Voting blocs, smoting blocs, who gives a damn? I got bloc'd in traffic the other day! This is America and everybody has a "voting bloc!" What ya' didn't know they're on sale at Walmart? Two for a dolla'.
Yah, I get it. Voting blocs are part of the American experience. What you may not get is that we are discussing two entirely different things.
When we look at American bloc voting it has been issue oriented about American civil rights, immigration, and American life. These are American issues brought front and center by American people, to be decided by and for American people.
Looking at the largest American bloc voter segments today we find " In the 2012 elections, African-Americans accounted for about 13% of total votes, while Hispanics accounted for about 10% of the electorate." Add in the Asian-American bloc vote " ..., that figure is nearing 6 percent and spiraling upward.
These represent what is purported to be the largest voting blocs in America today and yet, " Arab Americans make up about one percent of the US population , but many live in the swing states that could decide the White House race." What's really weird about this election is that Arab Americans are predominately Christian and traditionally voted Republican- oopsie Mr. Trump.
What's different about the voting blocs I am describing is they could care less about American democracy or civil rights. As a matter of fact, they hate the idea of it.They were the constituency of governments in exile that served Nazi Germany in WWII. They are still ultra-nationalist politically and serve the foreign governments they set up when the Soviet Union collapsed.
If they were "democratic" would it be reasonable to assume the countries they set up or helped set up and support would be democratic too? Their impulse to support nationalist countries is so overwhelming for them they could give a damn when Americans lose their lives in wars they start for their foreign governments...so be it.
Four short examples of this are the Polish presidential election of 2015, Ukrainian-American perceptions about themselves, the actual reason we fought the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the elections of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. People self-describe themselves clearly in their actions.
Remember 1+1 always=2. In 2015 Andrzej Duda was elected president of Poland. That sounds democratic. But president Duda is profoundly ultra-nationalist. This sounds like a problem for Poland, right? Well, no, Polish-Americans voted in that election and showed their true democratic colors.
More than 80% of Polish-Americans voting, supported the Nazi, now president, Duda. The Telegraph called it the "Velvet Road to Dictatorship."What would be a good start for a Nationalist/Nazi president of Poland?
How about Holocaust denial?Shown in Part I, Polish-Americans make up 10% of America's electorate on their own. In America, Polish-Americans that voted for Duda traditionally prefer to vote for the Democratic ticket.
In February 2015 I wrote an article about the illegality of Ukrainian-Americans supplying weapons to volunteer groups in Ukraine that were systematically killing civilians. Even though they openly stated at the time that funding was going for weapons, knew they were openly breaking Federal Law, the practice continues.
The Ukrainian Diaspora even acknowledged that this is illegal in their own publication linked below. " Supplies are all nonlethal equipment, as sending weapons would be illegal. "
This has been going on for the entire war in Ukraine, from Maidan onward. Open calls for weapons donation funding became common in American social media.
How do they self-identify? Did Adolf Hitler call himself a Nazi? Would Adolf Hitler be happy if you called him a Nazi to his face? Or was it how his enemy identified him? Are these Ukrainian-Americans Republican, Democrats, or Independents? Or Nazi? Do they believe in Democracy for Ukraine? For America?