‘A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.’
Let the blood flow, the leaders of the shithole country said. The blood of brown and black people does not matter.
There’s nothing rare about Donald Trump’s latest “shithole countries” comment: the US president has a decades long history of racism
Trump is probably a deranged psychopath who ought to struggle even to get a firearms license – let alone run the world’s only superpower.
Have we entered a cultural and political environment in which a 21st century fascism is possible?
Whether we love Trump or hate him, is it possible we are all equally addicted consumers of spectacular images he continues to generate?
In 1952, in the time of McCarthyism witch hunts, Charlie Chaplin was branded a communist and banned from entering the US. He used his film ‘A King in New York’ to satirise the country that banned him.
We face a brief political period that, unchecked, will bring at least irreversible climate change and, at worst, nuclear war.