In the Jan. 4 Point of View “Another round of blaming the Other,” once again we are schooled by a liberal, Scott Huler, who metaphorically “looks down” from on high and claims that Donald Trump supporters should be viewed as another in a long line of lamentable wrong-headed movements, “including McCarthy, the Klan, Japanese internment.” Huler also threw in “movements against Italians, Irish, African-Americans, Catholics, Jews.”
After some opening scatological blasts, Huler purported to teach us a lesson in “jingoism.” According to Huler, the day after 9/11 was “a much worse one” because some Americans actually believed the Muslim groups who incessantly proclaim they are at war with American infidels.
Apparently in the fall of 2001, Huler and his family were at a restaurant in New York, and he had to endure a rendition of “God Bless America” sung by other patrons. Huler then shared with us some obscure literary allusions, all ridiculing any American who has the audacity to fight back and protect himself.
Trump and his supporters recognize that we are in a conflict, and we need to identify the enemy. A major impediment in protecting ourselves is political correctness, which Huler is seeking to promulgate.