Thursday, September 29, 2016
the Dust has yet to will not be added after the first debate between Clinton and Trump in 2016. What we have learned about the candidates?
Quite honestly? Nothing.
there Came up something Monday night (early Tuesday morning in Europe) as we did not know from before? We knew that Trump was an ill-prepared, rude, judgemental amateur. We knew that Clinton was a steady, balanced, and diplomatic pro. We knew that Trump, like the overgrown kid he is, couldn’t resist biting on the hook Clinton thrown out. And we knew that Clinton is too experienced to bite Trumps hook.
Clinton harvested Trump for his racist, islamofobiske portrayal of Obama as a kenyan muslim. She grilled him for the mannssjåvinistiske, kvinnefiendtlige the rhetoric he has come up with. From a democratic perspective, it was a horrible sight. But it was not something new.
So what we learned?
What we learned yesterday the evening while we looked at the Trump – a man who wants to control the country for at least 4 years, but who struggled through a simple debate of 90 minutes – is that we must see in the eyes the possibility that he wins.
Twitter-the power is mine was full of messages about that Clinton had broken Trump. That just a country full of losers would vote for him. That people came to leave the US if he won. Twitter – and Facebook-the power is mine was also full of messages from people in the united STATES that was terrified of the idea of a Trump-says they considered as not likely, so in any case possible.
What can we learn of this terrible conduct? For it was terrible. But in his will probably not drop as much. The brutal truth is that the truth does not mean big in 2016.
Such is the unpredictable, angry, violent, fickle nasjonalismens politics, where opinion polls are not worth very much before election day. We see back home, this is the policy of Le Pen, Orban and Farage. For only four weeks ago declared Trump on Twitter that people would soon call him “Mr. Brexit”. In other words, he would be the man that defied the polls and conventional knowledge and caused a huge upheaval. We laughed. We should not have done. This is not postmodern politics, this is post-Brexit policy.
And here comes the last thing we knew before last night, but as the debate only reinforced: Journalism in the united STATES bears a large responsibility for the Trumps gaining momentum.
While the circus continues, sitting the media in the united STATES, teary and asks himself: “How we ended up here? How can we have such a candidate? What has happened with the united STATES?”
This collective, desired hukommelsestapet is both telling and disturbing. For decades the media have united STATES in continued ethnic and religious stereotypes in the news and popular culture, marginalized non-whites in american society, has consistently ignored the systematic racial injustice in the american judicial system and supported the wars in which hundreds of thousands of innocent muslims died, and now wonder the on how we ended up here.
wondering how the very whiteness they benefited from through the newspapers, radio and television could be something that you exploited to get power. They pretend that they have forgotten that Trump has thrown himself on a train that ran out from the station long before he thought of posing as a candidate for president.
The best ettermælet to the debate last night is the answer to a Trump-trailer that was asked by a CNN reporter if he thought Trump won the debate:
“Well, I’d like to think that he won”.
Clinton won. Trump would like to believe that he won. Ultimately, can the loser be the united STATES.
- Translated from the English by Sten J. McNeil Ånnerud