On Islamophobia

Pop quiz: who is this man?

If you said that you didn’t know his name but he looks a guy who is all about religious inclusion you’d be 100%…wrong.

If you said he’s Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a British-born former Breitbart blogger and author of a book called Defeating Jihad with very anti-Muslim views you’d be 100%…right. If you said he’s also someone who, just last week, was named Deputy Assistant to the President you’d be 100% right…again.

And just to be clear, Deputy Assistant to the President is not someone who fetches Trump’s KFC when he’s hungry, it’s someone who will be giving him real advice on how to run the country. And being that he’s made his career on being afraid of Muslims, he’ll 100% continue spreading his message of Muslim bans and increased mosque surveillance throughout the Oval Office.

And he’s not the only Islamophobe jockeying for influence. There’s National Security Advisor/Islamophobe Mike Flynn, who said this: “We are facing another ‘ism,’ just like we faced Nazism, and fascism, and imperialism and communism. This is Islamism, it is a vicious cancer inside the body of 1.7 billion people on this planet and it has to be excised.” Vicious cancer that needs to be excised. Jesus. Also, his son, in his image, is a total dumbass who somehow managed to get himself fired from the Trump Transition team.

And then there’s Steve Bannon – a man afraid of everyone and everything – who believes that the apocalypse is upon us, that we’re engaged in an existential war and that we’re in the midst of the Fourth Turning of American history. Care to learn more about what that means?

Strauss and Howe postulate that during this Fourth Turning crisis, an unexpected leader will emerge from an older generation to lead the nation, and what they call the “Hero” generation (in this case, millennials), to a new order. This person is known as the Grey Champion. An election or another event — perhaps a war — will bring this person to power, and their regime will rule throughout the crisis. “The winners will now have the power to pursue the more potent, less incrementalist agenda about which they had long dreamed and against which their adversaries had darkly warned,” Strauss and Howe wrote in The Fourth Turning. “This new regime will enthrone itself for the duration of the Crisis. Regardless of its ideology, that new leadership will assert public authority and demand private sacrifice. Where leaders had once been inclined to alleviate societal pressures, they will now aggravate them to command the nation’s attention.” (source)

And now we have that racist old Southern coot Jeff Sessions in the AG perch. Here is just a sampling of what he can do immediately to our country, which will definitely involve taking away people’s right to vote. And those people will definitely not be white. At least not the kind of white that votes Trump.

But maybe they will just fall victim to their own ineptitude, like Kellyanne Conway did today when she broke federal ethics laws for the dumbest of reasons. Because who doesn’t want to die on a hill of Ivanka’s shoes?

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