Mister Node has been following for some time with increasing wonder what is happening in the USA under a combination of crises. He noted four: the black-lives-matter crisis, the institutional law enforcement crisis, the economic crisis and the coronavirus crisis. Calculating from June 10, 2020, backwards they are all only visible for a small number of months. Considering white-supremacy group thinking deserves attention because such thinking is operational in all four crises. Such thinking is expressed in tweets by the President of the USA. For example the following:
Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump tweeted this at 5:01 AM, June 11, 2020
The reasons why this tweet shows white supremacy thinking are the following. There is a colorful collection of people who have been demonstrating for 14 days now against the institutional repression of black people in the USA. That repression is demonstrable. Demonstrating is a constitutional right in the USA. Trump describes the protesters as ugly anarchists. Those protesters are Seattle citizens. Trump identifies himself with the owner of a city that sees it taken away from him by its ctizens.
Here is symmetry with the ingenuity that previously characterized Dutch racist thinking. In 1736 a slave named Claes escaped from Curacao as a stowaway on a ship to the Netherlands where there was no legal title for slavery. However, the Supreme Court stated when asked that he would remain the property of his owner, because otherwise he would be a thief of his own self and thus would become stolen property.