Monday, December 19, 2016

I could not agree more...

...the increase in hate crimes in the country is testament to it. "W" and Cheney galvanized the permission to lie as if truth. Iraq was a huge lie. The idea Trump could top or even what to top that lie, just to prove to everyone the power he holds is all too tempting to him.

Trump has a narcissistic value to his life. He chronically wants to show one upmanship to everything. It doesn't matter what it is, if there is a challenge to the understanding he is in any way inferior to others; he has a drive to prove them wrong. He has NO sense of humor. Got that? He has no sense of humor. He has a sense of entitlement. 

Lies, by nature, serve the ego. Lace that with the power of money or should I say the promise of money and people will follow. The followers are the concern. A narcissist in this case admires his own ability to control masses of people. The rallies are proof of that. Trump's behavior before the election and now are not different, EXCEPT, the rallies now will garner more supporters because he is a winner. The rallies are intended to build more followers than he had before. It is a worry and not a political worry. It is all too easy to call any difference with anyone simply politics.

As much as it would be nice to have someone to agree with from time to time, I don't think it is wise or even possible. His estrangement of so many from solid American values is all to clear and too potent considering his agenda. The followers are willing to suffer for his ideology, already.

Russia is backing him. I think Mitch McConnell is competent enough to guide the country away from such agendas. McConnell is not stupid. I don't trust Ryan, he is nothing more than putty.

Trump's eager acceptance of a White Supremacist in the White House is outrageous for all the right reasons, yet, he views it as diversity. Hideous. Add to that he will not expose his income tax returns and other materials, the American people no nothing about his passions.

December 19. 2016
By Robert Reich

Donald Trump (click here) has just finished the last of his nine post-election “thank you tour” rallies. Why did he do them? And why is he planning further rallies after he becomes president?

One clue is that Trump conducted them only in the states he won. And most attendees appeared to have voted for him—overwhelmingly white, and many wearing Trump hats and T-shirts. When warm-up speakers asked how many had previously attended a Trump rally, most hands went up.

A second clue is that rather than urge followers to bury the hatchet, Trump wound them up.

“It’s a movement,” he said in Mobile, playfully telling the crowd that in the run-up to the election, “You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall?’ ‘We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison!’ ‘Prison!’ ‘Lock her up!’ I mean, you were going crazy. You were nasty and mean and vicious.” He called his followers “wild beasts.”...