Trump isn’t exploiting some inherent racism in the working classes. Rather, he is actively continuing an ages-old practice that begets that very racism.
Friends, it’s time to Make America Great Again!
In a hyper-capitalist society characterised by omnipresent competition, even empathy is a zero-sum game.
One need not go all the way back to the infamous Trans-Atlantic slave trade — so forcefully interrupted by the non-market forces of the British Royal Navy after 1807 — to understand the important connection between ‘free trade’ and slavery.
Perhaps many concerned environmentalists have taken a look at their own lifestyles and determined that they are so hopelessly and irredeemably unsustainable that their best hope is to try to convince those who still have the option to follow a different path.
Suspicion of democracy is deeply embedded in the political fabric of the US. James Madison, the fourth President of the US, and author of the Constitution famously said “Democracy is the most vile form of government.”