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American Dystopia -- A Future of Racists, Snitches and Outcasts

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Dystopia

Pinch me, I really need to wake up from this nightmare.

Donald "grab them by the pussy" Trump, a sexual predator who some claim has trouble reading the English language, is President of the United States.

Pinch me once more.

Hillary Clinton, a warmonger who relished the moment Gaddafi got sodomized and brutally murdered at her behest, has yet to retire in shame after her electoral debacle, ever threatening to return.

Pinch me again and again.

George "they misunderestimated me" Bush is sounding reasonable these days, while Jeff "KKK is OK" Sessions is the Attorney General of the United States.

Pinch me, please, one last time.

Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon is unabashedly preaching his conspiratorial, racist philosophy and passing it off as a rational vision rather than lunacy.

Changes within the Democratic party

In a colossal failure of the Democratic party, mainstream media and other components of "the establishment", the most extreme elements of the Republican party have assumed control of the White House and both houses of Congress, paving the way for an unprecedented roll back of corporate regulations and civil liberties, a spike in racism and vigilante violence, intense war-mongering, ecocide and general chaos. This unraveling scenario has all the makings of a corporate-controlled police state.

In a testament to the extremity of present day America, comparisons of the new administration to Nazism and fascism, and Trump to Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin et al. have become commonplace and cliche'.

Meanwhile, the Democratic "opposition" party just elected Tom Perez, a corporate yes-man, as Chair in yet another indication that they are hopelessly beyond repair, and a further blow to Bernie Sanders' "revolution from within".

These tectonic rightward shifts have dramatically changed and polarized the American political map and escalated a fight for its center.

Within this climate, an emerging faction of Democrats/liberals have been showcasing and promoting a thinly-veiled version of White supremacy in the name of "free speech". Proponents of this approach justify and normalize racism by adopting an identity-driven divisive attitude with a supposed affinity for human rights, but only for those who abide by the notion of American exceptionalism and Islamophobia. It is no surprise that Perez's Muslim opponent Keith Ellison met his final doom by showing empathy toward (brown-skinned) Palestinians.

Racism and White supremacy are no strangers to the Democratic Party, but a change is happening in the means of its expression. Whereas in pre-Trump America it was inherent yet outwardly denounced, nowadays more and more mainstream liberals are proudly coming out of their closet of bigotry and prejudices. The Democratic party is turning into a liberal wing of the White supremacist movement, a rebranded and "hip" political party that champions the agenda of corporations, warmongers, mainstream media and the deep state.

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