Trump’s Measure of Success: Destruction

Noam Chomsky on the success of Trump:

What’s impressive is how so many Americans still don’t understand most of this and how it has hurt their own chances of survival.

Trump created a new kind of stupid for the country, which roughly half of the country embraces. They don’t understand (at all) that this mindset and the actions that Trump set in motion will limit our chances at survival as a people, as a country, as a species. Worse yet, they don’t care either.

Chomsky isn’t wrong about this, he’s spot on.


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One thought on “Trump’s Measure of Success: Destruction

  • May 4, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Yes, it’s staggering that Trump was able to carry out so much destruction and still maintain the support of the people whose lives he was destroying.

    The same kind of destruction has occurred in other parts of the world but nowhere near to the same extent.

    Here in NZ we have a government that has fueled the biggest house price bubble in history and has declared a ‘climate emergency whilst doing nothing whatsoever to reduce emissions. But at least it did respond to the Covid-19 pandemic reasonably well.

    The part that people in America don’t get (nor do they get it in NZ) is that both major political parties are in league with banks and corporations, and facilitate policies that enable banks and corporations to maintain (or even increase) rates of destruction.

    Destruction is called progress. And people are conditioned to believe that progress is a good thing, even though it equates with destruction of the very factors that make life-as-we-know-it possible and takes us further and further into the blind alley that leads to extinction.

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