Letters: Nick Vinehill, November 22, 2016

Donald Trump as he makes his acceptance speech in New York following his victory to become he 45th president of the United States. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 9, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: Paco Anselmi/PA Wire PPP-160911-133352001
Donald Trump as he makes his acceptance speech in New York following his victory to become he 45th president of the United States. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 9, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: Paco Anselmi/PA Wire PPP-160911-133352001
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It was obvious despite the phoney element of surprise over the US Presidential election result that the mainstream global capitalist media were indirectly grooming Donald Trump to win the presidential election.

Conveying him as an embattled bombastic anti PC candidate (similar to what the mainstream UK media do on Nigel Farage) had no sway on many US voters who, in fact, sympathised with him accordingly, especially amongst blue collar workers such as those enraged redundant steel workers in Detroit who obviously fell for his nationalist rhetoric that ‘he’ can bring jobs back to America by curbing immigration and resorting to protectionist trade polices that have never worked but according to him and his crony UK underling Nigel Farage will make their respective countries ‘great’ again!

When such a dire choice exists in a national election between two right wing candidates, the irony is it’s far better to elect the ‘more’ right wing candidate than the lesser because invariably when the latter like Blair, Obama, Clinton etc.are elected they end up more right wing in government just to sponge up to the real unelected economic forces who really control everything capitalist governments do. However with Donald Trump winning the US Presidency albeit losing the popular vote in a crazy US state electoral system determined by state electoral colleges, at least many US voters will witness almost immediately after the honeymoon period is over the full magnitude of the Republicans’ failed neoliberal agenda which Obama’s Democrats have propped up all along which is why the Republicans are back in power.

The latest US Presidential campaign had nothing to do with democracy and alternative policies.

It was solely based on personalities, different genders, email corruption or alleged women abuse.

Consequently, whatever degree of interest one has in domestic or world politics it’s essential to realise a leader’s personality and demeanour never run a country.

It will always be the diktats of global capitalism and monetarism that determines everything so-called leaders do in office.

Nick Vinehill, Snettisham