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‘Nothing Less Than a Civil War’: These White Voters on the Far Right See Doom Without Trump


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America's shame on display again. 

 

 

Trumpstock attendees say they are used to being denounced, another quality they feel they share with the president. It’s part of why they are protective of him, to the point that they refuse to acknowledge the possibility of a Trump loss in 2020.

Mark  said he had been stockpiling firearms, in case Mr. Trump’s re-election is not successful.

“Nothing less than a civil war would happen,” he said, his right hand reaching for a holstered handgun. “I don’t believe in violence, but I’ll do what I got to do.”

(Shut up, idiot. I can't wait to lay you out.-drvoke)

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/nothing-less-than-a-civil-war-these-white-voters-on-the-far-right-see-doom-without-trump/ar-BBYqb3O?ocid=spartanntp

(Full article at above link)

 

 

GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz. — “Trumpstock,”, a festival celebrating the president, with speakers including the local Republican congressman, Paul Gosar, and lesser-known conservative personalities is in full swing.  “They label us white nationalists, or white supremacists,” said Guy Decker, who drove from California to attend the event. A right-wing protester, he has previously been arrested on charges of making terrorist threats. “There’s no such thing as a white supremacist, we’re patriots.”

 

 If any group remains singularly loyal to Mr. Trump, it is the small but impassioned number of white voters on the far right, often in rural communities like Golden Valley, who extol him as a cultural champion reclaiming the country from undeserving outsiders. These voters don’t passively tolerate Mr. Trump’s “build a wall” message or his ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries — they’re what motivates them. They see themselves in his fear-based identity politics, bolstered by conspiratorial rhetoric about caravans of immigrants and Democratic “coups.”

 These have become part of the political landscape during the Trump era. Islamophobic taunts can be heard at his rallies. Hate speech and conspiracy theories are staples of some far-right websites.  

Grass-roots gatherings play a critical role in the modern culture of political organizing, firing up ardent supporters and cementing new ones. Small circles of Trump-supporting conservatives, often organized online and outside the traditional Republican Party apparatus, engage in more decentralized  versions of the chest-beating that happens at Mr. Trump’s closely watched political rallies.

 

In interviews, people in the crowd described a white America under threat as racial minorities typified by Mr. Obama, the country’s first black president, gain political power. They described Mr. Trump as an inspirational figure who is undoing Mr. Obama’s legacy and beating back the perceived threat of Muslim and Latino immigrants, whom they denounced in prejudiced terms.

At Mr. Trump’s official rallies, including a recent one in Florida, the president has referred to Mr. Obama by stressing his middle name, Hussein, and said Democrats were “trying to stop me because I’m fighting for you.”

The Trumpstock speakers pushed even further, tying Mr. Obama’s middle name to a false belief that he is a foreign-born Muslim.

And Democrats were portrayed as not just political opponents, but avatars of doom for Mr. Trump’s predominantly white voter base and for the country.

Speakers at Trumpstock said their cultural fears are justified given that Arizona is on the front lines of undocumented border crossings from Mexico and racial minorities are expected to outnumber white people in the state in the next decade.

 

In the White House, Mr. Trump has relied on similar unfounded conspiracy theories and promoted people who have perpetuated them. He pardoned Joseph M. Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, a hero of Arizona’s right wing and a leader of the “birther” movement, who was convicted of criminal contempt related to his aggressive efforts to detain undocumented immigrants.

On Mr. Trump’s Twitter account, likely the most watched in the world, he has promoted white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigots, and believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims that top Democrats are worshiping the Devil and engaging in child sex trafficking.

Events like Trumpstock are not limited to Arizona. Its organizer, Laurie Bezick, recruited speakers from around the country through social media, tapping into a network of pro-Trump voices only a click away.

 

“I think she should be hanging at the end of a rope for treason,” he said of Mrs. Clinton.

Members of groups like these at once make up a critical portion of Arizona’s conservative base, and espouse derogatory rhetoric that must repeatedly be repudiated, creating political difficulties for the state’s Republican lawmakers. After a photograph emerged last April of members of Patriot Movement AZ posing with Gov. Doug Ducey, he said he had never heard of the group. “I absolutely denounce their behavior,” he added.

 

 

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“I don’t have a problem with Muslims,” said Angus Smith, an Arizona resident who is attending the festival, “but can they take the rag off their head out of respect for our country?”

 

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  Just what are these morons going to do when trump loses besides cry.

 Really. 

Are they going to get all gunned up and hit the streets looking for people who didn't vote for trump?

How will they even know who to kill?

Do they think law enforcement is going to just let them mob up and ride around killing random American citizens?

 I forgot.

 Trump supporters don't think.

 

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