When it comes to the home countries of some Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, i.e. Elie Wiesel, Aung San Suu Kyi and Barack Obama, there is a giant blind spot toward their own human rights violations. Whether based on religious, ethnic or political bigotry, this conscious disavowal betrays their stature.
Bigots who voted Trump to satisfy their Christian white supremacy urges are now witnessing the culmination of the hate campaign against Obamacare. For the bigots on Medicaid, this is the test of their loyalty to Trump. Will they happily surrender the health insurance their families depend on, or will they put self-interest first?
The GOP split with Trump over cutting public health infrastructure goes to a vote in Congress today. This is a test of Paul Ryan’s ability to push through brutal austerity laws under the model of his fascist mentor in Chile, Jose Pinera. Ironically, the deciding factor won’t be public protests by liberals, but rather the reaction of the radical right.