January 20, 2017 — a date that will live in infamy

19 January, 2017 at 18:26 | Posted in Politics & Society | 9 Comments

How do you grieve for a nation? I don’t know.

But one thing I do know is that January 20 will be one of the saddest days I and all my American friends have ever experienced.

That a country that has given us presidents like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, is going to be run by a witless clown like Donald Trump is an absolute disgrace.




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  1. If you think Trump is an absolute disgrace, then you are absolutely wrong. You may not know that too many hypocrite politician are in US.

    • Trump is an absolute disgrace and he has repeatedly shown that both before and after his election. Sure, politicians are hypocrites. Trump fits right in there. The problem is that he is also incompetent with negligible intellectual curiosity. Couple that with his narcissism, greed, and emotional immaturity and you (we) have a recipe for disaster.

  2. Oh please.

    The reason Trump got elected is because Shillery was utterly devoted to the neoliberal agenda. Neoliberalism has ruined this country. Sometime, let me show you around Wisconsin or Michigan. At least Trump talks about ending the “free” trade madness.

    I see you take great joy in poking fun at the insanities of the economics profession. But when these same insanities wreck the lives of good, honest, hard-working people, it’s not funny anymore. It’s been over eight years since the global economy has had a meltdown. And while the banksters and stock market have been made more than whole, the overwhelming majority of victims have never recovered. Eight YEARS of not enough food, or proper healthcare, or dentistry. Eight YEARS spent sleeping in beat-up old cars or wondering how soon you would have to do it again.

    Day of infamy? For many, it is a day of hope. Let’s hope Trump can actually improve things because the next stop is open violence in a country with 500 million firearms in private hands.

    • If we are to judge the man by his picks so far, we are going to be in for even more bankers and other assorted succubi. Add to that a congress that hasn’t offered up a meaningful piece of legislation in years and you have the recipe for a transition from soft neoliberalism, not to something else, but instead to hard neoliberalism…

      • Does “hard” neoliberalism include threatening major off-shoring companies like the automakers with a 35% tariff? Didn’t think so. I find this mindless hysteria about Trump revolting—something for the comfortably well-off to waste time on.

    • Those of us critical of the insanities of the economics profession are not celebrating the advent of Trump. American economists, particularly at MIT, has been the intellectual force behind the methodology that has underpinned and prolonged a failed science. There is a direct link between sociological problems, deindustrialisation, inequality and the financial crisis of 2008 and the ideas that have come out of the economics departments of such institutions. They have provided the intellectual support for a detached elite, and are very much a part of it. At the very least there was hubris in not spotting the problems, at the very worse; they contributed to the ideas that led up to them.

  3. Don’t you need a smart US president to clean up this disgrace between Sweden and US?

    Sweden’s Business with Clinton Foundation in a Geopolitical Context
    By Prof Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Chairman, Swedish Professors and Doctors for Human Rights


    • What is Sweden? 🙂

  4. Mindless apologism and enablism are far more revolting. Like those who pushed for war on Iraq, supporters of this truly pathetic man are either deeply ignorant, dupes, wildly reckless or moral turds. Day of hope indeed. For “white nationalists”, maybe.

    Can someone please explain to me why the hypocritical freaking right always wins whenever there are genuine “populist” grievances?

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