A black high school student spent the day volunteering at a Donald Trump campaign office to put to rest any doubt that he is free to criticize Trump and his supporters of being racist.
Or at least, from high school Junior James Patterson’s questionable description about his experience, that’s what it appears.
Despite admitting that his fellow “white” volunteers were “very friendly” and “normal,” he made the stretch to fit them into his narrow prism of progressive ideology.
Seemingly shocked that no one called him “the n-word” or “coon,” as he told the far-left media group The Young Turks, he claimed he felt “micro-aggressions.”
“For lack of a better word, it’s micro-aggressions,” Patterson said. “You know, the way they look at you. The way they talk about foreign policy and how they talk about oppressed groups when they don’t think you’re listening.”
He added more of what he assumed about the Trump phenomenon, saying white middle-class America feels threatened because they see minorities “making strides.”
Those white devils are sneaky. They go around not doing or saying anything racist, but you know they’re thinking it! Only the hardest of the hard core racists would do that.
The Trump voters aren’t a new phenomenon.
Donald Trump’s performance in this year’s Iowa caucuses was identical to Pat Buchanan’s in 1996: second place, enjoying the support of approximately one in four Republican caucus-goers. Trump’s campaign, like Buchanan’s, is powered by the resentment and anxiety of the white working class.
Trump is this year’s celebrity mascot for the Buchanan boys.
The Buchanan boys are economically and socially frustrated white men who wish to be economically supported by the federal government without enduring the stigma of welfare dependency. So they construct for themselves a story in which they have been victimized by elites and a political system based on interest-group politics that serves everyone except them. Trump is supported by so-called white nationalists, as Buchanan was before him, but the swastika set is merely an extreme example of the sort of thinking commonly found among those to whom Trump appeals.
Oh, wait! Did I say that was the latest from Salon?
That was from Kevin Williamson at National Review. Apparently the GOPe is now recycling old racist left wing stereotypes about white people to use against the GOP base.
Meanwhile, on a personal note, I have been informed that as of last night I have another grandniece. I’m not sure how many this makes.