Krystal Lake, a black female employee of Home Depot in Staten Island made headlines recently for a photograph that shows her wearing a hat that reads “America Was Never Great”. The hat is a counter response to the Donald Trump campaign and his slogan “Make America Great Again”. Predictably, the photo generated a lot of hate from supporters of Trump, including death threats against Lake.
Ever since his political rise in his bid for the White House, Trump has garnered a massive following. The main – if not only – reason why so many people look up to someone like Trump, a billionaire man-child with racist, misogynistic and Islamophobic views, is because he “tells it like it is”. To these poor fools, being a hateful douche with no fucks given is what being a real American is all about, but only if it’s a straight white male.
Donald Trump and any other white male – and white female – can say how much nonwhites and non-Christians are a threat to (white) American society, and you would have a following of white people praising their words. However, a person of color, a non-Christian or white people who criticize America is branded as problems by the hypocritical right. Apparently, freedom of speech only applies to irate white people.
Trump is not known for having ideas, good or otherwise, about how to strengthen the economy, how to improve foreign relations, how to help the environment or other vital issues. And from the looks of it, most of his supporters seem even more clueless if not careless. To them, whiteness is more imperative to preserve, and Trump is their Great White Hope.
Which leads me to believe that circus known as the Trump campaign truly doesn’t want to “make America great”. They want it so that whiteness not only matters above everything and everyone else but that it’s also untouchable. They want a world where white people can be the only people on top and be hateful and fearful all they want without being bothered by little things like morality, common sense, conscience or political correctness. In other words, they want infinite freedom that borders on total anarchy for white America.
This is all just speculation, but it appears to be what the movement wants. They want people of color to be subordinate to them systematically and out of their way. They want women to shut up and look pretty. They want a society where there are no Muslims. Anything else they hate, they want that too.
The “greatness” they want doesn’t apply to the entire American population. It only applies to white men. And to hell with the rest of the nation.