By Lij Teodrose Fikremariam
Source: Ghion Journal
As much as Democrats and pundits in mainstream media pretend to be outraged by Trump, the truth is they just can’t quit him. No matter how frequently they gnash their teeth and clutch their pearls in horror, behind the camera lights and far away from hot mics, the media-politico complex pop champagne each time the infant in the White House makes news with yet another imbecilic tweet. There is a symbiotic relationship between Trump and his detractors; they both profit from his assault on decency and his continuous affront to humanity.
You have to view the latest Trump outburst through this lens to understand that we are all being bamboozled by political shysters and partisan operatives. As much as Barack Obama diverted the attention of Americans by achieving a historical first and giving people a false hope that our voices actually matter, Trump has been equally useful in distracting society from the true sources of injustice. As long as we gaze at Trump’s buffoonish antics and get caught up by the animus he unleashes, we never take the time to inspect the malicious policies that have been mobbing all of us for more than a century irrespective of which party is in power in DC.
It’s important to note that the President’s words yday, telling four American Congresswomen of color “go back to your own country,” is hallmark language of white supremacists.
Trump feels comfortable leading the GOP into outright racism, and that should concern all Americans.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 15, 2019
Con artists dupe their eventual victims by emotionally manipulating them. The surest way to be taken to the cleaners is if you let people in position of power stir you into anger, resentment or euphoria. When it comes to con artists, there are few that match politicians in the District of Caligula. Both sides of the aisle have perfected the art of the hoodwink; the name of the game is “us versus them” as they convince their “base”—which is an insulting term by the by—that people who struggle just like them are their enemies and then lead their followers into the ghettos of grievance.
This fraudulence we accept as government is astounding once you wake up to the hustle. I can’t believe I used to fall for this bullshit, now I just watch and shake my head knowing that there are millions of partisans who are taking the bait offered by a bipartisan chorus of public serpents. Democrats created a public safety concern this morning as…