a reply to: szino9
Read more carefully.
Trash books are just that. I am talking about objective analysis, not someones effort to make money. The desire to make money doing something, makes
the motivations of those doing it extremely suspect, unless they are up front about it, and writing books because you want to make money doing it is
especially gross. Books should contain either art, or pure journalism (which never contains anything but facts, unless someone is playing to an
audience, and seeking funds, rather than truth). Art made for money is hackery, and journalism or documentary works made with an intent, to fit a
conclusion rather than coming to one after objective analysis are equally perverse in their nature. I have no time for such petty things.
And, as for my statement, it is without doubt that Trumps Presidency is being used by already wealthy and powerful people, to achieve the erosion of
the things that the government used to do, to protect the people from the avaricious nature of those financial entities, businesses and individuals
who seek their exploitation. From removing the laws preventing trophies from dead endangered animals from being imported into the states, to removing
the protection of American wildlife and ecology from the frackers and mineral miners in America, Mr Trump has proven that his interest is in making
American BUSINESS great again, but America is not its businesses, it is its people. It has been proven time and again that when you allow businesses
to become the greatest beneficiary of a policy or of a Presidency, the people suffer, whether thats the Native American people in yesteryear (or today
for that matter), or the American population as a whole, the people suffer when big, multinational and national scale businesses flourish, because to
make them flourish in the artificial manner they like to (that is over and above the amount that society can actually support without being damaged),
requires the people having no protections from the worst excesses of their behaviour.
This has always and will always be the case, and is clearly the case here.
None of those folks still living in tent cities, despite having spent their lives working, are feeling that things are better in America right now.
Their roof is still a discarded tarpaulin, their door is still two packing pallets nailed together with fiberboard. Their floor is still dirt with a
thrown out piece of stained carpet over the top of it, and they are still cooking on burnt trash, in pans that were too damaged for someone else to
The working people of America are still being paid below the cost of living, still forced into zero hours contracts because there is nothing else
available, are still working three jobs and still failing to be able to pay rent on substandard accommodation, still failing to be able to provide
themselves an actual living, despite working themselves to death in many cases, just to be able to afford to live IN THEIR CARS!
When that has totally ended, and no one is living like that who does not explicitly choose to, perhaps then Trump and friends can crow about how good
the economy is as a result of their meddling. Until then though, the only people who think the economy is doing well, are the same people who benefit
from it no matter what, and those who have bought the propaganda.