Trump’s ascendance from a shady real estate mogul to the presidency of America has been plainly based on the incorporation of fear mongering to the disenfranchised lower and middle class echelons of 45-64 year old white, middle aged men and women afraid of being dispossessed by POC. In spite of his random statements to the contrary and the denials of his press secretary, Trump’s targeting of Latino and Muslim populations as the source of all his demographic’s ills is a matter of public record.
Historically, the rise of a terror-based political leader is founded on several basic, established principles.
- Identifying the largest possible demographic that responds to an authoritarian dictate or leader, and feels the pressure of perceived infringement of their economic and social status by vaguely defined groups of “others”.
- Redefining the “others” more specifically, into a visible, identifiable target populations, defined by religion, race or ethnicity.
- Falsely accusing the target populations of instigating and maintaining horrific attacks on the stability of the status quo, and suggesting or directly providing “remedies” (the wall, travel bans) that only the leader is capable of implementing, to insure the stability of the society.
- -making both veiled and outright suggestions of violence against those whom the leader has identified as enemies of the public peace.
Following this playbook and having identified his target audiences, Trump has proceeded to let loose a nationwide barrage of inflammatory actions and slogans guaranteed to incite rabid, blind adherence among his target demographic, already naturally predisposed to follow an authoritarian figurehead.
Trump’s administration continues to resonate strongly with the domestic and foreign demographic comprised of white men and women between the ages of 45-64 yrs old, amplifying their fears of pending economic and social irrelevance and pandering to their innate racism.
There is no question as to whether or not Trump’s incendiary comments have fostered the rising plague of violence against Muslims, Jews and POC.
Is Trump inciting domestic and international violence against Muslims, Jews and POC?
You figure it out.