- - Sunday, August 18, 2019

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I am a proud Trumpster, yet I am not a white nationalist. How can this be?

In common parlance, a “white nationalist” is defined as someone who is either racist, anti-Semitic or both. However, these days it seems to mean any political thing any non-white nationalist wants to throw at it. President Trump has been labeled a white nationalist because he said there were good people on both sides of the Charlottesville protests. He was not referring to murderers; in fact, he specifically said that no white supremacist or neo-Nazi is a good person.

However, the only part of his speech that was publicized in left-wing outlets was the one about there being “good people on both sides.” This seemed to demonstrate that he was supporting bigots.

So why am I a Trumpster? After all, I’m an observant Jew, a conservative/libertarian who hates and reviles racism and racists. I am a Trumpster because I am not ashamed to be a Caucasian in support of this nation. By letting the left label any political speech they disagree with “white nationalism” (i.e., neo-Nazism), we who disagree with the left are branded with an anti-Semitic and racist tag, usually with great vituperation.

Leftists do this over and over. By either taking a word and making it mean what they want it to mean (for example “freedom” and “the rule of law” as used by Antifa), or not defining a term (in this case, “white nationalist”) non-leftists are cast out of heaven and consigned to the dregs of Dante’s hell.



BRYAN TAPLITS

Blue Ash, Ohio

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