Stupid shit, like the meme used as a cover image here, might be part of it. This charming attempt at humor was shared by Linda Sorenson, chairwoman of the Delta County Republican Central Committee in Colorado. For those who can only see the image of a young Ronald Reagan feeding a chimp, the rest of […]Read more "Why Do People Claim Conservatives Are Racist? (Part One)"
For many Americans, Donald Trump’s absurdly orange face has become the living embodiment of racism that has eaten away at the core of modern conservatism. This image obscures more than it reveals. While Trump’s brand of violent racism is grotesque and wildly popular with the worst elements of racist America, the real face of the […]Read more "The Face of Racist, Sexist Conservatism"
Hate is not a new look for America. It has been with us from the beginning. The European settlers who colonized this land did so with faith in their heads and malice in their hearts. Christian warriors took these lands through tricks, coercion, deal-making, and force– all decidedly Non-Christian acts. It was okay, though. You […]Read more "Hate and Violence in America"
The capitulation of national GOP leaders to the candidacy of Donald Trump was a mild shock. As soon as they realized his candidacy had real traction you could sense their fear. Trump took their traditional dog whistles and made them audible for all to hear. These messages were meant to be coded, appealing to the […]Read more "The GOP’s Last Stand?"
Every day it seems like we get a new example of the conservative descent into authoritarian madness. Today’s lesson comes to us from an Oklahoma congressional race. Jarrin Jackson, a former Captian in the US Army, is campaigning to become the representative of Oklahoma’s second district (he also charmingly described himself as a “millennial who is […]Read more "Jarrin Jackson and How to Square Being a Constitutionalist and an Authoritarian"