Hedges idiot declinism… Trump is not emperor Nero…//Trump is an ‘idiot entertainer’ who only cares about lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy | Alternet

This is juicy stuff from Hedges but unfortunately the basic framework is wrong: we are not living at the end of a ‘civilization’ but still close the beginning of a political system that is flawed and requires re-foundation. We are not close to the decline of the Roman Empire nor is the comparison to Nero appropriate. Continue reading “Hedges idiot declinism… Trump is not emperor Nero…//Trump is an ‘idiot entertainer’ who only cares about lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy | Alternet”