If I could go to Dayton when Trump visits there, I would carry the biggest version of this sign that I could manage:
Let us be honest about what is happening in the United States right now. Americans are under attack by white nationalist terrorists that are emboldened by the words, actions, and tone of Donald Trump and the sycophantic Republican party.
No, not all mass shootings are white nationalist terror attacks, but a growing number are. And there are way too many mass shootings taking place all across the country: 251 in the last 216 days. You didn’t know there were that many? Well, you’re not paying attention, and often the press isn’t helping. Many of these shootings take place in lower-income and/or primarily non-white neighborhoods, so they receive less coverage – if any.
It has to stop, but the NRA-owned Congress will not act. As voters, you know what to do.
Russia may well be the last country that says, “We’re white and that’s the way we’re staying.” This gets me to thinking, how can Putin put that situation to his most disruptive advantage? You just know Putin is wondering the same thing, if he hasn’t already settled on an answer to that question.
Here is one possible idea: A special whites-only program to encourage immigration from the U.S. to Russia. This could include special help in finding jobs and housing as well as Russian literacy classes. You think I am nuts? Sure, I might be. But consider these tidbits: Russia is the largest country in the world by area, but ranks only ninth in population. They have lots of space. That population rank is misleading though, as Russia is one of the few countries with a declining population. Its population has dropped by an estimated 2.3 million people in just the last three years.
Putin could even enhance the program by giving special preferences to would-be immigrants with specific knowledge and skills that would help the Russian economy. People with backgrounds in areas like computer technology and fossil fuel exploration and drilling might find themselves receiving additional signing bonuses and accelerated paths to full citizenship. There are many ways the Russians could sweeten the pot and drain away some skills and brains from the U.S. It might be quite easy to make a bunch of white supremacist Americans feel quite happy and comfortable in comparatively lily-white Russia.
Of course, this is pure speculation. However, as the U.S. population becomes ever less white, Trump’s racist base may find themselves embracing Putin and Russia even more than Trump has.