“authoritarians often resort to casual and spurious accusations of misogyny, racism, and homophobia. The goal is to manipulate the boundaries of acceptable speech by smearing their targets with socially unacceptable labels and to write off speakers they don’t like as bigots so they don’t have to engage with the speaker’s arguments.”
The Strange Paradox At The Heart of the Alt-Right
Gillian Branstetter
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This has become the ultimate self-fulling prophecy, and Trump is a master of it. Call a judge of Mexican descent biased, and when people naturally call you racist because of that you get to play the victim…and some people actually fall for this…

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