[Marxism] Fwd: How Obama Helped Lay the Groundwork for Trump’s Thuggery | The Nation

Clay Claiborne clayclai at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 22:13:42 MDT 2016

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 11:47 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> On 8/28/16 12:43 PM, Clay Claiborne wrote:
>> And as sadly typical of many "Left" articles that try to blame Trump on
>> Obama or Clinton
> What in the world are you talking about? I haven't seen a single one
> except this.

Jill Stein in Jacobin:

> Donald Trump doesn’t stand alone. He’s part of a right-wing extremist
> movement that is getting traction now all around the world. This isn’t
> happening by accident. This is because of neoliberal policies —
> globalization, financialization, the trade agreements that empower
> unaccountable, abusive multinational corporations and throw working people
> under the bus.

These are the policies of the Clintons and the centrist Democratic Party.

These are the policies of capitalism. To target only the Clintons and the
centrist Democratic Party is to support the fascist Trump line on our
current problems.

I think the important point here is that neo-liberalism also creates the
conditions for a revolutionary movement. The alt-right is winning the
support of young whites at least in part, because the Green Party doesn't
even try to compete with the racists. They don't even acknowledge the

Trump is getting to be Trump because of the Left's failure to execute. This
shows that the corruption most visible around Syria, a "Left" worldview
corrupted by white supremacy, is probably the main issue holding back the
world revolutionary movement.

More, later...


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