reply to post by FlyersFan
I think that the Hitchens article is spot on, and all the evidence you need is on ATS. White Americans (not all, but an unpleasantly large proportion)
are afraid of losing their privileged demographic majority. They rail against illegal immigrants, and yet they do not discriminate between legal and
illegal Hispanic residents of the US; look at how the Arizona law subjects citizens to a humiliating identity check just because they look
. They rail against Muslims undermining American values, but as the videos above show, they are absolutely ignorant about Muslim values -
how do they know that they are incompatible with Christian and Secular America? All the evidence suggests that racists are piggybacking the Tea Party
movement to make their irrational, knee-jerk reactionary xenophobia appear more credible.
Now, I know what apologists will say, as I've seen it all before. "There are [brown people] supporting our movement! We must not be racist if we
allow [brown people] into our club!" That is not a proof that Tea Partiers are not racist. It just shows that the racist ones can tolerate brown
people as long as they are an insignificant minority, easily disenfranchised and prevented from imposing their own
prejudices on the majority.
Remember Jim Crow? Racist, segregationist White Americans LOVE black people - as long as they are rendered harmless, politically useful tokens;
Racists have learned to hide their despicable views underneath many layers of obfuscating false rhetoric. Why has this changed? Because racists have
media personalities like Glenn Beck to feed them talking points that skirt around outright racial remarks by using flowery euphemisms instead.
Whenever someone pokes holes in this veil of bull, they resort to denial - "No sir, I'm not a racist! I just want my country to stay the way it was
when I was a kid [and you didn't see or hear black people, 'Mexicans,' or Chinese, and there were no Muslims]."
What else could these baby boomers mean by their appeal to nostalgia? "I want people to honour American again, like when I was a kid and we recited
the pledge of allegiance." Do they want empty ritual, is that it? Do they want unflagging patriotism installed in children by state indoctrination?
arguments would have you believe that they are against indoctrination, but as has been pointed out so often, they love
things they claim to hate, as long as it privileges
When they say "Why do Muslims need another mosque?" aren't they really saying that they wouldn't mind demolishing one? Or two? Or three dozen?
When they say "Obama was born in Kenya" aren't they really saying that they don't want to serve a black man?
When they say "Multiculturalism doesn't work" aren't they really saying that the races shouldn't mix?
When they say "We should shoot and kill illegal immigrants on sight" aren't they really saying that 'Mexicans' aren't human beings?
Now, I could go on and on about how they have been trained to obscure their latent White Nationalism, but instead I want to get to the point. The
point is that racists have been re-trained, re-educated, indoctrinated by men like Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter* so that they become 'secret agents'
of White Nationalism. Their desire for a White, Protestant American Theocracy has been translated into the language of the Tea Partiers by these
demagogues (more importantly, by their scripters and ghostwriters), who happily feed it back into the Movement.
What most Tea Partiers don't understand (I am trying to be generous here) is that these racial values have been woven into their movement by the
pundits that have seized it for their own purposes. Tea Partiers that do not consider themselves racists are now spewing coded racism! They just
don't realize it because it has been so well hidden; they are mnemonic triggers meant to send White Nationalists and latent racists into a frothing