Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Make America White Again

A Wash. Post columnist writes:
I’d have preferred seeing the biggest award, best picture, go to Lee’s razor-sharp “BlacKkKlansman” (because of its excellence) or even the comic-book extravaganza “Black Panther” (because of its massive impact on the movie business) rather than the actual winner, “Green Book.” But think about it: Of the eight best-picture nominees, three black-themed films? Plus Alfonso Cuarón’s lyrical “Roma,” about a dark-skinned indigenous maid working in Mexico City?

Hollywood finally managed to produce an awards show that might legitimately be called Oscars Not-So-White. ...

We have a president who wants to Make America White Again. This year’s Oscars held a mirror to a proudly diverse nation — and showed why Trump’s reactionary crusade is doomed to fail.
Really? Hollywood makes some silly movies about non-whites, and that shows President Trump will fail?

If Trump were really making America white again, then he would bring back the US Naturalization Act of 1790, which limited immigration to free White persons of good character. The "good character" was probably evidenced by membership in one of the major Christian denominations.

I don't think that Trump has done anything to make America more white.

We can expect Hollywood, Wash. Post, and other major media to promote making America non-white at every opportunity.

Psychology Today reports:
Many clinicians, political commentators and members of the public have speculated upon the mental health of President Donald Trump. Indeed, over 70,000 people self-identifying as "mental health professionals" have signed a petition declaring that "Trump is mentally ill and must be removed." In sociological terms, the ‘medical gaze’ has been hitherto focused on President Trump, and to a lesser extent his ardent supporters.

However, in recent months many have been questioning the direction of this ‘medical gaze.' In fact, more and more people are suggesting that this ‘medical gaze’ should be reversed and refocused on President Trump’s most embittered and partisan opponents. Some have even suggested that these opponents are experiencing a specific mental condition, which has been labelled ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome' (TDS).
Yes, TDS is as real as many of the DSM 5 mental illnesses.

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