American Irrationalism and Trump

American Irrationalism

I find it quite scary what these rich people get away with. They pay less tax than me and I’m a pensioner!
To deny what is happening to the environment is not just madness it is unforgiveable. That, if nothing else, makes Trump unelectable.

Stop Making Sense

Chris Hedges writes for Truthdig:

There is no shortage of signs of impending environmental catastrophe, including the melting of the polar ice caps and the rise of atmospheric carbon to above 400 parts per million. The earth’s sixth mass extinction is underway. It is not taking place because of planetary forces. Homo sapiens is orchestrating it. Americans are at the same time bankrupting themselves by waging endless and unwinnable wars. We have allowed our elites to push more than half the U.S. population into poverty through deindustrialization. We do nothing to halt the waves of nihilistic violence by enraged citizens who carry out periodic mass shootings in schools, malls, movie theaters and other public places. The political and financial elites flaunt their greed and corruption. Donald Trump appears to pay no federal income taxes. Hillary and Bill Clinton use their foundation as a tool for legalized bribery. Our largest…

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4 thoughts on “American Irrationalism and Trump

  1. Hmmm. King Donald will be “reelected” without a doubt. He can’t lose. Trumpists don’t mind he’s done nothing to help them, poor forgotten people. It will be “their turn” to be reality TV stars next!! King Donald’s orange is sooo alpha, and the King is cruel to those awful immigrants. And if the vast unwashed can’t get decent jobs or pay, then being cruel to others is more than okay. Why I think the best things for Trumpists is heroin. “You know…those awful BLACK and BROWN people made us junkies. They are ALL criminals. Now, hand me my syringe.” America, even as a concept is gone and won’t be back.

    1. ‘Everything passes, everything changes – just do what you think you should do.’ BD.
      We’ll see. I still have hope that there is decency left in enough Americans.

    1. Every era has a zeitgeist. Back in the sixties it was one of positivity, equality, freedom and individuality. This era seems to be one of greed, selfishness, thoughtlessness and aggressiveness. There is mindlessness at work.
      The era of Trump and Brexit will pass. People will see through this right-wing paranoid stupidity.

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