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The Ultimate Blowback from U.S. Foreign Policy? Donald Trump.

By Walden Bello | ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) | – –
How the CIA, bad trade deals, and wanton military intervention caused the social crises that gave us the Donald. (Really.)

When the late Chalmers Johnson introduced the word “blowback” to describe the adverse consequences of Washington’s actions in the world, he wasn’t referring simply to the victims of U.S. imperial interventions striking back on American soil. More importantly, he saw the resulting destabilization of the American democratic process as the most dangerous blowback of all.

Seen in this light, Donald Trump’s “M&Ms campaign” — which relies heavily on broadsides against Mexicans and Muslims — is unquestionably a disturbing blowback from Washington’s policies abroad.

Trump launched his campaign with a plan to build a wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border while summarily deporting undocumented migrants and their families. After the San Bernardino shootings on December 2, in which a Muslim couple killed 14 people, Trump has pushed for the U.S. to stop accepting Muslim migrants and visitors to the United States.

These two proposals run directly against the U.S. self-image as a country of migrants, threatening to unleash a tide of hatred against Mexican-Americans and Muslims, and putting them on notice that their rights are fragile. Yet Trump’s calls have resonated with large sectors of the Republican base, with extremist rhetoric now a staple not only of Trump’s campaign but of his rivals’ as well.

the rest:

#1, Fuck everybody else

People need to realize how brave this sister is.

A Muslim woman was escorted out of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s rally in South Carolina on Friday after she stood up in silent protest.

Trump commented on Hamid as she was being ejected:
“There is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred,” Trump said.

Trump has stoked antipathy against Muslims by calling for a total ban on Muslim immigration into the U.S. Since making the announcement Trump’s standing in the polls has only improved.


According to Hamid, one person shouted, “You have a bomb, you have a bomb,” CNN reported.

“The ugliness really came out fast and that’s really scary,” she told CNN after she was escorted out of the venue.

Hamid added that several people around her held her hand and said “sorry” as she was forced to leave.


Hamid told CNN before the event that she didn’t plan to disrupt the event, but wanted to give Trump’s supporters some insight as to what Muslims are like.


Hark! The NRA Hath Spoketh!

The Hateful 8

Xlnt question:


Ted Cruz: Voters should spank Hillary Clinton like I spank my five-year old daughter

Tough guy Ted Cruz To People Magazine:

"You know I'll tell you, in my house, if my daughter Cather, the five-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking," he said. "Well, in America, the voters have a way of administering a spanking."



......try for five seconds to imagine Cruz suggesting “spanking” Christie, Bush, Rubio, or (God forbid) Trump.
(Carson or Fiorina, unfortunately, might not be spared.) The sexism (of which infantilizing is one aspect, hence the allergy many of us have to being referred to as “the girls” once we get older than 18.


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