The Content of Donald Trump’s Character

Exclusive: Though some anti-war Americans see hope that Donald Trump would pull back from foreign wars, they also must face his undeniable record of racial and sexist bigotry, writes Marjorie Cohn.

By Marjorie Cohn

In his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump declared, “My Dad, Fred Trump, was the smartest and hardest working man I ever knew. . . . It’s because of him that I learned, from my youngest age, to respect the dignity of work and the dignity of working people.”

Donald apparently forgot what his father taught him. The GOP nominee refuses to pay the people who work for him. “Among them: a dishwasher in Florida. A glass company in New Jersey. A carpet company. A plumber. Painters. Forty-eight waiters. Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast. Real estate brokers who sold his properties. And, ironically, several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others,” wrote Steve Reilly in USA Today.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Moreover, Fred Trump, “the smartest” man his son ever knew, did not respect the dignity of black people. The legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie rented an apartment in the elder Trump’s Brooklyn complex in 1950. It turned out blacks were not welcome there.

University of Central Lancashire professor Will Kaufman, a student of Guthrie’s life and songs, noted that Guthrie thought “Fred Trump was one who stirs up racial hate, and implicitly profits from it,” lamenting “the bigotry that pervaded his new, lily-white neighborhood.”

Guthrie responded to Fred Trump’s bigotry with this song:

I suppose

Old Man Trump knows

Just how much

Racial Hate

He stirred up

In the bloodpot of human hearts

When he drawed

That color line

Here at his Eighteen hundred family project

The acorn did not fall far from the tree of racial prejudice. In 1973, the Nixon Justice Department sued Fred and Donald Trump for systematic discrimination against African-Americans in housing rentals.

The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof cited the Trumps’ former building superintendent who said he was told to code rental applications with a “C” for colored, which would flag the office to reject the application. The Trumps only rented to “Jews and executives,” not blacks, according to a rental agent.

Kip Brown, a former Trump casino owner, told the New Yorker, “When Donald and [former wife] Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor.  . . . They put us all in the back.”

In his 1991 book, John O’Donnell, former president of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Donald Trump as saying “laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”

The ‘Mexican’ Judge

Trump’s racial animus is not confined to African-Americans. He has vowed to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, calling Mexican immigrants “in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists”; build a wall on the southern U.S. border to keep people out; and temporarily forbid Muslims from entering the United States.

President Barack Obama bending over so a boy visiting the Oval Office could feel that the President's hair was like his. (White House photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama bending over so a boy visiting the Oval Office could feel that the President’s hair was like his. (White House photo by Pete Souza)

At one of his rallies, Trump condescendingly pointed to a black man in the crowd, saying, “Oh, look at my African-American over here – look at him.”

And Trump denounced Gonzalo Curiel, a well-respected federal judge of Mexican heritage who is presiding over a lawsuit in San Diego filed by people claiming they were scammed by Trump University. After Curiel unsealed documents, Trump declared that Curiel had “an absolute conflict” that should disqualify him from the case. Trump’s reason: “He is a Mexican,” adding, “I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest.”

Trump’s overriding theme, “Make America Great Again,” is a euphemism for “Make America White Again.” Indeed, Trump was a founder of the birther movement, whose aim was to discredit Barack Obama by claiming he was born in Kenya, thus stoking racist attacks throughout his presidency. That movement evolved into the Trump for president campaign, which is steeped in racial hatred.

As Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in her speech at the Democratic National Convention, Trump pits blacks against whites, reminiscent of what occurred during the era of Jim Crow. She quoted Dr. Martin Luther King’s remarks about how poor white workers in the South were told, “No matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man,” noting, “Racial hatred was part of keeping the powerful on top.”

Trump is sexist as well as racist. His comments about women reveal his misogyny. He has referred to women as “dog,” “fat pig,” “slob,” “degenerate” and “disgusting animal.” And Trump disgustingly said of Megan Kelly, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”

The GOP nominee has no more respect for the disabled than he does for women, workers and people of color, publicly mocking a reporter with a disability.

And although he declared in his acceptance speech that he would “protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology,” Trump said nothing about protecting them from the hateful ideology within the United States.

The next president may fill three or four seats on the Supreme Court. Trump has vowed to nominate justices like Antonin Scalia, who said during oral argument in the affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, that he was not “impressed by the fact that the University of Texas may have fewer” black students.

Scalia added, “Maybe it ought to have fewer. I don’t think it stands to reason that it’s a good thing for the University of Texas to admit as many blacks as possible.”

Scalia opposed reproductive rights, universal health care, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, voting rights, immigrants’ rights, labor rights, LGBT rights and environmental protection. Trump, who has said he will pick his judicial nominations from lists drawn up by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, could move the high court radically to the right for decades to come.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said he hoped his children would not be judged by the color of their skin, but rather “by the content of their character.” Donald Trump’s character is racist, sexist, and just downright mean. A Trump presidency would pose an unimaginable danger to the people of this country.

Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a former president of the National Lawyers Guild. Her most recent book is “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues.” Visit her website at http://marjoriecohn.com/ and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/marjoriecohn.

 

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102 comments for “The Content of Donald Trump’s Character

  1. Yuri
    July 28, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Et tu, Brute? This kind ob BS left-wing propaganda masking as a “measured academic” approach can be found in all US mass media. I don’t need to read this garbage here or follow her on the twitter where only PC opinions are allowed to be expressed. As a gay man I don’t need President’s protection from American hateful ideologies. Thank you very much. I can do it well myself but I do need resources of the government funded by my taxes to fight Islamic extremism at home and abroad.

    • Sam
      July 28, 2016 at 10:17 am

      And you think Trump has one single clue on how to fight jihadist hatred?

      • Annie
        July 28, 2016 at 4:09 pm

        I’m not a Trump supporter, and certainly I’m not for Hillary. She is someone who will ratchet up terrorist’s attacks as she pursues her hawkish policies. The more terror we inflict on the world and indeed it’s terror magnified a million fold compared to terrorist groups like ISIS. We just give it another name, regime change.

    • Bob Locke
      July 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      As a gay man myself, I deplore this kind of non-thought. “Et tu, Brute?” Do you have any idea how inappropriate that heading is? Marjorie Cohn is not in any way being the traitor to a personal friend that Brute was to Julius Caesar. She is reminding us all of the horrible things that Trump has been spouting. Just because Trump has not gone after the jugular of the gay rights movement, don’t think he won’t. He goes after the votes of non-thinking white men, of which your remarks certainly indicate you are one. Your defense is without merit of thinking.

    • July 31, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      @ Yuri. I have to agree.

      “A historical milestone need not come at the expense of America cez Leslie Rutledge, Attorney General of Arkansas.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G9VLkAR7W0

      ?and watch Laura Ingraham bring the house down.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqNhDVcvrsg

    • August 1, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Watch Laura Ingraham, bring the house down.

      “To the Press. You all know in your heart, why Donald Trump won the Republican Nomination? You know it.”

      “Because he dared to call out the phonies, the frauds and the corruption that have gone unexposed and uncovered for too long, too long. Do your job.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqNhDVcvrsg

      • August 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqNhDVcvrsg

        “Do your job is a novel concept…hahahaha

        “Donald Trump respects us enough, to tell us the hard truth of what has happened to our country on issues like immigration, trade, our diminished status around the world..and even in the face of unfair criticism and sheer hatred.”

        “Let’s defeat the Clinton Machine…

        “Let’s send the consultants, the pollsters and the lobbyists packing…

        “Let’s give the power back to the people…

        “And let’s elect Donald Trump the President of the United States.”

  2. dfnslblty
    July 28, 2016 at 9:01 am

    His theme is : keep america white, and fearful.
    Good research & essay.
    Keep writing and protesting

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 28, 2016 at 11:41 am

      It isn’t protesting if it is on behalf of the corrupt power structure.

  3. tateishi
    July 28, 2016 at 9:03 am

    The most important issue in the coming election in the US is war or peace, with Russia. In this aspect, Trump is the best available as Hillary is a war monger and the biggest liar, who might start WWIII, and Jil Steain does not have any chance to be elected.
    If one wants peace with Russia, there is only one who may achieve this, that is Trump. In spite of some problems, he is my choice.
    He is a peace candidate.

    • b.grand
      July 28, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Jill Stein has no chance? Perhaps, but that is what they said about Bernie, and now it looks like it was only the DNC dirty tricks that defeated him. (Plus the fact that he was always a sheepdog, and then quit early.)

      Jill is now polling about the same as Bernie was before his campaign surged. If people didn’t write her off, she could do the same. The first thing is to get her into the presidential debates so she has national recognition.

      Suppose she didn’t quite make it. That would throw the election to Trump, which is better than Queen Killery.

      • Sam
        July 28, 2016 at 10:35 am

        I would encourage you to do a little more research on the so-called dirty tricks of the DNC. Can you name one actual thing the DNC did to directly undermine Bernie’s candidacy? There was an email by the finance guy who suggested they make Bernie’s religion an issue in Kentucky and West Virginia — but that was just one email and there is not one shred of evidence anyone actually did any such thing in the real campaign. Let’s be better than the right wing conspiracy theorists.

        • exiled off mainstreet
          July 28, 2016 at 11:40 am

          do you believe me or your lying eyes?

    • Sam
      July 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

      I completely disagree. Climate change is at least as important as a war with Russia, which I think is very unlikely. The difference is we can avoid war with Russia with some smart, dogged diplomacy. But climate catastrophe is coming for sure without a complete overhaul of how the world creates and uses energy. War with Russia is theoretical, climate change is inevitable — unless we act.

      And many other issues are more important than the current crisis with Russia. If you’re a black American, I would think war with Russia would seem like a faint star from a distant galaxy compared with the scorching heat of police violence and criminal justice reform. If we don’t fix what’s going on in our streets, we won’t need a war with Russia — we’ll have wars in our cities and across the country.

      If we don’t fix the economic disparity in the country, that will lead to more tension and chaos among our people. If we don’t fix immigration policies, that conflict will fester and erode faith in our society. If we squander this chance to build on Obamacare and elect a president who will get rid of it, that will affect the lives of every single American. If we elect a guy who has promised to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, now that’s going to lead to war between America, Iran, Israel, the Saudis, and Lord knows who else.

      Trump the peace candidate, that’s ridiculous. But he’s not only not the peace candidate, he is the walking, talking, stumbling, bumbling, fraudster candidate with a record of ripping thousands of Americans off, lining his own pocket, and pathologically lying his way onto the tabloids and talks shows.

      • Kiza
        July 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm

        What a load of utter Clintonista rubbish: the Military Industrial Propaganda Complex shenanigans such as the war in Syria are theoretical but the greatest con job of the millennium – AGW is inevitable. Gees, these Clintonistas are lizard-like beings from another planet.

      • John
        July 29, 2016 at 6:20 am

        Of course, tho Hitlery acknowledges climate change, she promotes fracking and coal and wars for pipelines. This is better than Trump how?

        How much of the problems Blacks face were directly caused by Hitlery during her first two terms (the crime bill, welfare reform, superpredators, NAFTA, bank deregulation… etc.)

        Have you looked at Hitlery’s record as how it relates to income inequality, or immigration? What about mandated payments to for profit insurance companies for plans with deductibles too high to be used is worth preserving? We need single payer and we need it yesterday. Obamacare is little more than a forced transfer of wealth from workers to financial institutions, and it was written by those financial institutions.

        Hitlery is a pathological liar who has the blood of thousands on her hands. She got how much from the banks she helped bail out after she helped to deregulate them?

        To point out the flaws in Trump while ignoring that everything bad you can say about him also applies to Lady Macbeth is dishonest.

        The peace candidate is named Jill, and she is the candidate for racial justice, income equality, fighting climate change, etc. The only thing keeping her from winning is amoral cowards quivering in their boots over a bogeyman who are so blinded by their fear that they support someone every bit as bad.

        Hitlery or Drumpf is no better than Feddy vs. Jason.

      • Dtizkrieg
        July 30, 2016 at 6:04 am

        “But climate catastrophe is coming for sure without a complete overhaul of how the world creates and uses energy.”

        This, despite the fact that their computer models, their only source of “proof”, have been spectacularly wrong. Fearmongering about AGW is about as rational as fearmongering about Putin.

    • Zachary Smith
      July 28, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      He is a peace candidate.

      We are led to believe that’s true. Trump is such a loose cannon we can only hope that’s the case, for we know for sure and certain Hillary isn’t.

    • J'hon Doe II
      July 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Trump is a master of
      hocus pocus.
      ::

      meaningless talk or activity, often designed to draw attention away from and disguise what is actually happening.

      synonyms: nonsense, rubbish, garbage, balderdash, malarkey, baloney, bunk, hogwash, bull, hokum

      “she dismissed it as so much hocus-pocus”

      a form of words often used by a person performing magic tricks.

      deception; trickery.
      synonyms: magic, sleight of hand, conjuring, witchcraft, wizardry, sorcery;

    • Patrick Penick
      July 29, 2016 at 12:53 am

      Trump is not a great option, but I agree, Hillary is a war monger. She pushed hard for the big f-16 jet sale to Saudi Arabia, and she also pushed, almost single-handedly, for the ouster of Saudi Arabia’s enemy, Ghadafi. She also has taken the Saudi side against Assad–is Saudi Arabia’s dictatorship/monarchy a better government than Assad’s? I doubt it! Follow the money!

    • Will Toffan
      July 29, 2016 at 1:16 am

      Agreed:

      Whilst the democrats distract the naive and uninformed with mindless social wedge issues ( LGBTEFG), as if they are the important issues facing America, tateishi’s post is right on. Peace with Russia is the deciding factor for the immediate future. Our lives and that of our heirs are at stake for anyone paying attention to numerous corrobarative sources outside the mainstream noise (and its dangerous acts of omission) which make it apparent to us all. Trump has spelt out how he would impose tariffs on external production by American corporations and proposed a tax on Wall Street Capital gains. Against this, the fixed democratic party sings Bridge over Troubled Waters and proposes no policies, domestic or international, that were not plageurized from Trump to allay the fears of their ill informed and duped base. Trump may be a good or ineffective President,I don’t know, but he will not destroy the planet with reckless existential threats to Russia, a country that has only reached out its hand and repeatedly had it slapped by us. How dare you Slavs, whose military technology has surpassed ours, expect respect from Exceptionalistan! Hillary will decide world peace with a man she disgustingly named the ‘new Hitler’, a man whose own brother died in the Nazi siege of Leningrad along with 27 million other Soviets? Are you people even capable of linear linkage of issues or trying to stay informed? TRUMP IN 2016 OR REAP THE WHIRLWIND!

    • scarido
      July 30, 2016 at 5:57 am

      and a Bigiot. Well done !

  4. Secret agent
    July 28, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Thing is, if you stick to PC orthodoxy nobody will call you a bigot but it still don’t tell you much about a person, just that they can stick to orthodoxy.

    Look at Hillary, she talks the talk but does she walk the walk? I don’t think so. For example, look what she did to all those poor colored folks in Libya and Syria. Total slaughter.

    I don’t think Trump would engage in this sort of dispicable violence against poor colored folk, even if he is not PC.

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 28, 2016 at 11:39 am

      The question of survival trumps political correctness. The threat of war is real if the Harpy gets in.

  5. John E. Reuter
    July 28, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Another hit piece, better than most, but still in the main a chicken-little song and dance routine; the song without rhyme nor reason, the dancer out-of-step and clumsy. Maybe the dancer should sit the next one out. BTW, there is a virulent strain of liberal progressivism today that vehemently characterizes Thomas Jefferson to have been a slaver and a rapist. Go figure.

    • John E. Reuter
      July 28, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Forgot to add that I watched the Trump speech at the time, and the mischaracterized line referred to in this gussied-up hit piece.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W0RruBEu90A

    • Zachary Smith
      July 28, 2016 at 11:31 am

      I’ve noticed that the Consortium News site has put up matching “hit” essays. That’s a good idea because Mr. Parry really can’t afford to alienate 1/2 of his readers.

      Years ago I asked my barber about a hot topic during the community at the time. He replied that he had to keep his mouth shut because he wanted all his customers to keep coming back.

    • Rikhard Ravindra Tanskanen
      July 28, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      The article is right. And he was both of those things.

  6. Michael C Martin
    July 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

    So we are faced with choosing between two evil people, one a racist and the other a neocon destroyer of nations and promoter of genocide. Remember, when Madelaine Albright said on “60 Minutes”, “We think it was worth it” in reference to the 500,000 Iraqi children killed by US sanctions when Bill Clinton was president, the “We” in that quote referred to the Clintons.

    Nor should we forget the destruction of Libya Hillary orchestrated, crowned by her comment, “We came, we saw, he died” in reference to Gaddafi’s brutal murder via a knife in his rectum. Nor should we forget Hillary’s initial endorsement of both the Iraq war and torture by the US government. And neither must we overlook her support for the most unpatriotic “Patriot Act”, and her regurgitation of the false US government narrative on the Ukraine, nor he support for ” free trade” in all its various forms, nor he support for the financial corporations whose lies, receipts, and financial shenanigans gave us the “Great Recession”. Hillary turns Shakespear upside down by making making us rather flee those ills she represents and fly instead to others we know not of (represented by Donald Trump).

  7. Michael C Martin
    July 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

    So we are faced with choosing between two evil people, one a racist and the other a neocon destroyer of nations and promoter of genocide. Remember, when Madelaine Albright said on “60 Minutes”, “We think it was worth it” in reference to the 500,000 Iraqi children killed by US sanctions when Bill Clinton was president, the “We” in that quote referred to the Clintons.

    Nor should we forget the destruction of Libya Hillary orchestrated, crowned by her comment, “We came, we saw, he died” in reference to Gaddafi’s brutal murder via a knife in his rectum. Nor should we forget Hillary’s initial endorsement of both the Iraq war and torture by the US government. And neither must we overlook her support for the most unpatriotic “Patriot Act”, and her regurgitation of the false US government narrative on the Ukraine, nor her support for ” free trade” in all its various forms, nor her support for the financial corporations whose lies, deceipts, and financial shenanigans gave us the “Great Recession”. Hillary turns Shakespeare upside down by making making us rather flee those ills she represents and fly instead to others we know not of (represented by Donald Trump).

    • John
      July 28, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Mr. Martin, I didn’t read your comment before posting my own……Well said sir !

    • July 30, 2016 at 1:04 am

      I disagree Mr Martin. There are other candidates besides the two evils of which you speak.
      Instead of passionately arguing over which is the worst candidate I intend to focus my energy on researching the other party’s candidates, their views and decide which to vote for. This election is sure to be one of many surprises if what I’m hearing in my neighborhood and place of business is any indication. American’s are tired of the two party system. I think the House of Representatives and the Senate will be giving us our next President and Vice President.

  8. Terry Washington
    July 28, 2016 at 10:20 am

    For all her sins and flaws there is no doubt in my mind that Hillary Clinton is the better person to sit in the Oval Office( I almost wrote “man”- old habits die hard). A Trump Presidency would make even George W.Bush’s seem like Franklin D.Roosevelt’s in comparison !

    • dahoit
      July 28, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      How anyone who visits this site could vote for HRC,means you are at the wrong place,and huffpost or salon are your style,and you are just posers.
      You might want to vote for Ms.Stein,and i can understand the motivation,but to me she is a waste of time,as she has not the gravitas to end the subjugation of Americans interests to Zion.
      It,not Islamic terror,is the issue of our time,how such a ,malevolent entity has taken over every aspect of American governance,all by people who hate the American Constitution,and its freedom and justice for all.
      And Trump is our only hope,before these knuckleheads inflame US and the world further in their divide and conquer scheme,of which HRC is now the figurehead..
      And the racist garbage ,and the sexual divide crap,are just emblematic of the morons who fail to see that the accusers of him are the most racist scum in world history bar none,Zion.
      I notice weird stuff in a lot of sites lately.
      Our erstwhile masters are getting nervous.

  9. John
    July 28, 2016 at 10:20 am

    A feeble attempt to cover the tracks of the USA war machine. From the beginning of the “shock and awe” illegal war campaign an estimated 250,000 civilians have died in Iraq alone. The great USA general Tommy Franks said, ” We don’t do body counts ” and the citizens of the USA are spoon fed by the media the term ” collateral damage “…. Also we have the interview on 60 Minutes with the then Secretary of State Madeline Albright confirming that the death of 500,000 children was worth it. Now we have the famous quote from Hillary Clinton, We came, We saw, He died, followed by laughter……Some people are natural born killers……Now tell us again the crimes of Donald Trump

    • Rikhard Ravindra Tanskanen
      July 28, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      Nonsense. This is no “feeble attempt” – the author admits at the beginning why people would vote for Trump – to end war. Trump scammed people with Trump University, he cheated on his first two wives, he raped his first wife, and has a sexual interest in his daughters Ivanka and Tiffany – the latter beginning when Tiffany was an INFANT. Also, he supported the Iraq War before turning against it – although, the fact he turned against it is still better than what the neoconservatives continuing to support the war.

      • Rikhard Ravindra Tanskanen
        July 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm

        Oh, I forgot. He raped a 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL as well. And he was a bully in elementary school, who threw desks and chairs at students and teachers.

        • John
          July 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

          You forgot to say he captured BIGFOOT right after he was abducted by the Zarconians from the planet Ishnika…..If you hurry you can be the first to expose this valuable information

    • Kiza
      July 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      The article author is an old Ziocon Clintonista and most of the comments appear to be from the movement. Only a few voices of sanity, including yours.

  10. July 28, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Yes we have all heard it b4. He is vile and other adjectives. But Hillary Rodham Clinton is Hitler in drag if by chance she were to become the next POTUS u can gaurantee war on Iran and then Russia and China and thermal nuclear winter . If the citizenry wake up and look to third option it might put a stop to this madness. Poling has it the Green and libetarian candidate combined r polling circa 25 percent. Remember to become POTUS one needs 265 and if the third and fourth candidates take lets sya 4 to 6 states and lets say Texas, California and New york their will be no clear winner . Has never happened in no election in the US Teddy tried when his party sidelined him but didn’t succeed.

    • Brad Owen
      July 28, 2016 at 11:59 am

      Yes this is what I’m looking for, too. The D’s and R’s are beginning to disintegrate (they deserve to dry up and blow away)…a four-way split in the voting (if not MASSIVE, obvious, vote fraud to maintain status quo) throws the election into Congress, where K-street lobbyists will instruct them how to vote. Everyone will then be mad-as-hell. The elections in the 2020s will be very different…if there will be any elections then, that is. The last four-way split happened in 1860…setting off the Civil War. This will be over the same issue…who controls the money power (in 1860 it was “MONEY” in the form of slaves), the oligarchs or the people, as free, sovereign, citizens of a democratic Republic. The MONEY POWER is the real 3rd-rail of politics; and the Greens (I also call them the New Greenback Party) know EXACTLY how to handle this issue (SEE Stephan Zarlenga of the American Monetary Institute). They deserve to become the dominant party in the near-future.

  11. Zachary Smith
    July 28, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Indeed, Trump was a founder of the birther movement, whose aim was to discredit Barack Obama by claiming he was born in Kenya, thus stoking racist attacks throughout his presidency.

    When writing a “Dump On Trump” essay an author doesn’t need to make stuff up – there is way too much true material around. At the Birther Wiki were some dates. The stupidity started in the 2008 campaign. Donald Trump was a late arrival in 2011 and not at all a “founder”.

    No matter how you cut it, Donald Trump’s promise to give the Supreme Court to the Heritage Foundation is just awful.

    But nuclear war is “forever”, and that is NOT a trivial issue at all.

    The fact remains that the Rich Bastards have forced us into a choice between Horrible Beyond Words and Horrible Beyond Words ++. The only real debate is which candidate deserves the “++”.

    • Rikhard Ravindra Tanskanen
      July 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      I think the author means the movement gained prominence in 2011 (although there was news about it on the CBC in 2008, I remember), due to Trump. That’s also the first time I’ve heard of him.

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 29, 2016 at 11:24 am

      I understand that the “birther” movement was actually begun as a whispering effort by the harpy’s 2008 campaign when they realized that their coronation plans were in trouble due to the emergence of an attractive Senator from Illinois.

  12. Bill Cash
    July 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

    He likes Russia because he is in debt to them. American banks stopped financing him years ago and he turned to Russia. They already control him. I don’t want a president controlled by Russia. The war is a big assumption. Climate change is not.

    Trump already changed his tune about Israel. He sold that policy to Adelson for 100 million dollars. If someone can buy out Russia’s interest, he will be come anti-Russia. He is totally controlled by who gives him the most.

    Plus the guy is total slime. There is now a third rape case. He bought off the first two. This one is for raping a 13 year old girl.

    • J'hon Doe II
      July 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Bill Cash — “He likes Russia because he is in debt to them. American banks stopped financing him years ago and he turned to Russia. They already control him. I don’t want a president controlled by Russia. The war is a big assumption. Climate change is not.”

      A word for that is Betrayal… .

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 29, 2016 at 11:26 am

      If this is true, which is doubtful, then Trump at least has stayed bought. The Clintons profited by 10s of millions of dollars along with their partner Frank Giustra as a result of deals to sell interests in yankee uranium to the Russian owned uranium company. This is one of the central, proven allegations of “Clinton cash.” It is even worse to take massive bribes and then turn on your bribers. The corruption only redoubles. Speeches with massive fees by Clinton were also part of the package.

  13. exiled off mainstreet
    July 28, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Frankly a proven record as a war criminal in spearheading the destruction of Libya, which included triumphant jihadi thugs committing a mass liquidation of ethnic Africans settled there is more alarming than what is reported here. The Clintons’ record of taking corrupt advantage based on her position as Secretary of State following the Haiti earthquake is also far more alarming than evidence of politically incorrectness and past bias. Meanwhile, Hillary’s role could also be compared to Lurleen Wallace, who took over as governor only because her husband, George Wallace had been termed out. Let’s look at the big picture. The greater evil are obviously the Clintons, who seem unhinged enough and in the pocket of the neocon power structure to even countenance nuclear war to curb Russia. We have to consider these facts when we decide how to evaluate racial bias issues.

  14. July 28, 2016 at 11:37 am

    The politically correct Democrat pander bears can’t stand to hear someone say exactly what they’re thinking to help working people. They hide their devious plots to feather the nests of the elite, promote world hegemony, and pervert the justice system to protect their criminal politicians and elites, while increasing the burden on people who works for a living. What a shameful bunch of schemers!

  15. Joey
    July 28, 2016 at 11:44 am

    A wonderfully elitist manufactured article indeed.

    So, vote for that other “lady.” The one who laughed after it had been reported that the brown skin deposed leader of the sovereign state of Libya was knifed in the rectum, and then murdered by the people who received major support from the USA, when she was a big shot.

    • Bob Locke
      July 28, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Certainly Hillary Clinton has laughed a lot. Do you have proof of the context that you propose here that she laughed when Ghadafy was knifed in the rectum? Gee, if so, I would like to have such proof. But I really sincerely doubt that you do. This is a rather good demonstration of the “cartoon” that Bill Clinton held up, rightwing propaganda without a bit of proof, simple smear for the sake of smear.

      • Rikhard Ravindra Tanskanen
        July 28, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        It has been mentioned on Consortium News by the reporters.

        • John
          July 28, 2016 at 9:55 pm

          Troll , and not very good at your assignment……I may have some juice for you later….I mean Real Juicy Juice….Stay tuned

      • Kiza
        July 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm
      • exiled off mainstreet
        July 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm

        Just look at the film of her reaction, “we came, we saw, he died.” It is all over the place and it exposes the harpy as a war criminal unfit for public life.

        • Kiza
          July 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm

          Just imagine the said beast in an opposite situation. Gaddafi’s soldiers impaled Chelsea Clinton’s annus on a bayonet and then said: “we came, we saw, Chelsea died”. Much different perspective when own family is involved, then the beast would not be cackling in the MSM.

          • SFOMARCO
            July 29, 2016 at 12:06 am

            Closer to home (and closer to the point), Hillary might have effectively put the words, “we came, we saw, he died” in the mouths of the jihadis who killed ambassador Christopher Stevens, as well as the two CIA “contractors”.

      • Andrew Nichols
        July 29, 2016 at 12:16 am

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtH7iv4ip1U

        Good enough for you? The most experienced candidate with the least judgement. Imagine if Trump had behaved like this…Wake up Bob. We need to save the planet from nuclear extinction.

      • Kiza
        July 30, 2016 at 7:42 am

        Here is a better version of the Hillary cackle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqYJRc0TJkQ.

        Or the latest Hillary’s music hit about Donald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26-VzfBZg1w

  16. Dr. Ibrahim Soudy
    July 28, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Gee, is this really what “professors” come up with these days?! I am not a fan of Trump or any other candidate for that matter but one would expect a far deeper analysis from a professor!! Analyze the American Character itself if you want to put things into perspective. Here are some references to help:

    – Crazy Like Us. The Globalization of the American Psyche.
    – Dark Ages America.
    – The Age of American Unreason.
    – Dumbing Us Down.
    – The Dumbest Generation.
    – Idiot America. How Stupidity became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.
    – A Nation of Victims.
    – Why We Suck. A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy, and Stupid.

  17. MarkU
    July 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    “Donald Trump’s character is racist, sexist, and just downright mean. A Trump presidency would pose an unimaginable danger to the people of this country.”

    I am not going to argue about the nature of Donald Trump, but I would put forward the argument that he is less likely to bring our entire civilisation to an end than the deluded, corrupt, warmongering harridan who seems to be the only alternative. For most of my life I have argued strongly against voting for the lesser of evils, but when one of the evils is likely to bring about the extinction of the human race it seems there is no other choice.

    I am British by the way, so I can’t vote for either of the two ghastly candidates.

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      I concur.

  18. J'hon Doe II
    July 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    The Former
    “… A Trump presidency would pose an unimaginable danger to the people of this country.

    The Latter
    “… but I would put forward the argument that he is less likely to bring our entire civilisation to an end than the deluded,” —

    The Question
    Which of these is best choice to defend? “… people of this country or our entire civilization?”

  19. Truthster
    July 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    It is interesting that critiques of Trump most always amount to questions of PERSONALITY and character. These areas lend themselves to use of gossip, innuendo and character assassination. They are very subjective. Read the NYT and you will see such stuff day after day. The Times loves to call The Donald “vulgar.” But so what?

    In contrast critiques of Hillary are most often made on the basis of the POLICIES that she has implemented, designed or enthusiastically and repeatedly supported. Such criticism is both objective and damning. Read “Queen of Chaos” as an example.

    The critiques of Trump are also usually pretty snooty and Trump supporters take such criticisms as criticisms of them too. They are right. The 1% are fully in control of the MSM and they despise the common man and woman.

  20. July 28, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    A very helpful article and discussion. Maybe I’m being too naive, but I’m hoping that Trump is smart and practical enough to at least assemble a team in his White House that would make things work along more traditional lines. He is no dummy. I feel that the general US public has heard so much about Triump’s failings, every last detail, many not pretty, because the money power in this country is scared to death that he might be POTUS and NOT take orders from them, as Obama and other recent presidents have largely done. How often do we hear about all Bill Clinton’s sexual “adventures?” Were all of them consensual? All the stuff about the Clintons in Haiti I don’t think was even on the MSM very much. The MSM focus on the leaked DNC bias against Sanders has quickly become “was Russia responsible for the hacking?” thus largely deflecting attention from the crucial fact that these texts, etc. show beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US does NOT have a democratic republic, despite all our official hype. While of course serving to re-inforce anti-communist and pro-military attitudes. I suspect the Clintons and most of the big names in Washington, etc. may have many blemishes on their characters and personal and financial dealings,but these don’t see the light of day because 1) they are careful and deceitful, and 2) the corporate-owned MSM dares not impugn their characters, whereas Trump is “fair game.”

  21. Poxon Boath
    July 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    If a “Trump presidency would pose an unimaginable danger to the people of this country,” here’s what a Hillary Clinton presidency would pose:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kypl1MYuKDY

  22. Don Maroc
    July 28, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    The racist elder Trump in 1950 was just being a solid, patriotic U.S. citizen. In 1950, by design, there were no African-Americans (though that is not the term used then) in the U.S. Marine Corps. We should be careful not to use today’s cultural terms to describe actions in 1950.

  23. Brian
    July 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    This is how I see Trump… I think he’s telling the voters what they want to hear (based on the reactions he gets in his rallies), even though he may think differently in some ways. That being said, I also think he’s the first candidate in my lifetime to really give a damn about his voters. Yes Obama seems like he cares but he doesn’t know what to do about this economy. Call me crazy but if anyone on earth knows how to fix our broken tax incentives/trade deals it’s a real estate mogul. He listens to the people. He listens to the people. I cannot stress this enough, he listens to the people. Hillary isn’t just a neo-conservative but she is as far from accountable as they come. As long as he listens to Putin I think he’s perfect internationally (if he acknowledges the fact that we don’t have money for war) and domestically.

  24. Sfomarco
    July 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Marjorie Cohn is correct;Trump is beyond repulsive. But, HillBillious is a loose cannon with uranium-enriched balls. She and her neocon manipulators are truly scary, so I cannot see voting for her either.

  25. Bill CashThere
    July 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Are there actually people on here who don’t believe in climate change? They probably think evolution is a hoax too. The earth is literally burning up and the deniers keep fighting.

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 28, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Since Hillary as a neoliberal backs the “trade” pacts, no matter what she says, in practice, she buries any movement to solve climate change. Corrupt corporate arbitration tribunals will put paid to any efforts to really resolve global warming issues. Trump, on the contrary, can say he was “misinformed” since he no longer needs to pander to the GOP voters he had to convince to get the nomination.

  26. ms 57
    July 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I don’t care what his politics are — left, right or center — any man who stands before a free people, raises his hands to the heavens and declares “I alone can fix the problem” deserves to be tarred and feathered and driven from the public square. Trump is a character who not only does not understand democracy, he scorns it. Trump, Jr. called Kasich to offer him the position of “the most powerful Vice President in history” by giving him power over all foreign and domestic policy. When Jr. was asked what President Trump’s role would be, he answered “he would make America great again.” Trump’s idea of greatness is the American democracy in ruins, the Constitution rebranded as Trump Toilet Paper and himself as self-appointed King. But don’t worry. According to Rubio, Ryan, McConnell et al, we will soon see Trump “grow into the job.” Don’t be afraid, act; drive the political knife as deep as you can into that black heart and sclerotic brain and oceanic ego. He is a menace to the Republic, a direct malignant menace.

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 28, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      The DNC emails expose the fraudulence of any claims of democracy by the harpy’s supporters.

  27. Bill Bodden
    July 28, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Many likely voters are opposed to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump which gives hope that this nation is not beyond redemption. Some people voting for one leading candidate or the other are doing so because they believe they are voting for the lesser evil. You vote for the lesser evil, you still get evil with the evils this time being cause for greater concern than ever before. The only principled option is to vote for “none of the above” in the form of a vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party, the cold-hearted libertarians, or a write-in.

    At the present time there is little optimism that Jill Stein can win, but with the Sandernistas abandoned by their leader and others interested in keeping the momentum alive there is a potential opportunity for a majority of the American people to express their opinion they want something along the lines of what Jill Stein advocates.

    Your vote for Hillary Clinton says you buy into her false promises and will go along with more wars, regime changes, and increased domination of the American people by Wall Street and the US chamber of commerce.

    Your vote for Donald Trump risks putting a loose cannon into the White House with all the character deficiencies Marjorie Cohn has described so well in this essay and Elizabeth Warren has spoken of elsewhere.

    Your vote for the libertarians says you are okay and you don’t care at all for the people who are at the bottom of the economic ladder.

    A vote for Jill Stein expresses your opinion that you want America to live up to its credo of all people being created equal with a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as “one nation, …, with liberty and justice for all.”

    • Andrew Nichols
      July 29, 2016 at 12:13 am

      Your vote for Hillary Clinton says you buy into her false promises and will go along with more wars,

      The last war I fear…

  28. John
    July 28, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Having a hard time accessing the comments ?

  29. Joe Tedesky
    July 28, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Okay enough is enough, now moonofalabama.org is reporting how two American journalists are writing scare tactic articles describing how this years U.S. Presidential election may get hacked by the Russians. You can tell a Clinton is in the running, because when the press catches wind of a Clinton scandal the Clintons go into redirect mode, and change the narrative of the scandal…or story. So now we will poke the Bear a little more for good old time sake. Among all the other Russia Putin bad stories we now have this, that they the Russians are going to determine the result of our 2016 Presidential election. It’s stuff like this, that with Hillary in the White House we should come to expect every morning before breakfast. Yay, the Clintons are back!

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/07/will-preemptive-accusations-against-russia-cover-up-voting-fraud.html#comments

    This is the price the American public must pay for the DNC and Hillary being careless with their email servers…imagine all of this, and pointing fingers at another nuclear power all over emails. This is reckless, dangerous, selfish, arrogant, hubristic, and down right narrow minded plus stupid.

    • SFOMARCO
      July 28, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      Tonite, HillBillious has, of course, put the fear-monger label on The Donald. HillBillious gave a polished acceptance speech, as is her strong point. Not too much on foreign policy, other than defending Israel at all costs, defeating ISIS (with the help of our “allies” on the ground) and touting a success story whose unfortunate name is Anastasia Somoza.

      • Joe Tedesky
        July 29, 2016 at 12:53 am

        I’m listening to callers on cspan, and a vet from Florida said how he was deeply disappointed that Hillary never mentioned the Veterans Administrations issues, so she may have missed someone, or something. These cspan callers are interesting. Hillary voters who are with her, seem to end their remarks with ‘anything to keep out Trump’. I’m sure Hillary can’t find that too flattering. I hope if or when Hillary takes the Oval Office she will contact Vladimir Putin and with her giggle say, just kidding!

    • Kiza
      July 29, 2016 at 12:35 am

      Hello Joe, the current Clintonista key propaganda point that the Russians may determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections, is very true in a perverse sense. The candidate who is the least likely to wage war on the only country which can turn US people into radioactive dust (and vice versa) should win – it is pure self preservation. The Clintonista propaganda is piggy-backing on the anti-Russian feeling built into the US mind by the decades and decades of MSM propaganda – the red scare and then the Putin scare. Thus, I understand why they are doing it. But they are running a risk of going too far and voters saying – I would rather have POTUS Trump then be dead (and the Russians have done nothing to me). Many are saying this already, as I read.

      Case in point – Leon Panetta’s speech at the DNC Convention – people booed him when he was describing the very tough war-waging credentials of the candidate Clinton.

      Scare voters too much with the Tramputin menace, and they will switch to anti-war self-preservation. I hope so because I am scared already that the purchased & dumb Clintonistas could determine the future of my family.

      • Joe Tedesky
        July 29, 2016 at 1:19 am

        This election offers no good choices. Besides worrying about warmonger Hillary, you could worry like a friend of mine who is scared to have thin skinned temperamental Donald anywhere near the nuclear codes. I wish I had the answer, but I’m as confused as the next American voter. If you flipped a coin, before I’d yell heads or tails I’d have to yell ‘wait.! How do you make a choice when there is nothing to choose from? The worst part is now everyone will be arguing amongst each other all the way until November. What the hell kind of crazy world are we living in, but not to fear in a couple more weeks preseason NFL starts. Seriously we are doomed, but don’t let that stop you from planting a tree.

        • Kiza
          July 29, 2016 at 1:53 am

          I love planting trees Joe. Not sure about the “thin skinned temperamental Donald” and the launch codes. I do not think that either of the two candidates would be temperamental with those, but Hillary would create the conditions for a nuclear war just by continuing and expanding Obama’s legacy (the previous servant of the mentioned MIPC). For example, my bet is that she would destroy the only good Obama did – the peace deal with Iran within the first six months of her presidency.

          If I were you I would switch off from the MSM and all this election neurotic garbage, take a good book and read for the peace of mind (not even NFL after the Deflategate). Luckily for you, voting is not compulsory, unlike in my country Australia.

          • Joe Tedesky
            July 29, 2016 at 2:08 am

            In a strange way us Americans may have the benefit of at least not giving either of these two ego monsters any political capital. I would also imagine the crazy’s would save Australia. Hillary probably already has a flight booked for the down under once she launches her nukes. I hope you know I’m kidding, and I shouldn’t joke about Hillary…it maybe to soon.

            The Russian thing is stupid. I mean the Russians know how our government is making things up, therefore how does that work out when attempting to conduct diplomatic situations? These accusations the U.S. has made can’t even be discussed with the Russians with a straight face, and everybody knows that. So do we and the Russians just laugh it off?

          • Kiza
            July 29, 2016 at 5:19 am

            Joe, the US Zionist elite and their servants (McCains, Clintons etc) buy escape pods in New Zealand, not in Australia. Australia has US nuclear-related military facilities on its soil (one is for ICBM navigation, the other is for submarines) and is a likely target for the Russian strike/counter-strike. Since both targets are fairly well away from New Zealand, only that country has a minute chance of not being completely obliterated. But nuclear winter would hit food production and only those with reserves and weapons to defend them, would have a chance of longer survival.

  30. Andrew Nichols
    July 29, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Quiet simply from an outsider here in Australia. Crude bigot Trump is a menace to America. Unhinged militarist Clinton is an existential threat to the world.

    • Kiza
      July 29, 2016 at 12:49 am

      Hello Andrew, as your compatriot I made exactly the same point above: “I am scared that the purchased & dumb Clintonistas could determine the future of my family.” Clinton will also drive US further down the path it is on now, which is a path to perdition (piling more onto the mountain of debt is not a way to make America great again). Trump is potential threat to the social cohesion of the US society, but I would truly expect him to try to improve the US business and employment prospects.

      Therefore, Hillary is a US Status Quo candidate, a threat to the US economy and, ultimately, a threat to the World survival.

      Trump is a threat to the social relations in the US, but a potential winner on economy and on international relations. Pull back most of the 2,000 US overseas military bases (and lily-pads), put this money into domestic infrastructure and see how the economy starts to improve even in the first mandate. This is truly not rocket science, but who dares confront the Military Industrial Propaganda Complex?

  31. Patrick Penick
    July 29, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Trump is not a great option, but Hillary is a war monger. She pushed hard for the big f-16 jet sale to Saudi Arabia. Under Obama, the United States has sold more arms than under any other president. If it was not clear before, it is now: the Democrat Party is the War Party. She also pushed, almost single-handedly, for the ouster of Saudi Arabia’s enemy, Gadhafi. Qatar and Saudi Arabia both were trying to bring down Libya, but it would not have happened without Hillary. She also has taken the Saudi side against Assad–is Saudi Arabia’s dictatorship/monarchy a better government than Assad’s? I doubt it! Follow the money!

  32. incontinent reader
    July 29, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Ms. Cohen, If this is a sales pitch for Jill Stein then maybe o.k., but if it is a pitch for Hillary Clinton, then sorry, this voter ain’t buying. World peace trumps mass murder any day- and there’s no indication that the Democratic Party leadership or its crowned representative have any interest in winding down their genocidal (and suicidal) policies. I want a better life for my child. Given Clinton’s record, her failure to acknowledge or learn from her mistakes, and her reckless pursuit of the same again and again, I see no possibility of that if she is elected. Best that she loses and then is subjected to a real investigation and prosecution.

  33. Silly Me
    July 29, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Amazing how the number of trolls has multiplied here suddenly. And they are pretending to converse with each other as if they were human…

    Stop promoting the idea of racism for propaganda. Biologically, every single person is born racist, because humans are pack animals. I doubt most people ever leaves the trend as 70% of my college students can hardly even read or write.

    Please, notice, I am not going to engage in an argument with trolls. You can find out what is true or not for yourself.

  34. Silly Me
    July 29, 2016 at 7:27 am

    No more wars, no more worldwide military presence, no more subsidies for Monsanto and WalMart, no more money for spy agencies spying on us, no so-called trade agreements. If I added no wall, that would exclude Trump as well. Apparently, he wants to expand the internal spy industry and calls for more militarization of law enforcement in order to insert his interest group in the picture as Obama did with his healthcare reform. Sadly, he is not going to save a buck for the taxpayer, only divert it. So do I want WWIII or a Nazi state is the question. And no, the Green Party is puppet with no program.

    Again, I am not going to respond to comments.

  35. J'hon Doe II
    July 29, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I see no mention of the US Supreme Court in this Trump vs. Hillary discussion.

    How does the threat of nuclear war compare to a right wing SCOTUS sending Civil Rights BACK 50 -100 years?

    That’s the fear a Trump presidency represents. It’s a major threat to ALL MINORITY and POOR Citizens in America.

    That the Majority of US voters don’t recognize That Precarious Menace to the Marginalized population speaks volumes about their insensitivity to minority struggles.

  36. J'hon Doe II
    July 29, 2016 at 8:58 am

    FYI —

    Blue Lives Matter: Police Exceptionalism Leading America Toward Second Civil War

    by Ben Richards
    July 25, 2016
    (excerpt)

    United States — Lurched back and forth in the ever-quickening spiral of an American empire circling the drain, we — as a people — have chosen battle lines on nearly every issue from politics to foreign policy, domestic surveillance to policing.

    Thrust back into national focus, the last issue — policing in the U.S. — might even surpass in contention the ongoing race to the White House. And it stands to reason, with the world lashing out against failed globalism in its various nefarious incarnations — largely driven by American exceptionalist military presence nearly everywhere on the planet — the empire sees expediency in heading off a possible insurrection.

    To that end, the past fifteen years have seen the initially-surreptitious padding of law enforcement agencies with the tools, gear, vehicles, and — most alarmingly — weapons of war. Because terrorism, said the government, when its more apparent concern had to do with potential dissidents who have grown tired of corruption and the almost wholesale abandonment of constitutional and human rights.

    Summoning the peculiar willful ignorance common in Americans’ worship of authority in uniforms — found in the anachronistic hero cop avatar —militarization of police slipped beneath the radars of most, who were instead pleased with the added protection against nebulous terrorist threats in the interest of the safety of the Boys in Blue.

    That tacit permission allowed an occupying army to take root — complete with training indistinct from that received by battlefield warriors set for deployment overseas — though no person in a position of ‘authority’ would ever admit to as much. Neglecting vigilance of what amounts to domestic mission creep, we’re reaping a civilian body count previously expected only from military missions.

    Worse, the triplicate issues of refusal by police to rein in the Warrior Cop mentality; the near impunity granted by judges and juries, even to the highest courts in the land, when police kill without justification; and the obstinance in Americans’ near infantile refusal to question this Blue authority’s missteps, have cleaved a gulf of division effectually insurmountable at this late date.

    Now, those police cum victimizers — the apparent judges, juries, and executioners of the unarmed, the innocent, and the guilty, alike — have opportunistically employed a smattering of backlash attacks on members of their cult of authority to declare war on the people they once swore oaths to protect. False narrative of the oft-promulgated ‘war on cops,’ much less actual facts to the contrary, be damned.

    American exceptionalism on a global scale has now inundated the homeland, in what must be termed Police Exceptionalism.

    http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/07/blue-lives-matter-police-exceptionalism-leading-america-toward-second-civil-war/

  37. Brad Benson
    July 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Personally, I see our wars in the Middle East as a form of racism. Is the WAR CRIMINAL less racist than Donald Trump? I don’t think that case can be made.

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 29, 2016 at 11:51 am

      I agree that this is the central issue. Survival trumps armageddon.Aside from that, the Clintons’ record in Haiti reveals deplorable more conventional racism: a massive profit-making from disaster, with family members included in the corruption.

  38. Brad Owen
    July 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    “How an obscure advisor to Pat Buchanan predicted the wild Trump campaign in 1996.” That’s an article in The Week magazine. Google it. It provides the best defense of the Trump supporters, THEIR best reasons for supporting Trump. That obscure advisor was Samuel Francis of Chronicles magazine (not obscure to me…I subscribed to Chronicles for awhile in late 80’s/early 90’s…when I was still sorting out my right from my left…broke left; FDR New Deal meets Jill Stein’s Green New Deal and onward to the Social Democrats/Democratic Socialists).

  39. Dtizkrieg
    July 30, 2016 at 6:00 am

    “Donald Trump’s character is racist, sexist, and just downright mean.”

    I’ve got two words for our morally-impaired author: body count.

    “A Trump presidency would pose an unimaginable danger to the people of this country.”

    On the other hand, a Clinton presidency would be a quite imaginable danger to people of this country and the rest of the world: hundreds of thousands DEAD. What a twisted set of ethics people like this author has, where she kvetches about bigotry as being worse than war.

    • Kiza
      July 30, 2016 at 7:11 am

      I concur.

    • exiled off mainstreet
      July 30, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      I also concur. It raises the suspicion that this is a smokescreen to defend the real war criminal, whose racial record is also far worse than Trump’s. She is guilty in Libya of supporting Jihadis who committed a mass murder of the ethnic Africans Khaddafi had settled there as part of his belief in African unity. Her record in Haiti indicates a venality where she used the disaster to enrich herself, relatives, and economic cronies. Her bloody fingerprints are also on the Honduras coup of 2009.

  40. Zahid
    July 30, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I have to admit I’m completely baffled. I always thought that the American president did exactly as he (and now possibly she) would do what the primarily ‘White’ establishment wanted. Wasn’t John F Kennedy assassinated when he didn’t?

  41. ChuckW67
    July 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    We don’t have much of a choice in this election cycle do we? The choice is unfettered corruption (blue) vs. Misogynistic Narcissist (Red).

    I think that I’m just going to vote in my local election and leave the presidential choice blank.

    • J'hon Doe II
      August 1, 2016 at 9:42 am

      ChuckW67 — “The choice is unfettered corruption (blue) vs. Misogynistic Narcissist (Red).”

      One might argue that our (US)
      foundation-building-economy,
      structured on slave (free) labor,
      is Total Unfettered Corruption… .

  42. Bogdan
    August 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    if i may: rather than “racist”, Trump is more accurately a Social Darwinist – America’s civil religion.
    Clinton is a chicken-hawk with tits; one might wonder what for example, a Colin Powell might think of her.

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