Trump’s rise is a function of white America’s anxieties about maintaining power in a cosmopolitan and diverse world combined with a white billionaire’s far right Ayn Rand agenda.
Nothing the GOP does can be understood without acknowledging the Republican Party’s far right embrace of white supremacy, married to hatred for our federal government and all regulations from consumer safety to maintaining our national parks. The GOP revolution against orderly good stewardship of the Earth and our people’s welfare, has been decades in the making. Trump is simply the next iteration in the mainstreaming of overt white supremacy wedded to libertarian greed as the only consistent bedrock GOP “value.”
Changes to Medicaid and to bank rules and to environmental protections are the work of Trump appointees carrying out the long term agenda of GOP billionaires far more ideological than Trump, such as the Koch brothers the Mercer family. They want to roll back the social safety net and protection of the environment, consumers and individuals. They are white oligarchs hanging grimly onto power.
No outside force will save America from Trump’s growing malignant greed-driven racist darkness. We, the American people, must find a way to save ourselves. If you are not personally involved (volunteering, registering people to vote, donating to Democratic candidates) in the fight to restore sanity in the November 2018 election- you’re effectively on Trump’s and the billionaire oligarchs’ side.
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