We Americans are so brainwashed that we allow pharmaceutical corporations and other companies to rip us off. Worse, many tend to defend the ideology we think we support even if those we are protecting are thugs and thieves.
It is hard to believe that so many are unable to think through more than one level of indirection. Trump is showing the potential to clobber Democrats using tariffs to counter the status quo, the mythical center.
There are several narratives one can build against the Trump tariffs. Today’s massive stock market drop was a tailor-perfect moment for some grandstanding by Democrats to put them all into the American psyche. They have not so far.