[Marxism] Fwd: What’s New about This President–Trump’s Hundred Daze, Part 2

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Apr 30 20:09:31 MDT 2017


By Mark A. Lause


News coverage certainly tends to focus on the peculiarities of Donald 
Trump, which are real enough.   His thinly disguised unconcern–even 
contempt–for people of color, women, and, indeed, essentially anyone not 
in his tax bracket rubs many people the wrong way.  His reactionary 
rhetoric  rub most of the educated white middle class the wrong way and 
horrifies people of color, as well as the international community.

That said, Trump did not become president by accident.  That Democrats 
nominated their weakest candidate and ran a miserable campaign was no 
accident either.  Both parties have always preferred to avoid discussing 
policies in favor of using the old American electoral tactic of trying 
to terrify one’s base about the substantive menace of “the Other.” 
This reflects a common agreement around a reductionist misrepresentation 
of the complex and diverse population of nearly 320,000,000 Americans 
spread out across an entire continent.

full: http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=13261



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