Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Obscuring Issues

- A way to obscure the main issues facing society today is shown by the selection of a candidate for the Republican party for the upcoming US election. According to David Olive writing in the business section of The Toronto Star, the agenda is dominated by killing 'socialist' Obamacare (Olive says it is actually a Right Wing idea hatched in the Nixon days), the fake crisis of illegal immigration from Latin America (Donald Trump, the front runner to date, has called Mexican immigrants 'drug runners and rapists'), family values as defined by religious right, and whether Obama was born on American soil, (something Trump has railed about since Obama was first elected). There is nothing about poverty, unemployment, the economy, or, most troubling, global warming and tackling the problem, and its consequences. Good smoke screen! John Ayers.

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