Nobody Expected We Would Pay Such a Steep Price for Electing a Mentally Ill Criminal as President - Can We Recover?

Thom plus logo Our country, at the beginning of this year, faced four major threats: Climate change, COVID-19, Russian election meddling, and a worldwide nuclear arms race.

Donald Trump lied to us about all four of them. As a result, each, today, represents a larger threat than it did before he became president and hundreds of thousands of Americans have or soon will die because of his lies.

Trump lied to us about climate change and took billions from FEMA to give to unemployed people in Texas; that money ran out today. He claimed that forest fires in the west were because we weren't "raking the forest floors," one of the more stupid and simplistic ways he lied about climate change to satisfy his fossil fuel donors. And now Americans are dying and losing their homes in a dozen western states.

He lied, as we now have learned from Bob Woodward, to all of us about the severity of COVID-19. He knew in January how deadly this disease was, that it could strike even young children, and that it was transmitted through the air. Instead of warning us, instead of warning parents, instead of issuing a national mask mandate, he lied to us and said it was "just like the flu" and a "Democrat hoax." He then spent months lying to his supporters, packing them into events to stroke his ego even as he knew that some would end up like Herman Cain: dead.

He was repeatedly warned the Russians and others were attempting to manipulate our election, from activity on Facebook and in other news and social media venues to hacking into our election systems. Not only did he lie to Americans about this, but this week we learned that he ordered his illegal toady at DHS, Chad Wolf, to order those below him to hide this information from the American public.

Finally, Trump blithered on to Bob Woodward about a top-secret new nuclear weapons program the United States has developed. Once that information was published, it kicked off a new international nuclear arms race. We could hope that Trump was lying to Woodward about this, but it turns out that instead he had been lying to us and the world, and now that the truth is out it has put the entire world at increased danger of war and an extinction-causing nuclear winter.

And now a fifth crisis has arisen, because of the way Trump screwed up the Covid and climate crises. Our economy has collapsed more severely than any time since the Republican Great Depression, and the only companies that are being meaningfully bailed out are the corporate behemoths. People are losing their homes, their life savings, and hope.

Donald Trump has been a lifelong grifter, money launderer and minor criminal. Now he has brought that criminality to the White House and guided himself from his criminal instinct to lie and cheat.

The result over the short term is the end of the American Dream and American Exceptionalism. The result over the long term could be the loss of democracy, both here in the United States and across the planet.

Nobody expected we would have to pay such a steep price for electing a mentally ill criminal as president. And nobody believed an entire political party would support a race-baiting fascist, but here we are.

The big questions now are whether the domestic terrorists Trump has activated will realize he's been playing them for suckers, or will their loyalty to white supremacy cause them to stick with him?

Or, will he successfully reach out to them and ratchet up racially motivated violence across this country as we go into, through, and past the election season this year?

-Thom

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alis volat's picture
alis volat 19 weeks 2 days ago
#1

The cult this sociopath leads is furthering the damage he creates with his craziness and lies. Brian Murphy's whistleblower affidavit is a good example. It was filed on the 8th. Trump's toadies wanted him to lie about White Supremacists, Antifa, and Portland on an intelligence assessment. Everything must fit the narratives of his presidential shit-show.

You can go to the House site for the press release that contains a link to the document. It's an easy read. Look for the phrase "full complaint here" and hit that link to view it:

House Intelligence Committee Releases Whistleblower ...

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whatabout 19 weeks 1 day ago
#2

People across the globe are not intelligent enough, educated enough, or responsible enough to direct their own futures. This experiment in self rule has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt what a very few have recognized that people are incapable of governing themselves. When given the opportunity to do so, the result has always been the same. Minority interests ALWAYS supersede those of the masses. Progressivism is merely the end stage of self rule, where minorities seek to replace the existing order with themselves. Sadly, these minorities are always woefully ill equipped to rule, and are quickly replaced by the real powers that exist behind the scenes.

The U.S. is a failed state, which will be replaced by a Communist entity which will be part of a new one world order. Like it or not, it's already happening. The real elites are using their useful idiots (the progressives) to bring about the social instability necessary for such a change to occur.

Sadly it won't take long for this conversion to happen. And soon thereafter, all these seemingly insane minority interests will be eradicated by the tyrannical elites who brought them to power.

In simple words, antifa, blm, and the alt lefties will be the first to be eaten.

From the NYT of all places,

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/05/us/portland-political-chasm-protests-...

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vetinla 19 weeks 1 day ago
#3

@ #2; Agreed, the U$A IS a failed state. That's the only part of your demented post that's correct.

That condition has been moved along nicely by your hero, DJT, and folks like you.

How Much Better Off would America be If 6 Republican Presidents Hadn't Stolen The White House?

Thom plus logo It's about time the last one, Trump, is held accountable

Trump's impeachment trial is coming up in the Senate, and already his allies are trying to throw up procedural roadblocks to exhaust the effort to hold him accountable. Should America "move beyond" Trump? No friggin' way.
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