“Struggling Americans never admit to being poor, they are brainwashed into thinking that they are only temporarily embarrassed millionaires” – John Steinbeck. This is the “American Dream” which is of course one of the cruellest and biggest lies in history.
Donald Trump, President of the United States! It has really happened; we now know that Americans can indeed be that dim-witted. It’s time to warn immigrants that they will be hunted and deported, Women will be punished for having an abortion if they can find a doctor to perform one, The LGBT community can expect to be hounded and their marriages classed as illegal and those who are not WASPS (white Anglo Saxon Protestants) will face greater discrimination and persecution.
Climate change will now be relegated, and Muslims will be banned and those already in America will be abused. These things will come to pass because a man who is a racist bigot, a misogynistic pig, and a practiced liar and crook is now the President elect of the USA.
There can be no doubt that these events have occurred because the political establishment in America; Democrat and Republican, have abandoned millions of regular Americans to their fate in the worst ‘dog eat dog’ capitalist society in the world, a place where there is no mercy, no matter how many times they salute the flag or rehearse the mantra that they live in “the home of the brave and the land of the free” Trump’s political instincts and his temperament will show them no mercy, the rich are about to get richer and the poor about to get poorer. And the poorest of the poor, Indigenous Indians, African Americans and Latinos will be trampled on; as Orwell said in 19 84 “imagine a boot stamping on a human face — for ever”.
It hardly seems possible that America could become more lawless, more brutal or more unequal but we are about to see that it will. There is a price to be paid ultimately for exploiting millions of your own people and replacing aspirations with flag waving and national anthems and we will I think see that. America above all is about to pay the price for its failure to properly educate its own people, they are the richest as well as the dumbest country in the world and they could be about to pay a heavy price for their corporate greed and their negligence of their ‘fellow Americans’, God Help America.