- 26 Sep 2020 23:55
Trump is a very divisive leader and POTUS. He pours fuel on the fire, he has made race relations worse. But overall he is more a symptom of the problem than the cause. He was nominated as the GOP candidate and then elected because "MAGA". Demographics are changing in America and all over the West, the economics have been neoliberalized and are also politically corrupt, this has led to a rise in rightwing and leftwing populism. Trump and Sanders and BLM are a symptom of a problem, not the cause.
Race relations started to hit the crapper during the Obama admin. The Ferguson protests and BLM happened in 2014, pre-Trump. I'm not blaming Obama, I'm saying demographics are shifting, as is ideology, as is communication technology (twitter, smartphones etc) and politics have become more divisive because of identity politics on both right and left as everyone is fighting for their space.
If white people across the US, Europe/the West are quickly becoming a minority in the countries they have founded (often as the indigenous peoples of those lands, like in Europe) for hundreds and often many thousands of years, you are going to get pushback by some of them who don't like it and don't wish to accept it. If racial minorities are going to rise in population in these same countries they aren't going to stay silent while racists crap on them and police abuse them.
Some people criticize nationalism, but at the same time the international system is built upon the concept of the "nation-state". Now we're trying to separate "the nation" from "the state". This is not an easy thing, if possible at all. In any country, all identity groups want and deserve a voice and political power over their own destiny. Whites, blacks, indigenous, Muslim, Christians, Jews etc. If one group is too powerful they will often keep the smaller ones down. This has resulted in most of the civil wars throughout history. We have whites controlling things, and most of the other minority groups fighting for their space while growing in number and power by the day. Multiculturalism can be good, but it also causes conflict, this is the result. Things might get a bit better or worse depending on who the POTUS is, but they can't make these problems go away.
Everyone's a captain baby, ship of fools.