Guilt-by-association is one of liberals’ favorite tools to use against conservatives: if you borrow gum from a classmate in the third grade, who gets in a traffic accident 20-years later, it becomes clear proof you’re a racist, sexist, cis-gendered homophobe.
Ana Cox used that strategy in her MTV article on Monday, claiming that Donald Trump’s rhetoric on issues like immigration and his supporters’ tendency to be non-college educated white men are clear signs that they’re white supremacists.
If Trump supporters must be linked to his rhetoric, then Hillary Clinton voters must be linked to her record of supporting, advocating, and voting in favor destroying black and brown lives through war, drone bombings, and mass incarceration.
The Clintons have a long history of supporting white supremacists. While Trump was receiving the Ellis Island Award with Rosa Parks for supporting brotherhood and diversity, Bill and Hillary were being mentored by segregationist Sen. J. William Fulbright.
Bill was especially taken by Fulbright, and when he died, the former President delivered his eulogy and claimed he “made the world a better place.”
His vice president Al Gore’s father was also a segregationist, and actively worked against both the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act.
Bill’s affinity for white supremacists must have rubbed off on Hillary because she spent much of her time as First Lady advocating for locking up young black men, or as she prefers to call them “super predators.”
She never spoke out against her husband’s food sanctions that killed 500,000 Iraqi children, and endorsed continuing the embargo even after the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator declared the sanctions as “genocide.”
Clinton was not bothered by the death of Iraqi children any more than she was about the War in Iraq. She was one of the loudest Democratic supporters in the Senate, and only called the war “a mistake” when announcing her bid for the White House in 2015. What’s a million dead Iraqis when political power is at stake?
As Secretary of State, Clinton pushed for more intervention, more war, and more dead brown people.
War wasn’t the only way Hillary completely disregarded the lives of people of color, she used her office as Secretary of State to suspiciously give government contracts out to companies that donated to the Clinton Foundation or paid Bill for speeches. The people of Haiti were victims of this practice and saw billions of dollars in aid mismanaged.
Clinton supporters are likely aware of these incidents, which explains why she’s winning highly educated voters in the polls.
Using MTV logic, a vote for Clinton is a declaration of normalizing the destruction of black and brown people worldwide. People like Cox are much more comfortable with discussing white supremacy on her computer than reflecting on the actions actually taken by Hillary Clinton.