I find some of the comments at the post quite remarkable.
There is, for example, this one:
I dislike Trump as much as you do (but I'm ecstatic that The Wicked Witch lost), but this video is left wing propaganda.My focus was not on the text that accompanied the video but on the video itself. Any decent human being should have been shocked by what the Trump supporter said. This was my perspective and it should have been easy to understand this from the comment I made about the video.
"Murders by white supremacists doubled in 2017."
In 2016 there were 9, count 'em, 9, murders "linked" to white supremacists. In 2017 there were 18 murders "linked" to the alt-right.
In 2017 there were 17,259 murders in the US. 18 out of 17,259. Anyone care to do the math on what percentage of murders were "linked" to the alt-right?
A video of two idiots swearing at each other doesn't prove anything except that there were two idiots swearing at each other.
If you can ignore the way the Asian girl was taunted and go anal on text accompanying the video then god bless you. It proves my point, basic civility is being lost under Trump.
It is useless to psychoanalyze Trump to determine if he is a racist, and I have never done that here but he is clearly triggering a deep nativism in a portion of the masses. I am not willing to put a percentage on it but you are blind if you don't see it.
Prior to Trump, there were just no comments about races or immigrants at EPJ or Target Liberty. In fact, I marveled that even when I attacked Obama there were no racists comments. The only racist comments that were posted came around once every six months or so and they were anti-Semitic and aimed at Paul Krugman.
Even when I wrote about urban primitives and LBJ's great-grandkids, there were no racial slurs. Zero.
Now because Trump keeps immigrants in the news, there are more posts about immigrants and it has triggered about a half-dozen anti-immigrants posters here, some who use racial slurs, with their comments.
It is a different world under Trump and you are delusional if you don't think so.
I have pointed out many times that I think racism is goofy but if someone only wants to deal with their own race that's fine with me. But under Trump these lilies aren't satisfied with living in their own lily-white corners of America, they want all kinds of races prevented or driven out of the entire country. That is just flaky and dangerous. Trump is about power, he is not about live and let live. And Trump is who these lilies support and he is stirring up their racist juices.
Decent youth, who see what Trump is stirring up, are looking for an alternative and they are finding it on the political left, who are as power hungry as Trump lilies but are better at hiding their quest for power with clever language.
The only real anti-power alternative is libertarianism but so many are silent about Trump. How are the kids ever going to realize there is an alternative to Trump that is not the centrally planning left?
There is very little good about Trump, He should be aggressively attacked so that the odds that youth will come across an anti-Trump libertarian commentary will increase. This is not the time to sit on the sidelines because Trump may be good on transgender bathrooms. That makes no sense,
Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of EconomicPolicyJournal.com and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn. His youtube series is here: Robert Wenzel Talks Economics. The Robert Wenzel podcast is on iphone and stitcher.