Trumpism is only the latest phase in a global shift to the right; a shift that has seen public opinion manipulated by a right-wing corporate press, and governments across the world use this manufactured consent to impose ever more draconian measures on people fleeing from poverty and conflicts invariably caused by the developed world’s liberal interventionalism. In many respects this shift has been progressing much like the proverbial boiling frog. Provided the temperature is rising slowly enough, the unfortunate amphibian is never aware that it is being cooked alive.
A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. – Pope Francis on Donald Trump
European Powers brutalised Africa in a way we can scarcely imagine. Hundreds of thousands of human beings were subjected to the dehumanisation of slavery; being bought and sold like cattle, worked and beaten to death like animals, and raped as though they were sex toys.