Monday, January 30, 2017

Fabius Maximus — Listen to Trump’s inaugural speech: words that could overthrow the 1%

Summary: Tens of millions of Americans have heard, read, or watched those on the Left misrepresent what Trump said in his inaugural speech. Here are the opening paragraphs. They are pure populism, with populism’s usual overlap with the progressives’ agenda. The one percent cannot let you see that overlap, which might lead to recreation of the New Deal alliance — the only possible threat to their power.
Read the opening of Donald Trump’s inaugural speech. This is pure populism. This might be, as Paul Krugman said (which I also believe) “Trump plays a populist on TV”. But the Left’s commentators and journalists misrepresented what he said. For an obvious reason: they cannot admit that much of what Trump said is true — and worse, that they agree with him. (See another analysis below, by an anthropologist). Trump could become a great president if he follows through on his inaugural speech....
Populism versus progressivism in America.

The so-called progressive left is indulging in the well-known "not-invented-here" syndrome.

Fabius Maximus
Listen to Trump’s inaugural speech: words that could overthrow the 1%
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1 comment:

Bob said...

Without pressure from below the New Deal would've never happened. Where are the politically active unions and grassroots movements of the 1930s?
What is up with these articles depicting Trump as the second coming of Christ? You've just had 8 years of fawning over Obama - enough is enough!