The television screen made Barr popular and rich but it was a screen connected to the web through Twitter that once and for all glaringly showed the world that her internal hatred and racism actually helped fueled her career by giving her a large audience that somehow can relate to her. So let’s not forget Barr’s persona is a creation of collective hatred disseminated on a screen to an adoring crowd. She didn’t suddenly become a racist or someone who would support the racist President Donald Trump. Her fame qualified the hate, masked its stench.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump endorsed through Twitter the English group Britain First, which espouses fascist principles, including racism, religious bigotry and extreme nationalism.
Donald Trump’s failure to immediately and harshly condemn the white supremacists who brought their hatred to Charlottesville Saturday is a tragic sign our country is on the brink of widespread street violence.