Tag: Trump

Civilized Life

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez says, “Our platform requires that we honor, fulfill and strengthen the federal government’s trust responsibility to American Indians. We take this responsibility seriously. That means we will stand with Indian Country and resist Trump’s disastrous policies.”

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Overthrowing Trump

Like the Serbian demagogues Slobodan Milosevic and Radovan Karadzic, Donald Trump fabricates his own reality through malignant rhetoric. While tapping into constituent resentments, observes Peter Maass, Trump–like the notorious war criminals–attacks journalists who report truths he doesn’t like. In this ‘twilight zone of lies’, repeating Trump’s audacious claims only serves to help obscure the truth–something those unacquainted with the principles of psychological warfare fail to understand. Given that most liberals fall into this category, it will perhaps fall on Trump’s core constituencies ‘who realize their hero had conned them’ to overthrow the bombastic tyrant.

The Grand Collusion

As reported by Matthew Dodrill at Religion Dispatches,

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States is a moment of reckoning for white Christianity. According to the exit polls, approximately 81 percent of white evangelicals voted for a man whose campaign was fueled by demagoguery, Islamaphobia, the exploitation of racial animus, and the criminalization of his political opponent.

In this important article, Dodrill observes that Trump’s “expressed desire to commit war crimes” and his running mate’s “hostility toward the LGBTQ community is stunning.” The “grand collusion between Christianity and the powers of darkness,” he says, “will require, at minimum, a public repudiation of the false gospels that bolster violence, racism, ableism, misogyny, Islamophobia, homophobia and transphobia.”