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Thread #160385 Message #3815722
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
20-Oct-16 - 02:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Trump again
Subject: RE: BS: Trump again
It isn't always an indication of support to use a first name. Tony, Maggie, Nigel. Even Adolf.... Though I suppose when people scream "Hang Hillary" it does in a sense indicate they would atually like to support her.
The antagonism against Trump and Trumpism stretches a lot wider than Democrats and Republicans. Once again I cite Noam Chomsky, as a reminder that there's a left tradition in America too - and it's members recognise Trump as a quasi-fascist in another American tradition. When we talk of populism we should remember that lynch mobs are a kind of populism. In which context, a slogan like "Hang Hillary" does indeed fit very easily.