THE ELECTION OF Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States is nothing less than terrifying. In the few days after the elections, he made it clear that the rhetoric of hate and violence that had characterized his campaign was not simply an expedient to get votes, but that had a real content and rested on a very precise, frightening ideology. This is the ideology of white supremacy, which brings together the most retrograde and politically violent groups in the US, from the Ku Klux Klan to the Christian fundamentalists, from Neo-Nazis to skinheads. The names Trump has been considering for key positions in his administration all share his determination for establishing a society of law and order and a more or less open, explicit disdain for all people, all singularities that still go under the name of minorities. From Stephen Bannon to Jeff Sessions and former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, to name just a few, all have a history of racist abuse and contempt for whomever they consider to be the other, who must be kept under surveillance and control, subjected to odious police practices such as Stop-and-Frisk in New York –a practice initiated by Giuliani, later found to be unconstitutional, but one that during his campaign Trump promised he would extend nationwide. As journalist Jeremy Scahill said on Democracy Now!, Trump’s cabinet will be made of neocons, war criminals, and white nationalists (Democracy Now!, 11/21/2016: https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/21/neocons_war_criminals_white_nationalists_jeremy
This post originally appeared on Bruno Gulli’s blog on December 6th, 2016.