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Bret Stephens and David Frum: two white men who are perfectly ok with Fascist Steve Bannon - who is uniting far right populists around the world, because, you know: ideas, civility, debate. But Ilhan Omar! That’s their line. Their line is a Black Muslim woman who won’t shut up.
And this is your not-so-friendly reminder that the “resistance” eagerly embraced Frum, a Bush speech writer, because he opposes Trump. Trump is the fruition of those Bush years. Racist, misogynist, Islamophobic.
White Americans’ willful amnesia is what brings us support for Frum as part of the “resistance” and also the “this isn’t my America” inanities. All connected. If none of this hate affects you personally, it’s easy to forget.
And this is why newly elected women of colour so rankle, make so many uncomfortable: because that America that elevates the David Frum’s and the Bret Stephens’ has never been our America, because we have not forgotten that GOP are guilty of Islamophobia & Dems are not guiltless
Because those newly elected women of colour are upending politics as usual - the usual being the rules put in place by men like Frum and Stephens and so long upheld by others who play within those lines because their privilege has made it possible: whiteness, wealth, Christianity
Ask why David “The Resistance” Frum was willing to “debate” fascist Steve Bannon last year and yet accuses “The Democrats are falling into the Ilhan Omar trap.” Fascists and far right populists are gaining power globally and yet one of just 2 Muslim women lawmakers is a trap.
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