The Slow Death of Neo-Conservatism and the Eurocentric Era

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Washington, DC is currently in the middle of Trump’s taco bowl diplomacy controversy-with Trump  facing disapproval ratings north of 70% among Hispanic voters, Donald Trump reached out Thursday, with a fork. He tweeted a photo of himself at his desk in Trump Tower, smiling and giving a thumbs-up, with a taco bowl in front of him. “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!” the tweet said. (pic, below)

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Is this move defensible? Well- “Hispanic,” as defined by the Census Bureau, as well as by common sense, is not a race. It is rather a designation of immigrant provenance that has been applied in ways ever more bizarre as the years have passed. It classifies people by national language—not the language of the immigrant—so that a youngster from the Dominican Republic gets lumped together with an Indian from the Bolivian highlands (even if that Indian does not speak Spanish), not with a Haitian who grew up ten miles away (even if that Haitian does).
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On the opposite side of the deep divide is the G.O.P or beter known as the Republican Party-known to many as a passionate core of true believers mostly American, mature whites, and armed with right wing values has contributed to record turnout numbers in the first wave of primary polls, and, despite a series of missteps from Trump, they’re not wavering in their support for the front-runner. In opposition to the swelling polls- According to the US Census the minority population rise is boiling again, with xenophobia against Arabs at a height, and Latinos, already the largest minority according to the latest US Census data–35.3 million strong.

“If Trump has the most delegates and they go with someone else, I’m out,” said Joe Geiger, a Trump supporter from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Citing a study by Northwestern University psychologists Maureen Craig and Jennifer Richeson, Jamelle Bouie frets that white Americans who are Neocons will react to their future minority status with ever-more conservative leanings and angst, perhaps making the country’s future electorate as racially polarized. Here’s what the study found:

Using a nationally representative survey of self-identified politically “independent” whites, Craig and Richeson conducted three experiments. In the first, they asked respondents about the racial shift in California—if they had heard the state had become majority-minority. What they found was a significant shift toward Republican identification, which increased for those who lived closest to the West Coast.

Neocons represent a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among Democrats who became disenchanted with the party’s domestic and especially foreign policy. Many of its adherents became politically famous during the Republican presidential administrations of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Neoconservatives peaked in influence during the administrations of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, when they played a major role in promoting and planning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Prominent neoconservatives in the George W. Bush administration included Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton Elliott Abrams, Richard Perle, and Paul Bremer. Senior officials Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. (below)

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Classic American Errors Caused by Failings of Neoconservative Policy

1. False Premise for Going to Iraq War

2. 45 Million Americans Without Health Insurance

3. Controversial Assertion of Executive Power

4. Skyrocketing Deficit

5. Too close to the Edge on Torture

6. Politicization of the Department of Justice

7. No Robust, Sustained Alternative Energy Policy

8. Hurricane Katrina Exposed FEMA Woes

9. SEC Allows Investment Banks to Go Unregulated

10. No Child Left Behind: A Few Bumps in the Road

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One has to wonder just how severe of a crisis will be posed to Republicans if Trump fails to claim the nomination. That’s because the Trump movement—risks alienating a motivated base of American supporters. If the G.O.P were smart then they should consider the “Browning of America,” and if the Trump Campaign were smart then they would do the same.

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