- Trump is exposing the contradictions of the elite | David Callahan | Opinion | The Guardian – Apparent from the first, this one took a while to re-surface.
> Trump’s retrograde presidency has revealed the profound contradictions at the top of the US income ladder. In the wake of the president’s various actions toward immigrants and inflammatory remarks on race, we’ve gotten glimpses of a wealthy class with a powerful social conscience and the potential to offer leadership on some of the most divisive social issues of the day, as well as other urgent matters like climate change.
> Yet don’t expect an enlightened new establishment to command moral authority any time soon. That can’t happen until the wealthy and business leaders extend their vision of inclusiveness to the most important sphere of American life: the economy. – (trump politics socialism )
- Donald Trump’s Shocking Recklessness – The Atlantic – – (trump politics race_baiting rhetoric )
- A blunt, fearful rant: Trump’s UN speech left presidential norms in the dust | The Guardian – > With Tuesday’s address, however, Trump punched yawning holes in his own would-be doctrine, singling out enemies, expressing horror at their treatment of their people and threatening interference to the point of annihilation. – (rhetoric trump politics rhetorical_situation )
- UbuWeb Sound – History of Electronic / Electroacoustic Music – – (history music )
- Steve Mnuchin: US Treasury Secretary says government jet request for honeymoon ‘was about national security’ | The Independent – Outside of "Another 1% Heard From", I don't know what to say about this. Yet. – (racism socialism trump politics )
- Trump’s press secretary offers suggested punishments for two Trump critics – The Washington Post – Closer and closer the Weimar comes. – (politics trump rhetoric )
- What Is Seth Abramson Trying to Tell Us? – The Chronicle of Higher Education – – (digital rhetoric )
- No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there | Rutger Bregman | Opinion | The Guardian – We won't mention names. That would be indelicate. Rentiers require a low profile. "growing share of those we hail as “successful” and “innovative” are earning their wealth at the expense of others. The people getting the biggest handouts are not down around the bottom, but at the very top. Yet their perilous dependence on others goes unseen. Almost no one talks about it. Even for politicians on the left, it’s a non-issue…. The fact of the matter is that feudalism has been democratised. To a lesser or greater extent, we are all depending on handouts. En masse, we have been made complicit in this exploitation by the rentier elite, resulting in a political covenant between the rich rent-seekers and the homeowners and retirees." – (socialism rhetoric socialpractices utopia argument )
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