Of all facets of Donald Trump’s political program, none is so indicative of a radical agenda as the “whitening” of America. Trump’s classic populist playbook is based on whipping up popular animosity towards a manufactured enemy.
The incendiary anti-immigrant rhetoric integral to his campaign has normalized xenophobia to levels rarely seen in the nation’s political discourse – and revived the not-so-dormant strains of intolerance always lurking beneath the surface of the American story. Never before however has supremacism had such brazen mouthpieces so close to the heart of most powerful government in the world.
The country’s radical veering towards ethnic nationalism represents a radical departure, leading it into uncharted territory which promises dire consequences for the largest multicultural society on the planet, Cloaked behind an impassioned profession of necessary legality, is a radical blueprint for social eugenics openly espoused by the Alt-right inspired ideologues who currently influence American policy. Only months ago the extremist proclamations they blithely utter would have been dismissed as fringe rantings, today they inform what is effectively a policy of ethnic cleansing pandering to Trump’s heartland base.