President Trump has joined us in celebrating Black History Month 2018:
“This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation — contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage. Over the course of our Nation’s history, African Americans have endured egregious discrimination and bigotry. They have, nevertheless, always been determined to contribute their earnest efforts to America’s greatness. …
It was not until 1948 that President Harry S. Truman ordered desegregation of the military, providing “equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the Armed Forces without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.” It took another 5 years before the Secretary of Defense abolished the last segregated African-American military unit. These hard won victories for justice catalyzed other victories, as they cast a harsh light on aspects of our social and civic lives that remained segregated. Those who fought against and ended segregation in the military reminded the Nation of its obligation to the self-evident truth of equality written into the Declaration of Independence.”
I get so tired of people saying Donald Trump is “moving the Overton Window.”
In reality, he is going through the motions of the presidency and celebrating every politically correct holiday on the multicultural calendar: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, National Hispanic Heritage Month, National Native American Heritage Month and so on. He signed a bill to create Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, honored Rosa Parks and attended the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Vice President Mike Pence has been even worse. He joined President Trump in wearing a yarmulke at the Western Wall in Israel. He gave the most cucked speech by an American politician ever seen in Israel on the floor of the Knesset. It was called a Zionist sermon in Israel. He celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by standing before the MLK monument in awe.
Before I get the inevitable “what did you expect” in response, the answer is nothing. I didn’t expect anything different from President Trump and Vice President Pence who are going through the motions and hewing to the norms of the presidency. Clearly, they are following the path of least resistance in these symbolic gestures. The thing that irritates me to no end are the MAGAcucks who make absurd arguments that there has been some great change in Washington and that Donald Trump is our secret friend and he is moving the Overton Window with 4D Chess when that isn’t happening at all.
This has been a conventional Republican presidency that has preserved the norms of mainstream conservatism. It isn’t moving the Overton Window. We’re now in our second year of this. We’re going through the multicultural calendar all over again. There hasn’t been any change.
Note: In case you were wondering, there are no White House proclamations celebrating White people. Everyone other race and group is celebrated and honored.