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Det Store Fede Trump Show: Trumps støtter i åben krig mod indvandring

Donald Trumps tilhængere udnytter deres kandidats kontroversielle udtalelser i voldsomme videoer rettet mod indvandrere.

Til sine valgmøder reciterer Trump undertiden dele af teksten fra en sang af Oscar Brown fra 1963, som soulmusikeren Al Wilson udgav i 1968. Sangen hedder "The Snake" og er en genfortolkning af Æsops berømte fabel om bonden og giftslangen.

Hør Trump oplæse "The Snake" her (YouTube)

Teksten handler om en kvinde, der finder en halvfrossen giftslange, som tigger om at komme med hende hjem. Kvinden forbarmer sig, men giftslangen bider hende som tak og dræber hende. Da hun spørger "hvorfor?" svarer giftslangen: "Du vidste, jeg var en slange!" Budskabet er simpelt. 

Kvinden er USA, slangen er indvandrere og islam. En ukendt person har taget Trumps tale og lavet en video, hvor Trumps tale akkompagneres af billeder af flygtninge i Europa og Islamisk Stat. Budskabet er simpelt. Trump er den eneste, der kan forhindre USA i at blive et nyt Europa.

Det er et budskab, som er udbredt - især blandt Republikanske vælgere. Trump er blot den første, der nærmest uden filter tager emnet op.

Man kan hævde, at Trump dermed ligner så mange andre politikere i Europa, og at han ikke er det unikke fænomen, mange har gjort ham til, men et billede på en udbredt politisk kultur, der har været en del af europæisk politik i en årrække.

The Snake

On her way to work one morning, 

down the path along side the lake.

A tender-hearted woman saw a poor, half-frozen snake.

His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew.

"Oh well," she cried, "I'll take you in and I'll take care of you."

"Take me in, oh tender woman.

Take me in, for heaven's sake.

Take me in, oh tender woman," sighed the vicious snake.

She wrapped him all cozy in a curvature of silk.

And then laid him by her fireside with some honey and some milk.

Now she hurried home from work that night and soon as she arrived,

She found that pretty snake she'd taken in and revived.

"Take me in, oh tender woman.

Take me in, for heaven's sake.

Take me in, oh tender woman," sighed the vicious snake.

Now she clutched him to her bosom.

"You're so beautiful," she cried.

"But if I hadn't brought you in by now you would have died."

She stroked his pretty skin again and then she kissed and held him tight.

Instead of saying, "thank you," that snake gave her a vicious bite.

"I saved you," cried that woman

"And you've bit me even, why?

You know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die"

"Oh shut up, silly woman," said the reptile with a grin

"You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in

"Take me in, oh tender woman

Take me in, for heaven's sake

Take me in oh tender woman, " sighed the snake