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Sunday :: Jul 8, 2018

Frightening Republican Capitulation


by paradox

One of the last remaining alleged pillars of Republican conservatism—unsullied by hypocrisy, implacable in its unity, righteous in its results—was free trade. Incredibly endorsed by economists of all types and enriching American corporations, the pillar of free trade also so conveniently hooked into the unrestrained ability to exploit labor, to pollute with no inhibition, and to extract from the Earth with impunity.

Incredibly, Donald Trump has smashed this mainstay of Republican ideology in just a few weeks, it lies in complete ruins as the Canadians and Chinese ruthlessly retaliate to Trump’s manic stupidity.

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