From The Guardian:
The American civil war didn’t end. And Trump is a Confederate president
Rebecca Solnit, Sun 4 Nov 2018
His supporters hark back to an 1860s fantasy of white male dominance. But the Confederacy won’t win in the long run
In the 158th year of the American civil war, also known as 2018, the Confederacy continues its recent resurgence. Its victims include black people, of course, but also immigrants, Jews, Muslims, Latinos, trans people, gay people and women who want to exercise jurisdiction over their bodies.
… Of course, not all white men support extending that old domination, but those who do see themselves and their privileges as under threat in a society in which women are gaining powers, and demographic shift is taking us to a US in which white people will be a minority by 2045. …
We had an ardent Unionist president for eight years, and now we are 21 months into the reign of an openly Confederate president …
Rebecca Solnit is a Guardian US columnist. She is the author of Men Explain Things to Me and The Mother of All Questions
After all, Trump’s big breakthrough in the Electoral College was winning the Confederate states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. You can’t get much more Deep South than Michigan’s UP. And Trump’s mother was born in Tong in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, which is pretty far south compared to the Shetland Islands or Spitzbergen. Also, Trump Tower is on 5th Avenue south of Central Park, if you get my drift.