It’s really false to attribute the many maladies of the body-brain-soul-dead U.S. to Trump voters alone. It’s epidemic throughout the U.S. body-politic.
See this conversation with activist/writer Dan Kovalik on Black Agenda Report:
I want readers to un-learn their faith in the following notions: capitalism as a path to democracy and freedom; the US military as a human rights organization; the US as the “indispensable nation.” In truth, I believe that Americans are the most uninformed, misinformed and ideologized people on the planet. And, they must be so for the system to work as well as it does to destroy huge swaths of the world with barely a peep of opposition in this country.
One of my favorite expositions of all of this was put forth in Harold Pinter’s 2005 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, in which he stated:
“The United States supported and in many cases engendered every right wing military dictatorship in the world after the end of the Second World War. I refer to Indonesia, Greece, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Haiti, Turkey, the Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador, and, of course, Chile. The horror the United States inflicted upon Chile in 1973 can never be purged and can never be forgiven.
“Hundreds of thousands of deaths took place throughout these countries. Did they take place? And are they in all cases attributable to US foreign policy? The answer is yes they did take place and they are attributable to American foreign policy. But you wouldn’t know it.
“It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.”
It is my hope that, through my writings, I can help wake Americans from the sleep to which they have been lulled by years of schooling and by state propaganda masquerading as journalism.