‘Making America Afraid Again’ – Trump’s Post-Truth Speech

Nel's New Day

“Yes we can” is gone. “Only I can fix it” has arrived with Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the 2016 GOP convention. Unfortunately, he doesn’t say how he’ll follow through with any of his promises including the combination of the biggest tax cut promise of any candidate and huge investments in “roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, and the railways of tomorrow.” And he said nothing about finding jobs for people. The GOP convention that focused on hate for three days culminated in a dystopian world of fear and doom as Trump drew an authoritarian (or fascist) picture of the United States.

The focus was Nixonian “law and order,” entitlement of whites through police black oppression. The subtext of “those others” means people of color and Muslims. A guest on the Thom Hartmann program explained that Trump uses Nixon’s FIBS—abuse of fear, ignorance, bigotry, and sneering—a method of converting Democrats in the deep South…

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