By Jeff Koopersmith
Washington DC-Thursday, 25th July 2019: Congresswoman Ilhan Omar reminds us, “It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism” She is more than correct.
First, Trump is not a simple racist, and he may not be a racist at all under its general meaning. President Trump has been tutored by Master Propagandists, men like Joseph Goebbels, the chief of Gestapo Propaganda in 1930s Germany, which mixed race with false ugliness of all kinds when neither was true.
Ilhan, there is, in fact, no such thing as “Race” except perhaps the human race which is more poetry than reality. Racism is using any element that makes you less of an American because you are dark-skinned, born abroad, wear non-Western clothing, or do not speak English well.
Bigotry and Racism are simply evils invented to prop up others failed egos, to cause false divisions from greed, stupidity, or poor education.
Thus, you are more American than most Americans. And Americans are permitted, with pleasure and by law, to write or say what each of us feels is a reality. Here in the USA, you are respected, even if in error, because you have the courage to say unpopular things that should be unpopular or disallowed. I may not agree with all you say, but I am glad you can say it – supposedly without fear.
Lying, that race exists is for trashy folk. Religion is not a race, its’ religion. Color is not a race -it is hue. Where you were born does not make you a race – it leaves you as an American born somewhere else – like Switzerland or Ireland.
So don’t be fooled by race – Ignore it. It’s a term only used by ignoramuses.