Monday 24 July 2017

Ian O'Doherty: Trinity debacle reminds us all that tyranny begins at home

Milo Yiannopoulos
Milo Yiannopoulos
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

A Trump victory would usher in a new age of intolerance, they said. A Trump victory would bring hordes of his demented redneck fans on to the streets, chasing down the defeated Hillary supporters and forcing them to read the Bible and swear allegiance to the flag.

A Trump victory would lead to anarchy on the streets, a new age of anti-intellectualism, a rise in fascism - a new golden dawn, if you will.

Funnily enough, these predictions, made with almost unseemly relish by the usual anti-Trump commentators in media both American and foreign, also gave dire warnings about a Trump defeat, as they fretted over the prospect of a million pissed-off rednecks marching to Washington as one giant, amorphous mass of dangerous, belligerent stupidity.

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