"Send her back" is a defining moment for American democracy, and what kind of country we are going to be. The time to decide is now.
I read the first draft of this essay, and pulled over to the side of the road to edit. It’s that essential, and that fiercely urgent. Please read this, from
If you haven’t read this from yet today, you still have some time before you go to bed
Stop what you're doing and read this urgent piece from : "What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever"
I had the pleasure of writing with before the world knew his name. I say with the utmost awe, this is the best piece of his I have ever read, and I sincerely implore you to read it in full. Take your time.
Please. Read this important piece. "If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere," argues . "What Americans do now, in the face of this, will define us forever."
Trump’s attacks on Cummings, Lewis, Omar et al, or his prior criticisms of Obama don’t count as denigrating “America” because Trump does not consider non-whites to be fully American.
Really excellent piece by ⁦
This principle animated the Confederacy, the Redeemers, the Dixiecrats, and it is at the core of Trumpism now.
This, from , eloquently and urgently captures what’s at stake right now.
"If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere," writes . "What Americans do now, in the face of this, will define us forever."
“In effect, the majority of the American electorate, which voted against Trump in 2016 and then gave the Democrats a House majority in 2018, has no representation.”
This from : "the president’s belief that American citizenship is conditional for people of color, who should be grateful we are even allowed to be here.”
"We have never seen a president make a U.S. representative, a refugee, a citizen, a woman of color, and a religious minority an object of hate for the masses, in a deliberate attempt to turn the country against his fellow Americans who share those traits"
"I suspect these Republicans, and some political reporters, believe that this somehow exonerates Trump from the charge of bigotry, as though prejudice ceases to be prejudice if it becomes instrumental.”
"If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere," argues . "What Americans do now, in the face of this, will define us forever."
"America has not been here before."
“Having publicly told the school bully where and how to take their lunch money, the Democrats were surprised when he showed up.” Go read ⁦⁩’s piece immediately
"Trump is assailing the moral foundations of the multiracial democracy Americans have struggled to bring into existence since 1965, and unless Trumpism is defeated, that fragile project will fail." via
.: "This is not about Omar anymore ... It is about defending the idea that America should be a country for all its people. If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere."
I want ⁦⁩ to write a book about America and Trump just so I can review it.
"If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere," 's writes. "What Americans do now, in the face of this, will define us forever."
'If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere. What Americans do now, in the face of this, will define us forever.' From The Atlantic
"This is not about Omar anymore...It is about defending the idea that America should be a country for all its people. If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere."
'Send Her Back': The Battle That Will Define Us Forever - The Atlantic
"If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere," argues . "What Americans do now, in the face of this, will define us forever."
“Democrats held their breath waiting for Mueller to save them, + when he did not they, like their GOP predecessors, took to issuing sternly worded statements, tepid pleas for civility,+ concerned tweets as their primary methods of imposing accountability.”
"Trump is assailing the moral foundations of the multiracial democracy Americans have struggled to bring into existence since 1965, and unless Trumpism is defeated, that fragile project will fail." An important piece by . Read the whole thing.
Savvy pundits: your time is here. Admit what you are saying. Own your takes. "To defend the remarks as politically shrewd is to confess that the president is deliberately campaigning on the claim that only white people can truly, irrevocably be American."
I agree with every single word of this essay. He had me at describing the National Conservatism Conference as “an opportunity for people who may never have punched a time clock to declare their eternal enmity toward elites.”
“This is not about Omar anymore, or the other women of color who have been told by this president to ‘go back’ to their supposed countries of origin. It is about defending the idea that America should be a country for all its people.”
"Racism is the core of Trumpism"
What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever: If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere. by via
Brilliant #MustRead ... "Why we MUST defend against attacks by " from
"If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere," argues . "What Americans do now, in the face of this, will define us forever." Powerful piece
What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever
"Trump’s demand is less a factual assertion than a moral one, an affirmation of the president’s belief that American citizenship is conditional for people of color, who should be grateful we are even allowed to be here."
“Omar must be defended, but not because of her views on Israel, gay rights, or progressive taxation. You needn’t agree with her on any of those things; in fact, you needn’t...
Then again, we had basically all this same information before the election too...
Mmmm... "The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers “Go back to where you came from” as its example of potentially unlawful harassment on the basis of national origin."
This is a great article by (and not just because of its concise indictment of Democratic fecklessness).
“Having publicly told the school bully where and how to take their lunch money, the Democrats were surprised when he showed up.” (via )
"The leadership of the Democratic Party has shown more appetite for confronting and rebuking legislators representing the vulnerable communities Trump has targeted most often than it has for making the president mildly uncomfortable."
Under Trumpism, no defense of the /volk/ is a betrayal, even if it undermines the republic, and no attack on the /volk/’s hegemony can be legitimate, even if it is a defense of democracy.
Mmmm... "The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers “Go back to where you came from” as its example of potentially unlawful harassment on the basis of national origin."