Digging deeper into the equation suggested in my article White Supremacy vs Border Cages, unlike Hitler’s militarized pursuit of ‘inferior Caucasian races’, the chant ‘You will not replace us’ is a cry in the wilderness. No matter how many wars the North wages against the South, by their sheer numbers, the southern peoples on the planet are bound to prevail. Even in the United States, where race was backed into its history from its inception, few White Supremacists are aware of the hard numbers: Currently, Caucasians are estimated to constitute only one seventh of the world’s population — or 16%. 84% of humanity is the color of honey in all its nuances, while few — mostly Asians – have achieved comparable well-being to that of ‘whites’.
China and India are the most populous nations on earth, but Africa counts almost as many people: 1.29 billion to China’s 1.4, and India’s 1.35 billion. Facing them (in many people’s imagination), the combined population of North America and Europe is 1.1 billion, or less than one fourth of the world total, a number that is predicted to drop to 10% by 2050.
Whichever set of numbers are used, they show that ‘Whites’ are a minority on planet earth, yet few Americans are aware that desperate White Supremacists played a more decisive role in Trump’s election than the alleged Russian ‘interference’. Jane Mayer wrote in detail about the billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebecca in the March 17, 2017 New Yorker, reporting that in exchange for bankrolling Trump’s election, they were allowed to vet his first cabinet. During the campaign, it was revealed that David Duke, the current president of the Ku Klux Klan, whose members dressed in white sheets to haul black Americans onto burning crosses as recently as 1981, was also a Trump supporter. (1981 was the first year of the presidency of the man recently heard on a recording referring to Blacks as monkeys.)
In 2016, the media supinely accepted Trump’s denials of affinity with David Duke, and the public believed that all was well. Now, two years later, it’s clear that at best, Donald Trump is an ‘amateur racist’ who loves taunting minorities, but may be uncomfortable with Duke’s tradition. (His recent decision to call off strikes in the Persian Gulf when told him they would kill 150 people — or his half-hearted efforts to bring America’s military home from Afghanistan/Iraq — suggest that he may simply be squeamish, not surprising in someone who latched onto a ‘bone spur’ to avoid the draft.)
Only recently have a few journalists exposed the darkest side of the man they collectively put in the White House: hush money to mistresses or withheld tax returns pale in comparison to enabling racially-motivated mass murder. Under President Clinton, after a similar spate of mass shootings, military-grade rifles with rapid fire cartridges were banned for ten years. Unfortunately, what is known as a ‘sunset clause’ allowed Congress to re-authorize their appearance marketplace under George Bush. Probably as a result of their violent history, alone among earthlings, Americans do not appear to be shocked at the idea of such weapons being available to civilians, even for hunting.
After two horrific shootings in one weekend, the first directed against Mexican-Americans the President belatedly read from a teleprompter platitudes probably written by Stephen Miller. When he asked a rally what the country should do about Latino immigrants, someone in the audience shouted ‘Shoot them!’ and he laughed. Meanwhile, Democrats, ever pusillanimous, agreed that the racist message boards where killers announce their plans were the culprits, instead of calling out the President and the individual White Supremacists who put him in the White House in a desperate attempt to rewrite the race equation, at least in the US.
Not surprisingly, the media’s coverage of the firearms issue has been as irresponsible as that of the 2016 election, when it made hay of all the things that subsequently made the Trump presidency the worst in American history.
Deena Stryker is a US-born international expert, author and journalist that lived in Eastern and Western Europe and has been writing about the big picture for 50 years. Over the years she penned a number of books, including Russia’s Americans. Her essays can also be found at Otherjones. Especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.