Everywhere in the world we are witnessing the growth of fascist nationalism. At first I saw this as just a part of the cycle, "isms" arise like clockwork. But this may be more as it is occurring everywhere. In Europe and most of the world, it comes from foreign immigration, etc. but we know it always comes from fear of losing something "we" think we had and the fear of racism.
In this country it is hatred of those that have or get something that "they" don't have...but at its core it is simple ignorant and malevolent racism. There had been a large segment of the population that remained relatively quiet for decades upon decades. But they were woken up by the Libertarian Koch brothers and some of the old neocons. Both groups had made assumptions that they could be controlled, but there was no controlling their anger and hatred towards those not like them. How could they when the far right hammered into their heads the propaganda of resentment, blame and hate for forty years. Who did they think they were going to "AWAKEN?" Reasonable people who can be led when shown it's in their interest to follow? NO, the actual makeup are the high school dropouts, the conically unemployed, the unemployed and very low wage workers,...all the groups that resent others success. They will throw out the examples of well educated people, lawyers and doctors. Sure some of those people are a part of that group also, but they were always there and participating.
Now they have given us Donald Trump. Now that wouldn't be so bad but he'll be running against someone that is hated more than anyone by the right. Because Clinton has so many negatives, unless Trump cuts his own throat with his mouth, It won't be Clinton in the White House. The tea party will get everything that they asked for, it's just too bad that they have been conditioned to vote against their own interests. But who knows, before this country fails under a Donald Trump, they might finally see the lies that they have been fed. But how many whose skin color, sexual orientation is different or their religion is different do all of them get to "board the trains?" In the present world, the cops get to kill anyone they want (nearly always minorities) justified by "I felt my life was endangered....by a young black kid throwing snowballs or a guy running away because he had some unpaid parking tickets? or a guy laying on the ground in spasms because he'd been tazed four times already. I am certain that the policewoman that finally shot him dead laying on the ground rightfully felt threatened. You think that is bad? No, the whole thing was recorded (which I saw) and a grand jury said that she was justified. I do not know what "justified" means anymore. What will be the justifications in Trump world?
Who gets to board the trains now?
Damn I wish I could move to Canada. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
I don't know where the Sepo(?) Septic tank (Aussie) sang for Americans came from, though I can certainly hazard a guess, but we surely are going down the shitter, with all the rest of you. We can only keep making the same mistakes over and for just so long. That time of no more retries may have come.
forgive me, I am just a bit annoyed, I may need to edit some.