Trump And The One Percent’s Slave Labor

The world does not only overflow with cheap labor, it also abounds with virtual and actual slave labor — domestic servitude, forced labor, child labor, sex trafficking, bonded labor. All of it sanctioned by the rich and powerful, and politically protected.

It may be at a convenient arms length, but nevertheless the building of Trump’s “world class” golf courses and his involvement with tall, gleaming builds in the Arab Emirates and other places around the globe consists of an entanglement of deals, much of which involves slave labor as a core factor of construction.

Not that Trump’s turning a blind eye toward how and by whom the heavy lifting of his wealth machine is done would concern a goodly portion of his most ardent supporters. One survey of his enthusiasts reveled that many of them thought that ending slavery in American had NOT been a good idea.

This whole Trump thing is just another example of how the simpleminded shoot themselves in the foot. Their kneejerk acceptance of Trump’s demagoguery, his yammering of how he is going to bring back jobs from Mexico and China is breathtaking. His involvement in cheap and worldwide slave labor is at the heart of what is killing their chances for good jobs and a better life for themselves and their children and their grandchildren. But, still, the moronic ones wave and cheer Trump’s endlessly ridiculous pronouncements; in effect they are already his slaves.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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