The inexorable rise of the so-called “nativist” movement in the United States that began as a consequence and a reaction to the popular election of the first African-American President, Barrack Obama, has its basis in the underlying current of white supremacy that has been thoroughly embedded within the American psyche even before the birth of the Republic as evidenced by the institution of slavery.
It must be remembered that the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, is a champion of the white supremacy cause and instigated the knowingly false investigation of the legitimacy of President Barrack Obama’s birth records claiming that he was not-US born and was, in fact a Muslim. When challenged about this behavior, he freely admitted that he was guilty of pursuing a lie. So deep-seated is this belief in the supremacy of the white race that its followers have no hesitation in choosing this essentially amoral and unscrupulous individual as their president.
The United States of America is facing a choice that could determine its future destiny and viability as a Democratic Republic. The relatively recent history of the apparently meteoric rise and disastrous collapse of Fascist Germany and Italy under the aegis of the deeply disturbed leadership of Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini, respectively, demonstrates just how dangerous a path we are on. Both these leaders professed an impassioned belief in the absolute supremacy of their race and pursued a policy that consisted of the elimination of those determined to be inferior – those culturally, religiously and racially distinct – within their borders. In fact, the rhetoric of the current President and his administration bears alarming similarities with those who openly espouse the superiority of the “white” race.
If White supremacy is successfully used as the philosophical basis of policy decisions within the United States given the remarkable diversity of its people, the ramifications of this political agenda will be unsettling, destabilizing and ultimately disastrous. In fact, this belief has no foundation in science or objective reality. The DNA evidence alone, clearly shows that the idea of a pure race has absolutely no legitimacy. Quite to the contrary the origins of our species, Homo sapiens, in Africa, and the historic migration of our ancestors clearly demonstrate a mixing of genetic traits to the extent that even Neanderthal genes are found within the human genome.
The adherents of white supremacy like all true believers in inflexible dogmatic principles are blinded to any evidence that may suggest that their beliefs are fallacious. Human history has clearly demonstrated that civilizations that have pursued a course directed by purely ideological constructs that are not wedded to reality have invariably ended in dissolution.