Wednesday, July 27, 2016

There is something delirium-inducing in the air


When President Obama who championed the reset option with Russia and who even now is talking about cooperating with Putin in Syria in a manner that will make America willfully complicit in the mass bloodletting that is taking place there, waxes critical of Trump’s positive attitude regarding Putin, there is something delirium-inducing in the air.

When Trump is right about anything, as he is when he notes how embarrassing and dangerous it is for hackers to be able to routinely acquire access to America’s most secured servers, there is something delirium-inducing in the air. His call on Russia to find Clinton’s missing emails comes as further proof of that.

Trump may not be a Manchurian candidate in the sense that he is a puppet in the hand of Putin or any foreign power, but the Manchurian element in the Trump equation lies in the possibility of witnessing the development of symbiotic relations between the two most powerful demagogues in the world – a development that is bound to undermine America’s democracy, and Western democracies in general, while strengthening autocrats all around the world. When we see this possibility inching closer and closer to potential fulfillment, and keep making light of it, there is something delirium-inducing in the air.

When Trump seems to think f the president’s job as being the entertainer-in-chief, there is something delirium-inducing in the air.


The point: we should all learn to breathe under water.