These organized groups believe that the United States should be a white and Christian nation governed by straight men.
The number of people who believe all that, as stated, are probably no greater than a few thousand. A rounding error. Let’s break that down:
- Polls such as the General Social Survey find that the number of overt racists in the US to be around 7%. Although that adds up to a lot of people when multiplied against an adult population of 225M or so, most of those are in wheelchairs in the South, and about 40% of them self-identify as Democrats. Spencer and his misfits number about 250, and have kept to about that same number for a decade prior to when the media suddenly took an interest in him. So, I don’t see much risk of a “white uprising” when most of the people “uprising” would be using walkers.
- To be a true Christian theocratic nation, you’d have to change the existing Constitution. Polling shows that although there is a healthy minority who believe that the Constitution should be substantially re-architected, most of those are from the left side of the political equation, who are disturbed that the Constitution limits the ability of the government to force Americans to do certain things (e.g., authoritarianism). And although there is again a substantial minority of GOPers who would like Christianity to be a national religion, that does not equate to a desire for a theocratic state. Many European nations, for example, have a state religion, and in some cases, one that even gets funding from taxpayers. However, nobody is about to declare Sweden to be a Lutheran theocracy.
- I don’t know of any polling (and neither do you) of americans who think politicians should be straight and male. Since those views would proceed naturally from a theocratic view; and no mainstream evangelical denominations hold that view.
You’re tilting at windmills.
Their beliefs are forming the basis of inhumane immigration and refugee policies being implemented by the Trump Administration.
How’s that? Immigration policies stem from economics, in that the government has a stated interest in promoting the general welfare vis a vis jobs, employment, and social policy, things that cannot be done if you don’t enforce your borders. Your view comes from confirmation bias, not fact.
Restrictions on refugee entry, the Muslim ban, “Buy American, Hire American”, the separation of families and prosecution of asylum seekers at the border are all intended to change the racial landscape of America and send us back to the days of national origin quotas and the Chinese Exclusion Act.
(Spits Coffee on her keyboard. Checks to see if this is The Onion, not Medium.)
As Matthew N. Lyons explains
Yes, let’s by all means quote bloggers to reinforce the prevailing narrative. Because there’s no FBI or other governmental data to back it up….
according to the Southern Poverty Law Center,
….which is why you have to quote this discredited organization to try and fill the data gap.
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White people must see white supremacy and racism as their issues too.
Who the hell do you think got civil rights legislation passed in the 60's? How about anti-redlining laws in the 70’s and 80s? White people have had this on their radar screen all along.
Being a co-conspirator means understanding and acknowledging that white supremacy is a “white people issue” as opposed to one that only affects people of color.
Racism is a heinous issue which affects everyone in the country. This is not news.