Yes, Mark, for those who have never risen above their reptilian brain stem and base ego fear of the "other" will always make for a demagogue's paradise.

But fear of the unknown in regard to race is finally fading fast. As the leading edge of America's multicultural society,Obama sparked a wild backlash that lead to Trump.

But we are now finally past the leading edge of a multiculatural society. We are iactually in it and thus fear of the unknown as to what mught happen to White people is melting away.

Just look at the endless TV commercials of the last sevearl years laced with Black and White friends and families. Indeed, Americans are adjusting to a multicultual nation much faster than Trump can create racial hatreds.

In fact Trump may have inadvertantly lanced the boil of racial hatred. Race matters will never be perfect, but they surely can be what they need to be.

Without heavy voter suppression and massive outside interference Trump will be crushed in November along with his gutless political pals.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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