*The following is an opinion column by R Muse*
It’s an eight-year-old story by now, but it bears repeating. Many ignorant and profoundly naïve Americans actually thought racism was expunged from the population because a majority of the people elected an African American man to be their President in 2008. By now everyone except the conservatives on the Supreme Court realize that President Obama’s election brought the raging racial animus toward all people of color out in the open and gave white supremacist hate groups a newfound raisin d’être; and a priceless recruitment tool to grow their ranks quickly.
After nearly eight years, those white supremacists found they had a racist champion running for the presidency and after 56-million other dirty white supremacists helped groups like the Ku Klux Klan put the man of their dreams in the White House there is an inspired, emboldened and grateful group of racists celebrating and thanking the people that contributed to America’s march toward repeating the atrocities of 1930’s Germany. And no, this column knows better than to make a comparison between the fascist American racists just voted for and the fascist responsible for World War II. It is never too late to begin conditioning oneself for the impending abolition of the 1st Amendment’s freedom of speech or the press.
It was not too surprising that the Ku Klux Klan is planning to celebrate the election of a racist as president by organizing a victory parade. A well-publicized parade is a newsworthy public form of gratitude to the American people who collectively took an important first step towards transforming the United States into an Aryan Christian paradise. What was slightly surprising was who first person an avowed racist and former Grand Wizard of the KKK thanked after losing his bid for the United States Senate.
Whatever disappointment he experienced at being rejected by voters, because David Duke is a dirty racist and white supremacist, was overshadowed by the ultimate thrill of learning that a fellow racist, white supremacist, and fascist had won the election for the White House. However, as reported by Snopes, the first person David Duke expressed heartfelt gratitude to was not his fellow racists in the Klan or the so-called “alt-right Nazis” for their hard work and valuable assistance during the long Trump campaign, or the official KKK newspaper for a ringing endorsement for the racist Republicans chose to best represent the Party and the American people’s character. No, the first person David Duke thanked was a foreigner (Australian) and a sexual predator like the fascist candidate and the man Harry Reid called a sexual predator that racist Duke supported and Assange helped install in the White House.
David Duke thanked Julian Assange for his hard work for the Trump campaign, but he stopped short of extending any gratitude to Russian Vladimir Putin. Everyone under the Sun, including Snopes, has reported that the Russian administration officials were in constant contact with the highest ranking members of the Trump campaign according to the Kremlin’s deputy foreign minister. It is possible that David Duke is awaiting permission from the Trump campaign to officially thank Vladimir Putin, or he may have thanked Putin privately. The FBI likely knows about how the Trump campaign communicated with the Russians, but it is probably still too close to the election for James Comey to cast aspersions on Republican Trump.
David Duke reacted so “jubilantly to the electoral victory of Donald Trump” that he couldn’t wait until the day after the election and followed his racist hero’s lead in taking to the Twitter to express his gratitude to a foreigner interfering in American elections. Duke praised the Wikileaks founder Assange and claimed that his Christian god should bless the foreign sexual predator and then informed Americans that,
“Julian Assange is a hero -> America owes this man one thing -> FREEDOM!!!
Duke claims the “document-dumping” web site helped Trump clinch the U.S. presidency, and along with the Breitbart cabal is calling for Assange’s full pardon the instant the fascist he helped elect is sworn in office as president. Maybe in due time David Duke and the racist Breitbart clan will call on Trump to grant Putin a position in the State Department or some other Cabinet level position for Russia’s part in hacking into the DNC server and handing the stolen goods over to another foreigner working to prevent Hillary Clinton from winning the election. Of course one has to couch any idea of implicating Russia because the FBI director says it is too close to the election to cast aspersion on the Republican standard bearer’s political ambitions, and too close to inauguration day to incur the wrath of the anti-free speech con man threatening retribution against free speech he doesn’t like.
There are myriad outrages in this story including an avowed white supremacist celebrating the election of a racist to the presidency, and then thanking a foreigner and sexual predator for helping that racist sexual predator win the election. And then there is the minor detail of the foreigner receiving the gratitude because he received stolen American property “allegedly” lifted by another foreign government lusting to see the racist elected as its voice in the White House. However outrageous all of that is, and damn it is unbelievably outrageous, there is the certainty that nothing will come of it because the nation’s top domestic law enforcement agency thinks investigating or reporting on a Republican “too close to an election” is forbidden.
Many have commented that America is going to undergo a nasty transformation, and the only thing wrong with that statement is the tense. America is already knee-deep in change when a racist is headed to the Oval Office and he has two foreign entities to thank for the prize. In the meantime, Trump surrogate and filthy white supremacist David Duke did the Donald a big solid by thanking foreigner Julian Assange for his campaign assistance that will likely earn him a presidential pardon; particularly since the racists in the Breitbart camp have the ear of the racist heading to the White House.
*The criticism in this column is the sole opinion of the author.*
Audio engineer and instructor for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of women, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of religion and particularly, freedom of NO religion.
Born in the South, raised in the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.