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what made Trump

Here is Kyle Kulinski on his show Secular Talk focusing on a subject dear to my heart which is growing global income disparity.

During his forum with Bernie Sanders, former president Jimmy Carter is asked point blank about what caused the Trump presidency and he rightly answers that the disenfranchisement of the working poor helped prompt their rejection of the establishment and to vote for someone they were led to believe would be a maverick who would buck the system and fight for them. That they were duped is less important than the dissatisfaction with the status quo and the belief that they are being left behind while others line their pockets.

The other day on CBC radio a young woman from Cameroon talked of her first coming to America after having grown up watching television shows like Dynasty and Dallas and suddenly being confronted with inner city neighborhoods of Chicago and the stark reality they presented. Her small African village did not encounter the same prejudices and difficulties that these African Americans faced on a daily basis in her newly adopted country. Still even in her tiny and impoverished nation the issue of class and status was present.

As the top 2% continues to amass wealth at a staggering rate it might be time to ask the question: how much is too much....



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  1. While it is impossible to turn back the clock, we can, as Lincoln said "have a new birth of freedom". We could learn from the past and "begin anew".

    Your second last paragraph made me recall this video of an aboriginal elder in Australia talking about a time before money.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfBX3pgROjY

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