Can We Stop Calling Grown White Men Kids?

Can We Stop Calling Grown White Men ‘Kids’?

Trump Jr. is an adult.

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Donald Trump Jr. Not a kid. 

Either Donald Trump Jr. is a key character in possibly the biggest political scandal of our time, or he’s just a “kid” with good intentions, who simply didn’t know any better. 

In the days following the Russian meeting controversy involving Trump Jr., there’s been an absurd though unsurprising attempt by some to lean on the latter narrative.

On Wednesday, one friend of Trump Jr. continued the trend of subtlety infantilizing him, telling The Washington Post:

“The kid is an honest kid. The White House should’ve never let that story go out on the president’s son … What he’s upset about was that it was a minor meeting and the media glare — anything that’s Russia-related, gets picked up the way roaches get caught in a roach motel.”

President Trump reportedly said of the scandal, according to reporter Jim Acosta, “He’s a good boy. He’s a good kid. And he had a meeting. Nothing happened.”

 

A satirical illustration on the cover of the latest issue of New Yorker magazine enforced this idea by mocking Trump Jr. as a naughty child about to be “grounded” by his disappointed dad. 

 

This rhetoric is yet another example of how white men are constantly and conveniently positioned as children whenever they mess up. We’ve seen it with Ryan Lochte, and even more recently with former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Grown men, given the benefit of the doubt in situations where others would most certainly be dragged. 

Yes, Trump Jr. is experiencing his fair share of (deserved) scrutiny over this incident, but the very fact that people including the president of the United States are defending him by using the word “kid” is still incredibly significant.

One could argue that this really just a question of semantics, that using “kid” is more colloquial than anything. But language, especially the way its used by politicians and within mainstream media, has a subtlety powerful way of conveniently shifting a narrative.

What makes this especially frustrating is that for people of color, especially young black men and women, the “just a kid” excuse is rarely ever an option. Research has shown that black boys as young as 10 are viewed by police as older and less innocent than white children, while a Georgetown Law Center study released in June found that black girls are seen as older and less innocent than white kids at as young as 5. Black kids simply aren’t allowed to be “kids.”

Meanwhile, Trump Jr. is 39 years old. Thats 22 years older than Trayvon Martin was when on the night he was killed. That’s 27 years older than Tamir Rice, who was shot by police while innocently playing in a Cleveland park. And that’s 25 years older than Raymond Santana was in 1989, the year he became the youngest member of the Central Park Five.

You know, the group of black and brown boys, ages 14 to 16, who Donald Trump famously said should be given the death penalty for a crime they didn’t even commit. Nobody was talking about how they were just kids in the wrong place at the wrong time back then.

Donald Trump Jr. is not just a kid, and his actions, therefore, cannot be chalked up to youthful naiveté. Especially considering the fact that his actions could make a serious impact on the future on American politics. 

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"Can We Stop Calling Grown White Men Kids?"

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Their calling grown ass White men "boys" is nothing but CHILD-psychology they disseminate to condition the public [the White public] into seeing the perp(s) as some immature, ignorant little kid who doesn't know what he's doing, etc.

It's the perfect EXCUSE for racist Trump supporters, and it's the perfect spot on D'Nile for all White Americans who don't want admit that all that is wrong with America [and the entire planet, for that matter] is the fault of White males.  

It's also the Hitler psych tactic of, "if you say something enough times, people will begin to believe it"; after all everything that is going down with this racist regime is right out of Hitler's playbook.  

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  1. “The greater the lie, the greater the chance that it will be believed.”
  2. “Words build bridges into unexplored regions.”
  3. “Keep a very firm grasp on reality, so you can strangle it at any time.”
  4. “Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.”
  5. “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”
  6. “People may not always believe what you say, but they will believe what you do.”
  7. “For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man. And no more than a hundred empty heads make one wise man will an heroic decision arise from a hundred cowards.”
  8. “God is not moved or impressed with our worship until our hearts are moved and impressed by Him.”
  9. “Never trust a person who isn’t having at least one crisis.”
  10. “Money glitters, beauty sparkles, and intelligence shines.”
  11. “Life is like a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.”
  12. “Who says I am not under the special protection of God?”
  13. “There must be no majority decisions, but only responsible persons, and the word ‘council’ must be restored to its original meaning. Surely every man will have advisers by his side, but the decision will be made by one man.”
  14. “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
  15. “The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.”
  16. “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”
  17. “How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started — that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed.”
  18. “It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”
  19. “Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.”
  20. “The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes”
  21. “Strength lies not in defense but in attack.”
  22. “I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator”
  23. “Great liars are also great magicians.”
  24. “I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature”
  25. “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”
  26. “A single blow must destroy the enemy… without regard of losses… a gigantic all-destroying blow.”
  27. “Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.”
  28. “The day of individual happiness has passed”
  29. “I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.”
  30. “To be a leader means to be able to move masses.”
  31. “Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.”
  32. “It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”
  33. “The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.”
  34. “Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.”
  35. “The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.”
  36. “Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
  37. “The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.”
  38. “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed”
  39. “The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
  40. “Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.”
  41. “If you r living on the edge, make sure you’re wearing your seat belt.”
  42. “It is not truth that matters, but victory”
  43. “When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
  44. “The art of leadership. . . consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. . . .”
  45. “Who says I am not under the special protection of God?”
  46. “By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise”
  47. “When u r in light, everything will follow u. But when u enter dark, even your own shadow will not follow u that is life”
  48. “For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man.”
  49. “Obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but only to be broken.”
  50. “Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.”

 

 

They're initially the white man's kid. That's all they are. They grow into big pain in the asses.They kill each other, they kill us, they hate us, they think they're better than us. Only thing different, is they came from white penises and pink vaginas; no more, no less. When they get over age 50, without makeup, they'll scare the fuck out of you to look at them. Age spots and dots, wrinkles and crinkles. Scary lookin' Neanderthals, from whence they came, nobody nobody knows. Wherever they came from, I sincerely wish they'd go the fuck back, quick, fast and in a hurry, with the Orange Anus leading the pack with his family and 250 lawyers.

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