The Trump victory represents the Triumph of the Lie. And Trump’s victory is the triumph of capitalism. For Donald Trump is the perfect capitalist: selfish, vulgar, bigoted, privileged. The worshipper of Mammon and no other gods.
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no visceral rites of passage to provide a spiritual transition into adulthood,
a certain portion of American youth reach for the powerful yet ultimately
impoverished substitute of the cinema. Star
Wars dances on the line between gaudy commercial spectacle and
indispensable world-explaining myth.
The NSA mega-data center, the CIA relationship with
Google, and the federalization of local police suggest that the government
of the United States of America is no longer in
friendly hands. As an intelligence officer, retired Marine, and patriot, I am deeply offended, personally threatened, and alarmed.