INSULATED within the racist tripe: is an argument, an apparent and unashamedly declaration of war between and among the different racies – not only Americans but the whole wide world. Minority people are undesirables and therefore unwanted according to Trump ‘Gospel’.
It is a call to arms. A declaration of war.
‘GO BACK’ to where you came from message poses grave consequences on race relations beyond mere American politics and 2020 presidential election campaign rhetorics; it is ‘shock and awe’ to anybody Black, Latino, Asian and or any other such other non-White human being resident to this planet. This is how I feel right now as a black man of African descent …and it is reminiscent of his other unprovoked ‘shithole’ statement referring to African countries not long ago. It is a feeling which is very difficult for to even attempt to describe or explain to who is non-black; the difficulty hinges on ethnocentrism ‘… I’m better than though worldview characterised by tinted OR BROKEN sunglasses.
President Donald Trump tripled down on his Sunday attacks on freshman congresswomen to which he ostensibly said go back to where you came from, in an otherizing political commentary reminiscent of fictional 70s television character Archie Bunker.
In a Sunday morning thread, Trump tweeted: “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey and a presidential candidate joined scores of people rebuking the unhinged Trump saying it was jarring to hear the phrase from the president.
“We’ve heard this our whole lives,” Mr. Booker said. “Now we hear it from the Oval Office.”
Trump lives in perpetual loathe for black people and the first black president of America – Barack Obama. The US president succumbed to not just the cheapest gingoism but also to militancy – revealing that hate for other races has always been inherent to that ‘being’. And that we ought to be ‘terminated’ . My God! Or chuckked out if there is still time. I am pretty sure.
Trump and his cabal of rightwingers and supremacists are obvioulsy regretting having ever allowed a black man to enter The White House ….White House …which in their acutely limited and myopic minds was designed for occupancy by white people only … and so for Obama to have set foot in the adminstrative chambers not only for 4 years but for a good and successful two-term presidency – that was the worst haraam ever – forbiden or proscribed as far as their ubriddled thoughts blow them. In Christianity we call it SIN.
This is, with all efforts compounded and sustained by big dollar to maintain the purity of the American white population.
Trump and the likes of Miller, Bannon et al, are kicking themselves in the ass for being caught napping (laxity) in 2008 therefore allowing a black man, whose father, a Luo was born into some non-descript African village of Nyang’oma Kogelo, Siaya District – Western Kenya to enter the White House, ‘defiling it‘.
'COMING TO AMERICA': Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen.
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The term “White House” is often used as a metonym for the president and his advisers.
The residence was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban in the neoclassical style. Hoban modelled the building on Leinster House in Dublin, a building which today houses the Oireachtas, the Irish legislature. Construction took place between 1792 and 1800 using Aquia Creek sandstone painted white. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) added low colonnades on each wing that concealed stables and storage. In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed Executive Residence in October 1817.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly stoked racial divisions and tensions, willingly deploying lowest-rung of slurs and abusive language – ‘rubber bullets’ , ‘dog whistles’— commonly and crudely, cruelly used to single out the perceived foreignness of nonwhite, non-Christian people — this time the xenophic president has gone beyond the pale; deploys live and real bullets as well as racial missiles.
He is actually daring the minority. What are you gonna do about it then? Just ‘GO BACK TO WHEREVER’ the hack you came from. Full stop!
What can minority Americans do then? And yes indeed minorities everywhere in every which community? Kneel down and pray. Yes of course but also DEFEND oneself; for the only best line of attack is defense.
However perverted Trump’s message is; one cannont mistake or confuse the clarity – it has struck a code worldwide among some white people.
Last night just after: …. published; something extraordinary happened, and extraordinary for Leicester.
As I walked down town; satchel on my back and canon camera on one shoulder, I was accosted by three individuals from behind. Interestingly they politely asked me to go walk on the other side of the street. In protestation I tried to reason with them as to why; there was no moment as one of them suddenly lunged at me … I made a runner. Fortunately I was not hate. They were drunk louts of course but that is no excuse.
A homeless man seated a few yards, and they were other people too who witnessed the whole thing … they comforted me afterwards.
It is difficult to link this incident to Trump’s racist utterances; even less so the three guys were drunk anyway ….but ey there is always an underlying linkage. Did they read Trump tweets, did they watch something about it on the news – or heard it at the pub.
Trump has just replanted a seed of hate whose variety, this time would be difficult to uproot or poison even after his presidency in a short while.
There are some exceptions: If someone has been trafficked, if the country the migrant passed through did not sign one of the major international treaties that govern how refugees are managed (though most Western countries have signed them) or if an asylum-seeker sought protection in a country but was denied, then a migrant could still apply for U.S. asylum.
But the move by President Donald Trump’s administration was meant to essentially end asylum protections as they now are on the southern border.
The policy is almost certain to face a legal challenge. U.S. law allows refugees to request asylum when they arrive at the U.S. regardless of how they did so, but there is an exception for those who have come through a country considered to be “safe.” But the Immigration and Nationality Act, which governs asylum law, is vague on how a country is determined “safe”; it says “pursuant to a bilateral or multilateral agreement.”
Right now, the U.S. has such an agreement, known as a “safe third country,” only with Canada. Under a recent agreement with Mexico, Central American countries were considering a regional compact on the issue, but nothing has been decided. Guatemalan officials were expected in Washington on Monday, but apparently a meeting between Trump and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales was canceled amid a court challenge in Guatemala over whether the country could agree to a safe third with the U.S.
WATCH: Asylum-seeker tells House she came to U.S. seeking safety, but watched her daughter die
The new rule also will apply to the initial asylum screening, known as a “credible fear” interview, at which migrants must prove they have credible fears of returning to their home country. It applies to migrants who are arriving to the U.S., not those who are already in the country.
Trump administration officials say the changes are meant to close the gap between the initial asylum screening that most people pass and the final decision on asylum that most people do not win. But immigrant rights groups, religious leaders and humanitarian groups have said the Republican administration’s policies amount to a cruel and calloused effort to keep immigrants out of the country. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are poor countries suffering from violence.
Along with the administration’s recent effort to send asylum seekers back over the border, Trump has tried to deny asylum to anyone crossing the border illegally and restrict who can claim asylum, and Attorney General William Barr recently tried to keep thousands of asylum seekers detained while their cases play out.
Nearly all of those efforts have been blocked by courts.
Meanwhile, conditions have worsened for migrants who make it over the border seeking better lives. Tens of thousands of Central American migrant families cross the border each month, many claiming asylum. The numbers have increased despite Trump’s derisive rhetoric and hard-line immigration policies. Border facilities have been dangerously cramped and crowded well beyond capacity. The Department of Homeland Security’s watchdog found fetid, filthy conditions for many children. And lawmakers who traveled there recently decried conditions .
Immigration courts are backlogged by more than 800,000 cases, meaning many people won’t have their asylum claims heard for years despite move judges being hired.
People are generally eligible for asylum in the U.S. if they feared return to their home country because they would be persecuted based on race, religion, nationality or membership in a particular social group.
During the budget year for 2009, there were 35,811 asylum claims, and 8,384 were granted. During 2018 budget year, there were 162,060 claims filed, and 13,168 were granted.
Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo contributed to this report.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press