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Noam nails it

Here is the brilliant intellect of Noam Chomsky getting it right and explaining how Trump won the White House. The good news is that many Americans have now recognized that Neo-liberalism doesn't work and the policies used to advance it came at the the expense of the working class. The Democrats went into bed with Wall Street which left the vacuum open for a narcissistic and opportunistic windbag like Trump.

Many white working-class voters voted for a charlatan who promised change but they will get a wakeup call. In the meantime the next 4 years can be spent rebuilding a groundswell of support for the type of policies that Bernie Sanders was promoting.

Those of you who read my blog know that I despair at the growing economic inequality of the world and it is particularly well-marked in the United States.

This might be just the type of shock that will get Americans interested in politics again and to fight back to regain their country only that it will now be in a new and improved format.

Time to get mad.

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  1. Of late I've been reading "The People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn. He shows that throughout the US history our political leaders (including Washington et al) have been elected largely on false platforms of support of the general populace. This is not uniquer to the US of course.

    A problem that will be difficult to overcome is that the politicians are financed by those who have money and power and... want more of it. Perhaps as Mr. Chomsky noted, the millennials will coalesce into a force for real change. I hope so.

    But of course whoever takes leadership must also consider that the US is not an independent island on the planet. A concern about Trump is that he's playing the protectionist card which may provide some near term economic gains but has been shown over and over in history to backfire as the other nations in the ecosystem implement similar policies to protect and expand their interests.

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  2. I am counting on the millenials not buying into the baloney and making their own way. Disconnecting from the artificial distraction of buying crap you don't need and borrowing up to their necks..

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