US will re­gret vot­ing in fas­cist Trump

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDI­TOR, Sir: THE AMER­I­CAN me­dia fed the rest of the world a ran­cid meal of Trump­ism.

They led an­gry blue-col­lar work­ers and the un­in­formed to be­lieve that Amer­ica was fall­ing apart and would be made great again by Trump.

They fell for the lies that all their prob­lems re­sulted from the ex­o­dus of good-pay­ing jobs to cheap labour mar­kets. White Amer­ica bought the lies and fell for Mr Trump’s tac­tics. The truth is that Ron­ald Rea­gan started the dis­man­tling of labour unions and cor­po­rate Amer­ica took the op­por­tu­nity to move jobs over­seas to cheap labour mar­kets.


Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Her­bert Walker Bush ex­panded glob­al­i­sa­tion. Pres­i­dent Clin­ton did the same with NAFTA. The Amer­i­can con­sumers were happy to be flooded with cheap goods from Mex­ico and China as re­sult of these trade agree­ments.

Mr Trump took the op­por­tu­nity to blame all the trade agree­ments for Amer­ica’s de­cline. Not sat­is­fied with these halftruths, Mr Trump con­vinced his grow­ing base that Obama de­stroyed the econ­omy of the US and was al­low­ing mil­lions of im­mi­grants to take away Amer­i­can jobs.

Trump’s an­swer to all the prob­lems was to take back Amer­ica from im­mi­grants, Mus­lims and the ma­raud­ing, crim­i­nal blacks. Ja­maicans and all black peo­ple should pre­pare them­selves for what Mr Trump has in store for them. No one should be sur­prised at in­creas­ing po­lice bru­tal­ity, more in­car­cer­a­tions of young black men, a steady de­cline of Mid­dle Amer­ica, and in­creas­ing na­tional debt.

Trump pulled covert racism out of the closet and made overt racism ac­cept­able.

Amer­ica will re­gret the day they voted for a fas­cist Mr Trump. R. OS­CAR LOFTERS Kingston 8

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