“We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won’t allow them to write ‘fuck’ on their airplanes because it’s obscene!” Thus speaks Green Beret Major Kurz (Marlon Brando) at the end of Apocalypse Now. The phrase sums up the current Western hypocrisy. War should be obscene, but only the words of the isolationist, sexist and racist mogul Donald Trump cause indignation. He represents the worst of America and, perhaps because of that, he is the Republican presidential candidate in the U.S. This election will decide the fate-decline of America, reduced to a clash of opposing marital infidelities, bringing into the arena the private and public responsibilities of Hillary Clinton.
They competed to be the one who supports Netanyahu most in oppressing the Palestinians, but it did not cause outrage. The Donald promised that if he becomes president, “Jerusalem will be the undivided capital of the State of Israel.” Another bomb in the Middle East, as Clinton’s declaration of “non-interference between the parties”, while the Israeli government extends the colonies, the Palestinian National Authority lost all authority and the situation in the Occupied Territories degenerates.
Nor is it obscene that Trump reopened hostilities in America’s backyard, from the anti-migrant wall with Mexico to the suspension of the agreements with Cuba, that actually have never been defined.