Is this really politics?
When a crowd is baited into hysterical emotional outbursts of hate can that be politics? Who will pay in the long run? Is this healthy for the country to foster such hatred and division?
Surely politics should be about presenting a series of policies and arguing why they are the best options. Surely it should be a cerebral process of debating and weighing up which is the best philosophy for the country?
The USA process seems to be one of demonising, taunting and creating monsters out of the opposition. Seemingly Hilary Clinton is a liar who supports the devil. She should be locked up.
The audience is exhorted to hate in what looks remarkably like a scene out of George Orwell’s 1984. I find it frightening. The emotions are so high it breaks out into violence.
After all the dust has settled what will be the end result? Where will all that hatred and division go?
Here and in America we are looking at politicians (and their crew) who are setting out to inflame and create division.
Austerity, low pay, immigration, race, patriotism, poverty and hopelessness are deployed as weapons to create emotional responses. It is cynical. It is deplorable.
I believe in intelligence, debate and argument – not emotional outbursts and people being whipped up into a fury.
This is not politics. This does not result in a better future. This merely divides and creates hatred.
There has to be a better way than this. This will not result in a happy nation. The rage will live on and on and on…………..