INTO THE FRAY: CONDELL ON CLINTON

For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column

CONDELL ON CLINTON

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By presenting the divide between Trump & the post-Obama surrogate, Clinton, as an “America vs Europe” one, Condell understates the true nature of the dichotomy

It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):

ALGEMEINER: https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/10/27/condell-on-clinton-the-obama-surrogate/
ISRAELI FRONTLINE: http://www.israelifrontline.com/2016/10/into-the-fray-condell-on-clinton.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/19682
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE: http://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-condell-on-clinton/
ISRAEL’S VOICE: http://www.israelsvoice.org/2016/10/27/fray-condell-clinton/
ISRAPUNDIT: http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63618699
JEWSDOWNUNDER: http://jewsdownunder.com/2016/10/28/into-the-fray-18/
JEWISH PRESS: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/into-the-fray-martin-sherman/into-the-fray-condell-on-clinton/2016/10/30/

An excerpt:

It is unusual for American voters to get a real choice in a presidential election but this is a genuine fork in the road for America—and the world. It’s one direction or another from here. – Pat Condell, America’s Moment Of Truth, October 25, 2016

The upcoming US presidential election has been a topic I have tried to refrain from writing about. Indeed, I wished to avoid expressing any opinion of the depressing debacle of the US elections, consoling myself with the thought that, in comparison, Israeli politics look like a dignified exercise of the democratic process. …Arguably, there has never been an election in which American voters have been asked to choose between two candidates, who—for very different reasons—are  clearly so hopelessly unqualified  and undeserving of their nation’s highest office… What changed my mind, and convinced me to take up the challenge of writing something I felt I could take a clear stance on, without compromising my journalistic integrity, was a withering anti-Clinton video put out by another non-US citizen – the ever-incisive British political satirist, Pat Condell….

…In many ways, Trump is the creation of Obama and Clinton – a reaction of millions of Americans to the unwanted metamorphosis of their nation. Indeed, he is cut from the same cloth as Brexit. He is a response—undeniably an inelegant one—to what is perceived as an attempt to decouple America from its roots and its heritage.  However, as such, it is a response that is relatively benign. If it is rebuffed—brace yourselves for far more drastic ones in the future. For as Condell points out, Trump is a “necessary antidote to the poison of political correctness … destroying Western society’s immune system”.  If this antidote fails to be administered, its successors are guaranteed to be far more virulent

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome
Best wishes,
MS

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