Ilhandled

Unsurprisingly, people are rather upset about this:

Goaded on by the president, a crowd at a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday night chanted “send her back! send her back!” in reference to Ilhan Omar, a US congresswoman who arrived almost 30 years ago as a child refugee in the United States.

But it’s important to remember this didn’t come out of a clear blue sky.

If someone who looks, dresses, sounds, and acts foreign stands up as an elected member of the US Congress and continuously slanders millions of ordinary Americans as white supremacists, what do people think is going to happen? That they’ll just take this abuse on the chin? There is no population on earth which would put up with such a person for very long, and Omar and her ilk seem determined to see just how far the tolerance of the American public can be pushed. She’s playing a very dangerous game, and she’s at least half-responsible for making “Send ’em all back!” a slogan in American politics, something which would have been unheard of even two years ago. As I’ve said before:

America has been fortunate so far that white nationalists have tended to be grossly incompetent. This is because there’s been no future in subscribing to it, it’s a dead-end losers’ game. But if Somalis in headscarves are going to spend their time denouncing white people from congress, while at the same time you have a tens of millions of disenfranchised right wingers who happen to be white, an avenue of opportunity might open up. And then instead of the bunglers some competent people arrive on the scene who’ve carefully observed how the ruling classes behave, know how to evade their counterattacks, and form a movement which suddenly becomes too big to shut down. And then the fun really begins.

This has gone far beyond Republicans versus Democrats. The American ruling classes need to get a handle on this woman, and fast.

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53 thoughts on “Ilhandled

  1. Hi Jim
    The other week in a post called Sisters Sledge Tim quoted FoxNews (my emphasis):

    Pelosi has worked to keep the Democratic caucus in line, specifically four newly-elected outspoken progressives: Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass..

    However, a feud between Pelosi and the quartet escalated after Congress passed a border funding bill that the four young Democrats opposed. Pelosi discussed the bill, and those in her party who oppose it, in an interview last weekend. She told the New York Times: “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how many votes they got.”

    My reading of that was the establishment Democrats were trying to get them to shut up or at least tone it down a bit. Trump’s comments this week has meant that the establishment has had to publicly support them, albeit through gritted teeth.

  2. “So they’ll hold their noses and vote for him again.”

    This is another good example of the the failure of democracy, the two party system and it’s illusion of choice. Voters, not voting for someone but against someone, they vote for a candidate not because they like them but that they hate the only other available choice more believing they are the lesser of two evils. The lesser of two evils is still evil.

    This is the politics of hatred. A political trap set by collectivists in order that they can get on with the affairs of state unhindered and with the added benefit of continual bi-partisan support.

  3. @BiG July 19, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I won’t get to pick sides. The white people won’t have me

    You’re not white? OK, don’t care, but your “white people won’t have me” shows you’re the blinkered bigot.

    Next you’ll be saying Brexit Party is far right and racist – yet they have a lot of Left & non-white MEPs.

    Wake up and open your eyes.

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    @MyBurningEars on July 19, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Centre-ground, moderate voters aren’t likely to be reading the Speccie or Spiked

    True sadly. If they did they’d not be such centrist & complacent sheeple.

    I Love Ilhan Omar – PJW

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