John Oliver continued his campaign to #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain this week with a takedown of the Republican front-runner’s repeated calls to build a massive wall at the US-Mexico border — a plan Trump first introduced last June with the inflammatory statement that Mexicans were crime-peddling ‘rapists’.
‘The border wall is one of the few policy proposals Trump has talked about in details so instead of mocking or dismissing it out of hand let’s take a serious proposal by a serious presidential candidate seriously’ Oliver said.
The Last Week Tonight host went on to expose the major problems with the real estate magnate’s signature immigration policy (other than the sheer xenophobia embedded in the plan) explaining to viewers that such a wall would likely cost $26 billion —
– far more than the $4 billion Trump tells his supporters it would take.
(ed:oliver spends 18 min ensuring that anyone who watches it will from that day forward grin from ear to ear whenever anyone (especially trump) mentions the wall in anything but tones of outright/emphatic derision about what a fucken simpleton/idiot trump is.
disclaimer:this comes with the qualification that i find killer-clown ted cruz far scarier than trump.(and that’s worth a whoar!..)
who said (re the option of using nukes in the middle-east):..’i want to make the desert sands glow..?’
..answer:..it was ted cruz..
..i think nuking the middle east for cruz would be him playing a role in the religious/endtimes-bullshit this killer-clown believes in..it’s god’s will..!..i am but his handmaiden..!..this fucken idiot believes/breathes this most scary of delusions..
..so ya see why cruz scares me more than trump does..
..these are strange times..
..what the world/america needs is a bernie sanders..the only voice of sanity in this gibbering cacophony of idiots..
..and i include hillary clinton in that idiot-grouping..
..i haven’t yet worked out the question that brings you hillary clinton as the/any answer..
..but key words in that question would be ‘warmonger’..’poverty-creator’..’sell-out/owned by special-interests and working for those special interests..
..y’know..fascism isn’t just all sharp-tailoring and swastikas
..one definition/manifestation of fascism is the collusion between the state and ‘special interests’ to work against the interests of the citizens..
..and this is what has been happening for the last decades of the rightwing/neoliberal-revolution..
..the successes of this revolution are marked by the rampant poverty/inequality and the obscenity of all the wealth going to the top-percentile..
..it is not a stretch to label neoliberalism as fascism writ large..(fuck godwins’-law..!..stupid/simple-dictate..)..
..and we may not have swastikas..(but key did want a new flag..and tearing-up/impugning the traditions that came before is a clear mark of fascism)..
..key may not have swastikas..but he does have sharp-tailoring..and the economic-outcomes from his economic-policies for the citizens of new zealand is also those economic-aims/outcomes of/from fascism writ large..
(and of course the neoliberal-labour governments of rogernomics and clark also did their bit for fascism..did they what..!..)
..the bad news for nz is that we have no bernie sanders anywhere within coo-ee..eh..?..
..and let’s hope america doesn’t blow it..with sanders being their best/only hope of driving off the fascism that has its’ boot firmly on the neck of america..
..and while in ‘hope’-mode let’s also wish for the nz labour party to somehow develop some testicular/ovarian-fortitude..
(tho’ of course a continuation of this stumbling around in the dark by labour will benefit james shaw/the greens..(but that’s another op-ed..eh..?..)