Trump is Winning

I’m 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 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 led a politically motivated witch hunt.

Mueller, a Republican Bush appointee judged beyond reproach by both political sides, conducted nothing more than a political witch hunt. According to the Trump media machine Mueller did so in cahoots with the intelligence community, 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 stacked the 2016 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 put all their eggs, was successfully dismissed as fake news and lies; the culmination of years of conspiracy against poor Donald Trump. It was all a covert, “deep state”, plot by previous Democratic leaders.

Covid 19 gave a huge boost to the Trump conspiracy forces, first denying it completely, then characterizing it as an International plot to grab power, and then inventing the idea that mitigation strategies were att

Now, in 2022, the sensible majority has briefly woken up to spectre of imminent dictatorship and at least allowed control of the Senate to remain in the land of reality. Nothing will be accomplished in the lame duck, other than the continued harvesting of hate by the Jim Jordan’s and Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the world.

But the alt right tsunami of hate will continue to wash over the country, pushed by an almost irresistible media carpet bombing.

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.

About jimnelson806

Educational consultant from Port Moody. "The Stuff Isn't What's Important" " School Wide Discipline Programmes Don't Work" " Vice Principals are crucial towards setting direction"
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