White Supremacy, The Grift that Keeps On Giving

In my previous post I try to explain why nearly half of the white people in this country believe that America belongs to them.

The Founding Fathers’ implied promise of white supremacy is so deeply ingrained that too many white people will vote against their own self interests in support of candidates that even mildly hint at policies, protocols, and procedures in legislative and administrative enactments that are oppressive re the marginalized people of color, and that favor white people over people who are not white.

Trump has succeeded in instinctively tapping into this American reflex and created a persona made out of political whole cloth.

He came down that escalator as the personification and embodiment of the Great White Hope who alone could fix, follow up, follow through, and fulfill the broken implied promise of White Supremacy in the wake of the presidency of a black man.

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public/people…

—-Widely attributed to American author and social critic H. L. Mencken (1880–1956)

Americans, as a group, are not especially intelligent and can be readily entertained or fooled to produce financial benefit for someone.

President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

This explains, in large measure, why Trump has been able to cash in on his inauguration and the big lie.

Trump’s Inaugural Committee raised an all-time record of $107 million, well over twice the amount raised by [President Barack] Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Committee, and in all likelihood spent considerably less for Trump’s inauguration than was spent on either of Obama’s inaugurations.

To date, Trump has grifted in excess of 250 million with the big lie ( that’s a quarter of a billion dollars to me and you Rusty) and will raise much more should he run in ’24.

So here’s my question:

Where is all of this money, and where is it going?