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Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:08 PM

 

Here's an interesting take on the Trump fiasco....

As written by my childhood best friend and neighbor Henry A. Giroux:

"Trump is the embodiment of a political party and casino driven social order in which informed judgments, moral responsibility, and collective action disappear from the world of politics. Trump’s often insulting, humiliating, misogynist, and racist remarks signify more than the rantings of an antediluvian, privileged white man who is both savvy in the world of public relations and delusional in the world of politics. Trump represents the new face of what Hannah Arendt once called the “banality of evil.” Unapologetic about the racist nature of his remarks, unreflective about an savage economic system that is destroying the planet and the lives of most of its inhabitants, and unaware of his own “criminal” participation in furthering a culture of fear and cruelty, he is typical of an expanding mass of pundits, anti-public intellectuals, and right-wing fundamentalists who live in a historical void and for whom emotion overtakes reason."
The rest of his rather lengthy diatribe is long, but impressive,,,
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/18/donald-trump-and-the-ghosts-of-totalitarianism/

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Reply Here's an interesting take on the Trump fiasco.... (Original post)
frankt8242 Sep 2015 OP
Roger Cavu Sep 2015 #1
U.S.Awesome Sep 2015 #2
Dexter Morgan Sep 2015 #3
_eek Sep 2015 #4
goodwords Sep 2015 #5
Gamle-ged Sep 2015 #6
Bob the Bilderberger Sep 2015 #7
Miss Quay Sep 2015 #8
Pug-ly Sep 2015 #9
USNRET1988 Sep 2015 #10
Paradigm Sep 2015 #11

Response to frankt8242 (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:11 PM

1. Sorry, what's the fiasco?

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Response to Roger Cavu (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:14 PM

2. He's in first place.

Clearly it's a fiasco.


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Response to frankt8242 (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:15 PM

3. What fiasco?

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Response to frankt8242 (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:26 PM

4. Oswald Bates write that article?



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Response to frankt8242 (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:27 PM

5. Your friend apppears to positively exude his privledge. Real question: Can he change a tire?

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Response to goodwords (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:34 PM

6. Sounds like he has "people" to do that...

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Response to frankt8242 (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:57 PM

7. Ridiculing someone for ridiculing people ... mmmkay

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Response to frankt8242 (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:57 PM

8. Great essay. I have not read Giroux since an undergrad.

He mentions a lot a familiar names. The first replies in this thread are a case in point.

It's almost like Giroux spent some time reading some the threads here at DI.

That is cool you know the guy.

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Response to frankt8242 (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 08:06 PM

9. Excellent, in-depth analysis in that essay. Thanks, appreciated. Nt.

 

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Response to frankt8242 (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 08:53 PM

11. Your friend needs to get out more. He hasn't a clue what people in

between Manhatten and Malibu want or need. Some very intelligent people are utterly clueless.

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