Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Conventional Force

As Melanie Phillips put it last night, "This is Mussolini versus Lucrezia Borgia."

In using her media megaphone to suppress the vote for Bernie Sanders in California, which she duly carried by far more than had been predicted, Hillary Clinton has committed on an American scale something very like the electoral fraud of which David Cameron's Conservative Party stands daily more accused.

But the nomination process will not in fact end until what promises to be a very contested Convention indeed.

There is still time for the Democratic Party to ensure that it will not take four years of Donald Trump to prevent the coronation of the Princess of Privilege as the Empress of Entitlement.

Trump's schemes for a Mexican wall and for a Muslim ban do at least have the advantage that they could never happen in actual fact. But Clinton's paybacks to her backers from Wall Street to the Gulf would be very real indeed.

The mercifully single term of President Trump would turn the Democratic Party into a force for economic equality, not least through international peace, and into a force for international peace, not least through economic equality.

But the party need not wait for that. It can become that force next month. It can, and it should.


  1. Trump's schemes for a Mexican wall and a Muslim ban do at least have the advantage that they could never happen in actual fact.

    Both are very easy to do, in actual fact.

    1. No, they are not. And the second one would be unconstitutional, anyway.

  2. You do realise that the US Customs and Border Protection already has more than 580 miles (930 km) of fence in place on the Mexican border don't you? It would be very easy to turn this into a wall.

    To whose "advantage" would it be to maintain a fragmented, porous land border with Mexico (unless you are a drug-smuggler, an illegal migrant or an unscrupulous employer of undocumented workers)?

    Answer the question, if you would.

    1. I don't need to. Although there would be some pain in the process, the world would be given a good old bellyache from laughing at Trump's four-year effort to do this. Never mind to get Mexico to pay for it.