Friday, February 8, 2019

Trump's slave laborers

At the same time that U.S. President Donald Trump thunders and berates for a border wall between Mexico and the United States (criminals, drugs, sex slavers and other undesirables are taking American space, don'tchaknow ... at the same time he vows to re-empower a working class whose work has been drifting away ... at the very same time ... construction workers are out of jobs that might pay $50 or more per hour, illegal Costa Rican immigrants laborers earning $8-$10 per hour have worked on President Donald Trump's golf course in New Jersey, according to the Washington Post.

The story needs editing -- or maybe my mind does -- but the smell of bullshit and hypocrisy and feudalism is overwhelming. What a disgusting little man.

How do people -- "the base" they keep being called -- keep loving a man who takes their jobs, impoverishes their families, undercuts their medical care and the best he can do is to call another raucous circle-jerk of adulation where everyone agrees to be angry or victimized ... though not by the man doing the victimizing.
A hat worn by a former worker at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster is displayed in a home in San Jose, Costa Rica. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)


  1. Yeah, “The Base.”

    Is there a way to ascertain whether the purportedly reliable 38% support for “Trump no matter what” is in anyway true?

    Given the thick smog of falsehood that Trump loves to inhabit and seems to thrive on, the saying popularized by Mark Twain, “there are lies, damn lies, and statistics certainly applies to Trump, any and every assertion made by him or his supporters must be fact checked. I want to know how reliable, how accurate the polls that enumerate his supporters really are.

  2. A summary of some of the “conservative” views on immigration are here: