Homefront Hysteria From Race-Obsessed Writer

Homefront Hysteria From Race-Obsessed Writer

Homefront Hysteria From Race-Obsessed Writer

President Trump has called our battle with COVID-19 a “war,” and the virus “an invisible enemy.” But our homefront for this war is hardly united, thanks to Trump-hating detractors in the media and academia.

For example, take history professor Thomas Mockaitis of DePaul University, who accused Trump of inflaming racial fear. Example Number One: calling COVID the “Chinese virus.”

“By calling COVID-19 “the Chinese virus,” the president contributes to the problem by legitimizing those who frame the pandemic in xenophobic terms.”

Dude, angst over “Chinese virus” is so last week. But wait, there’s more!

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Mockaitis then insults populists who support Trump as fools who “divide the world” into “them and us.” Needless to say, populists are also bigots and are always white:

“Populists cloak their racism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia in respectable terms like “white pride,” “celebrating European heritage,” and “traditional values.”

Plus, populists love conspiracies, too! They also blame their troubles on everyone else, especially immigrants:

“Populists always love to blame their problems on someone else. Immigrants have long been the bête noir of the MAGA movement.”

Which leads Mockaitis back to his original premise:

“Calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” has more to do with assigning blame than naming a point of origin. . . .”

Ho hum, this sounds like a tired rehash of the same old crap that the media have been peddling for years. Trump is a racist who hates immigrants. Plus, Trump called the coronavirus a hoax (untrue). It’s also Trump’s fault that two Darwin Award nominees ingested fish tank cleaner they thought included a drug Trump had said might fight coronavirus.

You know the drill: it’s Trump’s fault, everything is Trump’s fault. Especially because Trump is a racist or something.

And yet the nation is supposed to come together in a united homefront against COVID-19.

I wonder how the professor would react to World War II propaganda. You want anti-immigrant racism? Such stuff was everywhere, and it’s cringe-worthy by today’s standards. However, by demonizing the enemy these messages solidified the homefront against the Axis enemy.

The propaganda would use slapstick cartoons, like this anti-Japanese clip from Warner Brothers:

Or it could take on a more serious tone, like this film created for US troops stationed in occupied Germany.

If Mockaitis had lived during World War II, no doubt his poor delicate sensitivities would have been triggered beyond repair.

However, we certainly know what happened after World War II. The bitter animosities didn’t last, and the United States worked to rebuild both Japan and Germany. As a result, both nations have been our strong allies for decades.

But you know what all this is really about: President Trump’s approval of his handling of the Coronavirus crisis is going up. And elitists in the media and academia just can’t tolerate the idea that the commoners kinda like what he’s doing. So they must destroy him.

Ironically, Mockaitis ends his contemptuous screed with this:

“In the midst of a life-threatening crisis, leaders need to dampen down fear not inflame it with irresponsible rhetoric.”

The “irresponsible rhetoric” is not coming from Trump. It’s coming from anti-Trump detractors like Mockaitis. Meanwhile, Americans want a united homefront to not only end the scourge of COVID-19, but to find hope and optimism in these stressful days.

 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

8 Comments
  • Scott says:

    Ya know what the difference between a whiny liberal and a gun is? A gun has only one trigger!…

    This clown is what makes the joke true.

  • Skillyboo says:

    Maybe we need to set up internment camps for idiots like Mockaitis. Then he could experience real racism.

  • GWB says:

    legitimizing those who frame the pandemic in xenophobic terms
    No, it’s not legitimizing them. And just who is framing this in that fashion? I haven’t read a single person (OK, one or two trolls who get ignored) who has talked about this “in xenophobic terms”. Unless you count people who think a well-controlled border is xenophobic – which makes you an imbecile.

    “white pride,” “celebrating European heritage,” and “traditional values.”
    Sesame Street time! Sing along with me! “One of these things is not like the other ones, one of these things does not belong…”

    Populists always love to blame their problems on someone else.
    Projection. It’s not just for theaters!

    If Mockaitis had lived during World War II
    Nah. Because he would have been beaten insensate at a young age, by his peers, or he would have been raised properly and wouldn’t be such a moron. (Yes, I blame his parents for not raising him right.)

    leaders need to
    Well, neither the media, nor limp-wristed fear-mongers like this guy are leaders. So we have that going for us.

  • MarkJ says:

    Take it from me: 21 years as an administrator at a major research university have taught me that one’s possession of a Ph.D. and a comfortable liberal arts sinecure are no guarantee he or she isn’t a moon-barking, ideologically-blinkered idiot.

  • DEEBEE says:

    With a name like that does he not sound like a self-mocking condition?

  • beau says:

    it seems pure, undiluted ignorance and racism are today’s requirements to be a ‘professor’. it also seems the ONLY traction these idiots get is because they have a captive audience that CANNOT respond less they be labeled some type of unhinged lunatic, this being mere projection on the part of the accusers.

    this is ‘education’ in the educational gulags peopled with arrogant, ignorant leftists who are, in the end, mere propagandists for the left. it is no wonder amerikans can describe quite nicely how they FEEL about everything and yet believe that 1 + 1 = 3.

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