Tuesday, August 15, 2017
An American President as Nazi Sympathizer.
There are no more do-overs for Donald Trump.
After debasing himself and his office in the aftermath of the Charlottesville riot on Saturday and Sunday, Trump was dragged to the podium on Monday - two days after the fact - to finally lay the blame on the alt-right and all its constituencies including white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
It was an unconvincing performance. Trump read what was on the paper in front of him but he plainly did it begrudgingly. It was obvious that it was hard for the Cheeto Benito to digest. However, for Trump's die-hard backers in the Republican Party it was hailed as the real Donald Trump, a man who, despite initial wavering, was truly fit to be president.
Until today. Then Trump took a moment before the cameras in the lobby of Trump Tower to revive his early message that "both sides" were to blame including the "very, very" vicious left, the protesters, a number of whose bodies ended up in emergency rooms, one in the morgue, the price exacted for standing up to racism, anti-Semitism and Nazism.
Trump was now unquestionably rallying to the aid and comfort of his base - white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Klansmen, all members in good standing of Team Trump. Yes, in addition to his qualifications as misogynist, deviant, philanderer, serial sex offender, pervert, cheat, racist and pathological liar, Trump can now add white supremacist, anti-Semite and Nazi sympathizer. That's quite a resume.
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I don't believe tRump's bluster on N. Korea or China. If he decides he really needs a small war somewhere it will be the middle-east, if Putin says OK. In any case I can't do anything about it, so I have decided to ignore most of the breathless brink-of-war stories.
Trump's is a disaster as a 'domestic' President. As the USA's next door neighbour, the latest shenanigans are truly worrisome. While I am equally helpless as with the foreign war stuff, a looming civil war next door is just too close for comfort.
If there is a civil war, and I expect there will be, it won't take long. The right, alt or extreme or cowardly or just mean spirited and christian, will roll over the opposition with a vicious efficiency rarely seen.
"...misogynist, deviant, philanderer, serial sex offender, pervert, cheat, racist and pathological liar," not one of which I would want to be accused of. But then, I'm not the POTUS.
If someone had written a novel about this era twenty years ago it surely would have been relegated to the dust bin. Such an absurdity!
"If someone had written a novel about this era twenty years ago it surely would have been relegated to the dust bin"
True words for sure. But I would have probably read it. ;-)
Funny, I read a lot of sci-fi or cli-fi or... speculative fiction as I like to call it.....I am so ready for this movie.
If we are lucky enough to survive as a species and have historians analyzing this... tRump - if remembered at all, will be a minor character in the demise of the Anthropocene era.
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