Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Extreme Ignorance of the Don... and the Rigged Game
Let me state again at the outset: I don't support Clinton, either. In fact, there isn't a single candidate running this year that I would even consider supporting... not necessarily because of the individual, but rather because the entire System is rigged. In the present Crony Capitalist atmosphere, it doesn't really matter at all in any significant way who gets into high office. For that to matter, first the corruption must be changed by peaceful pressure from outside the Rigged Game. People have been trying to change it from the inside for at least about 100 years...no luck.
Donald Trump can't be a serious candidate...not with the statements he has made for months now. I'm beginning to suspect that his only function is to guarantee the coronation of Clinton. Following are just a few of (supposedly) the Don's beliefs... which are extremely ill-informed.
1. He stated today or yesterday that Iran is the biggest supporter/promoter of State-sponsored terrorism in the entire world. One only can assume that by "terrorism" he means that of ISIS and Al Qaida... you know, the ones who are Sunnis... the ones who are the sworn enemies of Iran... that same Iran that is in the Shia sect of Islam. Apparently (& we certainly don't know this for a fact) Trump is unaware that there's a Sunni-Shia civil (or religious) war going on throughout the Muslim portion of the Middle East. I find it quite incredible that a major candidate for national office here would be unaware of such a thing.
2. Not long ago, he stated that Obama was the "Founder of ISIS". He didn't explain why, but I'm fairly sure where that reasoning lies. [By the way, I'm certainly no fan of Obama's...I think he's a Corporatist and a Perpetual War Hawk, as well as a gross violator of the Constitution.] It is true that when Obama took office in January, 2009, he was in a big hurry to exit Iraq. After we left that country, the U.S.-installed Shia gov't there began to oppress the Sunni residents even more...and the Muslim civil war continued, thus giving rise to ISIS (disaffected Sunnis). Trump's reasoning, however, ignores the Americans who were 99% responsible for generating ISIS: Dick Cheney, Dubya Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Paul Bremer, and a whole slew of behind-the-scenes NeoCon theorists. By the time Obama first got in office, the whole thing already was a complete shambles.
3. His statements regarding "extreme vetting" and Cold War style identification & handling of those "hostile to our values" essentially is a call to return to the McCarthyism of the 1950's. Any major candidate calling for such a thing nowadays would have to be a total ignoramus. That rhetoric appeals to perhaps 10-15% of the electorate...and turns off everyone else. No serious candidate would ever make such a proposal... because instituting that policy would be completely un-American. [Instead of "Hoo-ah", the Don's call to action is "H.U.A.C.".] Anyone who can't see why that would be an extremely dangerous, slippery slope simply is not thinking on all cylinders.
Not only my opinion. Be Well