I have just listened to Chomsky on Trump – just after the election, throughout he claimed marginal support for Clinton with a description of policies. Maybe those policies were not intended to be put into practice but in key areas those policies were far better than Trump’s policies. In terms of the environment, Trump’s policies are reported as being “damaging to the environment”. Facts don’t matter with this because they will be disputed, I have no doubts they are damaging.
In terms of the Unity Platform, I have attempted to consider reaching out a hand to right-wing intellectuals, but listening to Chomsky that needs to be questioned.
And the answer is that Unity requires 99% and not simply a left-wing dominated by sense such as Chomsky. There needs to be a change, working together of left and right; Chomsky’s eminent common-sense is not enough.
In the Chomsky interview, Mehdi Hasan drew together this assessment of Trump voters, this is what I said straight after the election. Since then I have also looked at the PC-police, those people are horrendous, but I have to ask “are those against the PC-police because they are horrendous or because it is a racist excuse?”
Like Hasan says, it is not Trump economics but racism that provides Trump with votes. Or like the concluding tweet:-
The answer can only be learnt if the right-wing intellectuals dissociate themselves from the racists and deplorables. Stand up for compassion on the right-wing.