Gringo View: Ending US Hypocrisy

Wrote the poet Juvenal in the declining days of the Roman Empire; “Two things only the people anxiously desire — bread and circuses.” Perhaps we have been unwittingly moving in that direction.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) A Trump victory in the US presidential elections Tuesday, November 3rd, is too awful for this gringo to contemplate. So let’s make the optimistic assumption that after all the sound and fury accompanying the counting of the votes (and there will almost certainly be plenty of that), former VP Joe Biden will be declared the winner and in January will be inaugurated as President.

That we will have finally awoken from the Trumpian nightmare and can contemplate the dawning of a bright new day is certain. What is anything but certain is what the . . .

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