President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to make white nationalist Stephen Bannon one of his top aides terrified anyone who was familiar with his work at alt-right website Breitbart. Unfortunately, many others don’t see what the big deal is. For those still in doubt that this is one of the most dangerous decisions Trump could make as far as his administration goes, this is going to change quite a few minds.
A former colleague of Bannon has just recently spoken out about Trump’s new senior counselor. Despite insisting that Bannon is “not a racist”, Hollywood co-worker Julia Jones admitted that Trump definitely spoke of how some people are genetically superior to others – which was the very same belief that motivated Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany. Ms. Jones also confessed that Bannon had once said that if African Americans lost the right to vote, it wouldn’t necessarily be “such a bad thing.”
Ms. Jones… said that in their years working together, Mr. Bannon occasionally talked about the genetic superiority of some people and once mused about the desirability of limiting the vote to property owners.
“I said, ‘That would exclude a lot of African-Americans,’” Ms. Jones recalled. “He said, ‘Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.’ I said, ‘But what about Wendy?’” referring to Mr. Bannon’s executive assistant. “He said, ‘She’s different. She’s family.’”
This statement should seriously terrify all of us, no matter what race you are. Taking away the constitutional rights of a group of people would only put us on the fast-track to Trump’s promise to set our country back several decades, to a time where white men were the only true citizens in America. Trump and Bannon have basically found their racist soul mates in each other, and this pair is extremely dangerous. There is no telling what inhumane things they will do, and whose rights they will take away.