Sunday, November 27, 2016

Our Horrifying Prospects

Four years of Donald Trump is almost too much to bear. For the record, I don’t think he’s a genuine Nazi or a fascist. I think his racism was an election ploy. He scoped out a demographic and hit their sweet spots. The real danger of his presidency will stem from the fact that he’s temperamentally unsuited to lead. He’s more interested in tweeting and grabbing pussy than doing the dull work of governance. He just doesn’t have the patience or the attention span to be a genuine dictator. It’s hard work — no one put in more time and effort than Joseph Stalin, who toiled into the wee hours signing execution orders and concocting five year plans. Trump just doesn’t have it. He’ll be a strutting, tweeting, TV nation Mussolini while the real business of government is carried out by Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, and they are going to unleash the most reactionary, corporate friendly agenda we’ve ever seen. It’s going to be worse than Bush’s first term. It’s the Koch Brothers’ country now, and they’re going to nail down the plutocracy and make it a permanent fact of our national life. Given the state of the climate, it’s questionable whether the planet can endure the four years of witless environmental despoliation that Trump and the Republicans are promising to bring. It is horrifying beyond words.

On the other hand, Trump is an extremely vindictive man and he holds grudges. He’ll abuse his power in a multitude of petty and evil ways. He will bully and browbeat the press. He will sue newspapers into bankruptcy. He’ll sic the IRS on his political opponents. He may well fling bombs all over the Middle East. If the economy crashes or we suffer a terrorist attack, America will be finished. We really are entering one of the darkest periods in our history.


Grung_e_Gene said...

I've stated since Trump started winning primaries, it doesn't matter what Trump himself believes, what he's done is surround himself with Plutocrats and Nazis and given the tacit and explicit ok for white power conservatives to conduct a campaign of micro and macro aggressions against minorities, immigrants, feminists, liberals and everyone they've been trained to blame for the "fall" of America.

Anonymous said...

I really wish that people would just CHILL and wait to see what happens.

The mass panic indicates to me a total loss of faith in our system.

The american system was created in part to make sure that if someone too far outside the mainstream gets elected, the system will keep him from moving the nation to far right or left.