The Most Dangerously Influential Bigots In America Today
Donald Trump’s bigotry has incited hate crimes and prejudice against immigrants. Recently a Trump supporter was heard telling protestors in Arizona to “go f-ing make my tortilla motherf-er and build that f-ing wall for me.” This normalization of bigotry is terrifying. He is energizing hate groups and teaching the ignorant and uneducated that this type of behavior is perfectly acceptable. And he's not the only one. The following are the most dangerously influential bigots in America today.
We'll begin with the obvious...
Most educated and literate people know that the man who is up for president of the United States of America this year, a man who is also about to go to trial for the rape of a 13-year old girl, is a rampant racist.
Since his campaign started he has let one bigoted bomb drop after another. His most recent low was when he attacked Ghasala Khan, mother of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed while serving in Iraq. During the Democratic National Convention this year, Khan’s husband Khizr Khan, a Muslim lawyer spoke about how Trump has not sacrificed anything like his son has, to which Trump retorted “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say.”
Mrs. Khan later admitted that she didn’t speak during the convention because she was overwhelmed with grief over the dead of her son.
Another instance of Trump’s racism was against federal judge Gonzalo Curiel. The judge was presiding over a class action lawsuit against Trump University when presidential nominee Donald Trump stated that Curiel was unfit to hear the case because he is of Mexican decent.
Trump’s racism is nothing new. He has been sued for not renting to black people when he was president of his father’s real estate company in the 70s. He has refused to speak out against the KKK members who support him. He has thrown shade at Native Americans, condoned the beating of a Black Lives Matter protester and he praised the “passion” of supporters who beat up a homeless Latino man.
Ah, crazy-hazy cock-eyed David Duke is a notorious American white nationalist and a holocaust denier. This dude feels that Trump has validated white supremacy enough to consider running for Congress. David Duke, ex Grand Wizard of the KKK and former Louisiana State Representative plans to run for the United States Senate seat in Louisiana—basically the most racist state in the America.
Ever since college, Duke has established himself as a prominent member of the White Southern Bigots Community. After joining the KKK, he started and ran a chapter of his own. He has been known to don a Nazi uniform to celebrate the date of Hitler’s birth. In the 80s he left the clan to form the National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP), which is a white supremacist organization.
Some David Duke Quotes of note:
“These Jews who run things, who are producing this mental illness – teenage suicide… all these Jewish sicknesses. That’s nothing new. The Talmud’s full of things like sex with boys and girls.”
“Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests.”
To make matters worse, David Duke is pushing his supporters to vote for Trump.
“Voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage,” said David Duke
Hall of famer “Iron” Mike Ditka: beloved football player, coach, commentator and bigot. He’s also psychotic. When he coached the Chicago Bears he used to send players back into games after injuries—even the worst kinds, like concussions. Former Bears safety Dave Duerson, suffered for years with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease of the brain he contracted after receiving too many concussions from playing professional football. “Mike was not one who gave a damn about the players or their injuries when he was coaching,” described Duerson, who killed himself in 2011.
This week, the self-proclaimed ultra, ultra, ultra conservative Donald Trump shill has spoken out against Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protests. Big surprise, right?
“I think it’s a problem. Anybody who disrespects this country and the flag. If they don’t like the country they don’t like our flag, get the hell out. My choice is, I like this country, I respect our flag, and I don’t see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on,” Ditka said.
“I see opportunities if people want to look for opportunity. Now, if they don’t want to look for them then you can find problems with anything, but this is the land of opportunity because you can be anything you want to be if you work. If you don’t work, that’s a different problem.” If that’s not a treatise for institutional racism, I don’t know what is.
But Ditka is merely parroting Trump, who said that Kaepernick “should find another country to live in.”
Ann Coulter is what is known as a “shock jock.” She is infamous for spewing her hateful and ignorant rhetoric. She has big opinions on immigration, one of them being that “immigration is one of America’s greatest threats.”
She has been quoted as saying “There’s a cultural acceptance of child rape in Latino culture that doesn’t exist in even the most dysfunctional American ghettos. When it comes to child rape, the whole family gets involved.”
She is also a rabid anti-feminist. “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another democrat president,” she has said. “It’s a personal fantasy of mine.”
Mike Pence will be riding the ticket to nowhere with Trump this November (we hope). This guy should be the poster child for denial. “Donald Trump and I believe there’s been far too much of this talk of institutional bias or racism within law enforcement, that police officers are human beings and in difficult, life-threatening situations,” he begins. “Mistakes are made and people have to be held to account, but we both believe it’s important that we have a president who, as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States stands behind the men and women of law enforcement.” In other words, we need a president who will help promote and approve of violent racism in the police force.
It is clear that Paul LePage is a racist. He has refused to attend MLK celebrations, accuses the NAACP of being a special interest group and in an attempt at fear mongering, he tried to say that the state’s heroin problem is because of black people with names like “D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” who come to Maine from New York to sell drugs, impregnate young white girls and leave. He even went as far as saying that he had a binder full of pictures of black and Hispanic people who come to Maine to bring drug problems to the state.
When asked to see the binder, he refused to release it. But after an open-records request it was found that LePage had lied—that the majority of people bringing drugs into the state are white Maine residents.
Ah, Michele Bachmann: the woman who has her bigoted finger on the pulse of every homophobic conservative. She has said some horrible things to promote her anti gay propaganda; from warning families that The Lion King is gay to suggesting Melissa Etheridge should repent for being a lesbian after she was diagnosed with cancer.
Bachmann believes that there is a plan to desensitize children to homosexuality, or make them feel inferior for being part of the hetero-normative machine. We’re not entirely sure. “Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?” she begins. “The message is: I’m better at what I do, because I’m gay.”