The July 14 tweet storm was even uglier than Trump’s castigation two years ago of African and Arab states as “shit-hole” countries, and suggests that, in Trump’s mind, America is white, Christian, Republican, and capitalist; and everything dangerous and damnable is the exact opposite.
My privileged and upper class students’ lives are a paradise compared to the hell confronting people living in Syria, Gaza, and Yemen, yet even they can sense that something is seriously wrong and out of balance, and that the current modus operandi on planet Earth is unsustainable.
A front page New York Times report blithely stated that “four Israelis were killed from rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and 23 Palestinians died.” One wonders how these 23 Palestinians met their demise—from the flu? Car accidents? Heart attacks?
Trump’s die-hard supporters would undoubtedly see impeachment proceedings as an attack on the president, and might even take up arms to express their anger. One-third of the American public could well be holding the rest of us hostage with implicit threats of violence and insurrection.
Will Israel, AIPAC, and American supporters of an increasingly fascist Israel help Trump claim victory in 2020, just as Trump helped Netanyahu win his fifth term last week? Will the implicit Trump-Netanyahu ticket win another four years for the worst president in American history?
While the US media gears up for next year’s presidential elections, other electoral matches—at home and abroad—are providing surprises of all sorts.