About Trump, HyperNormalisation and New York

Maybe you have heard it but Donald Trump was elected as POTUS (President Of The United States). I am apolitical but saying that I am not a fan of him, is an understatement.

Many things have been written about Trumps rise and one of them I found very eye-opening. HyperNormalisation is a documentary by Adam Curtis and aired in October on BBC. On the website of BBC you can read:

HyperNormalisation tells the extraordinary story of how we got to this strange time of great uncertainty and confusion – where those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – and have no idea what to do. And, where events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control – from Donald Trump to Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, and random bomb attacks. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.

 

The film shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West – not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves – have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us, we accept it as normal.

The reasons why I mention Donald Trump and HyperNormalisation on Cities in Capitals is because of Trumps impact of the city of New York. We all know the famous Trump Tower:

trumptower

But Trump had a much larger impact on New York than I knew. He took advantage of certain happenings in the politics to establish himself.

Here below you can see the part of the documentary were Donald Trump appears:

And here can you watch the full documentary.

Let’s hope that Donald Trump will do good to cities, maybe he should read about Happy Cities, but I have my doubts…

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