In The Know wrote:Trump's pick to replace Flynn turns down offer. "Ummm.... no."
If you were offered a shit sandwich, would you take it? In the span of a month, Trump has become absolutely toxic. Working for the administration or associating yourself with it would be bad for your career. And that goes for government leaders as well. Given Trump's incoherence, palling around with Trump makes you look foolish.(I'm looking at you, Shinzo Abe.) It might be best to keep your distance from a mad man.
I wondered when the media would start questioning Trump's sanity. Here it is.
On top of that, comes Trump's latest Tweet, which is terrifying.
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
This is very dangerous language coming from a president. This is the language of a dictator. We know that Bannon and his Leninism guides the White House. Bannon's goal is to tear apart the Republic, which makes this interview with Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University, very prescient
. He gives American democracy a year before it is destroyed. His comment on Leninism:
When Bannon calls himself a „Leninist“, do Americans know what is he talking about?
No, they usually have no idea. It is a good question. Americans have this idea that comes from Jefferson and the American Revolution that you have to rebel every so often. And they sometimes don’t make the distinction between a rebellion against injustice and the extinction of the whole political system, which is what Bannon says that he is after. The American Revolution actually preserved ideas from Britain: the rule of law being the most important. The whole justification of the American Revolution was that the British were not living up to their own principles, were not including Americans in their own system. In a broad way that that was also the argument of the civil rights movement: the system fails itself when it does not extend equal rights to all citizens. So there can be resistance and even revolution which is about meeting standards rather than about simple destruction. What Bannon says correctly about the Bolsheviks was that they aimed to completely destroy an old regime. We can slip from one to the other very easily, from rebelliousness to a complete negation of the system. Most Americans had a rule of law state for most of their lives, African Americans are an exception, and so most Americans think this will be there forever. They don’t get that a “disruption” can actually destroy much of what they take for granted. They have no notion what it means to destroy the state and how their lives would look like if the rule of law would no longer exist. I find it frightening that people who talk about the destruction of the American state are now in charge of the American state.