Voices from Russia

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Trump is Just a Symptom

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It rather boggles my mind when people frame Trump as the problem. Trump is the tip of the iceberg, a symptom of the problem, a visible manifestation of a much deeper underlying cancer, not just in our political world, but also in our very culture, and culture includes everything and everyone. Our entire culture needs to change. Everything about our popular politics needs to change. Singling out Trump takes our eyes OFF the problem. Trump becomes no less of a scapegoat than Muslims or undocumented immigrants. You can’t fix a car or heal a human body without a proper analysis of what’s wrong. It’s the same thing for a political system. Just a thought, but have you considered that neither of the two parties proposes any presidential candidate that anyone in their right mind would ever want to vote for? They haven’t yet, so we get a combination of the crazy voters, Nazi symps, dimwit fearful Munchkins, myopic identity politics, one-issue-wonders, and pissed off Molotovian protest voters showing out on Election Day = Trump, just because he’s not really a Republican or a Democrat. The potential for something wonderful to come out of this grand-scale alienation with the status quo is just as great as the current gaping morass of dumbass dysfunction. Keep your eyes on the prize, a new political leadership that reflects the aspirations of most working-class people, the majority, and not Trump, the carnie huckster luring slack-jawed farm-boys into his lurid peep show of a presidency. Please, just walk past this peacock-feathered buffoon ASAP… spend your time, money, and energy organising for a progressive coup d’état in the Democratic Party.

28 October 2017

Torry Mercer

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