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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

Friday, May 26, 2017


Fareed Zakaria makes the excellent point that Trump got played by Saudi Arabia.  I've been having an argument on Facebook - always a good idea! - with a conservative Israeli and his minions about the nature of Islam and terrorism carried out by Muslims.  They love Trump, because....well, I don't know precisely, except they feel he's "tough on terror" which really means bigotry and simplistic thinking about Islam.

As Zakaria points out, the true "bad actors" are usually Saudi.  Iran - whom Trump singled out for vilification in his speech - is a "bad actor" generally, but not when it comes to terrorism.  To think that is to be stuck in decades old thinking.

But that's where we are.  Led by fools who can be duped by autocrats.

Good job, Republicans.

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