Another Day in the Empire
Trump supporters, don’t look too close.
If you do, you may (or probably not) notice something.
Trump is not much different than Obama.
Sure, the Donald will placate his loyal MAGA supporters by shutting down a couple government agencies. He will continue to give lip service to so-called conservative social issues. He delights his supporters by trashing Clinton, never mind he invited the Clintons to his wedding and golfs with Bill.
Meanwhile, on the foreign policy front, things remain the same.
In fact, things are worse.
Trump will carve up Syria. His military is killing a record number of civilians, including American grade schoolers. He is threatening to attack Iran and North Korea. He wants to confront China in the South China Sea. The Donald wants to spend billions on an already obscenely bloated military and refresh its grotesque stockpile of nukes. He wants to execute Edward Snowden and waterboard suspected terrorists. He said during the election he wants to steal Iraq and Syria’s oil. He lied to his supporters during the election, said he opposed the war in Iraq.
It’s not a new day in America.
It’s not MAGA.
It’s business as usual.
The so-called alt-right behind Trump support all of this. At least one former anti-war media organization that transformed itself into a Trump cheerleading section now supports criminal wars. It opposed Goldman Sachs and the banksters during the reign of Obama but that’s no longer an issue. Apparently Trump’s Goldman Sachs cronies are MAGA. This multi-million dollar media organization spends most of its time trashing Muslims and engaging in pointless partisan warfare.
Trump kills an eight-year-old American girl in Yemen and they are silent. Trump slaughters 200 civilians in Mosul and not a peep of complaint is heard.
Hardly. But there is at least one parallel. Donald Trump is now the CEO of a crony capitalist empire that has killed between 20 and 30 million people since the end of the Second World War. Hitler killed around 20 million.
Americans are a lot like the clueless Germans (and those cowed in fear) who didn’t want to know what their Make Germany Great Again leader was doing to the Untermensch.
It really doesn’t take a lot of work to discover the truth. However, most Americans are not interested in the truth. They are in denial of the obvious—the ruling class, including Trump, are psychopaths.
“Because you have no memory for things that happened ten or twenty years ago, you’re still mouthing the same nonsense as two thousand years ago,” Wilhelm Reich wrote before the government killed him in prison. “And your ‘liberators’ are called Mussolini, Napoleon, Hitler and Stalin.”
In four years, the clueless mob will either re-elect Trump or put another psychopath in office.
I’m not sure America will last that long.