The racism is strong in this one


What do these refugees from regions of turmoil really want? Peace? Stability? A better life for their children? No, they want our women, that’s what they want. Or so it seems to this woman who asked Donald Trump at one of his rallies the following question: “Do you think the refugees that are coming here, trying to come here, that are trying to go to Germany and all over Europe, do you think they are going to become priests and become celibate? If not, what is going to happen to the women in the world, the countries they are going to?”

Trump looked baffled and asked her what she meant and she clarified, “Do you think the refugees, those young, strong refugees that are trying to get into America, are going to remain celibate? Who are they going to hook up with?”

This question was so bizarre that even Trump, rarely at a loss for words or to miss an opportunity to fan xenophobia, said he didn’t want to answer it.

Comments

  1. says

    “Do you think those refugees, those young strong refugees that are trying to get into America, are going to remain celibate? Who are they going to hook up with?”

    She was probably referring to the central European women Trump imported for his breeding program.

  2. laurentweppe says

    What do these refugees from regions of turmoil really want? Peace? Stability? A better life for their children? No, they want our women, that’s what they want.

    I think it was Ta-Nehisi Coates who noted that the fear of the black rapist stemmed from the fact that for three hundred years, the planter aristocracy and their underlings relentlessly raped their slaves to the point their heirs have been terrified to this day by the idea that perhaps their former slaves wanted to settle the score by turning the tables.

    Fear that the downtrodden will turn into vengeful rapists is an old phantasm: I’m pretty sure many Roman patricians circa 20 BC were talking about how giving citizenship rights to Gauls would only lead them to molest well-bred Italian girls.

  3. says

    laurentweppe

    I think it was Ta-Nehisi Coates who noted that the fear of the black rapist stemmed from the fact that for three hundred years, the planter aristocracy and their underlings relentlessly raped their slaves to the point their heirs have been terrified to this day by the idea that perhaps their former slaves wanted to settle the score by turning the tables.

    That explains some of that in the USA, but it does not explain the persistence of similar myths in Europe.
    Personally, I’m very pissed off at how all the people who are usually Rape Culture Incorporate™ are suddenly concerned about women.Better said white women. Because they don’t give a fuck about the women in the refugee homes who usually have zero resources and protection against sexual assault.

  4. Lesbian Catnip says

    /start derail

    I’m pretty sure many Roman patricians circa 20 BC were talking about how giving citizenship rights to Gauls would only lead them to molest well-bred Italian girls.

    Wouldn’t they be Lombards in that era?

    /end derail

  5. laurentweppe says

    That explains some of that in the USA, but it does not explain the persistence of similar myths in Europe.

    Ya think? We (I mean the French) spent 130 raping the Maghreb: now we have a large chunk of the population voting for a family of inept, lazy, fascist parasites because they either

    1. Want to bring back the “bon vieux temps” of the colonial empire, when rich white people could rape their arabic housemaid with impunity, Thus CalvinismFascism
    2. Are certain that deep down, the descendants of Maghrebis still dream of “raping back” the white French, Thus CalvinismFascism

    Sure, most of the abuse done in the colonial era, especially with regard to Muslim countries were committed by the French and British (with the Iberians, Italians and Dutch abusing what the two larger empires hadn’t swallowed), but, the fact that Europe is already one single civilization, collectively carrying the heavy legacy of its member states has already become part of the collective unconscious, so the “We treated them like shit, so we must keep on treating them like shit because now they most certainly crave vengeance” rational applies to us as well.

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    Wouldn’t they be Lombards in that era?

    Naaaaah: the Lombards came much later, circa 500 AD

  6. laurentweppe says

    urg, the lack of an edit button here is always infuriating:

    Ya think? We (I mean the French) spent 130 raping the Maghreb: now we have a large chunk of the population voting for a family of inept, lazy, fascist parasites because they either

    Read: We (I mean the French) spent 130 years raping the Maghreb

  7. doublereed says

    Whenever I hear this sort of claim, it always comes off as a fetish to me. Like all this woman can think about is that these young, strong refugees are just going to take so forcefully the sweet innocent white women. She’s the woman. It’s her fantasy.

    Come on, this is what interracial porn tries to appeal to all the time. Usually it’s from men who dream of being more “animalistic” in bed. Whenever I hear people talking about how they’re going to take our women, I just imagine their browser history filled with interracial pornography.

  8. Holms says

    Apparently, all of the refugess are ‘young male adults’ – no elderly men, no male kids, and no women at all. Just a big ol’ raping menace for convenient othering.

  9. says

    doublereed
    There’s been a lot of false rumors about refugees raping German women and kids. Of course there is a lot of sexual assault going on*, but it’s against refugee women and children. About which there are no fucks given. Because it’s just “those people.” And when it’s given it usually has the racist overtones of “those people goin’ arapin'”, with feminist organisations seriously demanding that people who commt sexual assault be denied asylum.

    *As you’d expect when you put way too many people into one place without any resources to protect women and children against predators, regardless of where all those people come from.

    Holms

    Apparently, all of the refugess are ‘young male adults’ – no elderly men, no male kids, and no women at all.

    A large number are. Especially in Europe where people can simply travel by foot and boat. I expect it’s different in places where you have to arrive by plane and have to have your claim approved before you board. With the passage being dangerous and expensive in Europe, it’s often the least vulnerable members of a family who is sent off, the young men, while the others remain in refugee camps near Syria, hoping that they can then travel safely and legally. Of course, the German “christian” party who always want to protect the family from “Teh Gayz” wants to change the rules that allow families of accepted refugees to follow them.
    There isn’t a majority of young men because they aren’t really in danger and just want to come over here living the sweet life, fucking all the blond women. There’S a majority of young men because the others haven’T arrived yet…

  10. laurentweppe says

    Apparently, all of the refugess are ‘young male adults’ – no elderly men, no male kids, and no women at all.

    That reminds me, when my grandfather arrived in France from fascist Italy, he was branded “Young Male Adult” by the authorities of the time.
    That was in 1927
    He was born in 1915

    ***

    There isn’t a majority of young men because they aren’t really in danger and just want to come over here living the sweet life, fucking all the blond women. There’S a majority of young men because the others haven’T arrived yet…

    Also, a lot of young men went to Europe to escape being drafted into Daesh or the pro-Assad militias. Apparently “I don’t want to be forced by a bunch of parasitic sociopaths to kill my own neighbors” isn’t sufficient to prove one’s commitment to Western values anymore.

  11. doublereed says

    @Giliell

    Yea, the reality of sexual assault in these situations is frightening and terrifying. But this is about the bizarre fantasy sexual assault that isn’t happening and yet captures the racist imagination.

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