Boston Globe's grim faux front page shows a Trump's nationalist America
Apr 11, 2016 13:52 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
ECONOMYNEXT - The Boston Globe has published a satirical front page painting a grim picture of a nationalist America if, republican front runner, Donald Trump comes to power.
DEPORTATTIONS TO BEGIN, screamed the lead story, with Trump promising to eject 11.3 million illegal workers 'so fast that your head will spin', as riots continue.
The US, built on immigration like most nations, is perhaps still the most immigrant friendly nation in the world, which is one factor that had allowed the country to be one of the most prosperous nations in the world.
'Markets sink as trade war looms', said the outside lead.
"Worldwide stocks plunged again Friday, completing the worst month on record as trade wars with both China and Mexico seemed imminent", the opening paragraph said.
"This is Donald Trump's America. What you read on this page is what might happen if the GOP front-runner can put his ideas in to practice, his words into action," a note from the Boston Globe's Editor said.
"Many Americans might find this version appealing, but the Globe's editorial board finds it deeply troubling."
America is a generally regarded as a free country, with liberals generally managing to defeat nationalism. The US was largely immune from minority discrimination involving, linguistic and entho-religious fascsim that swept Europe from around 1860 onwards and even spread to the countries in the Britsh Empire.
But in the US nationalism defeated liberalism from around 1890s when the so-called Jim Crow laws which segregated blacks from white people were enacted. But the laws were repealed in 1965.
Economic nationalism also rose during the great depression with high import duties.
Trump reacted in characteristic fashion calling the paper 'stupid' and 'worthless'.