I’m very worried about the future of the US.
I’m not sure the country can survive as a democracy.
Trumpism’s partisans are winning the pitched propaganda battle in the US.
Trumpians have a 24/7 propaganda channel( Fox), a major web of centrally controlled local TV stations(Sinclair),Breitbart News, myriad right wing “Heritage Foundations”, billionaires with deep pockets for TV ads and campaigns, a Napoleonic policy maker/seller(Sean Hannity), a Twitter troll/bot army,a country wide choir of radio talk show hosts, a vocal religious right willing to overlook immorality, and now an overbearing head lawyer (Giulliani) whose clumsy, scatter gun vitriol is music to the ears of neo con America.
This orchestra of propaganda has had a disturbing effect on the U.S. Reality, morality, and even law seem less important in the U.S. We, in the rest of the world, are constantly amazed at what Americans put up with and how they can be convinced to accept the monumental immorality of the man and the cult he leads.
76 % of Republicans have now been convinced that Robert Mueller is leading a politically motivated witch hunt.
Robert Mueller, a Republican, a Bush appointee, judged beyond reproach by both political sides, is now, according to the Trump media machine, conducting a witch hunt, in cahoots with the intelligence community, and likely former President Obama and maybe even Hillary Clinton.
It would be laughable if it wasn’t such a stark illustration of the power of the right wing media machine to sell even the most ridiculous of propositions.A cowed media, striving to be “fair”, is no match for the constant carpet bombing of this right wing multi media attack.
Institutions which formed the “checks and balances” of which Americans are so proud are no longer respected enough to overcome the big noise generated by the hysterical right wing media machine.
The free press is under constant attack as having a “Liberal bias” or for being fake news.
The independence of the intelligence community, the Justice Department, and even the Judicial process is in tatters from constant criticism,firings, and the installation of Trump sycophants.
Voter suppression initiatives,gerrymandering, and unchallenged Russian election interference are stacking the election deck in favour of the Trump regime.
The constant right wing media blitzkrieg is convincing Americans that the institutions and constitutional checks and balances on government are being attacked on their behalf and few are objecting.
Trump is winning the propaganda war.
The Robert Mueller investigation, the judicial basket into which sensible Americans have put all their eggs, will likely be successfully dismissed as fake news, lies, the culmination of years of conspiracy against Trump, the “deep state”, or a covert plot by previous Democratic leaders.
The U.S. may not be able to extricate itself from Trumpism and the right-wing cacophony of hatred and paranoia that defends his autocracy.