Braying At The UN

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A blind mule with a heroin habit couldn’t have been more tone deaf or self-absorbed than Donald Trump in his first UN speech. Coursing in his veins was that magic portion of feel good that puts its resplendent horror on full display. He scratched every raw place. He nodded and drifted across a global landscape of his personal beefs—North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Venezuela. Then he got philosophical.

In the flush of the global stage, he promised he would totally destroy a country. Making him one of two leaders in the world to make such a preposterous threat. The other, Trump calls “Rocket Man.” Rocket Man has nuclear arms. Trump’s negotiation is annihilation. Trump edges closer to waging nuclear war; he will not believe the effects on the population or how the radioactive fall-out will drift across the atmosphere to poison the food chain. It will call the idea of such science, “fake.”

The language of the alt-right, of neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups found its way into Trump’s UN speech. It framed his philosophy of national identity. When Trump spoke of nation’s having their own cultures and forms of governments, he could have been reading from a teleprompter posting white nationalist doctrine. Fundamental to the belief is the idea that nations should reflect ethnic, racial, and cultural purity. They believe multi-culturalism is dangerous and bankrupt, and will lead to the elimination of whites as a viable demographic group, certainly one with power and prowess to preserve their current standing and privilege. The references to national cultures is a textbook meme for the alt-right. Trump has taken their cause from Charlottesville to the global stage as a global doctrine of the US. Equal parts white nationalist and white supremacist, his language continues to lay out a vision derived from these two ideologies. Where’s the reporting on this?