The Undressed Empire: An Analysis of the First Weeks of the Trump Era
By Danny Haiphong
Source: Black Agenda Report
Contradictions abound in the mass protests against Donald Trump’s whirlwind of proclamations. While Trump’s executive order banning many Muslims should be categorically rejected, we must also reject “the Democratic and Republican parties for creating the conditions that led to it.” Trump has stripped the socially acceptable garments from U.S. empire. But, “a naked empire remains a dangerous empire” — and only masses of people can defeat it.
A calamity has befallen the US imperialist empire. Donald Trump, the billionaire service industry magnate turned highest-appointed government official, has signed a number of executive orders geared toward the fulfillment of his campaign promises. The most controversial order thus far has restricted immigration into the US for green card and visa holders from seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The order went immediately into effect. Corporate…
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