A new model for the 21st century - Thugocracy

Thom plus logo Thugocracy is the new model for nations, and it's been elevated from a few obscure little countries all the way to the United States of America.

Michael Cohen said yesterday that Trump was not joking when he said he could kill people, and, on top of that, that his supporters would stand by him. And he's already done it. His so-called "zero tolerance" policy has already killed two little children, and the Jerry Falwells of the world still support him.

Cohen said that Trump would "not leave peacefully" if he lost in 2020, suggesting that Trump would call out his armed supporters to start a second US civil war. Thugs all over the world have been doing this for a long time, and now the President of the United States has spent 2 years praising them, sucking up to them, and telling them - strongmen like Bashir, Kim, Duterte, Putin, and Bolsinaro - that they should continue with their terror campaigns against their own people and their destruction of a free press and anything left of democracy in their regions.

Of all the reasons to impeach this mob boss in the White House, this is the strongest. The United States must step back from the edge of becoming a Thugocracy, and that begins with nullifying the corrupted election of 2016.

-Thom

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joblho 1 year 45 weeks ago
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Thom- On the subject of Thuggery, please interview Shoshana Zuboff or review her new book, "Surveillance Capitalism." She is wicked smart, funny, and surprisingly optimistic, in spite of the awful subject of her book, which parallels somewhat the subject of the "Team Human" book whose author you interviewed recently. Please, please, please interview her! This is the kind of book that can help people to look at the larger picture of democracy as it impacts their own lives most significantly! I see parallels that I did not recognize so clearly before between how surveillance capitalism works and the subject of my master's thesis, concerning how "consensus" institutions have substituted for political participation in the management of western waters, which is getting off the track quite a bit, but that's a good thing!

Why a little insurrection is no big deal to Republicans

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