Well, the wars continued under Obama and the dead mounted up. However, having just watched Trump’s speech, it might be that the hype man’s administration was indeed a lesser of the two evils. Coming straight from the horses mouth, it does appear that we are about to enter an era of protectionism and trade wars …. and the real wars?
Well, should we give the “daddy gave me a head start” man the benefit of the doubt with his “America first and only America first” “Weltanschauung”? Could, perhaps, if it weren’t for the fact that for “America” we should read “Donald” and, even if it were, “America”, where does that leave the rest of humanity? No benefit of the doubt and we should expect the trade wars and very real wars to be just around the corner.
Indeed, in thinking about the post on this blog regarding a very possible war with China, straws have to be grasped and might a little hope be gleamed from the report in ‘The Guardian’ that Obama was apparently heard saying to Trump: “Well as I said, we’ll be right around the corner.” Oh, desperate days when it is the hype man who offers us hope. Academic caution might be advised, but the evidence would appear to suggest that we are all pretty well fucked.