Honestly, I have tried to cut Donald Trump some slack by refusing to pile on with the Russia-bashing. I strongly believe that it reflects an absurdly out-of-date Red-baiting of Vladimir Putin, a Christian who long ago rejected communism and is no less a crony capitalist than our own leaders, most obviously Trump himself.
Anyway, it is the United States that has led the way in cyberwarfare, routinely messing in other nations’ elections and internal politics. (For example, tapping the cell phone conversations of Germany’s chancellor and Brazil’s president.) It is no secret that the good old USA under President Barack Obama did all it could to inflame anti-Russian dissent in Ukraine while expanding NATO membership right up to the Russian border.
The media and other obsessed detractors argue that Trump’s questionable mental stability, tawdry behavior, venal personal greed and propensity to lie with abandon somehow disqualify him for the Presidency. That notion merely indicates how ignorant most folks are about his White House predecessors.
At least with Trump what you see is what you get. With their American Dream a fading memory, a good number of alienated white voters had reasons enough to abandon the restraints of common sense on Election Day.
Unbelievably, in hopes of restoring a measure of economic justice into their lives, they favored the Republican Party’s candidate: a mean-spirited, self-centered wheeler-dealer who has hustled most of the people with whom he’s done business. Economic justice in this country is a pipe dream; it isn’t ever going to happen.