Donald Trump's constant and ongoing rants and raves have done wonders for ISIS and other terrorist groups. To them, his very presence in an important role in the top American political scene indicates that the United States is a place where bigotry, hatred, love of the military, lack of freedom and rights rule the nation.
Americans like to look for someone to blame for the quagmire in the Middle East. We need to look in the mirror. Much of the mess in that area of the world is of our own doing.
As I type this there is an American being shot and killed somewhere by a gun. And that will continue on every day of every year in the U.S. And each day some American will dream up some ridiculous excuse for the gun craziness. And each day organizations like the National Rife Association will spend a great deal of money to somehow excuse it all or give some nutso reason. What does it take to make us finally take honest notice and act on this?
Seal the borders, have all Muslims register, send 11,000,000 people back, tap all phones, give the Pentagon much more money, send in ground troops to Iraq and Syria, close U.S. mosques, and give the military-industrial complex anything it wants. Those are just some of the suggestions offered by Republicans; not regular Republicans only but Republicans running for President of the United States.
There are many reasons why broadcast journalism has gone downhill. There are many more reasons why print journalism has gone downhill. Americans do not get quality, professional journalism in either form. And it shows in how Americans express themselves in voting, commentary, and their various forms of "communication." America is now up for sale to the highest bidder and few people realize it or give a damn.