The beautifully bizarre part of all of this is the support for Trump’s treatment of the press. There are people that are cheering that the President is limiting access to the people tasked with keeping the American people informed of his actions. He is blinding the American people and some of them cheer for it. Of course, those same “Americans” cheer his espousal of:
Disclosure of classified information
Incitement to violence
Perhaps the dirty little secret of America is that there truly is a class of American that is, well, stupid. And mean. And purposely ignorant. And hateful.
Some may see this as Eliot just having a go at White Americans. That isn’t the case because I’m not talking about White Americans. I’m being truly colorblind in this case because color/race/ethnicity/religion/sexual orientation/whatever don’t matter one bit. Trump’s horrible words and actions are cheered by all kinds of Americans from all demographics. Compartmentalization allows each member of a group targeted by Trump to simply ignore his words on their particular group. They are so certain that he isn’t talking to them. But they are wrong.
And, if you are one of them, you are wrong. Completely, utterly, stunningly wrong.
He is talking about you. Or your parents. Or your siblings. You may have voted for Trump and your father served in Vietnam. If your Dad was captured, give a gander at his feelings about POWs in that war. If he wasn’t take just a peek at his deferment for heel spurs and juxtapose that with the insistence by his physician that he is the most physically fit President to ever have served in the office. He is either lying or he thinks you are an idiot. Either way, you voted for him because he wasn’t talking about you?
Trump and his ilk respect two things: money and power. A sufficient amount of either will get you their undying respect. Lack of either will get you their undying contempt.
It shouldn’t be a mystery as to why Trump worships at the altar of Putin. Vladimir Vladimirovich is the richest human being on the planet with a net worth that is, literally, incalculable. That bizarre curtsy-bow-bowel cramp-knee shake that Trump did before the Saudi King? Not faked. Another of the richest people ever. Trump was before his God and he acted just as Moses did.
He could not stand
He could not gaze at his deity’s visage
Trembling before God
This is the alt-Reich’s God Emperor? Of course, if you are too afraid to go shopping for frozen pizza rolls at WalMart without carrying an AK-47, this would be your idea of the ideal man.
A doughy, morbidly obese, septuagenarian bully with the intellectual heft of an algae bloom. It’s the sycophants and not the tin god we need to stop.