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Sun Mar 13, 2016, 07:58 PM

 

Trump's appeal to blue collars

Amazingly, it's a good article in the Daily Mail, something more rare than eclipses of the Sun.
Written by an American consultant to David Cameron who doesn't support Trump.

(..) simply to dismiss Trump as a reality show entertainer with nothing of consequence to say would be to make a big mistake (..) there’s no doubting he is a divisive figure. But he is also one who makes a real connection.

He is a much more serious, interesting and historically important political figure than his detractors allow. Trump is challenging not just some of the basic tenets of Republican ideas, but those of the Democrats too. The truth is, we live in a world that is run by bankers, bureaucrats and accountants. For decades, they have pushed a technocratic agenda that has been implemented by politicians of both Left and Right.

This agenda favours big business over small, fetishises globalisation, and is relaxed about immigration – regardless of the consequences for working people. As factories close, jobs disappear and wages fall, the response from the elite has been callous and inhuman: ‘This is the world we live in: suck it up and get with the programme.’

Well, people have had enough of being dismissed and patronised by the elite – who, by the way, do very nicely out of this technocratic agenda. Big businesses use their market dominance and unfair access to the levers of power to rip off consumers, exploit workers, and keep entrepreneurial competitors from challenging them. Globalisation is undoubtedly a force for good and has helped poor people in poor countries get richer. But the biggest rewards have gone to the already rich in the wealthiest parts of the world. And uncontrolled immigration gives them cheap labour for their businesses – not to mention an endless supply of nannies, housekeepers and gardeners.
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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3489656/To-dismiss-Trump-bigoted-buffoon-YUGE-mistake-s-elite-bashing-hit-workers-Political-svengali-helped-sweep-David-Cameron-power-gives-stunning-appraisal-president.html#ixzz42pXy8GaW

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Response to Albertoo (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 12:53 AM

1. bump

 

for those who missed it. The article is on to something worthwhile.

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Response to Albertoo (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 01:03 AM

2. The disconnect for these bimbos and bimbettes is that he IS the elite.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 01:08 AM

3. Good point, I had missed the contradiction

 

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 02:20 AM

4. So were FDR and JFK NT

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