and it’s Party line economic policies I heard Mr. Trump lay out the other day, are going to do the job. Or make progress toward the essential re-balancing of the two economies.
            Or in bringing closer together the current two Americas that have been largely created by the top down, supply side economics that have governed the distribution of new wealth over the past 40 years.

            There are certain things that make sense in an historical way. And also things Trump is espousing, mostly without detail, of what he will do as a Republican, just don’t pass that test. Not if he’s saying what he means, and meaning what he says. His contradictions are often mystifying as to exactly what position he takes, if it’s Wednesday morning, or later that day! But what a Trump presidency would look like in a real sense, I don’t believe his most ardent supporter could say with any certainty. So their vote seems an almost entirely, leap of unfounded faith, motivated by a bereft of trust in anything else. In other words a desperation that comes from a total aversion to ever voting for a Democrat, (never mind a Clinton.) Contrasted against a deep sense that their Party, the Republican Party they have totally supported for years, has badly mislead and betrayed them in the most fundamental of ways. I get this conundrum, as they have!

            However, as a Democrat, I have no such problem. The center of my Party holds with the majority of its constituents. Who believe that Hilary Clinton, even with her faults, and shortcomings, cannot be seen in any other terms than the wiser, more responsible of the two choices. Will advance the principles of social fairness, lobby for the public investments that will help provide educational opportunities for all who’s opportunities by their economic status are now being threatened by the growing stratification of our higher learning institutions. And that will help reestablish the necessary balance of power now being skewed disproportionally in favor of the much better off. As education, and knowledge can not only be seen as a way out of poverty for the huddled masses. But as the power of the majority to demand their seat at the table, along side a wealthy class who’s place is already well guaranteed far into the future.

          9. Jim Samaras August 28, 2016

            Off subject for a moment, I watched last Sunday nights “Last Week Tonight” hosted by John Oliver and he had an expose of sorts on our subject matter of charter schools. While taking a very leftist view he made some good examples to your point of the downsides. I recommend you catch it On Demand or You-tube.

            I also recommend you watch Dinesh D’Souzas “Hillary’s America” which points out the history of the democratic party and how it insidiously sucks people into thinking exactly your point. They are NOT for the people but for themselves even worse than the republican party! They actually enslave the blacks on the new plantation, the urban ghetto.

            How would one restructure the redistribution of wealth charleo without penalizing the ones who have worked hard to get where they are today? I don’t recall the author but it has been said that if we were to redistribute all the money in the world equally that the same people would end up with it back in 25 years, meaning that some will work harder and be smarter than others.

            Can you name one democratic controlled city that is doing well economically? The communities have become hell holes due to taking from the rich and giving to the poor. The poor always want more with no effort! This is no easy fix but the top down, supply side economics that you mention has been the only way I’ve seen to keep motivation to work going. Not that I’m not open to a new option but HC is just more of the same and have heard nothing from her that would convince me otherwise. If her platform were genuine why not disband her foundation and distribute that wealth around the neediest communities. That would be a serious attempt at putting her money where her mouth is toward advancing those principles that you believe she will work towards.

          10. charleo1 August 28, 2016

            Let me assure you, no one is sucking me anywhere. I’m 62 years old, for God’s sake! Which means I have lived long enough to tell which person, or which political Party, is more likely to butter my bread. And I’m not buying at all into that plantation economics conspiracy for idiots crap, for one second. If D’Souzas is so concerned about winding up on a plantation working for some Socialist, or Communist, he should send in his Medicare Card immediately, along with the one his aged parents are carrying.

            Guys like D’Souzas, are like these Mullahs that are plenty willing to send these radicalized kids off with bombs strapped to their bellies. But you won’t catch one them out where the “Jihad” is taking place. Hypocrites, and propagandists. And if it was solely hard work, and not a rigged system. Then, those creating the wealth via their labor would not be losing ground, but gaining. As corporate profits have never been higher. A greater and greater percentage of workers would not be requiring government assistance in keeping a place to live, clothing themselves, or transporting themselves to work for these, “hard working,” Waltons of Walmart. That out price their small competition, by using exactly those things in a skewed system I’m talking about. Utilizing outsourced labor, and the welfare system to subsidize their sub par wages. So enough of the “We’re stealing wealth, or punishing the success of the hard working Plutocrat. It’s pap paid for by thieves who ask, If I own the banking system, and then use it to steal, am I really stealing?

            Let me give you a statistic that came out of the World Economic Form in held in Davos Switzerland a couple of years ago. It was found that a total of only 78 individuals controlled more of the World’s total wealth, than the collective of the approx. 3,5 billion individuals at the bottom. And it was concluded, that growing economic inequality, and the lack of the current system’s ability to sustain itself, and the worldwide instability that would result from a near certain collapse, if things were not readjusted, redistributed in a more equitable way, between the investor, and worker classes. Was described as the number one long term economic problem facing the human race. And we are to believe the U.S. is any different, or somehow immune to this global phenomena? Or that again, we can manage to hang onto our wages, decent access to healthcare, or even our representative form of governance? While competing in a global wage environment, that averages $50 dollars U.S. per worker per month. And in some instances much less, with in many cases, almost no input from workers, or citizens on their Country’s policies.
            Think about it, how easy/cheap is that government for corporate entities to buy, and pay the labor whatever they want? So we definitely need to stop worrying about rich being stole from. Don’t you think? And start worrying about how we’re going to afford to keep our freedoms, and way of life, in the face of an avalanche of corporate money under cutting the worker at every turn.

          11. Jim Samaras August 28, 2016

            I hear ya, it’s just that I can’t think of an equitable way to accomplish the redistribution without hurting the hard working small businessman. It’s he I worry about more so than the hedge fund managers and rich investors who, in actuality, produce nothing. Perhaps a higher tax on the non productive money managers and investment income that produce no jobs. Tax that income at a higher rate, say 40%. How might that effect the market however and where/how do you motivate the investor to put his money where, while it still earning a profit, into something that will be an income generator for the working man therefore generating more tax revenue? Thoughts?

          12. charleo1 August 28, 2016

            You’re not poor I’m guessing, so let me tell you what it was like in my house when I was growing up. We all worked, and we worked hard, and a lot harder, (had to) for what we had to have to get by than any of the so called better offs. As you know, things may change in Heaven, but for the poor, things haven’t improved their lifestyle much in the last 50 years, if at all. So here’s the deal. The vast majority who accept/qualify for government assistance are single parents, (the overall divorce rate-being 50%) And the vast majority work full time at a retail service related job. So there’s your fantasy about motivation, or the lack thereof. Keep it if it makes you feel better about things. Just know it’s not true. And there really is no debate outside of the American Right Wing, about the good the Clinton Foundation is doing as a charity. What you suggested makes no sense, as that is exactly what the foundation is doing. Distributing contributions to the neediest communities…excuse me, but Duh!!!

          13. Jim Samaras August 28, 2016

            I’m not sure that ANYONE was working in this family charleo. Perhaps if they had to actually marry before qualifying this kind of thing would never happen. There was a picture of this young man in a cutout from a newspaper that wouldn’t paste here but I believe you’ll get the idea:

            It seems that every couple of days New Orleans loses one of its treasured

            Let’s get the players straight before we go on with this..


            His Companion : Kawanner Armstrong

            His Sons : Christian Allen
            Kwan Allen
            Larmondo Allen, Jr.

            His Daughters : Deidra Allen
            Larmenshell Allen
            Lamonshea Allen
            Larmomdriel Allen
            Larmerja Allen
            Korevell Allen
            AT AGE 25 – He had 9 Children.

            His Father: Burnell Thompson
            His Mother: Esther Allen
            His Stepfather: Bruce Gordy

            His Brothers: Burnell Thompson
            Edgar Thompson
            Wil Willis
            Danta Edwards
            Reshe Edwards
            Mattnell Allen
            Burnell Allen
            Lester Allen

            His Sisters: Shannail Craig
            Lekiksha Thompson
            Gwendolyn Carter
            Jessica Willis
            Katina Gordy

            Grandparents: Delors Allen
            J.C. Allen
            Anna Laura Thompson
            Will Thompson


            He was 25 and had 3 sons and 6 daughters.
            NINE welfare recipients collecting $950 each …..
            That equals $8,550 a month !!! Now add
            Food Stamps ,
            Free medical, Free school lunches,
            and on and on
            Do the math… $102,000+ /year .
            Anyone out there, sittin’ on their butt while reading this e-mail, making
            A HUNDRED GRAND doing nothing?

            Now that, to me, is a real Entrepreneur.
            EVEN BETTER…IF “FLAIR’S”
            THIRTEEN BROTHERS & SISTERS Learning from Obituaries….

            $1.3 MILLION PER YEAR
            BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE!
            $11,700,000 PER YEAR…
            & THAT’S ONLY ONE FAMILY
            (And demands 100% the Taxes Paid by 1,000 avg. taxpayers)

            And THAT is why this once great country is BANKRUPT!!

            ANY QUESTIONS?


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