Will Trump’s use of fear tactics make him president of America?
By Roger Caldwell
Special to the Outlook
It does not matter what you believe as an American, because the polls indicate that Donald Trump is virtually tied with Hillary Clinton, and ahead in others. This is a scary situation, but everyone forgets that Trump started his campaign, when he claimed that President Obama was born in Kenya. Not only did he claim the president was born in Africa, but he also claimed secretly, that he is Muslim.
Many pundits call this kind of campaigning “Race Baiting,” and Trump blames all the problems in America on Blacks, Hispanics and Muslims.
Retired ABC News diplomatic correspondent Barrie Dunsmore says, “But there is no secret to Trump’s success so far. In racking up the votes of millions of mostly White males, he has exploited their resentment that for the past seven plus years there has been a Black family in the White House.”
White men (who think they are superior) are mad. This should not be a surprise with White men, because there is always in America a racial backlash when Blacks make a significant achievement in history. As a result of Jim Crow laws, independent Black cities were burnt down to the ground, and the KKK hung and decimated Black men and women, when they appeared to organize other Blacks to vote.
Blacks and minorities tend to forget historically what the American system is capable of doing, when its power is challenged. In 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt issued an Executive Order, and 110,000 to 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced into incarceration camps. Their only criminal act was their race, and they were never a security risk to the country.
Many think that this could never happen again, but Donald Trump has compared Oakland and Ferguson to a war zone during his campaign speech. He has also vowed to ban Muslims from entering the United States within his first 100 days in office. If Mr. Trump wins the election, he has the power of the police, military, and federal agencies at his disposal and direction. This is a dangerous situation, because he can operate in a reckless manner, and create a dysfunctional system.
As the Trump nightmare continues to grow exponentially, many White folks and conservatives are beginning to attach super powers to his campaign. He has a gift for manipulating their emotional responses, which is tied to their emotional disappointment with America. Finally, they have a leader, who is able to articulate what White people have been thinking for the past seven years, without being called a racist.
It is not an accident that Trump’s campaign is structured around racial threats to America from the outside, and racial threats from African Americans on the inside. America’s problems start with Mexicans, and Hispanics taking jobs from White people, and Muslims seeking war. African American men are lazy and don’t want to work, and our women are busy making babies, and on welfare. Even though none of this is true, White people want their country back.
“Still we must brace ourselves for Trump’s use of fear tactics on a broad scale – blaming Hispanics, Muslims and African Americans –for most of the nation’s ills. It’s sad but true that a man with virtually no creditability is believed by so many,” says reporter Barrie Dunsmore.
Trump is winning in the public court of opinions, and he is a hero to more than just White men. The 2016 presidential campaign and election will become a dog fight for the soul and heart of Democracy in America.
Trump is a bully, his fear tactics are working, and no one knows what he is going to do as he gets more Republican support. White people want their country back, and the problem starts and ends with Blacks, Hispanics and Muslims.