Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Behold The Trumpenproletariat

There are authoritarians in our midst.  And the want to "make America great again."

Seriously, read the thing.  And read the quote from HL Mencken at the top of the page.

Trump is a product partly of race-panic, but mostly because Fox News and right wing media in general have beaten a steady drumbeat of doom and gloom.  The Ebola nonsense and the farcical idea that ISIS can defeat the US are part and parcel of this ridiculous fascination with threats that don't really exist.

And that gives rise to authoritarian movements across the globe, and now in the US.

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