The Defiant ‘Ultra-Right’ in the United States

The social-political “ultra-right” of the United States is emboldened when none other than President Trump stirs them up. He doesn’t seem to realize that what he says, does and provokes is to the detriment of the tranquility of a country that routinely suffers from racial tensions of all kinds. This tension is in part because there are a lot of people armed in the midst of the poverty and frustration of more than 30 million Americans, who, among other things, are about to lose the little health insurance or “Obamacare” that President Obama gave to them. All of this is in the midst of displays of hubris from very rich people who fight to keep the minimum wage low, and because the current president lowers their federal taxes, as well as his own, and compensates the budget with money removed from the population with the repeal of “Obamacare” which, by the way, is stalled in Congress. The president likes to look at solar eclipses without protection and blames the press for broadcasting his mistakes.

The “ultra-right” has existed mainly since the slave-holding South lost the War of Secession or the Civil War, which cost 600,000 lives and large amounts of property (In the Battle of Antietam alone, on Sept. 17, 1862, 23,000 men of both sides fell). But in the end, the North triumphantly achieved the emancipation of slaves declared by Abraham Lincoln and ratified the 13th amendment to the Constitution of the United States on Dec. 6, 1865.

The problem is that legality doesn’t necessarily persuade those who retain malicious values, like racism, in the United States. Today it persists to the point of cunning violence sought by the largely southern extremists who recently demonstrated, in Charlottesville, Virginia, in favor of not removing the dozens of monuments of officials who commanded Southern troops in a war that they lost and which they fought in order to defend the slavery of all the African people brought to America against their will. Slavery also incidentally existed in the Caribbean Islands and in South America in the 19th century.

This night protest of white fanatics yelling “land and freedom” (a Nazi diatribe), “Jews will not replace us,” and other insults that produced uproar in the community and included the death of a woman run over by a car of a protesting fanatic of the “ultra-right.” The Islamic State-style attack caused shock and later condemnation. But it also led to a controversial reaction by President Trump, who equivocally said that “both sides contributed to the violence of a peaceful demonstration”* … even though those who provoked it were the “ultra-right” of various protesters (who were filmed), and among whom were members of the Ku Klux Klan, a well-known and old racist group. By the way, during the last months of the Clinton candidacy in 2016, President Obama said in a speech that the presidency does not change who becomes president, but enhances who the president already is. “If you accept the support of a Klan sympathizer, the Klan, and hesitate when asked about that support, then you’ll tolerate that support when you’re in office.” According to The New Yorker: “The Daily Stormer, America’s most popular neo-Nazi news site, endorsed him for president: ‘Trump is willing to say what most Americans think: it’s time to deport these people.’ The Daily Stormer urged white men to ‘vote for the first time in our lives for the one man who actually represents our interests.'”

*Editor’s Note: Although accurately translated, the direct quote could not be verified.

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