Monday, August 21, 2017

Mr. Trump Is Not An Anomaly.


From Owen Jones's latest insightful piece in the Guardian:

...Trump’s campaign of bigotry, taken as a licence to hate by every racist and fascist, was no grubby disruption of a tolerant American consensus. “Obama answers to the Qur’an before the constitution,” declared Fox News contributors. The US constitution would be replaced with the Qur’an, they announced. Muslims would be banned from serving in high office, declared Herman Cain, a Republican candidate for the presidential nomination, a few years ago. “Sharia is a mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States,” was the pronouncement of Newt Gingrich, the Republican ex-speaker of the House of Representatives. Muslims were the only group Barack Obama offered “undying, unfailing support for”, declared fellow Republican Mike Huckabee...

Of course, the same faux-media envelope pushing playbook b/w xenophobic right-sided political rhetoric was exported north of the border as well.

Luckily, it was NOT a winning combination last time around.

Furthermore, in Canada at least, the lashing back has ultimately led to this...

Should we not consider ourselves lucky?

At least for now?

Meanwhile, the Mound of Sound has something important to say.



Anonymous said...

looks like the rebel is having some troubles...


Anonymous said...

SH: Jane Doe‏ @ausername 2h2 hours ago

Gordon Campbell's brother Michael, a regular Chorus and Post Media contributor, is also one of the main people at The Rebel Media.


davemj said...

Does not surprise surprise me about Mike and Gordie they make it so obvious with their drivel also when Gord took that private plane trip to Spain to the big secret club several years back greedy A-Holes!!Scary!