Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner

Link to original article (The Guardian): http://ow.ly/lh9Y3062fM0 

Hillary Clinton’s embrace of neoliberalism was disastrous. The only answer now is to take on the billionaires

They will blame James Comey and the FBI. They will blame voter suppression and racism. They will blame Bernie or bust and misogyny. They will blame third parties and independent candidates. They will blame the corporate media for giving him the platform, social media for being a bullhorn, and WikiLeaks for airing the laundry.

But this leaves out the force most responsible for creating the nightmare in which we now find ourselves wide awake: neoliberalism. That worldview – fully embodied by Hillary Clinton and her machine – is no match for Trump-style extremism. The decision to run one against the other is what sealed our fate. If we learn nothing else, can we please learn from that mistake?

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3 thoughts on “The Guardian: It was the rise of the Davos class that sealed America’s fate

  1. Well I do disagree with the article. I do agree Trump ran on extremes. I think we found out just how much racism and anti progressive policies is held by a significant amount of the people. That was the anger that fuel Trumps win. That and people putting fake religious values over public policy. I say fake because they supported a candidate that violated almost every tenet of their faiths and they still supported him. I read on Ark’s blog that a religious man with a blog said that even if trump had raped his daughter when she was 13 he would still have voted for him, for religious reasons. Sorry I can’t get my head around that. There was a lot of single issue voting done. But the anger I saw was on the faces of the trumps side about people they felt were different from them and who they felt shouldn’t be treated with respect and equality. They used that anger at the voting booth. They will keep using it. I feel Trumps people used them, and doesn’t really respect them, but it worked. Hugs


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