Sunday, May 01, 2011


I want to call your attention to a piece in the British newspaper, The Independent. It's by Johann Hari, whose work I've respected for some time now.

Donald Trump's Lunacy Reveals Core Truth About the Republicans

Take a look:

Trump is every trend in Republican politics over the past 35 years taken to its logical conclusion. He is the Republican id, finally entirely unleashed from all restraint and all reality.

The first trend is towards naked imperialism. On Libya, he says: "I would go in and take the oil... I would take the oil and stop this baby stuff." On Iraq, he says: "We stay there, and we take the oil... In the old days, when you have a war and you win, that nation's yours." It is a view that the world is essentially America's property, inconveniently inhabited by foreigners squatting over oil-fields. Trump says America needs to "stop what's going on in the world. The world is just destroying our country. These other countries are sapping our strength." The US must have full spectrum dominance. In this respect, he is simply an honest George W Bush.

I hope that terrifies you.

And I really want to urge you to read the rest of the article. There's more.


  1. What has been terrifying is how many Americans are fawning over the likes of Palin, Bachmann, Ryan, and Trump. Have I lost my mind or have Americans become so "dumbed down" that they do not see that they are being lied to, misled, and used in such a way as to render us virtually voiceless in the ways in which our government is screwing us over?

    And, if we demonstrate and revolt, what country is going to keep our military from shooting us? Am I being facetious or will that really happen????

  2. I have some of your same concerns, Classof65.


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