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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PETER OSBORNE AND TOM ROBERTS IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

“How Donald Trump has cheapened the language of politics through Twitter and right-wing media allies”

 

Actually, I don’t agree.

It is American politics itself which, for decades, has cheapened the language of politics.

People abroad can hardly imagine the rich putrid stew of lies and egotism and selfishness and aggression which is America’s national politics today.

Trump is just along for the ride.

The authors refer to Hitler, the sort of gold standard in making invidious comparisons, but please look at the realities of America.

A mass killer and thief and unstoppable-liar like Netanyahu not only gets by in the press and in government without a single word of criticism, he is in fact honored and receives boundless privileges.Just look at the horror of Syria or Libya or Yemen, all deliberately and covertly created by America’s politicians and all of it constantly lied about.

There are countless examples, but the simple fact is that today’s America – and ipso facto, today’s American politics – is about a brutal global empire, principles being limited to words in speeches.

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