Friday, August 09, 2019

Fox News Immigration Coverage Is… Not Pretty from Secular Talk

 Just a short comment on this since I am reading a great book on the subject of White Supremacy/White Power by Kathleen Belew entitled "Bring The War Home : The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (2018) .

Part of what we see on Fox News is part of the white Christian Supremacist movement which is according to its spokespersons is a leaderless movement. So the notion is not to have large groups committing acts of terrorism but rather small cells and the most effective for the early stages for this movement is the actions of The Lone Wolf who acts on His own out of a shared ideology and philosophy .

The Lone Wolf on committing an act of terrorism can easily be labeled insane and or just some angry out of control guy whose connections to White Supremacist groups may be tenuous or seen as coincidence etc. So the Right promotes the idea of the Lone Wolf so that actions the movement and its leaders approve of cannot be tied to them or others except through indirect means such as the Internet and the Media at Fox News which lays out nightly the grievances of the White Supremacists calling people to action without inciting violence but isn't this what Fox News and Trump and his enablers in fact are doing.

 This is laid out in more detail in the recent book on The White Power Movement by Kathleen Belew entitled "Bring The War Home" which alludes to some Vietnam Veterans and  veterans of later wars  who bring their skill set as military operatives to this racist cause  and hatred of the other and their paranoia over Communism, Socialism, Liberalism all interconnected with strands of racism , white Nationalism and Christian Nationalism. The fear of an invasion or infestation of immigrants into the USA has a long history .

But much of the anti-immigration fears and rhetoric goes back to Ronald Reagan who spoke openly during his eight years in office about the fact that in his view there was an invasion taking place that the US govt and American citizens must resist. Reagan and others also made the connection between Communism , Liberalism , and immigrants and this is still the case in the US govt and its military Industrial Complex and media outlets such as Fox News .

 Fox News is now but really it has been since its beginnings tied to an extreme right wing White Christian Supremacism starting with Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck , and Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson , and their pundits like Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich and their hatred of immigrants, of Blacks, of Muslims of anyone not considered in their minds a true American. more on this at a later time, and so it goes,


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