Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Twisted

The Albuquerque Journal did a good job on reporting the Trump speech and surrounding circus.  It was a good circus at least, except for the punks who tried to turn a peaceful protest into a violent one.  Those types are always around looking for a reason to be destructive.  There is no way to control them.  The most twisted part of the coverage comes from national pundits who think that Trump's denigrating remarks on Governor Susana Martinez was another attack on Hispanics in general.  In fact it was just political theater.  Many Latinos in New Mexico have about as much respect for her as they do for Trump.

The crowd inside the Convention Center could not have been more different than the one outside.  Many inside were caucasians who think  their lives suck because of the people outside.  Racism is big with them, no matter what they say.  There were also a few racists outside throwing insults  to 'white boy' Trump supporters.  Those types could almost be suspected of taking money from someone to do it, but probably not.

This is all just a preview of what America would look like under Trump.  

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you know what the crowd inside the convention center was like if you were not there? I am by no means a Trump supporter but I went just to see what was going on. I did see some old White people, but there were also middle age and young people both White and Hispanic. Saw a bunch of rural White and Hispanic NRA types and there was a pretty decent military veteran representation there. To me, the crowd was pretty similar to what you might see at a Lobo basketball game.

The crowd outside was definitely made up of angry poor folks both White and Hispanic.

I am not too sure that whomever the next President is will be able to make life much better for either the group inside or outside the convention center. Either way there are going to be a bunch of pissed off people in this country. From my perspective, there were a lot of people inside the convention center who aren't that far away from being like those who were on the outside. The people I talked to inside really didn't seem that hyped about Trump. They just seem to be so desperate for some kind of change to what they perceive is a completely broken system that they are willing to support Trump.

Anonymous said...

anonymous...the difference is that people on the inside are supporting a racist.

Anonymous said...

There were plenty of people inside that were not Trump supporters. Where you there too? A lot of the people outside the Convention Center were racists too.

New Mexican said...

The folks waving the Mexican flag would be better to follow the Republicans and use the United States flag. Waving the Mexican flag just incited the Trump supporters and gets them all excited.

Anonymous said...

CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?????

Anonymous said...

What concerns me is that at this point we as Americans have no real choice. Both candidates don't represent this country. It is truly frightening.

Bubba Muntzer said...

There's an argument out there that Trump hasn't caused any racism -- we're simply seeing it more overtly demonstrated because of him. That is, we're finding out out just how racist this country really is. Usually it's more concealed, only expressed through snickers and hushed racist jokes, and discrimination, including in a lot of public policy and how it's implemented-- what they call "structural racism."

On the other hand, you can argue that racism overtly expressed by a nation's leader led to the Holocaust. When it's not overtly expressed by the nation's leader Jews only have to put up with the snickers and jokes and discrimination.

But then look at the case of the US South. During Jim Crow when racism was out in the open, there were lynchings. The Wikipedia article on lynching quotes two studies. One says 3,446 people were lynched between 1882 and 1968, or 40 per year. Another says 3,959 were lynched between 1877 and 1950, or 54 per year. But police killed 102 unarmed Black men in 2015, according to mappingviolence.org. So it's twice as bad now, you can argue.

http://mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed.

The Guardian has looked at this and found that Blacks are killed by police at multiple times the rate of White people. It's hard to make a case that this isn't because of racism. It's what started the Black Lives Matter movement, after all. Black folks being gunned down by the police has gone on forever, Black people say, but the FBI has never kept statistics on police killings. Groups like the one quoted above only started keeping track in the past year or two.

I'm not defending Trump, but I think there are other things going on. One is that people are pissed. They've been sold own the river, by the political class and their Capitalist masters. Some of them go to Trump rallies and are for him, others go to Trump rallies and are against him. Trump isn't the cause of their anger, just like Trump didn't cause those police lynchings by firearm in 2015.


Anonymous said...

Trump has the balls to say things people have been wanting to say for years. It's his delivery that he needs to work on.

Anonymous said...

I am just amazed at how quickly the Mayor gets " Out of town" every time something BIG comes the City's way.