Politics and its Discontents: Trump’s Bitter Harvest

This may not surprise us, but it should still horrify us. In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man ...

Politics and its Discontents: Trump’s America

Somehow, the greatness is conspicuously absent: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: At The Altar Of Baal

All along, Trump seemed like a twisted caricature of every rotten reflex of the radical right. That he has prevailed, that he has won this election, is a crushing blow to the spirit; it is an event that will likely cast the country into a period of economic, political, and social uncertainty that we cannot ...

Politics and its Discontents: Will A Change Of Tone Be All It Takes?

Over at Northern Reflections today, Owen has a timely reminder via Henry Giroux of what Donald Trump really stands for: fascism, hatred, bigotry and exclusion. I noted in my response to his post the following: It is interesting to note, Owen, now that Trump has virtually clinched the nomination, his handlers are obviously busy reworking ...

Politics and its Discontents: Where Ignorance And Racism Reign Supreme

Yep, that would be Fox News. Watch the following ‘deep’ sociological discussion between Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump as the former discusses why black youth are unemployable. How many stereotypes can you spot? Start at about the 3:50 mark: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Words Fail Me

This, from our enlightened cousins to the south. H/t Let Freedom Rain Recommend this Post