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Totalitarian Media & President Trump

August 7, 2019

We associate totalitarianism with images of military marching in “lock step” in Nazi Germany, the former Soviet Union, North Korea and the People’s Republic of China. In light of two brutal acts of violence in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio we see major media marching in lock step analysis of President Donald Trump as the source of white nationalism and “racism.”

It is certainly true that President Trump is following the lead of a 20th century member of Britain’s Conservative Party, Enoch Powell, whose influence was magnified by his attack on Indian and African immigrants from former British possessions whose British citizenship entitled them to Britain’s medical system, council housing and government employment.  White, Anglo-Saxons, resented these immigrants and responded favorably to Enoch Powell’s radical oratory.

Donald Trump played the “Enoch Powell” card in the 2016 Presidential election and attracted the votes in key States from white Americans, largely registered Democrats, resentful that government entitlements were now directed toward racial minorities. That resentment was not new. When desegregation of de jure segregation by race in public schools, affirmed in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), was applied to de facto segregation in public schools, white residents moved from inner cities to suburban areas where they knew that their children would not be bused to public schools with African American majorities.  This new emigration of “urban ethnics” from American cities to the suburbs led to growth of Republican dominance in American suburbs and, ultimately, national Republican electoral successes.

President Trump is gambling that the “Enoch Powell” tactic will work again in 2020 just as it did in 2016. This ploy is so obvious that no major media print, broadcast or cable television media has connected President Trump to Enoch Powell.

Instead American major media reports that President Trump is a racist and supporter of white nationalism. They act in lock step with the practices of totalitarians from Nazi Germany, North Korea and the People’s Republic of China.

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