Trump is nothing new. He merely came to lift the carpet under which the Western world has been shoving their dirt for decades now. The people who are scared of him are scared because they have been willingly or unwillingly keeping their eyes closed to the abuses, totalitarian tactics, murders, corporate power grab, oppression of lower classes, the people who wanted to buy the liberal propaganda about the good and the bad guys in power, the good capitalism and the bad capitalism. They wanted to buy this propaganda because it makes them feel better about themselves, about the fact that they are working for, supporting and sustaining a system of exploitation, of violence and destruction that has engulfed the whole planet in a death spiral.
Are you enraged by the fact that refugees, men women and children, who are escaping war and torture are being illegally jailed for months or years, being refused refugee status under the paranoid suspicion of “being terrorists”?
That does not only happen in Trump’s USA. This has been going on for years, in the USA, in the portrayed as “progressive” Canada and in vastly greater numbers in the also progressive portrayed European Union. Here is a tiny example from Canada.
And another one from the “civilised Europe” https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/04/greece-refugees-detained-in-dire-conditions-amid-rush-to-implement-eu-turkey-deal/ where hundreds of thousands of women and children are detained or jailed for years at a time, often outdoors in the cold and with barely enough food.
Are you worried because people are being screened and detained based on their appearance or political activities like this lady?
Very sad indeed. That’s exactly what has been happening forever to thousands of activists, blacks, anarchists, Palestinians, many Arabs and others when they try to arrive in Western countries or merely try to board on a plane. That’s what actually happened to me the first time I stepped my foot on USA soil (under the Bill Clinton administration) and also what happened to me in the Athens international airport and then again in Tel Aviv, both times by Israeli agents, on my way to Palestine.
Are you worried about the undoing of environmental and labour regulations or putting the corporate profits above public interests? Are you mad at the prospect that multinational corporations can dictate laws or actually argue that a law is not necessary because it can potentially be “trade restrictive”? Well, that’s exactly what the Trans-Pacific Partnership that the Obama administration drafted (in secret) from which by the way Trump just withdrew, or the TTIP that Obama admin and the European Union drafted (also in secret), or the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU that was just signed a couple of months ago.
Here is a comprehensive analysis of these agreements http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/09/ttip-biggest-threat-democracy-youve-never-heard
Are you worried about warmongering and provocations against other countries by the Trump administration? Well, you should have started worrying a long time ago when the Obama administration along with Germany, the UK, France and the rest of their NATO allies, have been encircling Russia and Iran with military bases, amassing forces in their borders, installing a anti-missile shield in their peripheries, bombing more countries than anyone else did since World War II or giving more weapons of latest technology than any one else ever did to brutal regimes such as Saudi Arabia or Israel.
Trump is just a mirror; what we see in the mirror is our world unmasked, having been co-opted by patriarchy, colonisation and a brutal system of economic exploitation of life in all its forms and manifestations. All this that you are afraid of, has already been happening with the support of Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, Social-democrats, the Right the Left, the Corporate Mass Media and the Oil/Bank cartels…in the end with the tolerance or even the support of most of us.
The only difference now is that the target group has changed. The conflicts between different groups of power requires that they have their followers; now the “progressive brand” corporate mass media have to convince the “progressive” populace that the things were great before and suddenly some lunatics came to power who want to undo everything that’s fair and just about our “great democracies”, exactly as the “conservative brand” corporate mass media have been doing when the “progressives” were in power.
If you are enraged or worried about what is happening then rise up not against Trump, but against the structures of government, of profiteering and propaganda that have been systematically planning, executing and imposing everything that you are afraid that Trump might do; and try to remember that changing just the director of a jail might help create a more jolly or pleasant jail, but it still is a jail. It’s the jail we have to demolish, not the ones managing it.