Professor Erika Lee’s recent work: America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States is highly recommended reading for this moment in time.

In the book, Dr. Lee gives a thorough summary of the emergence of the Know-Nothing Party (also known as the American Party and Order of the Star-Spangled Banner.)


The Know-Nothing Party was a collection of individuals who were anti-expert, anti-professional politicians, and anti-immigrant except if the person was White Anglo Saxon Protestant. The southern branches of the party also supported the expansion of slavery.

Does this sound familiar?

Others on Blog for Arizona like AZ Blue Meanie and David Safier have pointed out this similarity in earlier pieces.

Recent events further confirm this transformation.

The Modern Republican Party, led by its Chief Demagogue KKK endorsed Concentration Camp supporting Know-Nothing (according to Bolton, he thought Britain was not a nuclear power, Finland was still part of Russia, and the massacre at Tiananmen Square occurred 15 years ago when it happened in 1989)has become nothing more than a fringe group of science-denying, history ignorant, false conspiracy theory, Fox Island and Trump Zone resident brainwashed cultists.

You have Governors in states like Arizona, Florida, and Nebraska not mandating the wearing of masks.

The Governor of Nebraska (Pete Ricketts) has even threatened to cut off local governments in his state from aid funds if they require their residents to wear masks.

What an ass.

At least Doug Ducey gave the Mayors in the Grand Canyon State, after a massive pressure campaign during the current COVID 19 surge, the latitude to proclaim mask-wearing guidelines and procedures.

You have the 2016 Popular Vote Loser and Stable Genius inviting 20,000 people to a potential death trap at an indoor rally in Tulsa Oklahoma when his own CDC guidelines say this would be a huge pandemic public health risk.

Editorial Cartoon from Rob Rogers

What is scary (and criminal) is that the Trump Campaign team is making people sign a waiver, absolving Trump and his team of any liability should any of the crowded 20,000 people get the Coronavirus.

Editorial Cartoon from RJ Matson

It is scarier that there are people that have camped out by the rally location for close to a week who are willing to sign the waiver and risk their health/life to attend the rally.

Editorial Cartoon from Darren Bell

Talk about Know-Nothing.

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned yesterday of the anti-science attitude in the Nation and the White House, commenting:

“One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are — for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable — they just don’t believe science and they don’t believe authority. So when they see someone up in the White House, which has an air of authority to it, who’s talking about science, that there are some people who just don’t believe that — and that’s unfortunate because, you know, science is truth. It’s amazing sometimes the denial there is. It’s the same thing that gets people who are anti-vaxxers, who don’t want people to get vaccinated, even though the data clearly indicate the safety of vaccines. That’s really a problem.”

Fauci also warned that it may not be safe for the National Football League to have its season.

To which, Mr. Trump (the person who told people it was okay to open wounds to light and inject themselves with bleach to treat COVID 19) tweeted that one of the most prominent health experts in the country “has nothing to do with the NFL.”

Mr. Trump, upset at yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that gave a temporary reprieve for DACA recipients (because he and his team did not know how to follow the proper procedures and paperwork,) said his administration would be filing proper paperwork soon.

These are good people that need a government that will provide them a path to citizenship, not a Know-Nothing KKK endorsed Demagogue who will treat them as legislative pawns and scapegoats.

It is dangerous when one of the country’s two major political parties has deteriorated to a fringe racist nativist mob that denies scientific and historical facts as well as reality.

Voters should not support any candidate from the new Know-Nothing Party.

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