Trump has become a trope.
Many groups have taken our intense emotional reaction to the Trumpian antics and begun to use them to further their own agendas — and some very diverse agendas they are, including both right and left on the American political spectrum.
This blog post by Caitlin Johnstone, the Australian writer I’ve been reading recently, lays it all out. I’m not sure she’s spot-on about everything, but she certainly does give us food for thought…
The thing that concerns me the most is the idea that we are losing focus on the war-mongering and empire-building behind the anti-Russian obsession fueled by the idea that the Russians promoted Trump and dissed Hillary. This is a trend we need to be aware of if we want to avoid some inevitable descent into wider war.