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End of the American dream? The dark history of 'America first'

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When he promised to put America first in his inaugural speech,  Trump drew on a slogan with a long and sinister history – a sign of what was to follow in his presidency. The slogan is deeply entangled with the country’s brutal legacy of slavery and white nationalism, its conflicted relationship to immigration, nativism and xenophobia. Gradually, the complex and often terrible tale this slogan represents was lost to mainstream history – but kept alive by underground fascist movements. “America first” is, to put it plainly, a dog whistle. The truth is that eruptions of American conservative populism are nothing new – and “America first” has been associated with them for well over a century. This is merely the latest iteration of a powerful strain of populist demagoguery from Pres. Andrew Jackson to Louisiana Sen. Huey Long a century later – one that now extends to Trump.

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You know what's scary? To see the Klan guys with their arms crossed like Trump. Is the Racist pu**y-grabbing Twitter Freak sending them a message?


Submitted on Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 3:07:10 PM

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There's no arguing that the slogan 'America First' is toxic with its vindication of any behavior, including entitled imperialist.

The slogan invoked by many congresspeople, however, is worse and in fact traitorous: 'Israel First'.

Submitted on Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 12:52:20 AM

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Thanks, valuable.

But I would insist on a difference between President Andrew Jackson and Louisiana Sen. Huey Long.

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"During Long's years in power, great strides were made in infrastructure, education and health care. Long was notable among southern politicians for avoiding race baiting, and according to Harry T. Williams, Long sought to improve the lot of poor blacks as well as poor whites.[4] Under Long's leadership, hospitals and educational institutions were expanded, a system of charity hospitals was set up that provided health care for the poor, massive highway construction and free bridges brought an end to rural isolation. He remains a controversial figure in Louisiana history, with critics and supporters debating whether he could have become a dictator, or was a demagogue, "

Jackson just murdered Native Americans and paid off the national debt.

Submitted on Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 3:22:22 PM

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