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Trump has reached the 'mad emperor' stage
« on: June 02, 2020, 10:44:24 AM »
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“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see ’em thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.’

“I have to tell you, you know, the laws are so horrendously stacked against us, because for years and years, they’ve been made to protect the criminal,” he added. “Totally made to protect the criminal. Not the officers. You do something wrong, you’re in more jeopardy than they are.”


Trump can no more end today’s violence than he can manage a pandemic that has killed more than 100,000 Americans, or create the jobs that will rescue more than 40 million unemployed.

Faced with a three-fold crisis of racial, health and economic disasters, we have a three-year-old in the Oval Office.

Our get-tough president started his day by telling the nation’s governors that the world was laughing at them – a recurring nightmare that he loves to project onto everyone else.

“You have to dominate or you’ll look like a bunch of jerks,” he declared, speaking as something of a world-class jerk. “You have to arrest and try people,” he said of the protesters that he called “terrorists”.

One of the Democratic governor-jerks decided to draw the line at Trump’s rhetoric. “I need to say that people are feeling real pain out there and we’ve got to have national leadership in calling for calm and making sure that we’re addressing the concerns of the legitimate peaceful protesters,” said JB Pritzker of Illinois, during a conference call between the president and state governors. “That will help us to bring order.”

“OK well thank you very much, JB,” our infant-in-chief reportedly responded. “I don’t like your rhetoric much either because I watched it with respect to the coronavirus, and I don’t like your rhetoric much either. I think you could’ve done a much better job, frankly.”

Yeah. And he probably smells too.

Later in the day, Trump demonstrated to the world that he had learned precisely nothing in his three and a half years in charge of the world’s most diverse nation.

“I am your president of law and order,” he said in the Rose Garden, as thousands of Americans protested against the nation’s agents of law and order. Trump said he would mobilise “all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting” to protect “your Second Amendment rights”.

If you’ve missed all the protesters seizing weapons from NRA members, you’re not alone. That last bit was a call to arms for every vigilante to escalate the violence. We have somehow devolved from dog whistle to foghorn politics.

There is no end of Republican arsonists who have happily torched their lifelong support for states’ rights and their diehard opposition to an all-powerful central government.

Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas tweeted that the protesters – he prefers to call them terrorists – should face combat troops on American streets. “Let’s see how tough these Antifa terrorists are when they’re facing off with the 101st Airborne Division,” he wrote of the Screaming Eagles, who actually killed real fascists in the D-Day landings.

Never mind the actual law of the land that expressly prohibits the US military from domestic law enforcement, unless a state governor requests it.

This is a president that cannot decide if he’s serious about shooting looters and protesters or just warning that they might get accidentally shot. “It was spoken as a fact, not as a statement,” Trump helpfully explained on Friday, before spending the weekend threatening them with “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons”.

That was a day before he said his administration “will always stand against violence, mayhem and disorder”.

Confused? That’s the point of this endlessly corrupted story where the aggressor is a peace-loving victim, and the victim is a hateful aggressor.

When he wrote his legendary letter, King was sitting in jail after marching in defiance of a ban against anti-segregation protests. The man who is now a national icon was jailed just one month before the city’s police chief set fire hoses and dogs on children who were also defying the ban.

“More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will,” King wrote. “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

Trump has used his time in the White House far more effectively than anyone could have imagined. He ignored the dead and dying in Puerto Rico and brutalised the children at the border. He ignored the dead and dying in the pandemic and wants to brutalise the protesters in our cities.

In five months, the good people can end both his hateful words and their own appalling silence.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/02/weve-reached-the-mad-emperor-stage-and-its-terrifying-to-behold


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Re: Trump has reached the 'mad emperor' stage
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 11:33:36 AM »
Richard Wolffe is quite the fantasist.
Most people would call him a liar, which he has just shown.

"Trump has used his time in the White House far more effectively than anyone could have imagined. He ignored the dead and dying in Puerto Rico and brutalised the children at the border. He ignored the dead and dying in the pandemic and wants to brutalise the protesters in our cities."

Exact opposite.

How can he live with himself? Suicide would be understandable.
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”
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Re: Trump has reached the 'mad emperor' stage
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 11:35:57 AM »
How can he live with himself? Suicide would be understandable.
Projecting again, Hook.  8)

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Re: Trump has reached the 'mad emperor' stage
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 11:41:39 AM »


Fascism is subversive. The "Thousand Year Reich" lasted a mere 12 years and ended with millions dead and Germany in smoking ruins.

Mussolini was hung by his feet in a gas station.

This iteration of fascism is no better. It's just one catastrophe to the next and we have to survive as best we can until January 20.

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Re: Trump has reached the 'mad emperor' stage
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 11:44:40 AM »
Projecting again, Hook.  8)
telling it like it is, notoc.

 
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