Friday, July 22, 2016

Deconstructing Trump's Acceptance Speech

Deconstructing Trump’s Acceptance Speech

by Stephen Lendman

Claiming he “alone” can fix America’s ills, Trump displayed more bombast than charisma and forthrightness in accepting his party’s presidential nomination.

He’s part of the problem, not its solution. Politics in America serves its privileged class alone, harming most others, inflicting a devastating toll on humanity.

Positive change won’t follow no matter who succeeds Obama. Expect more of the same and likely worse.

Longstanding US policy reflects imperialism run amuck, duopoly war party politics running things, each wing following the same script, differing only in rhetoric and style.

Trump claiming he’ll restore law and order amounts to pledging harsher police state policies than already, perhaps eliminating freedom altogether on the phony pretext of making us safer.

His anti-immigrant rant should scare everyone. Associating Latinos and other people of color coming to America with terrorism, other forms of violence, illicit drugs and other crimes ignores state-sponsored criminality threatening humanity’s survival.

He’s right about America’s Potemkin village economy, protracted Main Street Depression conditions affecting most households, people of color most of all, poverty a growth industry, and epidemic levels of unemployment and underemployment.

Saying “America is far less safe and the world is far less stable than when Obama…put Hillary Clinton in charge of America's foreign policy is true enough, but will conditions under his leadership be different if elected in November?

Citing the spread of ISIS, he failed to explain its US creation along with other terrorist groups, used as imperial foot soldiers. America’s agenda seeks world conquest and domination.

Will Trump if elected president operate differently from his predecessors? Will he end imperial lawlessness, seek peace and stability, curtail US militarism, and create a safer world?

Saying he’ll destroy ISIS is code language for pledging endless wars on the phony pretext of combating terrorism - continuing the same agenda followed by Bill and Hillary Clinton’s co-presidency, Bush and Obama.

His notions of “making America great again” and “America first” amount to a declaration of war on all challengers, enforcing US dominance worldwide through militarism, belligerence and intimidation.

Presenting himself as a champion of working and unemployed Americans ignores everything it took to make him super-rich - being a good guy never part of his agenda.

Amassing great wealth comes at the expense of others. Trumpism and populism are antithetical, mortal enemies, not about to change if he’s president.

The business of America is dirty business, endless wars, and corporate favoritism while tolerating no resistance.

No one rises to the level of US presidential politics without being bought over to continue policies benefitting privilege over populism.

Trump is like all the rest, differing in rhetoric and style alone - part of the dirty system, ranting for over an hour Thursday night, certain to support the political establishment he disingenuously attacks if elected president.

Pledging to fix America’s ills is warmed over posturing heard numerous times before. Dirty business as usual always follows.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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