Rightwing populism is the new normal – Gary Younge

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10 comments on “Rightwing populism is the new normal – Gary Younge”

  1. Macro 1

    Good God! – Can you imagine that Chump as the “leader” of the “free world”?
    MInd you – Cruz isn’t much better.
    I just hope those voting in the USA know what they are doing. We will have WW3 on our hands and a god almighty depression to boot if either of those twits get the nod.

  2. Colonial Viper 3

    With Donald Trump as President we have far less chance of WWIII compared to if the Iraq War/Afghanistan War/Libya bombing/Syria destroying/Ukraine destabilising/crippled old man assassinating Hilary Clinton was President.

    • DoublePlusGood 3.1

      I’d put Trump as at least as likely to wreck everything by invading Mexico and China.

      • Indeed. I don’t underestimate how hawkish Hillary Clinton is, but Donald Trump is far more likely to start a war through insane, arrogant posturing than she is. Clinton would only start a war deliberately, as sad as that comparison is to make.

  3. RedLogix 4

    OT … but while we are recommending Grauniad linky’s I can especially recommend this one as well:

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/17/china-economic-crisis-world-economy-global-capitalism

    • Colonial Viper 4.1

      Let’s remember that the Guardian was backing Jeremy Corbyn’s blairite running mates for leadership of the Labour Party, while obstructing Corbyn himself on a regular basis.

      • rhinocrates 4.1.1

        And the solipsists are still doing it, chanting over and over, “Unelectable, unelectable”, which translated means, “Not one of us.”

        This piece of pretentious pseudo-philosophical drivel from a Blairite trying to plug his own book is typical of The Guardian:

        http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/20/alastair-campbell-labour-manchester-united-how-two-winning-machines-broke-down

        How do you tell the difference between a Tory and a latte liberal? You can’t:

        “Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

  4. AmaKiwi 5

    Gary Younge is absolutely correct.

    I agree with every sentence.

    Economic uncertainty produces anger and fear and demands for extremist solutions (both right wing and left wing).

    Brace yourselves. It will be here if/when our economy gets seriously worse.

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