NAIL IN THE COFFIN
By Dawn M. Sanders
This is my protest, his voice makes me cringe, darker days ahead and a return to days of George W. Bush-esque atmosphere for expats abroad to be ashamed and embarrassed to be American.
So what the hell happened? Channel 4’s John Snow pointed out the direct parallel with Brexit, vote to leave the EU – a flip-off to the establishment…
Yet what did it get us – yet an even worse deal of an unelected Tory government and a weakened/divided opposition.
A kick in the ass to the establishment is one thing, but a recipe for disaster is another.
Hahaha, too right and at the very least, in the run up to last year’s UK general election, we saw live debate from smaller parties across the board – not in America…
As the pendulum of either or politics has crashed to the right in the US – with a broken mechanism for real choice at its base, what will repair such a broken system?
The prevailing domino effect that always trickles to the rest of the world – firstly to the UK, will inevitably warrant campaign after campaign to keep Trump’s toxic ideologies and policies from resonating this side of the pond.
In the Guardian article here, Bernie Sanders says:” Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media.
People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the rich become very much richer…”
He carried on to mention tax avoidance – but hang on, hasn’t he just described what Trump blatantly represents – a billionaire who has flaunted tax avoidance for years, on a scale of it’s own proportion?
Sanders also mentioned vigorously opposing Trump’s sexist, racist and xenophobic ideals, meaning another four years of fight, fight, fight throughout the west – setting the stage for further conflict, intolerance – with an us-and-them strategy.
So, as Trump begins his quest to repeal Obama Care, undermined environmental protection measures or turn the clock back on women’s choice for abortion, is this the ‘nail in the coffin’ for peace, diversity and equality, which has been so tirelessly sought for generations?
Will Trumps reckless unpredictability bring on the ultimate end of the world as we know it – with just enough good left to inspire the human spirit?
It’s hard not to sound mellow dramatic and deflated of hope.
My only small consolation personally, is, as I emigrated from the US some 25 years ago, Trump ‘really isn’t’ my president…