Depsite all the tantrums the Far-Right threw about Clinton mentioning that it was deplorable to be a racist and a bigot, the special snowflakes on the Right have no problem declaring that anyone who isn't just like them -- following their religious creed, believing their political theology -- is "not really human."
Here's Rod Dreher, insisting in another wall of text ranting screed that anyone who isn't Christian-like-him isn't "fully human."
For [LGBT people]. one’s full humanity requires being able to express sexual and psychosexual desires, because these things are part of their identity. For traditional Christians, being fully human (in the sense of fulfilling our nature) requires ordering those desires to the ideal God reveals to us in Scripture and in nature. Understand me clearly: I’m not saying that LGBT people are “less than human,” any more than I would say that someone who cheats on his wife is less than human. Rather, I’m saying that all of us realize our full humanity when we live by certain truths embedded within Creation. In this sense, sin can be seen as a failure to be fully human, i.e., to fulfill God’s will for ourselves.
Not "less than human," Dreher insists, is somehow different from "not fully human." Sure, bro.
He goes on, by the way, to expand that "not fully human" definition to all progressives.
You'll remember Trump Jr. said the same thing a few days ago. And as we know from history, this is a typical move made by those who wish to strip away the civil rights (and sometimes the lives) of those they agree with: they paint their opposition as not-really-humans. Rats and vermin, Nazis called the Jews; during WWII, it was easier for Roosevelt to strip Japanese-Americans of their rights and their property because most American citizens did not consider Asians fully human.
Same for African-Americans -- well, I was going to say pre-1955, but hell, that's still true. Most Americans think it's fine for the police to shoot down black Americans, whatever their age or gender, because they don't really see black people as people.
It's been easy for Trump to treat immigrants the way he's treating them for the same reason -- those (brown) immigrants aren't, for far too many people in this country, really humans (not like white straight men are humans).
Now the Far Right -- our modern Conservatives, our Evangelical-Conservatives -- are doing the same to progressives. We're not really people. We're not "fully human."
This is, after all, what Trump and his followers meant by "Make America Great Again." What they meant is they want to return to an America where straight white Christian men are human, and no one else (really) is. In that world, only straight white Christian men are granted civil rights, or human rights. Only those men are entitled to respect under the law, or an equal playing field.
That's the "great" America they want.