Assaults, Death Threats, Emboldened Nazis:
The Ugly Impact of a Fascist Idiot

August 31, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


On August 19, a homeless man sleeping near a train stop in Boston was wakened by two men urinating in his face. The two brothers then kicked, punched, and beat the man with a metal pole. One of them told police who arrested the two they did it because “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.” When Trump was informed of this criminal racist assault that he inspired, he said, “It would be a shame,” then added, “I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.” This incident is not an anomaly. It is a concentration of the kind of shit Trump is consciously unleashing throughout the country—fascist, bloodthirsty violence with the potential to become much greater.

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This week alone, an Alabama man heard Trump speak and then told a reporter the U.S. should “make the border a vacation spot, it’s going to cost you $25 for a permit, and then you get $50 for every confirmed kill.” Trump himself told the stupendous lie that “criminal immigrant gangs” were responsible for the protests in Ferguson and Baltimore. He elaborated on his program of extreme, unprecedented repression against immigrants, and called for massive deportations of Mexican people (and Spanish-speaking people generally): “They [immigrants] are going to be gone so fast, if I win, that your head will spin.” The white supremacist, Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, endorsed Trump, saying he “is willing to say what most Americans think: it’s time to deport these people.” Trump did nothing to repudiate this endorsement, and it hasn’t slowed down the Trump bulldozer at all.

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Far from ostracizing Trump from the political mainstream, all his threats and racist hate have helped solidify his position at the top of the polls for the Republican candidate for president. Literally no one in the U.S. ruling class is calling him out for the dangerous fascist demagogue he is. His program for attacking immigrants and Spanish-speaking people generally, and mounting extreme border repression, is not being criticized, much less repudiated, by any other leading Republican. In fact, it is the standard by which that entire pack of religious fundamentalists, mean-spirited tycoons, woman-hating anti-abortion fanatics, war mongers, and science deniers measure their own positions.

Beyond that, Trump is getting round-the-clock coverage on all the news networks, and almost daily articles in papers like the New York Times and Washington Post. More than a year before the actual election, a vicious and violent anti-immigrant force is coalescing around Trump; it is being accepted and promoted as a legitimate part of the “political process.”




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