The media has been portraying recent grassroots mobilizations as anti-Trump, but it is critical to understand that Trump is an extreme symptom of a dysfunctional system. The Democratic Party and its front groups MoveOn and Indivisible try to paint themselves as the “resistance,” but they have played a pivotal role in America’s current political crisis.
The United States is a failing empire: the domestic economy has fallen to a level equivalent to a developing nation for most of us while the stock markets, especially for weapons-makers, are at record levels.
It has taken decades for the US to get here. Long-term mis-leadership created the environment where a “Make America Great Again” presidential candidate, whose fame came from being a reality-TV star and someone who put his name in giant gold letters on every business he ran, could con his way into office in large part because he is not a politician.
The United States has become a parody of itself. It lectures other countries on human rights abuses while it has high levels of poverty, the highest number of preventable deaths due to lack of access to health care and the highest rates of incarceration. The infrastructure and public education systems are failing, but instead of…
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