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Monday, December 28, 2015

Why I Just May Vote For Trump

Because he is the closest thing to William Jennings Bryan in his anti-imperialist approach to foreign policy.

Read this article:
Rethinking Donald Trump
December 18, 2015

Donald Trump’s freewheeling and narcissistic presidential campaign has earned the consensus contempt of the mainstream media and establishment politicians, but that’s partly because he has dared challenge dangerous orthodoxies, like the neocon/liberal-hawk mania for “regime change,”...

By Sam Husseini
... But the mainstream meme about Trump is that he’s a total liar. The New York Times recently purported to grade the veracity of presidential candidates. By the Times’ accounting, Trump was off the scales lying. But I never saw anyone fact-check his assertion about former Secretary Clinton’s record of bringing bloody chaos to Libya, Syria and other Mideast countries. That’s not an argument that establishment media wants to have.

Of course, a few sentences after Trump’s comment about Clinton’s death toll, he turned to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the CIA station in Benghazi, causing Salon to dismiss him as embracing “conspiracies,” which is all that many people will hear, not the fuller context.

Shouldn’t someone who at times articulates truly inconvenient truths be credited for breaking “politically correct” taboos, such as acknowledging the obvious disasters of U.S. interventionism across the Mideast? Trump speaks such truths, as he did during the Las Vegas debate about U.S. wars:

“We’ve spent $4 trillion trying to topple various people that frankly, if they were there and if we could’ve spent that $4 trillion in the United States to fix our roads, our bridges, and all of the other problems; our airports and all of the other problems we’ve had, we would’ve been a lot better off. I can tell you that right now.” ...

We cannot support the establishment approach anymore. The establishment is a cadre of influential and rich neocons who have paid their dues through the past 50 years of more and who feel entitled to continue and extend their miserably fallacious foreign policy fantasies.

As for domestic issues, Trump will not owe his rise to the establishment, and is the only one that has an iota of a chance to ameliorate the conditions of this country.

For William Jennings Bryan


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