Law and Politics

Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO…

September 29, 2016  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Buffalo, NY – In about six weeks this country will elect a new President and the stakes could not be higher.  While the endless discussion in the print and electronic media seems to have said all that can be said about the two major candidates, the concrete impact of a Trump victory must be emphasized: This is no ordinary election and we are not living in ordinary times.

 We have Trump – the individual, but we also have his ugly ideology. Trumpism must be understood as a true threat to democracy and economic justice throughout the world. Consider these features: Trumpism is profoundly racist and xenophobic. Trump bases his analysis of national and world events solely within the prism of ethnicity or race. 

His call to make “America Great Again” is a dog whistle to every bigot – it says that our society should revert to segregation and the philosophy of a lynch mob.

He blames all economic problems on Foreign-Born Workers or on other countries, as if the 1% in this country has been an innocent bystander in an unfair trade game.

He has tried to prove that the first African-American president is illegitimate.

For all of this and plenty more, Trump has earned the support of the openly racist and fascist elements of the population, including the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. To read more click on the following link

September 28, 2016

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